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