Friday, January 4, 2008

Pink, brown, and Beate!


I'm on time! Amazing, isn't it? Today's blogger's challenge was to use pink and brown. I love those colors together! This card is actually Cameo Coral and Chocolate chip, but....close enough! I had made the card base a while ago and it had been sitting on my desk waiting for the inspiration to finish it. I made it with cameo coral for the base, a square of chocolate chip on top of that, and pieces of designer paper from the Apple Cider and Darling doodles packets. I stamped the big flower, words, little flowers, and the dotted borders with chocolate chip. To get the light and dark on the flowers, I colored parts with my M3 in coral and then chalked with the same color. The effect in person is great! I love how all the SU colors coordinate! The dots are from the Along the Same Lines stamp set. I layered a smaller flower on top of the big flower to give it some dimension and popped the smaller one up with some pop dots. I added some stickles to the flower centers, the outside edge of the big flower and all the swirly dots in the background. When I was done with all that....I stepped back and felt like it still needed a little something so I pulled out the sewing machine and added the stitched lines across the top. The funny thing is...the thread pulled out so I ended up using my white gel pen to make the actual stitch lines, faux! oh well.
This card was also inspired by Beate's Friday challenge. Take a look at all the great variations on her blog.
I'm busy getting swaps ready for leadership so....I'll share more later! Have a great day!

16 comments:

Lynn Mercurio said...

This is really quite lovely. I enjoy looking at all the fine details like your faux stitching and the way you highlighted your sentiment. Your card is awesome!

Nikki said...

Fabulous!!! and you are right...those stiches add just the right touch! Beautiful! {SMILES}

Kim said...

what a beautiful card, I love it...

astampingteddy said...

what a cute, cute card. The stitching is awesome on this card. Love it!
Claudia

Lori said...

Love the stitching--it goes perfectly with the pattern on the designer paper.

Gerrie said...

Oh....very nice card! The stitching adds so much.

Connie said...

I love your card! I still haven't mounted that set, but you've inspired me to get it done! Love the colors...I was so disappointed that they discontinued Darling Doodles paper...it really is cute!

beate said...

Beckie, what a fun card. I love your faux stitched line in the DP.
Thanks for playing with the sketch.
Have a great weekend
Hugs and smiles

Lisa Bohler said...

Love all of the details and yes, I believe Cameo fits into the pink family!!!

Ida said...

Lots of great details on this card. Love the glitter and the great piercing.

Basement Stamper said...

Very cute, I was just thinking of breakign out this set, using Beate's challenge and our weekly colors as well. Great minds think alike. Love your card!

Andrea, said...

Fabulous cards, love the colour scheme

MJ said...

I LOVE stitching! Great card.

Lauren (mytime) said...

Love the stitching detail!! Nicely done :D

tonistamps said...

Great use of this set Beckie! Wonderful job with the shading.

laurie serino said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE what you did with this stamp set, I have had trouble using mine.
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