I'm later than usual this week with my card(s) for the Less is More challenge. The challenge is posted on Saturday mornings, but this weekend had flown by and I'm just getting around to posting my cards. This week is a color challenge and Chrissie and Mandi have challenged us to create a card using the colors pink and brown. I love this color combination! This week, I only have four cards (GASP!) for the challenge...I know, I normally have 5 or so, but my brain just wasn't overloaded with creative ideas this week! Anywho....here's my take on the pink and brown challenge...
I made a card base with some pink Bazzill paper. I cut strip of brown and adhered them to the front of the card with a woven (slightly) corner where they lines cross. The sentiment was stamped in Versamark and Memento brown and then heat embossed with a clear embossing powder. The butterfly was stamped with a Hero Arts stamp in brown, then colored with several shades of pink Copics, cut out and mounted on a pop dots. I rounded the bottom corners with a corner chomper.
My second card is super simple. I embossed a white panel (that is slightly smaller than the card base) using a TH embossing folder. The pink flowers are a Lifestyles die set, and the centers of the flowers are clear robin egg pieces that I colored with a brown Copic. Sentiment is from PTI and is stamped in Memento brown. I also added a few strips of brown to the edges of the white panel before adhering it to the card base. (I also popped that panel up with some foam dots.)
I think my mind must have been on quick and easy ...rather than clean and simple this week! LOL!. This card is just a piece of brown card stock folded in half (5.5" x 4.25" finished size) The leaves are cut with a PTI die and stamped with SU pink ink using the matching stamp. The sentiment was stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed...gave it a kind of tone on tone look. The die cut leaves are pop dotted on the card base. I added a solid white piece of card stock on the inside for the sentiment.
I almost didn't post this one. It was one of the first ones that I made and I wasn't too happy with it. The pink and brown rectangle was sponged with DI - worn lipstick and walnut stain - then cut to size. (To get the mottled effect, simply sprinkle or spritz with a bit of water after inking). I backed it with a piece of solid brown card stock after round two opposing corners of the inked piece. The sentiment is from Hero Arts (I think) and I just cut it out and made a small banner with the pink. I embossed the front of the card base, popped on the inked panel, then added a piece of brown ribbon under the sentiment. I decided to round the bottom corners of this to kind of go with the rounded corners of the inked panel.
Even though I love the pink and brown combination, I wasn't thrilled with all of my cards...I think perhaps the first one is my favorite. Which one is your favorite?
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