Friday, October 20, 2017

thinkin' pink

we are still rockin' the entire rainbow of pink at JINGLE BELLES for a very good cause! so whether you like rose or fuchsia, salmon or flamingo, magenta or bubblegum... or heck, maybe you love ALL of those, in which case grab your cardmaking supplies and come play!!!

in honor of such an awesome occasion, i broke out one of my last little scraps of papaya art glitter giftwrap, not to mention some washi, a little ribbon, a big poinsettia, a snowflake glitter sticker and a big honkin' eyelet outlet pearl brad:

sparkly floral gift wrap: papaya art (tho alas they no longer make gift wrap); metallic kraft core paper: tim holtz/idea-ology; washi tape: october afternoon + little b; glitter snowflake: mme; pearl brad: eyelet outlet; ribbon and flowers from my stash; pink cardstock: core'dinations; silver chalk ink: colorbox; adhesives: elmers brand gluetape, 3m foam tape, sewing machine

i also got to have a bit of a play with a brand new tim holtz product that i scored at paper anthology, it is cardstock that is metallic on one side and and kraft on the other... so as you can imagine the possibilities are quite mindblowing:

i employed a fairly busy floral pattern embossing folder, then sanded a bit sporadically. i love that in addition to the shiny unsanded metal and the totally sanded kraft there is a sort of dull silver scuffed metal where the sanding block has been. (apologies bc of course metallic things never photograph all that well, but trust me this stuff is COOL!)

i can imagine adding yet another step --in the form of a little black ink-- which i think could be really cool as well... (and don't get me started on the subject of alcohol inks!) ...but since i wanted the PINK to be the main attraction on this card, i left those experiments for a future occasion.

i was inspired by this week's layout from sketch saturday, though i fear i messed around just a little too much with the proportions to actually do it justice. (sorry guys!) it's a great sketch though:

stephanie has another glorious ♥PINK CHRISTMAS♥ card to show you, why not hop over to jingle belles right now and see that, then come on back to link up your own masterpieces! 


  1. beautiful and I love the way you have rotated the sketch. thanks for joining in this week with the Sketch Saturday challenge.

  2. Oh that pink poinsettia is gorgeous.

  3. Great design! Thanks so much for joining us at Sketch Saturday!

  4. Fun textures and I like the steps you took on that embossed panel, agree with you about mixing the sanding and non-sanding sections for added interest. Thanks for joining us at Sketch Saturday! x Jessie


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