Well here I am finally posting, such as life is, it has been a crazy busy week and a half and with my little one sick all of my time has been spent tending to her. Enough about that, I am so excited I finally got to stamp today, although it was a quick card and was made because my daughter needed a birthday card for a party that she was going to tonight. I went to one of my favourite challenge blogs Pals Paper Arts for inspiration and this weeks challenge is "In The Pink", in support of Breast Cancer Awareness. And what girl wouldn't like to recieve a pretty pink card?!
I started with a Kraft cardstock base for a very clean and simple look plus I really love Kraft. The Designer Series Paper is from the Pink Flamingo pack and unfortunately because the lighting was not great I don't think you can see in the picture, but I used my Paper Crimper on it to give some texture to the design. Then I pulled out one of the first stamp sets I ever purchased; Garden Whimsy. I just love the whimsical images in this set with all the light swirls and dots. The butterfly was stamped using one of the very first techniques that I learned as a new demonstrator (2 years ago yesterday since I held my first stamp and signed up on the spot!); the Rockn' Roll Technique. I remember being wowed when I first saw this done, even now it is sometimes fun to go back to the basics. The two colours I used were Pretty In PInk Classic Ink then I lighty rocked the edges of the inked image in Cameo Coral Classic Ink. I stamped the butterfly slightly of the paper on Whisper White and the matted it on Cameo Coral. Then using my Eyelet Border Punch I created a decorative edge from Whisper White and attached it to the right side of the matt. And my favourite part of this card has to be the Pretty In Pink Taffeta Ribbon. I used my Sticky Strip to bunch up the ribbon and attach it to the card. The Kraft Corduroy Button was threaded with a very thin strip of Chocolate Chip Cardstock and attached with a Dimensional. "Friend to Friend" is from the stamp set Teeny Tiny Wishes and was inked up with Chocolate Chip Classic Ink.
There you have it a quick Pink card and finally a post. I really hope to get back to a regular posting schedule soon. Thank you for visiting and be sure to check out the PPA Challenge this week as they are giving away some great Blog Candy and raising awareness for the fight against Breat Cancer.