Tuesday 15 January 2019

Pretty in Pink- The Flower Challenge #28, Pink and Grey

Good Morning.
I happy to be back with another card for 

Our theme this month is a colour Challenge- use Pink and Grey.
Please check out all the wonderful cards designed by our most talented design team.

I have to say that I quite like this combo.  It has a nice softness to it.

So onto my card.
I began by placing the Rectangle mask from A Colorful Life over my white cardstock.  I love using the mask as I am left with a clean, fresh white border when done.
I laid the Circle Make Circles stencil over my mask and sponged on some Spun Sugar Distress ink using my inking tool.  I removed the stencil and added some stamping to the background to add more depth and interest.  
Leaving my mask in place, I sponged all the edges to help define the stamped area.
Next, I placed the piece inside my Misti (with the mask still attached) and inked up the flowers and the sentiment using some grey ink and stamped over my background.
I removed the mask and mounted the piece onto some matching pink cardstock and then onto a plain white card base.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.
I hope you will come and play along with us.

*Mary Kay from A Colorful Life Designs is offering a discount on stencils and masks.*
Just use the code KarenFan10.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Addicted to Stamps and More- CLEAN AND SIMPLE
CAS on Friday- FLOWERS
Craft Stamper Magazine- ANYTHING STAMPED GOES

Stamps- Insightful Meadow (Unity); sentiment from Sketched Flowers (SSS); Texture (Prima); 
Stitch Sewing Border (TH)
Inks- Spun Sugar Distress (TH), Manatee (Lawn Fawn)
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ontario)
Accessories and Tools- Misti (My Sweet Petunia); Stencil- Circle Make Circles (A Colorful Life Designs)
Marvelous Rectangle Mask  (A Colorful Life Designs); inking tool (TH)


Pat said...

I love the background with the circles and the added stamping Karen, and also the sponging to the edges of the rectangle gives great definition. The wildflowers and the sentiment go beautifully too. A super card! x

Gabi MeWi said...

So pretty.Love the Colors.

Marcia Hill said...

Lovely, lovely card Karen...love the soft pink and gray together!! :0)

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful Karen, love all the layers in your background. It's the perfect frame for your flowers :)

I Card Everyone said...

A stunning reminder that I have a card ready for your challenge, Karen! Gorgeous Queen Anne's Lace!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

OH! I LOVE the colour combo and how you have put this together, so very beautiful Karen.

Loll said...

Really beautiful card Karen. I do like this colour combo too ... so soft and delicate. Still hoping to play along ... just need to find some time! xx

Pam said...


Viv said...

This is so pretty with the stencil background highlighting the flowers.
Hoping to find time to join in this month - but am not holding my breath!

Bonnie said...

I love all the interest in the background! The gray silhouette adds depth without hiding the design behind it!

Susan said...

So unusual to see a pink card from you, Karen! Love it!! Beautiful stenciled background for the silhouette plants!

kiwimeskreations said...

Love the pink background with the grey silhouette flowers Karen

Ina G said...

Beautiful CAS card Karen. Love the soft background. Ina
and Thanks for sharing over at ATSM this week.

Mac Mable said...

So delicate and pretty and so perfect for the occasion. Love the mix of the gorgeous background against the silhouette of the grey flowers x.

Viv said...

Another perfect card here Karen! love the soft look to the background and the grey flowers look just divine with it too ;) hugs Viv xx

TaeEun said...

The mixed media feel of the background goes so perfectly with the gray silhouette image and sentiment! An awesome pink & gray card!!! I didn't know you like this color combo, Karen :)!

Julie B said...

Love the depth of your pink background panel and the grey stamped silhouetted flowers.
Thanks for sharing at ATSM. :)

Bobby said...

Your backgrounds never cease to enthrall me, Karen. Those flowers look great stamped in gray.

Ericka Strange said...

I always love your gorgeous backgrounds Karen! This one is so pretty in the pink and I love the mixture of patterns. The gray flowers are perfect with this beautiful sentiment. Great job!

Linda said...

This is most definitely pretty in pink .... love the background! Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

Debbie L said...

Love this card and used it as inspiration to make my niece's bday card. Don't have the same stamps, but I was able to capture your card pretty well. Thank you so much for the inspiration!