Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Fiery Pinks and a flabbergasted stamper

I had no idea when I made this card that it would result in winning a $50 shopping spree at Cornish Heritage Farms. I was just floored when I found out this morning. CHF has a Summer Design Challenge going on this month, and last week's challenge was to use a resist technique.

I pulled out my Fiery Florals scrapblock and debated how to create this card. I stamped the Spanish Script with a very pale pink ink on a slanted angle, and then stamped the Fiery Florals with Versamark and covered it with clear embossing powder. After heating the powder and letting it cool, I sponged all over the background with different colors of pink inks. I love the way you see pale pink here and deeper pink there.

I really had fun making this card, and I wasn't even thinking about winning this particular challenge. There are so many wonderful cards in the gallery, and I was sure that the CHF folks would have picked one of the other ladies to win. You never know until you try, right? :-)

Stamps: Spanish Script, Fiery Florals, Mother's Day Centers (all from Cornish Heritage Farms)
Ink: Versamark, Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, Memento Tuxedo Black
CS: Basic Black, Whisper White
Other: clear embossing powder, sponge, nestability, pink silk flower, black organdy ribbon, ribbon slide


Robin Kirkpatrick said...

It's a gorgeous card, Holly, and that's why you won! I'm so happy for you!!

Savor the Journey said...

Woooooooooohooooooooooooo, Holly!
Congratulations, Ms. Holly!
Terrific presentation of this technique!


Joan Ervin said...

Congrats, Holly....your card is FABULOUS!!!!!! I looked at all the cards uploaded for the challenge and yours was by far, the BEST!!!!! Did ya notice that almost the whole RN DT left you a comment ont the CHF's have lots of *Moms*!!! Love ya!!!

peggysue said...

Congratulations, this is a fabulous card! Well deserving of a win. Have fun with your prize!

One4Joy said...

Hey, Holly, sometimes ya just know you've got a winner! Your card is stunning. Enjoy your shopping spree! Don't we all keep a shopping cart over at CHF!!!

cards4u said...

Congrats!! Your card is so elegant - definitely a winner! Enjoy your new toys : )

suzARTe said...

this card is just beautiful. Love the colours and the ribbon adds a lovely touch