Somewhere Over The Rainbow Blog Hop

Welcome to the CardMaker Magazine CardSwap Forum Somewhere Over the Rainbow blog hop.  I am the 3rd stop on the hop, so if you arrived here from Susan‘s wonderful blog you are in the right place.  If not, please start at the beginning so you get the full rainbow effect.

I was assigned the color pink.  I had to snort a bit as pink is SO not my favorite color.  However, it is my daughter’s favorite color, as well as my boss and so many other people, so I figured I’d give it my best shot.  If you visited my blog last week, you saw my first attempt with mainly pink where I asked for people’s opinions.  (Which no one gave.)

Here are the samples I came up with:

The first one I embossed with light pink embossing powder on a medium pink paper.  I really like the look of this one, but there is a tiny bit of white in the background paper, so it isn’t truly a totally pink card.  Those baubles are a dark pink.

My second attempt I decided to do some dry embossing and use some ribbons and buttons to tie it together.  Along the raised ridges of the flowers, I used a dark pink ink for shading and to make the ridges stand out.  I stamped “Smile” with a light pink ink, but it didn’t really show, so I went over it with a pink Souffle pen.  I used teeny tiny glue dots I had made (see previous blog entry for instructions) to get the ribbon to stay where I wanted it.  This one was all pink, but not as cute as I had hoped.

Which led to my third attempt.  This one was a lot of fun to make.  I used a very dark pink background paper (burgundy) and used the same light pink embossing powder for the dress form and sentiment.  Then I used a pink ink to stamp the dress form onto some patterned pink paper (I stamped on the back), then cut it out for the skirt.  It seemed a bit plain, so I added a couple of pink bows to the corners.  And a pink rhinestone for a little bling.

Well, I do feel a bit more comfortable working with pink after all that.  And hey, I got some of my pink loving people’s birthday cards done in the process.

There won’t be any prizes for participating in the blog hop, but you should get some great ideas as you hop along and we have a gallery  for you to post your hop inspired creations at the end.  Now, put a pillow under your chin for when your jaw drops as you hop on over to Jane‘s blog and see her amazing creation!  Don’t forget to leave a note at each stop to let us know what you think.

In case you lose your way, here is the list of blogs along the hop:

Lora

Susan

Golda <– You are here

Jane  (Your next stop)

Ana

Meredith

Laura

Angelina

Ashley  (Who will lead you to the pot of gold. . .treasures galore. . .challenges. . .games. . .and fun at the CROP!)

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Golda

I am a child of God, wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend. My favorite things to do are: read, make cards and candles, share what I've learned.

32 thoughts on “Somewhere Over The Rainbow Blog Hop”

  1. Golda, what a great job! You know, I did stop by and see your first pink card…but didn’t leave a comment…sorry! I thought it was great though. Pink isn’t my favorite either, but you have made some adorable cards! Great job!

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    1. Thank you Thea. I have a difficult time determining whether or not what I do is okay, so I try different things. That way I figure someone will see something they like.

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  2. Hi Golda! I love your pink cards!!! Pink is one of my favorite colors and probably the only color I feel comfortable doing the monochromatic technique with. Looks like you got the technique down pat because all 3 cards are fabulous.

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  3. WOW Golda! For someone who doesn’t like pink you rocked this color. They’re all beautiful but I really love the 3rd one with the dress form. Thanks girl for all the inspiration you’ve provided me with.

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  4. Golda, I just found out there was a blog hop, so I’m enjoying it at my leisure. Your pink cards are all great! I quite liked the second card–did you write the sentiment freestyle?

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    1. I’m glad you are enjoying the hop, even if it is belatedly. 🙂 The “Smile” on the second card is a stamp, but the ink didn’t show up, so I went over it with a Souffle pen. It is a little ragged because of that.

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