Thursday, October 29, 2009

Think Pink

The PPA14 challenge today is to 'Think Pink' in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month. Unfortunately we all know of someone effected by this terrible disease, so lets raise awareness together with a tribute to all those battling this disease and to all those that have beat it!

I was initially in pink baby mode as my girlfriend is due any day, but then decided to 'think pink' in Christmas mode. I have always loved the look of the soft pink and white poinsettias, it makes me think of a Victorian era. I had seen Andrea Walford kreate holly leaves from a Wide Oval punch and 1-1/4 Circle Punch. Not quite poinsettias, but a non traditional holly and Christmas colors... I thought it would be the perfect soft pink touch. I was in love with the idea in my head more than the outcome of my card. I'm sure I'm not the only one this happens to! Maybe it will grow on me?! or maybe I'll need to work on it :)

* Standard Whisper White card base with the edges sponged with Pretty in Pink. Tip: I use daubers on almost every card I make. They keep my fingers clean :) (hate to get an ink smudge on a finished card!), and they are the perfect little tool to add a little depth and dimension.

* Used a VersaMark Pen to line the edge of the card and heat set some Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder.

* Popped out three Wide Ovals in Whisper White and applied some Champagne Shimmer Paint with a Sponge Dauber. Using a 1-1/4" Circle Punch, I continued to kreate my holly leaves.

* Added some Pretty in Pink to the edges of my holly with ...yep, a Sponge Dauber. Then edged each holly leaf with some Crystal Effects and Dazzling Diamonds.

* Each holly leaf was popped up on dimensionals and 3 pink Fire Circle Rhinestones kreate the 'berries'

* The Scribbles Swirls sizzlit and Old Olive took a run through my Big Shot. Added some Crystal Effects and more Dazzling Diamonds to match my holly.

* My sentiment, from All Holidays, was inked in Regal Rose Craft ink and set with some Iridescent Ice embossing powder.

* The corner accents come from the Pattern Pines Hostess Lev 1 set in the Holiday Mini. These were given the same treatment as my sentiment.

Think Pink and make sure to upload your kreation to the PPA. The design team has some pink Blog Candy waiting for you!!

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Kristie said...

So pretty! Love the sparkle :)

Melissa said...

Your creation is so elegant! I too, love the sparkles!

Ann Schach said...

Wow! I love the bling and sparkle! Beautiful card, Kim!

....Linda.... said...

Love the glittery look with the pink. Thanks for the punch tip for the leaves - I am going to try it! Pretty card!

Mary Fish said...

I'm knocked out by your combination for the holidays in soft pink. I went so bright for mine and really adore your subtle contrast. Hugs, M

Kris Kilcoyne said...

I love your sponging and bling on this card.

I get such a soft, peaceful feeling from your card.

Lorraine said...

First, I love the card. So soft and pretty.

Second, I'm so glad you pointed out those little corner motifs. I was so focused on the trees in that set that I didn't realize there were any stamps that went with it.

Third, great tip for the daubers!

Cards by gina said...

Stunning card, Kim! Love everything about it! Great tips, too.

Carrie said...

This is so soft and pretty!

Margaret Moody said...

This is so beautiful, Kim! Love the pink Christmas theme! Love the pretty sparkles, too! Wonderful job!

Carla Bazhenow said...

Beautiful card, Kim. Love the Chrismas theme and the pretty details. Hugs,

Pals Paper Arts said...

On behalf of the Pals Paper Arts design them, thank you for playing at PPA!

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