Love the pink!

So I survived my first day back at work and now of course it feels like I have never been away! I have a couple of weeks that are clearly going to be the lull before the storm and then I don’t think my feet will touch the ground until the summer! I will be even more glad to escape to the tranquil world of crafting.

The new challenge, #86,ย over at Really Reasonable Ribbon is to use pink and ribbon. I decided to make a card:P1060924I’ve used some coconut white card as this is a less harsh white however, in the photographs it looks more cream. I’ve used a script stamp and Worn Lipstick distress ink to stamp the background then, using an Inkduster, added swooshes of ink all over, building up more colour at edges and then finally using the ink pad to apply ink directly to the edge.


I’ve stamped the heart image, which is one of a set by Hero Arts, in Worn Lipstick and mounted this on to more coconut white.


The love sentiment is one of the Darkroom Door “String Inspiration” stamps – stamped in Worn Lipstick and then dusted with more ink.


I’ve then added strips of ribbon from my stash – pink organza rose trim, pink candystripe ribbon and some pink heart trim.


I think I’ve more than fulfilled the pink/ribbon part of the challenge!!

Thanks for buzzing by.





Love the pink! — 8 Comments

  1. Fab-u-lous my dear!

    I love that backing stamp, I keep saying that I am going to get something like that for my stash, and the hearts and roses look brilliant.

    Dionne xx

    • Thank you. That script stamp is from Stampin’ Up! – I’ve not bothered to even put it on the block and it works brilliantly!

  2. So romantic! Please tell us: what do you mean by “dusted with more ink” ?? And what type of glue do you recommend for this type of project? Thank you!

    • Hi Nancy – I hope I’ve answered your question about the dusted with more ink in reply to your comment on the Butterfly thank yous. Your timing with the question about the glue is interesting as I have just purchased a new, heavy duty, adhesive tape runner by 3M ( that dispenses double sided tape. I used it for the first time on the Butterfly cards and then again here. So far I am very pleased as it makes the job nice and quick. However, before that my favourite glue to use for this type of crafting is a collal photo glue ( as this gives you chance to move stuff around and if any spills out, you can just rub it away. I also use regular double sided tape, with the type of backing you can just peel off with your fingers. The downside of this is that things can lift off again. Sorry to give you links to UK sites as I know that’s not much help but I’m sure similar products will be available near you. I love it that you are interested enough to ask more questions ๐Ÿ™‚

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