Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Thoughts of Pink

Busy, busy, busy.  But who isn't these days.  I know I'm busy, so I can only assume you are too.  We all have families, work, chores around the house, errands to run, and well, it's hard to carve out some free time to do what you love.  Me, paper craft.  So, let's get some inspiration moving!
The ladies over @ Nacho Average Challenge have a wonderfully creative sketch for you to try this week.  And here it is:

when I first saw this sketch, I was at a lost.  But then, I really 'looked' at it.
here is what I came up with:

I hope that you recognize the paper blossom that I made.  It is a 'Dream' blossom.  I made quite a few of them in the last week.  And they are super fun to create.  I made several different ones and are available for purchase in my Etsy shop, here.  I am also working on an E-book for Amazon Kindle.  
The card base is soft suede cardstock.  The main panel is pink pirouette.  I used the very vintage wheel inked in pink pirouette classic ink, and ran the wheel across the front of the card.  I'm not a fan of 'white' space and 'flat' cards drive me crazy.  I knew that I wanted some text embossed on the front of the card.  but my background stamp in vertical. This card is horizontal.  UGH!
I inked half the stamp with versa mark ink and stamped half the card front.  I did the 'finger tap' technique, so the words would be random.  Then I inked the stamp again with versa mark ink and stamped the other half of the card front.  repeated the same technique.  I used white embossing powder and my heat gun to emboss this panel.
I wrapped a piece of first edition dsp around the center of the card front.  I made my sentiment piece a banner and used foam tape to elevate the sentiment off the front of the card.
For my two half circles, I did round clusters.  The left side is actually a paper 'Dream' blossom and a postage stamp.  The right side is two multi-loop bows and a ticket.  For the multi-loop bow bundle, I created two multi-loop bows, one very vanilla, and one dyed with calypso coral re-inker.  I threaded some white bakers twine through a facet button and tied the two bows together.
I just love this color combination together.  Now, lets see what you create!  Join us @ NAC!

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