Monday 9 April 2018


 I was inspired to make this card after seeing Anita's card for the 
Muse Card Challenge.

Yes I know look at her beautiful card then mine and say to yourself well were is the inspiration.
The inspiration was the beautiful pink colours and though Anita's card is stencil I decided that as I don't have any large floral stencils I would look at white embossing. Full large floral and different tones in the colours themselves.

I used Distress Oxides all the pinks  and it looked wonderful and soft and I kept the brighter pink to a minimum but it has turned out more orange/pink. That flamingo pink or frangipani pink.

I even flicked water here and there to lighten the colour even more. This wonderful background was a gift from Michelle from Handmade by Michelle This is a Hero Art Background that has been discontinued and I love it and the 'friend' sentiment is from the March Hero Art kit.

I have to leave to your imagination. I pictured it, I loved it when I made it but when I am looking here I am not so sure. But it will make a wonderful card for a friend. 

It's last minute of course, made earlier today but then left till after  Kindergarten readers are read,
cuddles and kisses are finished and finally Im allowed to have  computer time. Nothing like one hour and counting.

Thank you so much for your inspiration Anita, even if I went bit 
off course it started in the right direction.

Its a favourite technique, well one of many. I love heat embossing
and blending. To me its CAS as its very simple, stamp, 
heat emboss and blend some colours. But I don't know if CAS means
lots of white so if its wrong in that sense my apologies I will remove.

White Heat Embossed

White Embossing Powder, The discontinued Stamped Background
and the new 'Friend' sentiment.Love it.

Thanks so much for coming to visit and I hope you come again soon


Robyn Oliver said...

OH WOW Aileen, I love you card, that is amazing, Distress Oxides can really achieve weird, wonderful results and I find tricky to photograph. Love your bright colours and that stamps is fabulous.

Ardyth said...

I think it's gorgeous and I love how you were inspired! Thanks for joining us at Muse this week, Aileen!

lostinpaper said...

Absolutely beautiful, I adore your choice of colour!

mugdha gujarathi said...

Gorgeous colors and design aileen

Neets B said...

Aw, thank you for your kind words, Aileen. I can see exactly how you were inspired and there is no right or wrong with Muse. I love your interpretation and those colours you accidentally created are gorgeous!
Thanks so much for playing along at Muse this week, Anita x

Jane said...

It’s a very beautiful card, love the vibrant colours. Thanks for playing along with the favourite technique challenge at AAA Cards.

Jeanne J. said...

Beautiful colors for that amazing detailed stamp! It reminds me of expensive fabric!

Viv said...

You are too hard on yourself Aileen. I like this a LOT! The colours (accident or not) are fab!

Karen Z. Bull said...

This is Karen Bull, a design team member from A Blog Named Hero. Great colors - so bright - love the blending you did. Thank you so much for playing along this month! Find me on instagram @karenzbull

ElizStewart said...

Aileen... I love how you interpreted the challenge... your card is beautiful!

Barb Ghig said...

Beautiful take on Anita's card, Aileen! Love your color works perfectly with this background!

Ruth said...

Sometimes I think your last minute cards are your best! I love the colour and I can see where the inspiration came from totally! xx

Ericka Strange said...

Beautiful cards and I love the Distress Oxide and the gorgeous color! Thanks for playing along with us at A Blog Named Hero!

Ksenija @Sweet Kobylkin said...

Aileen, your card is so pretty! That's the idea behind the CASEing get inspired and have your own interpretation. Our imagination and creativity can take us far away from the original project. Thank you so much for sharing your card with us at AAA Cards Challenge. - Sweet Kobylkin

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Wow, that is stunning! Love the lush rich colour and that gorgeous embossing!! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Sweet Stampin' for our 'Embossing' challenge. Come back and play along again soon. Hugs, Wends xoxo Sweet Stampin' DT

Viv said...

Gorgeous card Aileen,yet another stunner ! ;) Viv xx

ÅsaJ said...

Beautiful vibrant card! Thanks for joining AAA Cards! Hugs Åsa