First Card - Let's Ink It Up Design Team

Even though it is still March 5th here in Nova Scotia,  Let's Ink It Up challenge blog goes live on Aussie time. So it is now March 6th down under and I can post my first card as part of the new Design Team. The challenges will run every two weeks on Sundays with Design Team "A" and "B" alternating fortnightly.

Remember, to be eligible for a prize, no digi images are allowed when creating your card or project. Stamping must be done with rubber or clear stamps.

Inky Impressions is the sponsor for this challenge.
Inky Impressions is a rubber stamp company carrying images of the cutest little girls and animals. The inspiration for the stamps comes from the owner Nicole's little girl, MarLeigha (LiLi).  Each Wednesday Inky Impression's has a challenge and if you participate each week, you are eligible to win a goodie bag at the end of the month. \
Come play along with the fun!
Tanya has generously donated the following prize to the winner of this challenge:

One stamp of their choice and a goody bag!

Now on to Challenge #10 which is "Show us your Embossing":

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I dry embossed the background of my card with the Sizzix "Birds and Blossoms" A6 large folder; also the top & bottom of the bird cage with the Cuttlebug Damask folder.  I positioned the bird's wing under the leafy scroll pattern of the Cuttlebug Bloom Dots folder, and when done, I think it looks like feathers. The birdcage and bird are cut with the Tim Holtz alterations die. The happy birthday verse on the Spellbinders Nesties Label Ten oval is embossed with clear embossing powder over Memento brown ink. Versamagic ink was used to sponge over the background dry embossing, the edge of the blue layer, the damask pattern on the cage, and around the edge of the oval. Some prima flowers and pearls adds dimension.
have created.

So hop on over to the Let's Ink It Up blog to see the lovely cards the other Design Team members have created.
Hope you join in the challenge!

March 5, 2011


  1. OOh what a gorgeous card! I love the delicate colours and what a clever way to feather the little wing!
    Claire xx

  2. What can I say Sharon such a beautiful creation so tranquil and peaceful looking I love it.
    Hugs Shirley x x

  3. Wow Sharon this is stunning love everything about it . The wing on the bird does look like it has feathers what a great effect the embossing did . Just beautiful

  4. wow this is gorgeous, i love that cage! xx

  5. Beautiful in every detail Sharon :)))) Exciting to have you join us!

    Tammy xox

  6. Sharon, your cards are amazing!!!Super job :-)

  7. Such a wonderful card Sharon. Love the design and the colours. Hugs Michele x

  8. What a gorgeous card, Sharon! I love the delicate colours and the cute birdie ;) Beautiful project! Hugs, Joanna x

  9. What a elegant card Sharon. Fabulous detail - can't say I've conquered dry embossing yet. I tried to draw rather than be lead.
    Best wishes, Sharon H

  10. wow, fabulous card!

    wonderful details that make it so alive...and the tender colours...splendid!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo