Wednesday, 4 March 2009

In the Pink

For my card I used one of my cuttlebug folders for the first time, its the leafy branch, and after embossing my brown card with it I roughen it up with a pan cleaner, to get the distressed look. The flowers were made from a Provo Craft die cut, and the circles punched out with my leather punch. The sentiment was computer generated in pink and then embossed with clear powder. I used my scallopped scissors to finish off the edge, and finally pink ribbon threaded through a white beaded buckle. I was inspired by a card I saw while blog hopping, I am afraid I dont know where I saw the card but if anyone does please let me know and I will give credit.

This fits the Pink Elephant challenge where we had to use ribbon and die cuts
One stop Craft challenge where we could not use any designer paper
ABC challenge where this week it was D for distressing
and Stamp TV where the colour challenge was to use Pink and one neutral colour.

Thank you for looking ... Jose


  1. Jose that is a great card. Thank you for all of the details for making it. I have wondered how to get that look with embossing. I think certain cardstock gives a better look. Yours is wonderful. Lovely card.

    I see your picture and somehow, you look something like I thought you would. A very pretty lady!! Now I have a face to put with the voice....and the emails!

  2. Hi Jose, I have just come across your blog and love your cards. This one is gorgeous and Pink and Brown are my favorite.

    Hug xxx

  3. Wow, I love how this turned out... so pretty.

    Thanks for joining us at TPE...


  4. Hi Jose, this is an absolute stunner loaded with elegance and creativity. Love how the white buckle matches up with the white card of the sentiment. Congrats on combining for 4 challenges ... way to go. Oh yes, and thank for posting a pic of yourself at last in your profile. Now I can put a real person to your name. Hugs from Desire

  5. Such an elegant card. I love the embossing and distressing, and the colour scheme is gorgeous.
    Thank you for joining in the ABC challenge this week.
    Cathy xx

  6. What a gorgeous card and what a great idea with the pan scrubber!!

    Schools closed today including college!

  7. love the way you have used flowers on the branches - such a great idea for making a blossom tree. Lovely lovely effect.
    Thanks for sharing your card with us at the Pink Elephant.

    Ann xxx

  8. This is so elegant Jose. I love the stamping and that diamante buckle is the perfect finishing touch. Thanks for joining the One Stop Craft Challenge.
    Sharon xx

  9. Beautiful card Jose, great colours and 'simply stunning'. Thanks for joining in the one stop craft challenge. Donna x

  10. Love your distressing work.
    Thanks for joining the ABC challenge this week.
    Jen x

  11. What a wonderful way to use that embossing folder! Beautiful colours and i love the flowers you've added....Gorgeous card!
    Glad you could join us at TPE this week....hope you'll be back next week :)

    Carol x

  12. Great card and perfect for the simply stunning theme. I love the distressed embossed design. Thanks for joining in with the One Stop Craft Challenge.
    Shelley x

  13. What a pretty card! I just love the distressed embossing! Thanks for joining us at TPE!

  14. Beautiful - extremely elegant card!

  15. From one
    "Somerset Girl" to another (me, Somerset, KY and you, Somerset, UK!!

    Your card is positively brilliant!!

    Thanks for joining us at TPE!!


  16. absolutely stunning card! Simple but less is sometimes more!

  17. Beautiful card and fantastic distressing, thanks so much for joining in the ABC fun.

  18. Hi Jose

    Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment...nice to hear from someone so close by!!!

    My husband and I love Stourhead too...he's a keen photographer as I see you are

    Kind regards


  19. Love the card Jose - gorgeous colours. Hope to see you Wednesday.

    Karen :o)