Friday, January 11, 2013

A Favorite Color Combo

Pink and of my all time favorite color combos.  I was sooooo very excited when I saw these were the challenge colors over at Create With Connie and Mary this week!  I also needed a birthday card for one of my very best friends and it just so happens Seize The Birthday challenge blog launches this week with a fun sketch geared toward all things girly.  Perfect!
2012 Create Thursday-014

I started by stamping the main panel in Midnight Muse ink with a stamp from a brand new set of mine from SU called Affection Collection.  I used my labels 3 die from Spellbinders to cut it out.  I also did a little sponging with Pink Pirouette ink around the edge of the die to make a subtle frame.  Then, I ran my brayer over my Illumination ink pad and brayered the shimmery ink right onto the main panel!  I love how this turned out!  I also inked up the Lacy Brocade EF with the same and ran it through the Big Shot.  It gives a little shimmer to the raised background. 

I liked this look so much that I also brayered over the Friend label and the little banner in the corner.  Some pearls, as well as the designer paper and ribbon all work together to finish off my card.

Here's a list of supplies I used....
Stamps: Affection Collection
Paper: White, Midnight Muse, In Color DP, Pink Pirouette
Ink: Midnight Muse, Pink Pirouette, Illuminate
Accessories: Lacy Brocade EF, Pink Pirouette grosgrain ribbon, Midnight Muse satin ribbon, Spellbinders Labels 3 die, Modern Label punch, Pearls

Thanks for taking a peek!


  1. Simply gorgeous!!! Love this elegant and classy color combo and your card is perfect. Wonderful take on the sketch too! So lovely.
    Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday!!!

  2. really pretty, Jenny! thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

  3. Very pretty layout and great use of the color challenge. Love the stamped layer very much! Thanks for joining Create with Connie & Mary this week!

  4. Wow Jenny, these colours are stunning together, who knew! Love your take on the sketch! So happy you joined us at Seize the Birthday!

  5. This card is so pretty! The Illuminate ink really adds a beautiful simmer to the die cut! Thanks for joining us in the challenge this week @ Create with Connie and Mary!

  6. very pretty, I love all the different patterns and the simple, elegant color combination is the perfect balance

  7. LOVE all the texture on this...creates so much interest for the greeting! Thanks for playing along on the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge.

  8. This is so pretty and elegant! LOVE the embossed Lacey Brocade background! And I love how that die fits the stamp so perfectly! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  9. Beautiful! I'm sad that set didn't make it on the list to elegant! I love the shadowing in the background, too! Thanks for playing along with the color challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!