Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Celebrate Pink!

Hi and welcome!  Today's card is a celebration of pink - appropriate given the month we're in:)

I used the colors from ColourQ, plus the cue words from CASology (splatter), Addicted to CAS (stencil) and JUGS (celebrate) to come up with this card:

I positioned the Tim Holtz Splatters stencil onto a white card base and then masked off some of the smaller splatters to try and keep the card cleaner.  I then sponged Spun Sugar over all the splatters, before bringing in some Worn Lipstick then Picked Raspberry just from the edges to create a softer effect in the center.

The sentiment comes from an older Stampin' Up set called Celebrate Everything. I just love the font of the word "celebrate" and I embossed that with pewter embossing powder, then stamped the word "today" underneath and to the right.

The observant among you will note that I talked about a white card base up above.  Yep, this was intended to be a one-layer card, but I sponged the splatter too high up and it just looked a bit off-kilter, so I cut the card base up and layered it onto a black card base.  Much easier on the eye :)

Lastly, a huge congrats to Arielle and the team at ColourQ for keeping this awesome challenge going for five years!  What an accomplishment!

Thanks for visiting.  

Products used:

Stamps:  Celebrate Everything (SU)
Ink:  Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark
Cardstock:  Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories:  Splatters stencil (Tim Holtz), Pewter EP (SU), Rhinestones


Edited to Add:  This card got a mention at ColorQ


Lee Ann Barrett said...

Wow, Karren! You did an amazing job here, not just with your super card, but also with superb combining of 4 sketches!

Jen Camara Mitchell said...

Wow! This is fantastic! I love it!

Chris Dring said...

Wow! What a fantastic card, and way to combine all these challenges! Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

Sharyn Polesel said...

Beautiful card! I love the pretty pink splotches and the embossed Celebrate. Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Super pretty!!! Thanks for joining us at CASology!!!

Melissa said...

I'm so glad I'm not the only one that starts out with one-layer intentions...LOL!
This is beautifully done, Karren!!!
Thanks so much for joining us over at CASology! :)

Hannelie said...

I linked up next to you in 2 challenges Karren! Great minds think alike!
Love your card!

sandie said...

I think this is fabulous and I so love you did a cover up with the black...I am always doing stuff like this and often it is better than my original idea. I think the black strips here work perfectly. Thanks for joining us at ATCAS

Cheryl said...

Four great challenges! Love that splash of pink and the silvery sentiment! Just a great card!
Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

Bonnie said...

Fantastic! I have all this stuff and would never have thought to put them together! Thanks for the inspiration!

Lisa Elton said...

You did a great job combining all of the challenges into this terrific card! Thanks so much for joining us at the ColourQ!

Claire said...

What a perfect way you've combined all those challenges - this is just gorgeous in its simplicity. Thanks for playing along at Colour Q!

Anonymous said...

I Love it ! Gorgeous CAS creativity and such a fabulous splatter. The sentiment is a great contrast.Thanks so much for joining us at ATCAS and good luck.


Kylie said...

LOVE this splatter stencil. Great colours and perfectly CAS! Thanks so much for playing along at ATCAS xx

Greta said...

Oh my goodness--you used that stencil to perfection, Karren! Love everything about this card!

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card, Karren, sorry to be so late coming by! Thanks for playing with us at the colourQ.