Friday, March 28, 2014

Pretty in Pink

I'm a sucker for pink. Now, I'd never wear pink, well, only occasionally. I'm not really a girlie-girl. But there's something about pink that makes me happy when I stamp. I particularly like to pair pink with a darker color--especially black. This week's Nacho Average Challenge combines three colors of pink, including one that I rarely use--Rich Razzleberry. Lookie:


Aren't they pretty together?! I love this combo. As I was driving the girls to volleyball practice last night, I was thinking how I could use the colors without getting too garish. I knew I wanted to use a neutral. The Rich Razzleberry is dark enough not to have to fall back to my fave neutral, Basic Black. So I went to Bizarro World and used Whisper White!

So here's what I made for the challenge. I had the Layered Labels set out for another project (that you'll see next week if I can pull it together). I went with a polka dot theme:  Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder and the polka dotted flowers from the Petite Petals set. Even the "for you" medallion from the Layered Labels set has polka dots! I only wish the Rich Razzleberry ribbon were dotted. Oh well. I added some small Basic Pearls to the flower centers. I started off with only one pearl in the center, but they were too small, so I settled on three per flower. I curled the ends of the flowers a bit, to give them some dimension and movement. I stamped the medallion in Rose Red and again in Blushing Bride. I cut out the "for you" sentiment with the Oval Punch and layered it together.

(Stamp Sets: Layered Labels, Petite Petals; Inks: Rich Razzleberry, Rose Red, Blushing Bride; Card Stock: Rose Red, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White; Accessories: Apothecary Accents Framelits, Oval Punch, Petite Petals Punch, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Basic Pearls, Rich Razzleberry Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon)


  1. Fantastic card! I love all of the polka dots! Great use of the colors. Thanks for joining us at Nacho Average Challenges.

  2. Glad to hear you also like this color combo and it got you to use a color you don't use often! You created a beautiful card. The petite flowers looks so delicate! Thanks for playing along with the Nachos! Hope you join us again.

  3. Super cute card! I think the white card front helps the other colors pop without being overwhelming. Thanks for joining in the fun with the Nachos this week!

  4. Love the flowers--pretty card!!!

  5. Love the flowers and polka dots! Looks like spring!