Thursday, July 23, 2009

Thinking Pink

Here’s my card for this week’s Unity Addicts Challenge. Taylor challenged us to make a card using one of Unity’s big sentiments as the focal image and to use pink, brown, and green as a color scheme.

For some reason, I really struggled with this challenge. I think it might have been because initially I just didn’t picture any of my big sentiments paired with pink, green, and brown. I finally ended up using the “home is where the heart is” sentiment from the May Kit of the Month. I colored the image in shades of pink using my Copic markers and matted the image on brown to match the outline of the image.

I found some patterned paper with hearts and shades of pink and just a bit of green that was a perfect fit for the sentiment—and for the challenge. I used a piece of it on the cardfront along with a soft pink satin ribbon. After layering on the sentiment, I added a trio of sparkly pink rhinestones as an embellishment. I had originally added some heart brads, but changed my mind. Fortunately, the rhinestones covered the brad holes nicely . . .

Materials Used:
May Kit of the Month (Unity Stamp Co.); White Pure Luxury cardstock (Gina K Designs); Rich Cocoa ink (Memento); markers (Copic); circle dies (Nestabilities); Close to Cocoa cardstock (Stampin’ Up); Sweet Blush cardstock, Sweet Blush satin ribbon (Papertrey Ink); designer paper (Luxe-Lovey line); pink self-adhesive rhinestones (Darice)

This was actually my first attempt at the challenge. I decided that the sentiment wasn't really the focal image on this one, so I tried again and ended up with the card you see above. I like this one much better, though!

I paired the "you are one of a kind" sentiment from Unity's brand new August Store Kit with the tree image from April's Kit of the Month. I used Copic markers to color all of the trees, except for one, green. One tree is colored pink and popped up on a dimensional for extra emphasis. I used my brand new airbrush (for the first time!) to fill in the sky. So fun!

I stamped the Distressed Dots background on a strip of Close to Cocoa cardstock and added that to the cardfront, underneath the image. I added a pretty rose bow with a wood button at the center as my only embellishment since the image panel is pretty big.

Materials Used:
August Store Kit, April Kit of the Month, and Distressed Dots background (Unity Stamp Co.); Rich Cocoa ink (Memento); markers, air brush (Copic); Close to Cocoa and Certainly Celery Classic inks, Regal Rose Craft ink, Pretty in Pink, Kiwi Kiss, and Close to Cocoa cardstock, Regal Rose grosgrain ribbon, stipple brush, dimensional (Stampin' Up!); wooden button, twine (Papertrey Ink)

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