Saturday, 23 December 2017

Kindness in Pink

Hi and welcome!  I am so happy to be on a two-week break from work!  The last 6 months have been so, so busy to the point where I wasn't enjoying crafting very much.  I'm hoping that having a short break from work will rejuvenate me and allow me some time to get back to enjoying stamping.

Yesterday was my first day off work and, apart from doing some minor tidying up in the craft room, I spent most of the day binge-watching Netflix in a kind of mindless way.  Today, I decided to get back to normal and after laundry and a bit of gardening, I went into the craft room and produced two cards which aren't too horrible.

Here's the second one I made, which was made using the sketch at MFT, the Gah!Pink challenge at Shopping Our Stash (a new-to-me challenge) and CASology, who have a cue word of Kindness this week.

I cut four Stiched  Mod Squares from the smallest die in the set, using four different pink MFT cardstocks.  I was determined to create a "kindness" sentiment from my MFT supplies, so had to do some manipulating of the sentiments in the Geometric Greenery set to get the "Thank you for being so" part.  I have nothing from MFT that says "kind" or "kindness" so Bottlecap Letters dies to the rescue!  Slanted Sentiment Strips is probably my most used die and here it is again, both in white and for the gold offset.  To keep the stitched theme going, I die-cut the top and bottom edges with the straight die from Stitched Basic Edges.

Once I was happy with the sentiment, I went to work on the card base.  I layered a white, stitched die-cut panel to a white card base and then gold embossed some spatters from the Distressed Patterns set.  I arranged the pink squares and then added the two different parts to the sentiment.

Thanks so much for visiting!  I'll be back tomorrow with the first of the two cards I made today.

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Products used:

Stamps:  Distressed Patterns, Geometric Greenery (MFT)
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Versamark
Cardstock:  White, Gold, Bubblegum, Ripe Raspberry, Pink Lemonade, Cotton Candy (MFT)
Dies:  Stitched Mod Squares, Slanted Sentiment Strips, Bottlecap Letters, Stitched Basic Edges, Stitched Rectangle Stax (MFT)
Accessories:  Gold EP


Edited to Add:  This card got a shout out at CASology.


Linda Callahan said...

Hooray for time off! This is lovely....the pinks and embossed gold spatters are perfect!

Kara Lynne said...

Wonderful card, Karren! Such a fantastic way to use those various challenges together! I hope you will be well rested on your break.

Donna said...

Glad you found (and joined) us at SOS!
Love the pink blocks on your card!
Thanks for going PINK with the crew from SHOPPING OUR STASH!!

Mimi said...

Hi, and welcome to SOS! This card is so clean and cohesive-- your extra efforts to stay with the stitched theme paid off! The gold accent paper and splatters are my fave touch! Thanks for visiting, and hope you bookmarked us for Tuesdays in 2018!

Petra Swart said...

Oh, you make the most beautiful cards, Karren!!!!! Love the pink and gold!!!!

Cara said...

I love this and the gold embossed splatters are fabulous x

Jen Camara Mitchell said...

I need one of those vacations! Lucky you that you've got some time off. I hope that you are appropriately rejuvenated!! By the looks of this card I'd say you are! I love those mod squares and the splatters of gold embossing behind them. This is a fabulous card!

Chris Dring said...

Glad that you found us! Your card is gorgeous! CAS with just a touch of splattery goodness! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Barb Ghig said...

Your mod squares are perfect for the sketch and I'm loving all those pretty shades of pink! Clever idea to emboss the distress pattern in gold, too...Awesome card, Karren!

Deidre said...

Karren, you used those stitches in all the right places! The shades of pink and splats of gold are lovely too! Thanks for sharing with us again at CASology!