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Friday, 10 June 2011

Light Blue Embossed Inkadinkado Swan

Here is a card I made for a good friend's birthday. We met at uni 17 years ago and are still in touch today.


The image, from the Inkadinkado Butterflies and Birds stamp set was stamped using ColorBox Smoke Blue pigment ink and cut out. It was then matted onto the reverse of blue Core'dinations Whitewash card.

A square was die cut with a Nestabilities die from the blue Whitewash card and embossed with a square embossing folder from the Cuttlebug Decorative Squares #3 set. The detail was then sanded and the image matted onto it.

A panel of white card was embossed using the Papermania Victorian Fleur embossing folder and coloured around the edges with the Smoke Blue pigment ink and ColorBox Creamy Brown fluid chalk ink.

A strip of the light blue medallion paper from the Papermania Persimmon paper pad was matted onto the blue whitewash card and matted across the embossed card and then matted onto navy blue shimmer card.


A large white Papermania Imaginisce paper flower was coloured with the Smoke Grey ink and the Creamy Brown fluid chalk ink. A small white flower was highlighted with the Creamy Brown ink and layered with a white pearl Papermania brad coloured with a W3 Copic marker.  The flower was added in the top corner of the panel.

The sentiment, from the Studio G 'Friends For Life' mini stamp set was stamped with the Smoke Blue ink and matted on the blue whitewash card.

Champagne coloured pearls from the Kort and Godt Autumn selection and added to the embossed square and sentiment panel.

I also made a lightly different card using a 'Best Wishes' sentiment from the Papermania Just For You stamp set:


Here are the blog challenges I am entering this into:

60 comments:

Teresa said...

Beautiful card Kathleen, hope you are well. Teresa xx

Donna said...

Beautiful card Kathleen and just perfect for our 'things with tails' challenge this week, your image is beautiful...thanks for joining in the fun with us at Cupcake :) Donna x

Poppit said...

Beautiful card - so elegant. Thanks for joining us for this week's Cupcake Challenge. x

Jacq said...

Hi Kathleen,
This is just Beautiful!!! The image is so beautiful, such an elegant card. Love the beautiful, subtle colour scheme, the layout is gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at The Poodles Parlour and Good Luck.
Hugs Jacqui xxxx

Sandra said...

Gorgeous card love the image .........:) Sandra H

Beryl said...

Your card is so lovely, you are so clever with your shading and colouring. all your cards are lovely.
Beryl x

Wendy said...

Beautiful card Kathleen,hope you have a lovely weekend.
Wendy x

Anonymous said...

a beautiful card
katex

Craftyanny said...

gorgeous card Kathlees
Thanks for playing along with Karen's Doodles
Anne x

Dori said...

Very simple and very elegant!

Craftyanny said...

forgot to say thanks too for playing along with our first challenge at the Poodles Parlour, hopefully you'll play along again
Anne x

Kim B said...

What a pretty card. I love all the embossing. Thanks for joining us at the Craft-Room Challenge.

Andrea said...

Wow, your card is stunning! I love everything about it.
Love, Andrea xx

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful card with such fresh colours.Marief (do crafts)x

Tammy Miller said...

Love this, the layout is perfect. Thanks for playing at Catch the Bug this week.

Davi said...

A beautiful card with the pretty embossing soft color and the elegant swan. Thanks for sharing with us at TT this week.

Ellie said...

This is beautiful!! The embossing looks fantastic and so elegant and love the swan image!
Thank you so much for sharing!!

WencheP said...

Beautiful card. Love the soft colors. Thank you for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

-Wenche

Teresa said...

Hi Kathleen I'm back again! Just wanted to thank you for all your lovely comments and also to thank you for joining us at ATSC with this great card. Have a great weekend. Teresa xx

Nikki Byrne said...

Just beautiful, simple and extremely calming. I love this effect. Thank you for joining our first challenge at craft room challenge. Nikki DT

Chrissy said...

Love the embossing, really lovely image and colouring.
Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

Luv CHRISSYxx

Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

Zoechaos said...

Beautiful card wonderful colouring, so soft and gentle lovely. Thank you for sharing with us for our first Craft-Room Challenge, Good Luck XOXO Zoe

hazel said...

This is a lovely elegant card. it's beautifully coloured. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
xxx Hazel.

