Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Pink, red and cream

I could not wait to get to this latest CR84FN challenge!  Although I don't use red very much, I thought this color combination was beautiful:


I recently bought a DCWV paper pad which had at the very back this cream paper with an embossed and glittered red rose and a pink shadow behind it. That was my starting point.  I clear embossed a doily in the corner, then rubbed in some spun sugar distress ink to bring out the detail.  Then I stamped handwriting here and there in antique linen distress ink, and the sentiment in sepia ink.  All it needed then was a pink butterfly and a seam-binding ribbon, and I framed it in some girls' paperie paper with a brown dot.  I LOVE the result, like an old-fashioned love letter!


supplies: cream cardstock, DCWV "Garden Party" matstack, girl's paperie pink dp, Hero Arts CG168 Circle Doily, versamark ink and clear embossing powder, spun sugar distress ink, LP123 Artistic Window (script), antique linen distress ink, CL311 Valentine Flourishes, CL383 Antique Engravings (butterfly), on BoBunny tutu dot, reverse, Versafine Vintage Sepia ink, seam binding dyed with antique linen, pale pink pearly button

And here's a close-up to show you the detail of the embossing:

18 comments:

Pam W Merwin said...

This is so sweet. I love the softness of everything. Truly beautiful.

Lisa said...

This is just charming Lin! So soft and delicate :)

Michelle said...

OMG,Lin!! I am in love with this card! So wonderful!!

Brenda said...

That is absolutely beautiful Lin! You managed those colorus so well!

Tiffany said...

This is very yummy, Lin! Love the stamping and the embossing! Elegant, romantic colors, I may give this combo a try soon! Hope you are well!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

WOW Lin! This card is gorgeous! Love that beautiful butterfly and the embossed flower! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN :)

Dawn said...

WOW - that paper certainly was the perfect starting point and you have improved it 150% with your stamping. Stunning Lin

Nancy said...

What a stunning card, Lin! So pretty!

Lucille K said...

Hi Lin,
Just took a look a your posts for the past few days. All I can say is "Beautiful". You inspire me with your lovely works. TY for the post on my blog.
Lucille K xoxo

Wanda G (stampcat) said...

LOVE this!!! What a pretty inspiration image and your card did it justice! The pop of red is perfect. Have a blessed day! :-)

Deb Hickman said...

Very pretty card.xxx

Cathy A said...

Oh My Lin, I don't check your blog for a few days and you have created so many lovely projects, this one is just so delicate, just adore it!

Nancy said...

Absolute gorgeous-ness! I just love your style!

Arlene said...

The red flowers captured me. Beautiful!

Stella said...

Before I could write a comment I had to clean my desk; I kept drooling over this jewel :)
Absolutely fabulous; I think I see a winner.
In fact; there are more winners to look at here:)
Have a great weekend!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Gorgeous, Lin! Love the embossing detail! Thanks for joining us at CR84FN!

Andrea M said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS Lin! WOW! What a fabulous take on the challenge colors! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN!

Sue Lelli said...

Lin, this is GORGEOUS! LOVE the butterfly with the red flower image! LOVE the polka dot background, too! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!