Monday, January 30, 2012


It's been a while since I've played along with Sunny Challenges.    I really enjoyed spending time in my craft room today; this is my second card for the day - woohoo!  The challenge this week is to use Stampin' Up!'s yummy Pink Pirouette and Early Espresso together, using this sketch as the basis for your project:

I have used Very Vanilla as the accompanying neutral; here's what I came up with:

I stamped the maidenhair fern image, from Growing Green, onto the long Early Espresso panel, and the two Pink Pirouette panels (as well as on the sentiment oval).  I wanted it to be subtle, and am really pleased with the outcome - although it's hardly visible in the photo!  Can you see the stamping in this closer shot?:

Do you like the desserty look of the paper flower??  I started off with a flower made with Very Vanilla cardstock.  It was sprayed lightly with Frost White shimmer mist (shimmer paint missed with Isocol), then spritzed with Pink Pirouette and Early Espresso markers (using my Color Spritzer tool).  To finish off, I lightly sponged the edges of the outer petals with Pink Pirouette ink.  A glimmer brad fastens all the layers together.

Stamps: Growing Green, Happiest Birthday Wishes
Card: Pink Pirouette smooth and textured, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso
Ink: Pink Pirouette stampin' pad and marker, Early Espresso stampin' pad and marker
Other: Frost White shimmer paint mixed with Isocol, Basics Glimmer Brad, Basic Pearls, sponge daubers, Nestabilities, Color Spritzer tool, Very Vanilla seam binding, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, sticky strip


  1. WOW your flower is stunning, what a elegant card very pretty.
    Tam x

  2. Stunning card...Just perfect!

  3. Beautiful card, so subtle, the ribbon compliments that amazing flower!!!

  4. That flower has real wow factor Christine! I love the textured card stock too - it always looks so good with its smooth counterpart.

  5. So beautiful. I love the flower and the subtle stamping. Thanks so much for joining us at Sunny Challenges and Creations this week.

  6. Gorgeous Christine. Love the subtle stamping & your flower is WOW!!! So glad you could join us this week at Sunny Challenges & Creations.

  7. Absolutely gorgeous Christine. I really love the textured feel to this card. Thanks for playing along this week.n

  8. Perfect take on the sketch Christine. Love all the subtle details, the amazing flower & the offset sentiment. Hugs :)