Friday, January 04, 2008

{Blogger's Challenge Week 28 - Pink & Brown}


Man, am I ever having fun with chipboard lately. I've had it around forever, but have never really used it much until inspiration hit me, and hit me hard...lol On a recent shopping trip I bought 4 different packages of alphabet chipboard and I wanted to combine these different fonts to create a whimsical card. The fun thing about this card is that there are pieces that are traditionally elegant (notice the lace and stick pin), but the rest of it is totally irreverent. I think that says a lot about me and my personality, don't you?!

I was so very excited to learn that this week's Blogger's Challenge was to create something using Pink & Brown. This has to be one of my ALL-TIME favorite color combinations, and I think it works especially well for Valentine's Day...it reminds me of Love and Chocolate (the real reasons for Valentine's Day...lol)

This card is 5 1/4" square card. I first used my Hearts Cuttlebug embossing folder for the first mat on this Close to Cocoa card base. I took a scrap piece of the Close to Cocoa and covered it with a piece of lace that I have had lying around for ions, first temporarily adhering it to the card stock, then stitching around the edges. The hearts were cut using my Cuttlebug Nesting Hearts die. I used a frosted piece of plastic that came in some type of packaging. When I saw it, I thought it would look pretty as "something" on a card, so I hung onto it and I'm glad I did.

The chip board letters were painted first with Craft White ink and then using Iridescent Ice embossing powder which makes them quite sparklie IRL. The two pink hearts are punched Fun Foam which I glued onto the "S" to actually hide a boo-boo (shhhhh, don't tell anyone). These were adhered onto a matting ending up with a big KISS!

I'm probably dating myself, but I can remember writing "SWAK" on the back of envelopes when I would mail a letter...yes, before e-mail, people actually communicated through the MAIL! Shocking, isn't it. :) Of course, stamps weren't 41 cents then either.

Thank you so much for poppin' in today. I hope you enjoyed my card, and if you want to see other fabulous creations in Pink & Brown, check out the other participants of the Blogger's Challenge group. They are listed along the left-hand side of my blog. Have a great Friday.

The Fine Print:
Stamps: Rubber Stampede; Papers: Pretty in Pink, Close to Cocoa, Whisper White; Inks: White Craft Ink, Pretty in Pink; Accessories: Hearts Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Lace, Flirty Ribbon (retired) Stick Pin and beads from stash, Chipboard - various vendors; Fun Foam, Nesting Hearts Cuttlebug die, Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, Frosted Plastic, Rhinestones from stash.

17 comments :

Gerrie said...

Great card....don't ya' just luv those colors. Like the mixed fonts, creates interest...and I am SWAK!

Lisa said...

Great funky feel to your card - love the addition of the lace - adds a nice romantic touch.

tonistamps said...

ooooh! Love it Lynn! Reminds me to use chipboard more myself!

Basement Stamper said...

So much detail to this card! I have to say I love the "SWAK"...brings back memories of love notes in grade school!

astampingteddy said...

I just love, love, love everything about this card. But especially the nested hearts and the lace...

Claudia

Mistylynn said...

What an adorable card. I love the swak sentiment!
Misty in New Mexico

Karen said...

I love this color combo and such a great card too!! Yep - I remember the SWAK on envelopes too. :)

Stefanie said...

Very pretty Lynn! I love all the interest you added with the chipboard and lace. It adds so much dimension and texture.

Nikki said...

WOW! Love all the chipboard detail and that lace is fabulous! It looks GREAT! {SMILES}

Connie said...

What a great card! Love how you used the different fonts and bling...I remember SMAK on envelopes, too!

Lori said...

So cool! Love how you mixed the different chipboard fonts.

Lisa Bohler said...

This card screams FUN FUN FUN!!! Super cute!

Anita said...

Very cool! I must stop hoarding my chipboard! Love your card!

Anita Van Hal
stampn@westriv.com
www.anitastamps.com

MJ said...

Super idea combing the fonts. Love it the card is so fun.

Lauren (mytime) said...

LOVE your new blog bkgd! And that card is way cute! I get on kicks too! This looks like a fun one. Keep it up

Barbara said...

What a FUN card! Just loving the chipboard....great job!!

Sheryl said...

I really like how this card turned out--fun and pretty all at the same time!