Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Challenge: Pink, Purple & Green!

Happy hump day, crafters!!!

I'm back AND really excited to share with you a card I am submitting to Ribbon Girl Challenge #20 - Pink, Purple & Green.  I was sold when I saw the inspiration picture!  See below...

The card I made for this challenge was very easy to craft.  I was dying to use this gorgeous aqua color cardstock, so I used it as my card base.  Then I pulled out my Echo Park designer paper pad and used all the paper I would need from there, to make sure everything would coordinate.  I cut several strips of paper.  I punched a border on the almost-solid pink strip of paper, using my Martha Stewart "Doily Lace" border punch.  The paper flower I made by using a scallop circle punch from EK Success, then misted each scallop circle with Perfect Pearls misting spray in gold.  Once everything was dry and I had assembled the flower, I added Distress Stickles in "Milled Lavender" around the edge of the "petals".   I also added a pearl in the middle of the flower, to glam it up a bit.  Using a pencil, I lightly hand-drew the leaves on almost-solid green pattern paper.  I cut out the leaf shapes, inked the edges using Distress ink in "Vintage Photo", then drew the leaves' veins.  I adhered the paper flower with my hot glue gun, because I was afraid it would come off if I only used glossy accents or glue dots.  Since I liked the feminine and sophisticated look and feel of the card, I decided to stamp a more fancy-looking sentiment such as "Celebrate with style" from Hero Arts "Birthday Messages".  I hope this card inspires you!

Credits to the photographer: Carlos Mieses

Thanks SO much for stopping by and for all the sweet and kind words you encourage me with--they are sure to paint a smile on my face!!! :D  May the Great LORD Above richly and abundantly bless each and every one of you!!!  Have an amazing day!! XOXOXO




lenny said...

Gorgeous card!
Really love it!
Beautiful color combo!!!
And the flower .... awesome!!
Keep going!! ;-)

Pat said...

This is lovely, Gri! LOVE IT!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

beautiful!!! I LOVE the flower! How did you make it?!

Katy said...

Beautiful card and lovely layout! Just discovered your blog from this challenge, I've got a challenge on my blog if you're interested :) thanks for sharing! xx

Georgiana said...

What a lovely card!

Stay Creative,
Carson's Creations

Ribbon Girl said...

Hello Gri - you've made a lovely card and I really liThanks for joining in with the Ribbon Girl colour challenge. Mary G x ke the flower!

Vicky said...

Gorgeous card! That flower is striking!

V's Sweet Ideas said...

Gorgeous card Grisel!!!

Anonymous said...

Very classy. Very feminine and delicate. Beautiful color combinations!!!!! ^-^