Thursday, January 22, 2015

Pretty in Pink

For today's card, I went back to one of my all-time favorite color combinations: Pink Pirouette, Soft Suede and Crumb Cake. That's fitting, because I'm playing in this week's Retro Sketches challenge!

I've been wanting to try a technique I saw on Jen Arkfeld's blog and I had extra time to play over the 3-day weekend. Jen stamped the Blended Bloom flower onto Crumb Cake card stock, set it with white embossing powder, and then colored it with Blendabilities. I know, right?! Who'd a-thunk? It's stunning! If you don't believe me, follow the link.

I just got a set of NEW Pink Pirouette Blendabilities and knew I had to try them. To play along with the Retro sketch, I stamped my Blended Bloom in Versamark off-set at the top left-hand corner. I sprinkled on the magical White Stampin' Emboss Powder and heat set the image with my heat tool. Then I used the lightest Pink Pirouette Blendie and colored just inside each petal. I let it dry (OK, I used the heating tool to speed the process) and then I took the mid-range Blendie and colored in the little spaces and the centers of the petals. I let that dry (heat set) and then colored over everything with the darkest Blendie. So, so, so, pretty!!!

I stamped the sentiment from the Kind Eclectic set in Soft Suede onto a piece of Whisper White card stock and then used the Essentials Piercing Pack and my Piercing Tool to pierce holes around the edge. I mounted this with a little piece of my FAVE Pink Pirouette Seam Binding and a Tea Lace Paper Doily onto the Crumb Cake panel. I used my Envelope Punch Board to round just the top right-hand corner of the Crumb Cake panel and the Pink Pirouette card base. 

I think this turned out so nicely--if I do say so myself, and I do!! Let me know if you'd like to schedule a Blendabilities workshop so that we can play with these fabulous coloring tools and learn some other tips!

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1 comment:

  1. hello there!
    I don't do any type of stamped cards (I sew mine), but, anyway, your cards are quite beautiful. You have a lot of talent. My daughter-in-law, Ashley Stockton does this type of card. I save everyone of them. She, also, is very talented.
    you're cards are very impressive!