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:
Golda <– You are here
Jane (Your next stop)