Sunday 14 April 2013

Ink-spring-ational blossom

     This weeks challenge over at Inkspirational is a photo of some beautiful pink blossom. I'm not a pink person but that blossom is just SO pretty I had to try and make something nice and pink.
    My first thought was to use this cherry blossom stamp from Lakeland, bought many years ago, and some flowersoft that's been lurking in my cupboard for ages.
    The blossom is stamped in Archival Ink Coffee and clear embossed. I then coloured in all the blossom with a Sakura Stardust pink pen so it would still look pink under the flowersoft.
    After sprinkling on the flowersoft and while the glue was still wet I sprinkled some fine pink glitter to give a little sparkle. The picture is matted on pale pink pearl card and then cerise pink pearl card before being mounted on what was a plain white card blank. The card blank has been stamped with a flower stamp and Perfect Medium and then chalked with pink shimmer chalk.
    The little knot is made with Mizuhiki cord in shades of pink. This cord is amazing to work with, it's made from a type of paper that is twisted and starched to make it strong, it's also archive safe. This knot is called a Plum Flower Knot and symbolises beauty, nobility and courage.
    The oriental style writing on the side is stamped in Brilliance Pearlised Orchid using a stamp I've had so long I can't remember where it came from but it is a firm favourite, I just hope it says something nice!


  1. WOW! Rocky you "rocked" this challenge (LOL sorry, couldn't resist). First off, where do you get the Mizuhiki cord? I have a book of knots and always wanted to use them but I just haven't found anything good to make them with. I swooned when I saw your knot!!! Your cherry blossoms with the Flower Soft are AMAZING! I have flower soft and never seem to get it to look right. But yours is really gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational!

    1. Thanks for the kind comments Ellen. I bought most of my Mizuhiki cord from Jane at .

  2. Rocky for not being you a pink person you have done an amazing card! I really love the knot and how you have made the flowers sparkle. Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational.

  3. Rocky, what a beautiful and cohesive card, your attention to detail in tying the oriental theme together is amazing and it was well worth the time and effort you put into it! The Plum Flower knot is beautiful and the perfect accent. Thanks so much for sharing this stunning card with us at Inkspirational, I'm looking forward to seeing what you make for us next time! Ruth x

  4. That flowersoft looks AMAZING, Rocky! This is so gorgeous--I adore the Plum Flower Knot, too! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational! :)


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