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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Merry Everything!

Hey there!!  Winter weather has arrived here in the Pacific Northwest.... cold, cold rain (and maybe even snow... yikes!) plus high winds.  Definitely a good reason to stay inside and make cards!!  (Not that I need a good reason to make a card, hee hee!)




Anywhoo... have a card today for the current CR84FN color challenge to use pink, black and a neutral.  The layout is courtesy of Mojo Monday.  It took me awhile last night to hit on the right combo of cardstock and papers.  I started out with some patterned paper from Pink Paislee, but it didn't have enough pink and looked completely wrong with everything else.  So I got out my trusty 6x6 pad of Blush papers from My Mind's Eye and found just the right pink gingham paper.   The next problem was trying to work the black into my card.  At first I tried to use a solid piece of black cardstock in the sketch, but it looked way too harsh and out of place.  After trying a few other ideas I decided to stamp some cream cardstock with the Penny Black Delicate Pattern background stamp, add some Old Paper Distress Ink and finally acheived the right look.   The poinsettia image is the Penny Black stamp Christmas Star... my absolute favorite Penny Black stamp.   The image was stamped using Victorian Velvet distress ink and then colored with Spun Sugar distress ink.  The sentiment (also from Penny Black) was stamped on cream cardstock, die cut using a Spellbinders grommet tag die and then Old Paper distress ink applied. 

Supplies:  Cardstock: PTI cream; PP:  My Mind's Eye Lost & Found 2 Blush; Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black; Stamps:  Penny Black:  Christmas Star, Let It Snow & Delicate Pattern background stamp; Spellbinders Grommet Tag die; My Mind's Eye - Blush brads; Ribbon:  May Arts pink pleated ribbon; Pearls:  Zva Creative

21 comments:

Christine said...

Beautiful christmasflower and the colours are great even for a christmascard! Here in Belgium the weather is dry but also a bit colder. The perfect weather to make some cards!
Hug
Christine

Isha said...

Love your card Rosemary. Really beautiful...love the soft colors too.

Lynne said...

This is gorgeous Rosie. Love that Poinsettia.
Lynne xxx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Rosi
Fabulous card ...love the colours...
HUGS SYLVIE
XX

Jenny said...

Oh Rosemary I just love the pink Poinsettia! You've got the subtle black pattern just right...it really compliments the pink in fact everything about your card is so pretty :)
Jenny x

Barb said...

So pretty, Rosie! Love the way you used the sketch and colors! Your pink poinsettia is gorgeous!

Valerie said...

Love the gingham and the gorgeous poinsettia!
Val x

Sue said...

Hello Rosie
You did the right thing in keeping your Black to the minimum, this works really well, that delicate BG is just enough to connect with the sentiment and break up the pink.
A lovely card.
Smiles:)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Such a beautiful card Rosemary! That Poinsettia is stunning and love the fancy label showcasing the sentiment! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

Lisa Lara said...

Awww....all this beautiful soft pink. You know....pink poinsettias are actually my favorite.

Nancy said...

Hello Rosemary! I love the soft colors and all the texture you created. Just beautiful! Hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Olga said...

Love the poinsettia, and the card is gorgeous!!!!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Rosemary you knocked this color challenge out of the park! Fun twist with the gingham.

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

So pretty in pink! That poinsettia looks incredible. Thanks for playing Mojo Monday!

Debgem said...

Oh my, this is so pretty! I really like the mixture of papers and the lovely ruffle ribbon! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!

Katina said...

This is so beautiful! I love the colours you've chosen.
xx

Elise said...

Hellooooooooooooooo, Mrs. Lovely! Don't you look grand in these alternative Christmas hues! This card is POSITIVELY lovely! Makes me feel underdressed! *xoxo*

Brenda said...

What a beauty! Love pink and black together! This is extraordinary!

Lisa said...

So pretty! Love the sweet gingham and your lovely poinsettia!

Michelle said...

Be still my heart....I love this card! Beautiful poinsettia!

gg nurse said...

Came to look at this one again, too! Would never have thought of the gingham & it makes such a unique & wonderful card! Your coloring is awesome as always!