We have a very PINK color challenge at TGIF Challenges this week. Simply use any combination of the colors below to create a card and upload it to the challenge blog by next Thursday. You’ve got plenty of time to get those stamps inky and we’ve got some fantastic inspiration cards here.
Personally, I feel like I’ve run out of ideas. So, I went looking to find a card to CASE (copy and share everything). If you look at the cover of the Sale-a-Bration brochure, you’ll see the card I copied. Believe it or not, I simplified quite a bit. It’s been a long time since I’ve used my sewing machine and it doesn’t look like I’m getting it out anytime soon. However, I tried to implement as many aspects from the original card as possible.
My favorite part of the card is the Shimmery White embossing paste that was applied to the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper with the Pattern Party Decorative Mask. It adds a surprising touch of sparkle to the overall card design. The feathers of the peacock were a pain in the *** to fussy cut, so I broke out my Silhouette Cameo instead. Trust me, whoever created that card on the front of the Sale-a-Bration brochure is a VERY PATIENT person. And finally, I changed the body of the peacock to Soft Suede and switched out the silver sequins for gold.
If you find yourself creatively stuck, try combining a color challenge with a card in one of the catalogs. Subtle changes can create a completely different masterpiece.
My first real order from the Annual Catalog arrived this week and I could not wait to use the This Little Piggy stamp set. These pigs are just so darn cute! I also had to use the new Embossing Paste with the Pattern Party Decorative Masks. You’re going to love the effects you can create with these fun tools!
It’s Sketch Challenge week at TGIF Challenges. We’ve got a great sketch and we’d love for you to play along with us. You can link up your creations with this sketch over the next week.
I stamped the pig image onto Powder Pink card stock and Whisper White card stock. The wings were cut from the Whisper White card stock, then adhered to the Powder Pink pig. Using a blender pen and the Basic Gray Watercolor Pencil, I added a bit of shading to the white wings and the pig’s hooves. I used the Blender Pen with ink from the Powder Pink stamp pad to add highlights to the body of the pig. A tiny bit of Clear Wink of Stella was added to the wings.
The greeting was stamped in Versamark ink, then sprinkled with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heated with the heat tool. To create the “fluffy” clouds, I used the Embossing Paste along with the Pattern Party Decorative Masks and a Palette Knife. I’ll try to shoot a video next week to demonstrate this interesting technique. I think you are going to love it!
The final touch is a Powder Pink Bitty Bow. These bows are perfectly tied and so soft…..a perfect accent for this card.