Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Pretty In Pink

Good day everyone! It's Gracie here, ready to share a card with you inspired on our challenge for this week - Use Gingham! This time I went for a pretty monochromatic card, with lots of pink and cuteness.


I used Spellbinders dies to make my card. I started off by printing my gingham patterned paper on White Pearl Linen which is my preferred texture for this task. I then die cut the main layer with A2 Matting Basics A. Next I created a vertical column layering lots of borders in pink and white. I used the most wonderful metallic cardstocks, Stardream Rose Quartz and Riccio Astrosilver Embossed Metallic, for the borders. I die cut them with Classic Edges Two and dry embossed them with an M-Bossabilities folder to add interest and to spotlight the metallic papers. Right on the center I added a strip of gross grain ribbon that unifies the design.

Using the smallest die from Imperial Gold Labels Four, I die cut a label in White Pearl Linen, which was stenciled and sponged with Distress Ink in Spun Sugar. I stamped and heat embossed it with a French sentiment from Justrite's set French Frills, in Silver detail embossing powder.



Finally I embellished the card with half a dozen paper flowers I made using Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms. All the flowers were made using the same dies (medium and large size) but they vary in size and shape because of the different techniques I used to make them. For those that I decorated with pearl stamens, I simply started rolling the flowers around the stamens from the beginning. The more open I rolled the flower the larger it resulted. This flowers are distressed before they are rolled and that is why they have an organic look, so to speak. I added some little leaves in white and some little gingham patterned flourishes from Spellbinders French Frills set to finish the design.


I had a lot of fun making this card and I really hope you enjoyed it.


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2 comments:

wannabcre8tive said...

So pretty, I love pink. The flowers are beautiful.

Jen said...

This is stunning! Gorgeous flowers.