Nadell said...

This is a very elegant card! Thanks for joining us at ATSC and SFC.

Hugs Nadell

Vicky said...

Fabulous Kathleen...!

thanks for joining us at Poodles Parlour...and good luck..!

hugs Vicky xx

Miesje said...

Very pretty - love the soft colors. Thanks for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ!

Crafteezee said...

So elegant Kathleen. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me and Bearly Mine. Hugs Tracy x

Mary J said...

Hello Kathleen honey! wow, this is so soft and sweet - love it! Thanks for linking it up to the Make It Monday party!

Mary J x

Payne Holler Cards said...

love that swan and your card is stunning!
thanks for joining us at Phindy's Place this week (-:

Lisa said...

What an elegant creation! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations!

Chris said...

this is such a lovely and elegant card, I love it. thanks for playing with us at Cupcake Inspirations.

Shaela said...

Very elegant card. Thanks for joining us at Sparkle Creations this week!

Disp6194 said...

Kathleen this card is so soft and lovely. I really like the look of the embossing, it's just beautiful. I'm sure your friend will be thrilled :) Thanks for playing along with us at Papertake Weekly!

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Beautiful cards...such cute images...thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine and SFC ……..
Hugs
Judith

jackid said...

beautiful card thank you for joining us at poodle parlour love to see you again good luck
Jacki xx

jackid said...

hello again lovely card thanks for joining us at PCJ
Jacki xx

Kreativmonster said...

Very elegant card, I really love it! Thanks for sharing your art with us at stamps&fun=CREATIVITY!

nessy said...

wow ~simply elegant and stunning!
vanessa xx

Deborah said...

Beautiful and elegant card!
Thanks for joining us at ATSC!
Greets Deborah

Anne said...

What an elegant card, so beautiful. Tenous link as you say, but it's still there lol, thanks for joining us at Phindy's Place Challenge.
Hugs
Anne

Wendi said...

Oh wow what a beautiful card I love the colours
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week
Wendi

Heather said...

beautiful card xx

sandy's crafty bits said...

wow kathleen what a super card ... it is very delicate and love the colours you have used ... well done and happy crafting ... love sandy xx

Sparkle said...

Such a lovely card!

GoonerGirl said...

Beautiful card... Chris xx

Maria said...

Beautiful, and such a tranquil card. I love the colours you've used. Good luck, and thanks for joining us at the Craft-Room Challenge. Maria x

bosenberries said...

Really pretty card! Thanks so much for playing in our uncoloured image challenge at My Partner in Crafting Crime, Robin

Marie said...

Such wonderful card. The colours are so calming. Thanks for playing with us over at BMC this week.
Love n hugs
Marie

Elena said...

What a beautiful card!
Thank you so much for playing with us at Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps blog!

maryr917 said...

sweet card for a life long friend-thanks for playing along with craft your passion challenge

Sazzle said...

Love this card and so striking despite being subtle colours - well done you :-)

xx Happy crafting xx

Courtney said...

This is gorgeous Kathleen! Thanks for joining in on our "Best Friends" Challenge. Good Luck!!

Courtney~

Charlene said...

Beautifully elegant card!Love the colors and that beautifully embossed paper. Thanks for joining us at Digistamps4Joy ~ Charlene GD DS4J

Fluffles said...

Well done with this card, it's a beauty - just saw your name on Tuesday's winners!!! Jx

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

What a beautiful creation! Love it! Thanks for joining in our "Best Friends" challenge at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges! Hope to see you again next challenge!

Stephanie said...

Beautiful! I love the embossing. Thanks for joining us at Shelly's Images.

Maureen said...

This is stunning and well done in reaching the Top 3 - well deserved as there is so much detail involved in making this card. Congratulations.
Maureen.......x

Elena said...

Beautiful card Kathleen, so soft and delicate... wow, is really great!
Thank you for joining us at Deep Ocean, hope to see you again soon!
Don't forget to come to discover on june, 20th who is the winner, he could be you!

Hugs,
Elena

Laura /sandytoz said...

Nice card!
Thanks for playing along with Paper Crafting Journey's Challenge.
Looking forward to seeing more of your cards & projects!

Laura
PCJDT

Sharon said...

Beautiful Creation.
Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty this time, hope to see you again soon.
Hugs Sharon x

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