Sunday 11 May 2014

Pink Confection

Undeniably 'girly' to the point of perhaps being uber-feminine, this card sees me using my Promarkers & Cameo again. The image, 'Hepburn Dress', is from A Day for Daisies and in this soft pink colour scheme (chosen from the Live & Love challenge), reminds me of a chic ballerina - but this is probably more to do with one of the layers being the colour of satin ballet shoes than the shape of her dress alone.  The image's mat peeks through the layer immediately above it - this text-printed layer having an oval cut-out and the edges of it inked before being set on the card using foam pads.

The fortnightly challenge at a Day for Daisies suggests use of a doily (&/or twine too)  and for my interpretation I have gone for a whole doily-based card shape and the lace work is echoed in the central white border running just above the floral bouquet. Two of the flowers used for embellishment were cut from single-sided card so that the white core peeking out would hopefully give a softer and more delicate feel - in keeping with those of the photo inspirational picture I thought.

On the inside there are just a couple of layers. This time 2 ovals were cut from pink- text paper before being given inked edges and a sentiment from Bird's Cards added beneath one of them. As you can see, I just couldn't resist adding a couple of pink pearls to the flourishes - the same ones giving the butterfly it's 'body' on the card's front. I will write in the other oval cut out at a later date.

As ever, thanks for coming by my blog today.

Tine :)

Live and Love Challenge
Live and Love - photo inspiration
A Day for Daisies - use a doily and/or twine
Bearly-Mine - flowers
4 Crafty Chicks - flowers
Simon Says.... - spring flowers
Crafting For All Seasons - layers
Alphabet - G is for gorgeous gowns
Graph'It - let's go pink
Divas By Design - pink
In the Pink - add a butterfly (+lots of pink!).


  1. Gorgeous card Tine, I do love that image, love the softness of this creation hun xxx

  2. Very pretty card. Thanks for playing with us at Divas this week x

  3. A gorgeous card - a lovely design and pretty colour scheme. Your image is delightful and wonderful die cuts!!

    Thanks so much for joining Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Heather xx

  4. Beautiful card love the layers and the dies you have used. Thank you for joining us over at Crafting For All seasons, Good Luck and we hope to see you again soon. Alison DT xx

  5. Absolutely gorgeous ...Thanks for playing along with us at Divas by Design this week.
    Wendy xx

  6. WOW this is gorgeous! I love that image and all of your beautiful flowers! Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog!
    Tammy x

  7. I saw your card on In The Pink and I absolutely LOVE it.. and I need to know more about what you used to put it together?? That script paper is fabulous.... where is it from? And the shading around the image? colour and how???? PRETTY please?? Hope you don't mind me asking!

    Thanks for sharing at In The Pink - good luck and hope we see you enter again soon!

    Christine x

  8. Ooolala, this is gorgeous! Tine, you are card making magician. I love to see your creations.

  9. Beautiful card, gorgeous image, thanks for sharing with us at Alphabet Challenge.

    Pat xx

  10. A very beautiful pink card.

  11. This is gorgeous, Christine! I really love the ballerina and your colouring is phenomenal. Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Spring Flowers!

  12. Oh my! Love this! Those flowers are stunning! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week.
    Tina - DT

  13. Beautiful Tine. My favourite colour.

  14. What a gorgeous "A Day for Daisies" card you have made here. It fits our challenge this month well of “Flowers”. Thanks for taking part and good luck. Best wishes, Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team Leader)

  15. This is absolutely beautiful!!!! WOW!!!! hugs, Patty

  16. Such a beautiful card, love that image and the delicate colours look stunning Thanks so much for joining us at Graph'It colouring challenge
    Claire xx

  17. Very elegant card with a gorgeous image and of course lovely colours. Thanks for linking up to the LLC challenge.

    Hugz, Sandy
    Owner & Operator @ Live & Love Crafts

  18. WOW!! Your card is so beautiful! I love everything about it, the colors, the stamps, flowers...everything!

  19. Very beautiful. Thanks for joining us at LLC this month.
    Hugs Tracy x