2/23 Always Pretty!


Today the Inspiration Challenge at SCS was to take a look at this picture from Country Living Magazine and let it inspire your card art. The first thing I noticed was all the green and then the pink of course. I always zone in on pinks . . . three daughters, a girly girl myself . . . pink is way up there on my color agenda.
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My Blossoms Abound was still sitting on my desk from last evenings card making frenzy. I just picked it up, cleaned it off (I've never been very good about cleaning my ink off immediately!) and then a stampin' away I went. I used Pixie Pink stamped off once for the base of my lilac. Then, full strength Pink Passion for the second part of the flower. The stem is Garden Green and Gable Green.
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I noticed some lovely swirls on the pillows and that inspired me to pull out my Baroque Motifs set. I stamped the swirl in Garden Green onto Gable Green paper. The base of my card is Garden Green. I decided to try my hand at a dotted border . . . isn't it lovely? That's SU's white gel pen on Pink Passion paper. I had some sheer ribbon that matched the Pink Passion paper perfectly so that was tied into a bow and what do you know . . . instant fluff! I love fluff. The next layer of paper is Pixie Pink and then my image panel both of which are corner notched with the Ticket Corner Punch and then popped up with foam tape.
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My next thought was what do I put in all that white space in the lower right hand corner of my image panel. I saw the oranges in the basket and my thoughts went round. Hmmmm . . . what do I have that is round? That's when I remembered my brand new set that I just put together . . . my Always set! I knew it would be perfect and it was! I stamped it in Garden Green, added a flower to the middle stamped in Pink Passion, punched it out with my circle punch and popped it up on foam tape. Now all that I needed to do was grab my Pretties Kit and put all the finishing touches on. Half-back white pearls in the corners and a stick pin with pearls and crystals. It's just soooo pretty!!!
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Supplies I used to make this card:
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Stamps: Baroque Motifs, Blossoms Abound, Always
Paper: Garden Green, Gable Green, Pink Passion, Pixie Pink, Whisper White
Ink: Garden Green, Gable Green, Pink Passion, Pixie Pink
Accessories: Sponge to edge the Gable Green panel with Garden Green ink, Foam Tape, White Gel Pen, Sheer Pink Ribbon (from my stash!), Pretties Kit, Ticket Corner Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch




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