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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Girlfriends + Pink = Fun Cards

So it’s after Valentine’s Day and I’m strolling through Scraphappy. There is still so much pretty pink paper, ribbon and cardstock, an amazing variety in shades of pink. I am intrigued…

I picked out several 12 x 12” sheets of pink cardstock, some pink and black ribbons, a breast cancer awareness punch, variety of pink buttons, rhinestones and flower embellishments. I cut some of the paper for horizontal cards and some for tall cards. My flower punch gave me lots of petals from the patterned papers. They were fun to assemble into flowers that can be added to any card.

There are many great color combinations for pink but the light chocolate jumped out at me. But once the creative side of my brain was engaged, the possibilities grew. What about pink and black, definitely!

Then I knew the pink needed flamingoes and a cupcake card… and then my favorite little penguin could show up in her little pink bathrobe. The cupcake card has a nice pink on pink textured card stock, pink Stickles for a glittery frosting and a fringe of layered brown and pink paper flowers with little silver brads to hold the little stacks together. The brads get a topping of pink Stickles too!

The pink and brown seemed soothing so my reflective lady with several shades of pink patterned paper was a must. Buttons made a nice complement to the pinks and browns. I stamped her in brown, layered the image with pink and more brown and let the subtleties of the color palette do the rest of the work.
Then a flurry of stamping without limits on theme; I have several sweet friends battling breast cancer so using the Flourishes Think Pink - Fight like a Girl kit was a must. (I think Scraphappy still has a couple of these great kits). The ribbon skirt is colored with Copic markers and accented with tiny pink rhinestones.

The black rickrack sectioned the pink and black card and created the perfect placement for the little penguin. I layered the stamped image onto black card stock to accent the color combo. By stamping and layering the words in the same manner as the image, the card develops a cohesive color combo.

And I wind up with 10 new pink cards with various themes and sayings. Some sweet friends are about to be reminded of how much they mean to me! Drop by and ask Christy and Stephanie to show you the great pink options they have and let the inspiration begin.