Thursday, 9 April 2009

Starting my mini holiday with another pink card

Yippee. A mini holiday. I'm on leave now until Tuesday when I go back to work and then have a stamp class in the evening. We'll be using the Summer by the Sea set (see some previous examples here) and there are still a couple of places left so please contact me if you're in the S36 area and would like to come along.

I thought I'd blog early today as I'm going to meet one of my downlines for a coffee mid-morning and then hubby and I are out for a fancy meal tonight. What a great start to the holiday *beaming smile on face*.

This card is one that I actually started quite a while ago. I asked my blog readers what their favourite colour combos were and said that I'd incorporate them into my cardmaking (- bet they thought I'd completely forgotten). Heather said hers was pink and so I started to put together some pink elements ... then I got side tracked. But I didn't forget and so today I finished off the first one. Heather hun (when you get back online) today's card was made with you in mind.

I started with the main panel on the front of the card and stamped the large flower from the One of a Kind set in Regal Rose ink on Whisper White card. Corners were punched with the corner rounder. After stamping the flower trio from the same set with Pretty in Pink ink on Whisper White card I punched them out with the Boho Blossoms punch and attached just the smallest ones to each corner with a pink brad from the Rich Regals collection. The centre is the dinky flower from the One of a Kind set stamped in Pretty in Pink, punched with the 1/2" circle punch and mounted with a dimensional. The whole was matted onto Rose Red card also corner rounded.

I had also previously prepared the ribbon by stamping the For You sentiment from the One of a Kind set in black Stazon onto Regal Rose, wide grosgrain ribbon.

When I came back to it this morning I decided to switch from a portrait (vertical) to a landscape (hoizontal) style card. Using my scallop edge punch I added a border of Rose Red Designer Paper to the front and to the inside of the card on opposite edges and also punched the opening edge of the card to reveal the paper. I wrapped the stamped ribbon over the front paper border. The main panel was added on dimensionals and then the card was finished by adding the Birthday Wishes sentiment from the Sincere Salutations to the inside.

Hope you like it Heather.

Sara xx


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margaret said...

What a pretty card Sara. I bet Hayley will be surprised. tee hee xx

Kate Lewis said...

Gorgeous Sara - love the rounded corners on this! Great design! Have a lovely weekend - by the sounds of it it's getting off to a great start!!! Love Kate xx

Heather Bradley said...

Oh babe, its stunning! I love the idea of your card being inspired from my love of pink *giggle*
I am still not back online yet, renovations are taking longer than I had hoped.....I have come visiting number 1 son and hijacked his laptop while I'm here *smile*
Will be back soon hun x
*hugs* Heather x