In Stamping Mode

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Pink, Merry and Bright!

Happy Thursday everyone! I have a little Christmas shabby card to share with you today. I was bound and determined to use only the colors pink and red today...and well, I kind of achieved that. I totally had this great card envisioned in my head, and of course, it turned out NOTHING like what I hoped for, LOL! Do you ever do the same thing? Well, I ended up adding kraft and then distressing it up. This card was originally going to be a clean and simple...yeah, totally didn't happen.

I played along with Splitcoast's latest sketch challenge and used my new sets from Taylored Expressions, Sparkle & Cheer and Take Note - Holidays. I know, a lotta pink going on up there, yeah?

I started by using one of the new Sizzix/Basic Grey embossing folders on some Pink Pirouette cardstock and then distressing the edges and softening them up with some white craft. The white trim came right from the TE store here and then I tied some pink seam binding around the panel. My snowflakes (which you can barely see...boohoo!) were die cut with the new Snowflake die set and then I went around all the edges with some Frosted Lace Stickles. The swirly bling with pearls came from Want 2 Scrap.

I'm gonna be honest with ya...I'm having a love/hate relationship with this card. It's kind of a lot of pink....even for me! I like the look in person, but maybe not so much photographed. I dunno...what do you think?! :) LOL...that's SOOOO a loaded question.

Thanks for the visit anyway!


Anonymous said...

Man, I tell ya. Everything you make is so darn pretty. It just has that pretty touch.
And this is no exception. Well done!

FireCracker082 said...

can I just say how perfect is your fiber in a white button to give the idea of swirly peppermints? such a little detail, and SO wonderful! lovely work!

Karen Motz said...

This is gorgeous, eventhough it didn't turn out like you'd envisioned

Rosie said...

Looks awesome. Love all that pink! And the snowflake looks great! You can NEVER have too much pink.

Anonymous said...

hi Melissa! I am thrilled to find your blog! I love your beautiful projects; it's always fun to find fellow-shabby-girls! :) If you ever have time and care to, please visit me! at I'd love to have you there! :)


Kirsty Vittetoe said...

I just love how you make pretty things like this, so soft that it melts my heart every time I look at it, so so lovely! Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend!

Jami said...

I really like it!!! :) If it weren't past midnight here I might go try to make something like it right now!

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