21 February 2017

Sending happy thoughts

Hi Everyone,

Hope you've had a good start of the week. I'm sorry I didn't post yesterday - life got in the way... But I'm here today, and I will for sure be back later this week - I have another post coming up over at Mudra Craft Stamps, so stay tuned! 

Today I am sharing a relatively quick card I made for a friend's birthday - it was mostly quick due to the fact that I CASEd one of my own previous designs (and The Flower Challenge's design), hence less thinking and fiddling with layouts was involved. The card is on its way to her, and I hope she likes it - she's one of those ladies who likes her florals, so I think it should be up her alley ;o)

As you can see, I used a lot of gold on this card - I recently really enjoy it! The colours were inspired by the current Altenew challenge. I used Altenew's Beautiful Day set, which I am truly in love with - funnily enough, though, I rarely use the layering possibilities of this stampset, and there are still elements I have not used at all... so I still have plenty to play with!

I only used the outline of the flower on this card, which I heat embossed in gold. I also used one of the detail layers, and I simply stamped them with Versamark, creating a watermark on the hot pink cardstock - it's a very subtle detail, but it's really pretty in person. 

I added some more gold to the card, by flicking some watered down Delicata ink onto the front panel. I also heat embossed the edges of the green mat with the same gold embossing powder I used for the flower - I was really pleased with the look of that! 

I love the way the card shines when looked at at an angle - and imagine, no Wink of Stella this time! ;o)

I am entering this into the following challenges:

The Flower Challenge - CASE our guest designer

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Fantastic Florals

Have a great day,


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Embossing Powder: Stampendous, Detail Gold Opaque

Altenew BEAUTIFUL DAY Clear Stamp Set Mama Elephant FEMME FRAMES Creative Cuts Steel Dies Tsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD Watermark VM-001 Tsukineko VersaFine ONYX BLACK Ink Pad VF-82 Tsukineko GOLDEN GLITZ Delicata Ink Pad DE-000-191 Ranger EUROPEAN VOLTAGE HEAT IT CRAFT TOOL HIT27089 Lawn Fawn STAMP SHAMMY Cleaner LF1045 Tonic Studios 6 x 12 INCH GUILLOTINE PAPER TRIMMER T453
3M Scotch PINK ATG ADVANCED TAPE GLIDER 0.25 Inch Adhesive Glue Gun CAT 085


  1. Love the gorgeous gold embossed flower. Lovely card. Thank you so much for playing along Simon Says Stamp Fantastic Floral Challenge. Gayatri xx

  2. So very pretty, love the gold embossing and how you have added the spattering in the background!

  3. Such a lovely card Mirella,pretty flower and love the gold splattering too.Thank you so much for sharing with us over at 'The Flower Challenge' and we hope to see you again soon ;) Viv DT xx

  4. pretty card..the gold eb really helps the flower shine.
    Thanks very much for playing along with The Flower Challenge!!
    Karen DT


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