Friday, June 7, 2013


Layers of Pink and White

It's Friday again! That means it's time for another wonderful Friday Mashup challenge! This week's challenge was a lot of fun! Take a look at the card I came up with! 

  • Stamps: Perfectly Penned, En Francais, Flowering Flourishes
  • Card Stock: Whisper White, Strawberry Slush, Shimmery White
  • Ink: Strawberry Slush, Pink Pirouette, Versamark
  • Accessories: Honeycomb embossing folder, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, Clear embossing powder, Stampin' Dimensionals, Aqua Painter, Strawberry Slush re-inker, Stampin' Mister, Pearls Basic Jewels, Pink Pirouette 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Simply Pressed Clay, Buttons and Blossoms Simply Pressed Clay Molds, Sponge Dauber, Glue Dots, Large Pearl Basic Jewels

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Here's your Mashup Challenge:
  1. Create a project using "Hexagons".
  2. Create a "Girly project".
  3. Or Mash it Up and create a "Girly project using Hexagons".

This card was so much fun to make! I started out with a 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" piece of Strawberry Slush card stock and scored it at 4-1/4". Then I cut a piece of Whisper white card stock 4" x 5-1/4". I stamped the En Francais background stamp onto the card stock in Pink Pirouette ink. For the greeting I stamped the image from Perfectly Penned onto the top of the card stock in Strawberry Slush ink. I love this bright and fun new pink!

Next I cut a piece of Shimmery White card stock 3-3/4" x 3". I stamped the medium image from Flowering Flourishes onto the card front in Versamark ink. Then I covered the stamped images with Clear embossing powder, tapped off the excess, and heated it with my heat tool.

What did I do to add the hexagon pattern you ask? Well I ran the heat embossed Shimmery White card stock through the Big Shot in the Honeycomb embossing folder. Next I placed my double embossed card stock in an empty large wood mount case and spritzed water all over the card stock with a Stampin' Mister. I added a couple drops of Strawberry Slush re-inker into another plastic container and used my Aqua Painter to pick up just a little bit of the ink at a time and brushed it on the wet card stock. You can watch the color flow around like magic. I just kept brushing on color until I liked how it looked then picked it up out of the container and used my Heat Tool on the 1st setting to dry the card stock. 

This left a really cool variegated color in the background of my embossing. I adhered this fabulous piece of card stock onto the bottom of the stamped Whisper White card stock. Then I wrapped a piece of Pink Pirouette ribbon around the panel and tied it into a knot. I adhered this layer onto the card front with a few Stampin' Dimensionals. Then I simply added three pearls into each corner of the Whisper White card stock. 

After I received my most recent order I just had to play around with the Simply Pressed Clay and the Buttons and Blossoms Simply Pressed Clay Molds! I made several flowers. I took one of the large roses and used my Aqua Painter to color the rose with Strawberry Slush ink. I let that dry completely then sponged on some more Strawberry Slush ink to bring out the layers of the rose. I adhered this onto the card right under the bow with a Stampin' Dimensional then placed a Large Pearl Basic Jewel in the center of the rose. 

This card is so completely girly! I love how the hexagons are subtle and in the background. 

If you have a chance head on over to the Friday Mashup to see what the rest of the design team has created and enter your project! 


  1. Gorgeous!! So creative, thank you for sharing, I think I need to try this.

  2. Wow, what beautiful layering of colors!

  3. Fabulous card Amanda! You did a great job with the hexagon panel, very creative and artistic.
    Hugs ;)

  4. Wonderful background panel Amanda - love all the embossing and inking techniques you've combined for this!