Sunday, January 15, 2012

OLW74 - Pink and Red

ATTENTION! Did you take a moment to leave me a comment on this post?  In celebration of my 4 year anniversary as a blogger, I'm going to be giving away a nice gift card to one lucky person. I'll be drawing a name on January 31.  Couldn't YOU use a gift card for craft goodies??

We've had a little break from our One Layer Wednesday challenge, but this week we back on again. Susan has challenged us to create a one layer card using ONLY pink and red.  That's a lot tougher than it sounds! I couldn't think of a think to do, but finally ended up with these three...but I really only like the first one! LOL!

For this first card, I used a PTI flourish and stamped it in SU Real Red.  I added pink highlights with a pink Copics.  The sentiment is also from PTI.  I think a few pieces of bling might be in order too!

The doilies on this card are from My Mind's Eye. I stamped them in SUs Pretty in Pink. The sentiment is one I've had forever and I stamped it in SU Real Red, but for some reason it looks burgundy here. Bling might be good on this card to...might liven it up a bit.

I wasn't too crazy about this card at all.  First I masked the card with a strip of paper about the size I wanted the candle to be, then I used an old HA cupcake stamp and stamped over it in SU Pretty in Pink.  I then drew my candle on it...kinda made a nice fit too.  The sentiment is from SU and is stamped in Real Red.

Thought I'd share a layout too... This is a photo of my hubby's aunt and uncle. I think it was taken sometime around 1934. All papers are some older Graphic 45. Title font was cut with the Papertrey Ink letters. Flowers were cut with a QK die and layered with a bling center. I used the Victorian punch on the edges of one paper...a little inking and some doodling. The three embellies were cut from one of the G45 papers and layered on blue and red, then I covered them with some glossy accents. 

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jimlynn said...

Susan, your cards and layout are wonderful! Yes, I think it would be hard to do a one layer card with just pink and red but you nailed it.
Love that beautiful layout - and what a wonderful photo to treasure!

Judy1223 said...

Susan, I like all the cards but I agree, my favorite is the classy and clean! Your layout is amazing...what a beautiful photo!

Deborah Frings said...

You're on a roll! These pink and red beauties are amazing. I particularly like the first one with the fab flourish!

And the layout is great. Super papers, love the kiddies style alphabet paper. The photo is wonderful - did you tint it or was it already in colour?

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

WOW Susan fabulous stamping, love the first card most of all, flourishes are definitely a winner for me:0) Your LO is wonderfuol too, love the photo, what gem! Gay xxx

Carol said...

All three are beautiful cards, Susan, but I especially like the flourish one. How clever to add the pink with your copics...I thought at first that you had double stamped the image slightly offset! Sometimes it's just the simplest of things that make our cards perfect!

Faith A said...

WOW pink and red, you have done a great job, with this challenge.

Bonnie said...

I love the red flourish with the pink shadows! Very elegant. The doilies are so soft a pretty and I can see bling on them. Your cupcake looks delicious. Mmmm, strawberry I'll bet.

Donelda said...

You have been busy! I too love the red flourish with the pink shadow! Great work!

Pauline said...

Great cards. All lovely. However I love the florishes one. So pretty.

Susan Raihala said...

Three wonderful cards, Susan! That first one, though, is stunning with the pink highlights. That adds so much dimension to the card!

Rosita said...

I love the first card! such a great idea!


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