Monday, April 7, 2008

Pretty in Pink!

I did another card challenge today while the bug was sleeping. The 3rd challenge was Monochromatic, using the same colour but in different shades. I was not totally set on using pink (for the last few days I thought I was going to use greens!) but because I'm still not set on the baby card I created over the weekend, I decided to try another one.

I really do not have a big stash of DSP from SU or any in my current stash I wanted to use, so I improvised and used Jumbo Wheels instead to create a pattern. I never thought I'd get so into Wheels, but I really like them! They are perfect for making your own patterned paper if you do not have any you like or a background stamp.

I also decided instead of using small brads to use my brads from my Build-a-Brad kit I got in my last order. Love them! Overall I'm pretty happy with how this card turned out and I hope my friend likes it. I'm not sure how keen she is on the colour pink, but I know she likes Bunnies. :0)

All images copyright Stampin' Up!. Stamps: So Swirly Jumbo Wheel, It's Beautiful Jumbo Wheel, Short & Sweet, Always, Bundled in Love. Paper: Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Regal Rose . Ink: Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose. Other: Ribbon, Build a Brad, Dimensionals, Corner Rounder Punch. Card size: 4.5"x5.5". Inspiration from: Notimetostamp's Baby Girl Card.


  1. gah, don't sell me on the BaB or wheels!

    i'm all over making my own patterned paper lately, as well... i just ordered the Baroque Motifs because i see so much potential in those stamps for awesome background stamps...

    i love your card... it's sweet and very well done... i meant to say this before, but it's funny how quickly you've gotten the hang of making great card layouts!

  2. Thanks B! I saw this layout on SCS (of course!) and liked it so used it for this card. I think the big difference now is that I see ideas on SCS and instead of copying them "exactly" I now can change them up with different stamps, paper, inks etc.

    You really should get the BaB and a couple of wheels. ;) I've been debating the Baroque Motifs, definitely a lot of potential with that set.