Saturday 3 October 2015

In the Pink

I sometimes like to stick to a limited colour palette and vary the depth of the tone - in this case shades of pink and white.  A mix of textures adds depth and interest.

I started with a simple A4 sheet of white card, scored in half to make an A5 landscape blank.  I didn't want to emboss the base card, so cut another piece of the same card to A5 (14.8cm x 21cm) and ran it through the Spellbinders Garden Lattice double sided embossing folder.  Before gluing the embossed panel to the front of the card, I went over it with Spun Sugar distress ink and a blending tool.  The strip along the centre of the card (21cm x 3.8cm) was stamped repeatedly using the small rose stamp by Claritystamp (now discontinued), using Spun Sugar and Picked Raspberry distress ink; alternating the colours, with the edge of the panel highlighted in the darker ink.

Two oval panels were cut using the largest and third largest scalloped oval dies from the mixed oval layering set by Tonic Studios. The larger oval was embossed using the Rose Vine 8" x 8" folder by Embossalicious; coloured using Spun Sugar distress ink and the edge highlighted in Picked Raspberry.  Before the smaller oval was removed from the die, Spun Sugar was used to highlight round the outside and the Today verse by Claritystamp was stamped, using Magenta Hue Archival ink for a crisp finish. 
Once the two ovals had been layered up, they were added to the centre of the card, using foam pads for added dimension.  Matching butterflies; one small and one small #2, from the
Exotic Butterflies sets by Cheery Lynn, were cut from white card and left white; colour was provided by using bright pink vellum for the matching angel wings.  Finally, the Spellbinders D-Lites Tiger Lily die was used twice; again, the die cuts were left white to provide a contrast with the coloured background.
This card is entered in the Anything Goes Wednesday Challenge at SimonSays Stamp.

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