Saturday, November 17, 2007

Pink Petal Plus

I have officially made friends with pink. In fact, I am now madly in love with it! I haven't been using it right; I'm just fine with it when it's with black & silver. :0)

Funny story about this card. You'll never never never imagine where I got this silver grosgrain.....From my pants, ROFL! For real: the drawstring. Every time I put them on I kept thinking I LOVE that ribbon, so I finally cut it out! (Don't worry. There's no chance that my pants'll fall down, heehee.)

The edges of the ribbon are lightly singed with a lighter to prevent fraying and the knot is glued together (and on) with crystal effects. This is the same stamp I used to make the kid's butterfly card: Stampendous "Petals Plus." (The quality is divine! Can't stop raving--note: I'm not affiliated, just excitable, haha...) I stamped the petals on Basic Grey's "Infuse" or is it "Suffuse?" both are on there (inf-840.) Anyhow, I love the look of the silver encore ink with clear e.p. (tones it down.) After I embossed, I made a 'marker' by putting reinkers ("Pink Passion & Pixie Pink") in an aqua painter and painted the petals. Edited to Add: making a marker out of your aqua painter sucks. It stains it and takes a lot to clean it out. Live 'n' Learn, :0). One of the petals from the kit made the embossed silver on black background paper. I added the silver dots with the zig painty & many of the edges are distressed with a sponge dauber. Card stock? Regal Rose.

If you click on the photo, you can just barely make out the pink shimmer that I sprayed on with this homemade shimmer mist.

Happy Stampin'


~* Tracy *~ said...

Hi Mel :) You're going great with the pink!! I go through different colour obsessions and have a hard time ever picking a favourite! I love how you've done this card and the story behind the silver grosgrain!! hehe

Kim Etherington said...

Love that you are using pink. You did a fab job of it. Guess you'll need new pants for xmas now, eh. :o)

Anonymous said...

does this mean you want pink pants lol momp