Crazy Color Combo

It doesn’t seem common to see red and pink together and they don’t really seem to go together, but sometimes it works.  (Please notice that “sometimes”.)  Recently, I have seen red and pink used together a lot.  I could see if it were close to Valentine’s Day, but these are mainly Christmas cards.  So, I tried putting the two colors together on this card.  This is for the MFP SpeedyTV Simple Salutations challenge from last week.  The challenge was to use paper piecing.  I did, but as this was a mostly solid image, the only part I could paper piece was the mirror.  To be able to put red on pink and have it come out a bright red, I used red embossing powder.  I have to tell you, finding a real red embossing powder was not easy.  This one is from Sparkle ‘n Sprinkle and is called Candy Apple Red.

9-29-13 SPTV STV

 

Supplies:

  • Bubblegum Pink Card – Gina K.
  • Patterned Paper – ? – received this piece from a friend
  • Ric-rac – ?
  • Vintage Chic – Gina K. – sentiment and image
  • Candy Apple Red embossing powder – Sparkle ‘n Sprinkle
  • Adhesive – Scotch Advanced Tape Glider

Oh, I did adhere the top left ric-rac down with a Zig Two Way Glue pen after taking the picture as that was when I noticed it was twisting.

Thanks for spending some time with me today!

Three-in-One

I completed three challenges in one card today.  However, it did not turn out quite like I had envisioned.  The first challenge was a sketch on CardSwap, the second was a CAS done in pink regarding love and hope for StampTV, the third was a distressing challenge on SpeedyTV.  The distressing is a bit overboard, but it pretty well follows the sketch and definitely the pink CAS.

 

Supplies:

  • Worn Lipstick distress ink (Ranger)
  • Rosebud ink (Memento)
  • Blushing Pink embossing powder (Stampendous)
  • Labels Ten (Spellbinders)
  • Clear glaze pen (Sakura)

First I taped down my base card, ripped some paper and taped it down over the top leaving space between.  I then inked it with the distress ink.  After that, I took a rectangle of paper and cut the label out of the middle.  Then I inked the center area.  Stamping the sentiment on came next, followed by stamping the flowers on my inked area and embossing.  I then used some tape to pull up a bit around the edge of my card and inked that.  The sentiment didn’t stand out much, so I went over it with the clear glaze pen.

Thanks for spending some time with me today!