Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Pretty in Pink...and Red and Watermelon

#stampinup   Yay! I'm so excited that the Fab Friday challenge blog is back! The creative team takes a well deserved break right after Christmas and I miss them so much when they're gone. The Fab Friday challenge is the reason I started my little blog--I wanted to play along with the design team. And then I decided that I was going to blog every weekday--and here I am! I've pretty much kept up with my goal--and it all started with the Fab Friday challenge. Thanks for the inspiration, you guys!!

This time the Fab Friday challenge is a great for Valentine's Day color challenge.

As soon as I saw these colors, I reached for the "Work of Art" stamp set. I knew this would be a great set for a clean and simple design.

I started with a Whisper White Thick Card Stock card base, cut lengthwise. I used Stampin' Dimensionals to add a Real Red mat. I like the way this layer pops off the card base.

Next, I got to work with my stamped image. I stamped a "swoop" from the "Work of Art" stamp set in Blushing Bride near the bottom right corner of a Whisper White panel. Then I added a Watermelon Wonder "swoop" right next to it. 

I stamped "you" in Watermelon Wonder in the bottom corner under the "swoops" and the heart right next to "you." But I didn't like how flat the heart looked, so I stamped the heart again in Watermelon Wonder onto a Whisper White scrap and fussy cut it. I coiled some Gold Metallic Thread and adhered the cut heart on top with a Stampin' Dimensional.

Finally, I added several sequins from the Blushing Bride Sequin Trim using the Fine-Tip Glue Pen. I think this card is really sweet--and I'm so pleased how it turned out--just how I envisioned it!

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  1. Kathy - this is such a sweet and simple way to showcase these colors perfectly! Such a great card. Thank you so much for playing along with this FabFriday Color Challenge! I'm glad you did.

  2. I am so glad you decided to start blogging to share your creations! The CAS style of this card is spot on! I don't think you can go wrong with a lot of white to balance out these brighter colors! Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!!

  3. Oh Kathy - this is lovely! I totally forgot about the little heart in that set - time to pull it out again! Thanks so much for playing at Fab Friday - love that thread!

  4. Hi Kathy,
    We couldn't be more honored that you began blogging years ago because of our challenge. I love the clean crisp lines of your card and the way the message is highlighted by the simplicity. And of course I love the loops of thread too! SO pretty. Thanks for playing at Fab Friday.