Hello Gorgeous

Hi everyone.  My card today uses two more new stamp sets (Freehand Florals, Hello Gorgeous) that I’ve had for a while now.  My card was based on this inspiration photo.

I was inspired by the polka dots, flowers, gold colour and hello sentiment.  My card would’ve been CAS except for the pattern background.  So I guess it now falls in the classy and elegant category.

So the polka dot background is recycled packing paper from my Studio Katia order.  It’s actually gift wrap tissue paper they used and I felt it was too pretty to toss into recycling.  I adhered the tissue paper to white cardstock, then die cut it out with a Stitched Rectangle die.

I stamped the layering flowers with Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink (retired) and Melon Mambo inks.  They were die cut out with the matching dies, then clear Wink of Stella was added for some shimmer.  The leaves were stamped with gold pigment ink.  The inner vein layer was heat embossed with gold glitter embossing powder for some sparkle.  I made sure the solid image was completely dry before doing that step.

The sentiment was heat embossed with the same gold glitter embossing powder on a Stitch Strip die cut from black cardstock.  The polka dot piece was adhered to a top folding white card base before all elements were assembled. I was tempted to add some shiny gold sequins, but held off because they would have competed with the tissue paper.

 

 

I am playing in the following challenges:

The Card Concept – #64 Pretty Things photo inspiration
The Paper Players – Theme #326 Going Green use a recycling item
City Crafters – #344 Blue Monday make a card to cheer someone up
A Blog Named Hero – New to Me

 

18 thoughts on “Hello Gorgeous

  1. So very, very pretty! There’s just something perfect about black and white polka dots and pink flowers. Thanks so much for joining us over at A Blog Named Hero!

  2. Oh yeah! Recognized right away that you were inspired by TCC. Great card. I love that B/W polka dot piece. Great recycling.

  3. I saved my tissue paper from Studio Katia too, looks beautiful on your card. Thank you for sharing your lovely card with us at A Blog Named Hero.

  4. Oh my gosh, this is stunning! You did good, saving that tissue paper, it works perfectly for both challenges! The florals are gorgeous too! Thanks for playing with my “green” challenge this week!

  5. FABulous card, Trina. Love the colors and your embossed gold leaves. I especially love the re-use of the tissue paper. Great idea to adhere it to cardstock–clever! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!

  6. What a beautiful elegant card Trina – your pink Ross are gorgeous and the black and gold banner sentiment really pops. A great way to recycle your polka dot packaging too! Thanks for joining us over at the Paper Players this week!

  7. The recycled tissue paper is so lovely! Classy and elegant is right! Love the arrangement of your elements too.

  8. Chic and stunning:) I love that dotted background. An elegant and gorgeous design. Wow! Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB!

  9. Beautiful card, so nice that you recycled the tissue paper. Love the layered flower and the layout of your card. Thanks for stopping by and playing along with ABNH.

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