Sunday, June 21, 2009

Pink, Brown, and White

The swap challenge for June in one of the groups I belong to was to create a card using Pink, Brown, and White. We were told that black would be okay to stamp an image with, too -- but I managed to skirt that issue altogether.

In fact, I got so excited about the pink and brown combination that on my first card I unthinkingly omitted the white, too. (Oops!) I pulled out some soon-to-be-retired Pink Pirouette to use as the card base, and some gorgeous Bella Birds DSP for the brown. The stamps are from the SU! set Simple Friendship. In real life, the Chocolate Chip ink on the stamped circle matches the DSP. The flowers are from SU! Flower Fusion and Flower Fusion II, with a jeweled brad in the center. I was so pleased with this card that I immediately addressed the envelope and sent the card off into the world.

Later in the week I found a leftover piece of the Bella Birds DSP and a piece of Pretty in Pink cardstock on my desk, both just begging to be made into another card. I happened to have out the white rub-ons from the upcoming Lovely Flowers Level 3 hostess bundle, so I put the sentiment onto a scrap of Chocolate Chip cardstock and layered it onto the card. Then a Martha Stewart butterfly punch jumped into my line of vision, so I threw some butterflies on the card and accented them with Chocolate Chip marker and white gel pen. I used the last scrap strip of the DSP to trim the bottom of the card inside, and then added some more Chocolate Chip butterflies for good measure. I think this card turned out pretty well even though I didn't really have a plan when I started.


rush8888 said...

pink and brown are not my favorite combos, as you know. so, i averted my eyes. i saw the images long enough to know that you do well in making things work!

kate The kid said...

brown and pink? what's next brown and blue and brown and turquoise?

what have you done, joyce-e?

well, even given the colors, i think you did a good job and i *do* like the cards...sigh =)