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Pretty in Pink

Hello! I'm feeling extra inspired today since we just came back from a fabulous vacation, surprise vacation that coincided with our wedding anniversary and happened to be in the very same place we were as newly weds, The Bay Islands. And no, it wasn't planned! Seems like my first card for CCNS (here) inspired on the islands' beaches brought me good luck and attracted this unexpected blessing!

Today I have a card to share with you inspired on our challenge for this week: Use Gingham. This time I went for a pretty monochromatic card, with lots of pink and cuteness. 




I used Spellbinders dies to make my card. I started off by printing my gingham patterned paper on White Pearl Linen which is my preferred texture for this task. I then die cut the main layer with A2 Matting Basics A. Next I created a vertical column layering lots of borders in pink and white. I used the most wonderful metallic cardstocks, Stardream Rose Quartz and Riccio Astrosilver Embossed Metallic, for the borders. I die cut them with Classic Edges Two and dry embossed them with an M-Bossabilities Folder to add interest and to spotlight the metallic papers. Right on the center I added a strip of gross grain ribbon that unifies the design.

Using the smallest die from Imperial Gold Labels Four I die cut a label in White Pearl Linen which was stenciled and sponged with Distress Ink in Spun Sugar. I stamped and heat embossed on it a French sentiment from Justrite's set French Frills in Silver detail.

Finally I embellished the card with half a dozen paper flowers I made using Bitty Blossoms. All the flowers were made using the same dies (medium and large size) but they vary in size and shape because of the different techniques I used to make them. For those I decorated with pearl stamens, I simply started rolling the flowers around the stamens from the beginning. The more open I rolled the flower the larger it resulted. This flowers are distressed before they are rolled and that is why they have an organic look, so to speak. I added some little leaves in white and some little gingham patterned flourishes from Spellbinders French Frills set to finish the design.

I had a lot of fun making this card and I really hope you enjoyed seeing it. I want to encourage you to join our challenge this week. The main rule is to use an item carried by Classy Cards 'n Such store (from score tape to dies, anything will do). 

Link up your creation for a chance 
to win this fabulous stamp:
 
by Impression Obsession

I can't wait to see what you create for the challenge! Thanks so much for stopping by.

Comments

  1. Fabulous card!
    These borders are stunning!

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  2. Gorgeous card. Love the color combination.

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  3. Wow -- your card is stunning. You've put so much work into the lovely details!! Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!

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  4. Very pretty and I sure love pink. :) Your flowers are beautiful.

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  5. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  6. Pretty in Pink, especially the gingham check. I love the organic looking flowers, too!
    Lovely as always, TFS.
    Mindy

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  7. Very nicely done. Beautiful card.

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  8. Another stunning card!! so pretty!!
    Hugs, Ginny

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