Saturday, February 15, 2014

True Friend- A Monochromatic Study in Pink for Two Challenges :-)



Hi Stampers!

Since I have a few friends that love pink, I wanted to create a card for the Card Concept #3 Color Challenge-Monochromatic Pinks and also the Stampin' Royalty SR213 Photo Inspiration Challenge (the pink flowers and china were the inspiration for this card :-)).   

I hope that you have had a chance to check out both sites- wonderful examples and inspiration from all!

Not sure what style this card would be described as- possibly elegant versus shabby, chic since I did not distress the edges- what do you think?  


To create this card:

In My Digital Studio (MDS), open a blank 8.5 x 11 custom page and insert the Elements of Style image along with the sentiment from Simple Friendship- again, I have this stamp set but had these images already previously printed (also, re-sized a bit smaller than the stamp set) and ready to go…

Print out onto Whisper White cardstock and color the flowers using various Stampin’ Write markers in Blushing Bride, Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz and Pink Pirouette. 

Use the Big Shot™ with the Ovals Framelits™ to cut out the image and another oval cut from Melon Mambo cardstock.  Cut the Melon Mambo oval in half and adhere behind the focal image.

Use the Big Shot™ with the retired Holiday Frame Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder to emboss a piece of Pink Pirouette cardstock, trim and adhere to a piece of Melon Mambo cardstock.

Add the horizontal strip of embossed Melon Mambo cardstock (from my scraps- previously embossed with the Square Lattice Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder.  Layer a piece of ½” Pink Satin Ribbon (from my stash) over the embossed layer and mount the entire panel onto the Pink Pirouette card base.

Add the focal image oval and sentiment to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals®.
 
Create the rolled flowers from Melon Mambo and Pink Pirouette cardstock using the 1 ¼” and 1 ½” Scallop Circle Punches (punch out, cut a spiral towards the center, crimp with the retired Crimper Tool, roll up and adhere)  and the leaves from Pear Pizzazz cardstock with the Bird Builder Punch.  Add to the front of the card using Mini Glue Dots or a Hot Glue Gun. 

Add a few Pearls to the upper left corner and sentiment layer to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets:  Elements of Style, Simple Friendship (both MDS versions)

Ink: Printer Ink- Black, Stampin’ Write markers- Blushing Bride, Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz and Pink Pirouette

Paper: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, Pear Pizzazz

Accessories: Big Shot™,  Ovals Framelits™, Square Lattice and retired Holiday Frame Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folders, Punches- Large Oval, Bird Builder, 1 ¼” and 1 ½” Scallop Circle, Pearls, ½” Pink Satin Ribbon (from my stash)


Thanks again for visiting!  I hope all of you have a wonderful weekend and have fun stamping!

6 comments:

Happy stamper said...

That is a beautiful card. You are very talented. Thank you so much for your clear instructions for making it. I appreciate it.

Narelle Farrugia said...

Julie this card makes me smile! It's completely stunning with all that pink and I just love your flowers! Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept!

Bobby said...

Hi, Julie. I'm before you in the Card Concept gallery. I do think your card qualifies as elegant. I love that embossed frame. Bobby

Deanna Dean said...

This is such a beautiful card. That image is just amazing. Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept.

Deanna Dean said...

This is such a beautiful card. That image is just amazing. Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept.

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Gorgeous, Julie! This is one of my all time favorite SU florals and is framed perfectly in your oval embossing folder. Thanks so much for joining us at The Card Concept this week. ~Lee Ann

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