Friday, 16 March 2012

Challenges over at the Lily Pad

Over the past couple of days I have wanted to take part in the challenges at Lily Pad Cards.  For some reason I ended up leaving it to the last minute, but I did make it in time. 

My first card was for the Lily Pad March Card Chain Challenge.  Not so many entries this time.  It is fun to take part in this challenge because you get to receive a card in the mail.  If you like to send and receive cards, I would encourage you to take part next month.  Here is the card I made.

Yellow and pink flowers - Friendship

This card shows my third attempt at the Velveteen Stamping technique which is one of the technique of the month for the Hero Art's March Challenge.  This time I remembered to blot it once I had stamped the flowers, but it hasn’t turned out as well as some of the cards I have seen, so perhaps it is just because it is old ink.  I think I will need to eventually invest in some new white ink. 

I stamped the background in white ink with the branch background stamp. Once this was dry, I stamped the flowers in pink and yellow.  I framed this with the hot pink card, added the twine and then I attached this to the white card which I had sponged with pink ink around the edges. 

The sentiment is computer generated.  I also framed this in hot pink card. I added my other embellishments – buttons, pearls and gems.

Ink: Archival Brilliance Aurora (used the pink and yellow), White pigment ink,
Stamps: Hero Arts 4 flowers (CQ290), Branch background (CG122)
Other: Pink and white twine from Bakers Twine, buttons, Pearls, Pink gems,
Cardstock: Hot pink and white


My second card is for the Kathy's Lily Pad Palette Challenge sponsored by Purple Onion Designs.  I really like this colour palette with the browns and pinks and I went out last weekend to buy some card especially for this.  I think I will use this colour combination again soon.  I am also entering this in the Penny Black and More March Challenge - Spring time.

Pretty in Pink

I cut my light brown card to size and dry embossed it with my new plaid embossing folder.  I love the texture this creates.  (It will be a good background for male cards too.)  I added the twine and then mounted this on the chocolate brown card.  I white embossed the flowers onto pink card, cut them out and mounted it onto the card, curling the petals inwards a little (although hard to see in the photo).  I added small pearls in the centre of the flower.  I also white embossed the sentiment, cut it out and used my corner punch to round the edges. To finish it off, I punched some butterflies, and attached them to the card with glossy accents and added pearls to them too.

Stamps: Hero Arts 4 Flowers (CQ290) Hero Arts Happy Birthday
Ink: Embossing ink
Other: Sizzix plaid embossing folder, detailed white embossing powder, pink and white twine from Bakers Twine, pearls, butterfly punch, corner punch, glossy accents
Cardstock: Light brown, chocolate brown and pink

Thanks so much for your comments.  I do really appreciate them.

Have a great weekend.



  1. Both are wonderful. Love your pink and lemon card... such a shimmer to it. And that embossing folder looks awesome.

  2. Love the cards Angela, particularly the brown and pink - love htat combination.
    I too use the Brilliance Moonlight White and found when I tried this technique that it stamped with a yellow tinge - then I tried Platinum Planet and that showed a grey-ish tinge....

  3. What pretty cards Angela, lovely fresh bright colours and perfect for your theme.

    Thank you so much for joining our Springtime challenge at Penny Black and More this month and good luck with all those prizes on offer.

    B x

  4. Thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  5. Both cards really beautiful and stylish. Have to have some chocolate after seeing the second...
    Thank you for sharing this with us at Penny Black and More, good luck;-))m

  6. Beautiful cards. Like that combination brown an pink, too.

  7. Hello Angela
    Thank you so much for visiting me I appreciate your kind words very much.
    Your two cards are delightful, the first has a wonderful softness, and I think you have nailed the Technique... your second card with the Brown Bg and Pink accents is classic and always looks good.
    The white ink pad you need to buy is the Colourbox 'frost white'