10.10.2011

HSS Think Pink Challenge #88

 This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have PINK on the brain. Did you know October is Breast Cancer Awareness month? This is such an important cause to be aware of and making sure you have early screening is crucial! So here's to thinking pink this month...


For this weeks card I didn't want to make it too literal for the breast cancer awareness so instead I stuck with the pink color palette, but did a more generic card. I started with a Pink Pirouette base, layered a Rose Red on top and a Blushing Bride on top of that. The flourish (from the Baroque Motif set) was stamped in Rose Red ink and then (with the help of my Stamp-A-Ma Jig, I was able to stamp the image again in Versa Mark and emboss it with Clear Embossing powder.) It wasn't perfect, but I liked that even more because it left a faint shadow outside the original Rose Red image. The Lighthearted sentiment was also stamped in Rose Red ink. (I LOVE this set-it's in the Holiday Mini).


A Rose Red grosgrain ribbon was layered on top of a Whisper White Satin Ribbon and added to separate the two images. The final touch was the addition of a  Rose Red scored "flower" to which I added a Blushing Bride blossom from the Boho Blossom punch with an Antique Brad attached.
I was really happy how it turned out. I have been a bit timid in trying this technique, but now that I know how easy it is, I am hooked! (HINT: To keep the flower in place, punch a circle out of card stock and apply Sticky Strip or hot glue, and attach the flower to it. It will also make attaching it to your card so much easier).
Make sure you stop by and check out the other amazing projects from the other designers and welcome our newest DT member Rachel Ricks of The Little Blue Room.


Paper: Pink Pirouette, Rose Red, Blushing Bride, Rose Red Pattern Stack DSP
Ink: Rose Red, Versa Mark
Stamps: Baroque Motifs, Lighthearted
Tools: Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Stamp-A-Ma Jig, Simply Scored, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch
Embellishments: White Satin Ribbon, Rose Red Grosgrain Ribbon, Antique Brad, Sticky Strip

8 comments:

stampinbygenny said...

Shannon, I love your card! Perfectly stunning. Love the fan fold flower and the stamped flourish is fabulous.

inkedx2 said...

Great card Shannon! Love the medallion you did.

Bada-Bing Creations said...

Love it all! Love the lollie, the emobssing and I love that sentiment! I NEED to use mine!

Rachel @ The Little Blue Room said...

Wonderful card! The folded flower looks great. I think I'm addicted to those now.

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Joan said...

Fabulous card, Shannon! I love that flower - the stripes gives it the illusion of having so many folds - it's awesome.

Just a Thought.... said...

Very elegant!!! I love the flower and the flourish!! Thank you for the hint on mounting the fan flower. I had to find this trick out the hard way!! GREAT Job!! Amy

Bernie said...

Beautiful!!! Love the fan fold flower and the stamped flourish is fabulous.
Blessings Bernie