Sunday, October 20, 2013

A Very, Very Pink Thank You

This week at Joan's Gardens we are challenged to make a card with only the colors pink and white, flowers and something curvy.

Starting out with a new Cuttlebug die I just got (Flower Vine), I cut it out of white paper and colored the flowers with different pink colored pencils. Now I had to find a background that would make the die cut show up. It had to be darker than the pink flowers, so I found some very, very pink paper which I ran through a Paper Studio Swirls EF. Since it was so blatantly pink, white ink was dabbed around the edges, and even that did not make it toned down enough, so I dabbed some white shoe polish to tone it down some more, just on the perimeter. Ha, ha!

Pink rhinestones were added to the center of the pink flowers for embellishment, and white leafy vines (Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish and Cheery Lynn Mini Fanciful Flourish) were tucked in behind the flowers. A pink and white bow was added. The sentiment is inked in pink and framed with one of the Stampin' Up Four Frames set, also inked in pink. Then it was punched out with the Stampin' Up Large Decorative Label Punch that corresponds to the shape of the stamped frame.

Here is a picture of the card:

The pink bow does not show well in the picture; it looks as though it is a bit off for the colors in the rest of the card, but in fact, it is a good blend for the card colors. My camera sometimes does not do colors accurately.

This is a close up of the edges of the card, dabbed with ink and shoe polish to tone down the bright pink:

I am also entering this card in the following challenges:

Oct 20 Craft Your Passion - add some embossing - 3E #1
Oct 21 Inky Chicks Your Fav Sentiment  UE
Oct 22 Word Art Wednesday 5E #2 ATG with a sentiment
Oct 22 Crafting by Designs ATG UE

Oct 23 Crafty Ribbons ATG 5E #1
Oct 25 Challenges 4 Everybody ATG UE
Oct 25 Inspire Me Fridays - Anything Goes UE
Oct 26 613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes 3E #1
Oct 26 That Craft Place - Think Pink 1E #1
Oct 30 4Krafty Girls ATG 3E #1

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I always appreciate your visits, and your encouraging comments mean more to me than you know. As always, God's highest and best to you today and every day.

Many rich blessings,

Ginny B.

Romans 10:9-11
If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved. NLT


  1. A gorgeous stunning pink creation. Thank you for sharing your lovely creation with us at Challenges 4 Everybody.

    Cathy DT Member

  2. Wow, your card is gorgeous. I love all the different shades of pink you used. Perfect embossing folder for this card too. Thank you very much for joining us at 613 Avenue Create. We hope to see you in future challenges!

  3. Pink it is and such a pretty card. The swirls and shoe polish are such a good match. This is so beautifully done, thank you for posting with us. We hope to see you again next week.
    Carole Robb Bisson
    Word Art Wednesday

  4. You have so many beautiful details on this card! Wow! Using the shoe polish is so creative -- great idea. We so appreciate your support of Word Art Wednesday. Thanks again for sharing with us.

  5. Beautiful card, love what you have done with the shoe polish. Thank you for joining us at That Craft Place x

  6. I love your card and the pink. Great elements and details. Thanks for joining us this week at 613 Avenue Create.
    Nancy, DT

  7. Gorgeous card Ginny! I love your creativity! This card is a work of art! I am so impressed with your designs.

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