Thursday, October 18, 2007

Happy Windy Thursday!

I don't know why, but it is sooo super windy here today! Anyway, just sayin.

So I finally ordered some goodies from the new Stampin Up catalog (ok, well not so new, but new-ish about to be old), and they got here on Monday. I decided to play today (instead of prepping for my class tonight...shhhhh), so I made this card for the Color Challenge and Sketch Challenge this week. You can see all the challenges here.

I decided to also make this card using JUST Stampin' Up! supplies. This is always a challenge for me, but this one turned out great, I think!

It's pretty simple. The Vanilla layer in the back is stamped with my Linen BG stamp in a Pretty in Pink/Close to Cocoa mixture. The reason I say that is because I don't think I cleaned the stamp last time, and it's not quite pink. *grin*

I then layered a strip of Pretty in Pink, on which I stamped the large flower image from the True Friend set in Pretty in Pink ink. It needed a bit of something so I distressed the edges a bit and then tied my beloved wide grosgrain around it. BTW...I have figured out how to tie a good knot with this stuff - anybody want a tutorial? Leave me a comment and let me know.

The main image is stamped on Vanilla cardstock, and I colored the stamp with markers. The stem is Old Olive, and the flower is given a faux Rock n Roll look by coloring the entire flower with a Pretty in Pink marker and then just around the edges with Regal Rose. The edges are pierced & sponged with Pink & Rose ink, and the center of the flower is a Rhinestone brad. I layered the image onto a panel of Basic Grey cardstock, which I also used for my card base. The greeting was a little bit of an afterthought, so it's a little crooked. *oops* You still love me though, right??

So...here's my "pure" Stampin' Up! card...what do you think? I hope you love it!

While we're thinking pink, take a peek at what the My Favorite Things Design Team has cooked up here. It's for a great cause...check it out!!

Oh, and I've got a surprise for you....some news coming soon (NO PEYTON, I AM NOT PREGNANT) and some blog candy! See ya soon!


Stamps: True Friend, Linen, All Holidays
Paper: Basic Grey, Very Vanilla, Pretty In Pink
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Old Olive, Regal Rose, Basic Black
Accessories: Rhinestone Brad, Dimensionals, Paper Piercer & Mat Pack, Wide Grosgrain Ribbon, Paper Distressor

18 comments:

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

BEAUTIFUL card, Shannan! I LOVE the soft colors. . .just perfect!

Flossie's Follies said...

Love this pink card.

Angel said...

Great card! I just got this set this week, too, but have yet to use it! And I'd love a tutorial on your knots!

Colleen said...

I know what you mean about windy! Man...it is a howling today!

I love your pink card...and YES, I want a tutorial...I can never seem to tie a good knot even with thin ribbon!

And surprises??? I can't WAIT!!! I hope it is good!

Dana said...

Oooh, this is so pretty. It screams "feminine" to me. I like the wide pink ribbon against the paler pink, and the grey really highlights everything well.

So spill the news, will ya? Don't keep us in suspense!

Kathy said...

Very Pretty! I think I'm gonna have to CASE this one :-)

Amanda A. said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this card!!!!!! And I'm definitely interested in a "knot-tying" tutorial!

donna calamari said...

I love all your work!!!! This card is beautiful!! I hope to CASE it; I love pink.

Christi said...

What? You're NOT pregnant? LOL I would LOVE to see a tutorial on knot tying. I think I am challenged in that area. Your all-SU card is fantastic (and I love the slightly slanted sentiment). Have fun at your class tonight (and let me know how it goes).

Kirsten said...

Such a pretty card, Shannon!

Julie Masse said...

What a pretty card! Do different from others done with this set - love it!!

babyboxermom said...

Wow! I'm loving the colors in this one! YES! TUTORIAL!

Kacey Elliott said...

Shannan! Just saw Gina's blog - CONGRATULATIONS! You rock! You so deserve this spotlight! Couldn't have happened to a nicer PSF!

Heidi said...

This is gorgeous! I seriously need to get that Linen BG already!!

Christina Fischer said...

Love this card! It's funny, I did my challenge card with all SU! stuff too! I guess our SU! stamps were crying out together! :)

I saw Gina's blog -- congrats!!! You SO deserve it!

Bethany Paull said...

ETA: Duh, like who wouldn't want a tutorial? Very pretty card.

Julie said...

this is so pretty.

Debbie Olson said...

Gorgeous! I love the softness of the pink, the wider ribbon--everything about it!

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