I'm playing with a new challenge today. It's called "In the Pink" So...guess what the challenge is....yep! Use lots and lots of pink. I like pink, so I don't have a problem using pink...it's just that I couldn't think of a thing to do! After much thought, I decided maybe I should use up some of my pink scraps that are filling my scrap bin.
Here's my cards for this challenge:
For my first card, I selected several different patterned papers and a few solids (trust me....these are all shades of pink), and cut them into ½ inch strips. I adhered the strips to a white card cut to 4 x 5.25, and just covered ½ the card with the strips. I found this scalloped piece in my scrap drawer also, so I just cut it to size and pop dotted it over the strips (that covered up the fact that my strips weren't exactly even!). As a final touch, I added some Ranger Liquid Pearls along the scalloped edge. The sentiment is from Flourishes and is stamped in Memento's black. I then added just a tiny little border of the dark pink to the white, then added the finished piece to a white card base.
For this second card, I embossed a piece of white card stock with a SU embossing folder. I made the heart by weaving 3/8 inch strips of pink (scraps). To do this, simply cut a square of paper, put adhesive down one edge of the paper, and start your strips there. I laid out all the dark pink strips (sides touching) down the side with the adhesive. Then, I took the striped strips and proceeded to weave them under and over, reversing the order of weaving with each strip added. Pull the strips up tight against each other. Then I traced a heart on the backing, and used my sewing machine to stitch around the edges (this will hold the woven shape together). I backed the embossed panel with some of the dark pink, cut a strip of white to stamp the sentiment on, and backed it with the same dark pink. The sentiment is from Flourishes. I added a touch of faux stitching to the banner, and folded it before adhering it to the card front. The finished panel was adhered to a white card base.
After finally getting them finished, I can't make up my mind which one I like the most...can you? For more pinkalicious inspiration, pop on over to In the Pink and check out the other entries. Who knows...you might even want to play along!
Thanks a bunch for stopping by! Your comments are always welcomed and appreciated! Until next time...