Monday, 28 May 2012

Embellies with a Twist - The Crafter's Cafe

Last week I made a card for The Crafter's Cafe challenge - distressing.   I distress edged the image and used blue ink to edge it, but I realised later (after I had taken the photo and given the card to the birthday boy) that I didn't really include an embellishments.  Oops!  I also had several days of no internet or home phone and visitors from Japan, so not really any time to make another card or do a blog post.  Hopefully this week things are back on track!

The theme for Embellies with a Twist is "Anything Goes"

My card this week also uses the colours and inspiration from Lily Pad Cards "Vera's View Challenge"
Here is the inspirational photo.

Here is my card for this week and I did remember the embellishments!

HA flowers

Ink: Distress Ink - Shabby Shutters, Impress Ink - Pansy, Archival Brillance - Aurora (just the pink)
Stamps: HA Four Flowers CG290, HA Hello, HA Envelope Pattern background stamp S5507
Embellishments: Liquid pearls, pearls,
Cardstock: Purple, white.

I stamped the background envelope pattern stamp using the shabby shutters ink (although it looks slightly more brown in the photo).  I stamped two of each flower in the green, pink and purple ink and cut them out and put them together.  I inked some white card with shabby shutters ink to frame the patterned background and mounted this on the purple card.  I added the flowers onto the envelope pattern backgournd and added some liquid pearls in the middle.  The background for the "Hello" sentiment is also white card inked with shabby shutters and mounted onto purple card with the pearls added.

Thanks for stopping by and for your comments.



  1. This is so gorgeous Angela. Love all the pretty soft colours of your flowers.

  2. Stunning - so apparently simple but with so much detail when you look closely. This is beautiful, Angela.

  3. Hi Angela this is so pretty! I love how you lined up the flowers in all those pretty colors! :> Fantastic take on the photo! :> Hope you enjoyed your visit with your guests from Japan!

  4. Very pretty card...wonderful use of the inspiration photo with your grid of flowers! Thanks for joining us at the Lily Pad!