Now, if you've followed my blog at all, you know that I love making cards with a vintage flair. Shoot, I like vintage so much I leave a small vintage decorated tree up year round. I can't make myself take it down. It just makes me happy to look at it.
I don't have any pink decorations (I lean more towards turquoise), but I thought it would be fun to make a pink Christmas card, so thus this month's challenge: Think Pink
Anything goes, as long as you feature pink and Christmas. That's it. And if you participate, you could win some free Power Poppy stamps. What's not to love about that deal!!!
When I saw Marcy's new Holly Golightly this last release, I knew immediately that I wanted to color the leaves pink. I know it's not traditional, but I like to break minor rules on occasion. You know...the ones that make you feel like you're rebelling, but you won't get in trouble? I freak when I get in trouble, so this is as "bad" as I get.
So, since we're going vintage, I had to add some sparkle. The background was made using a Tapestry diecut (Spellbinders), along with some gorgeous pink/white Prima Paper and Silver Pearl Embossing Powder by Wow! I just inked up the whole diecut piece with Versamark, poured the ep all over and heated that baby up. I LOVE the pink shimmery look I ended up with. It's also backless, so you can see through the die.
The leaves were colored with Copics, (which I added E31 afterwards to, to vintage them up) and I added a touch of sparkle to them with a Quickie Glue Pen and some Dazzling Diamonds glitter (SU!). Once again, I used my Quickie Glue Pen on the berries, and covered them with some White Opaque Micro Fine Glitter (Glitter Ritz).
Below is a close up so you can see the shimmer of the Silver Pearl ep, as well as a bit of the sparkle on the image.
Oh...and I can't forget...I stamped the image with Gray Flannel Memento Ink to give it a softer vintage feel.
That's it for my project. The following Bloom Brigaders have some more pink inspiration to share with y'all, so head on by to check out their blogs.
- Allison Cope
- Christine Okken
- Cindy Lawrence
- Katie Sims
- Stacy Morgan
- Tosha Leyendekker---you are here
- Power Poppy
Thank you so much for dropping by! I'm honored that you took the time!
Have a fabulous weekend.
Stamps: Holly Golightly (Power Poppy)
Paper: X-Press It, Rossi Belle (Prima), White (PTI)
Ink: Gray Flannel (Memento)
Dies: Tapestry, Timeless Rectangle (Spellbinders), Stitched Rectangles (Waltzingmouse)
Accessories: Copics, Silver Pearl Ep (Wow!), Dazzling Diamonds glitter (SU!), White Opaque Micro Fine Glitter (Glitter Ritz), Quickie Glue Pen