Saturday, July 10, 2010

Pink and Peachy

Good Saturday morning to you.  It's a glorious day and I may just have the chance to finish my book on the porch later!  So a quick post for you today, OK?

Two new challenges really tested me to put together a color combination that I would NEVER have dreamed of in a million years...Baby Pink, Peach, and Black.  WHAT?  That's exactly what I thought until I scrolled down and looked at this yummy photograph.  Gorgeous, don't you think?

I've been itching to dig into our new In Color package and here was my chance.  Everyone ... meet Peach Parfait.  It served as my card base so you don't see much from the front.  I've included an image of just the cardstock. 

On to my project for today. 

The printed papers are old but they look wonderful for this project.  The flower was created using different punches ... Fancy Flower Extra Large, 5-Petal Flower Extra Large, and an old retired punch very much like Boho Blossoms Extra Large (that gives you THREE small flowers).  The paper I used was Pretty in Pink to keep with the "Baby Pink" requirement in this challenge.  The pearl in the center is self sticking and available with our Basic Pearls Jewels.  I'm so excited that we offer these embellishments now ... I go through them like crazy!  After the flower was dry, I misted it with our Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz to add a shimmer.  Click on the photo to enlarge the image - you'll see the subtle glitter.  Isn't it wonderful?  Here's a link  to a fantastic tutorial on creating this little bundle of goodness.  It's so fun ... I hope you try it!

The black was brought into the project with our rich 5/8" Satin Ribbon.  It comes in 13 colors and ties beautifully ... I don't have them all (yet).  I keep a little stash of black and white checked ribbon just for detailing such as this.  The buttons and pearl are on a pin with my message included.  It's the first time I've used my new Jewelry Tag Medium punch.  Perfect size for this project and I can see many more little tags in the future!

I'm so pleased you were able to stop by today.  Thanks so much for coming.  I encourage you to visit the ladies at Colour Create Challenge to see other gorgeous examples of Baby Pink, Peach, and Black.  Thanks ladies for the challenge!  Over at Cute Card Thursday they are celebrating summer with bright cheery colors.  I thought this card with it's handmade flower fit the bill!  I hope they agree.

119794 - Peach Parfait cardstock
118073 - Fancy Flower Extra Large
119880 - 5-Petal Flower Extra Large
119858 - Boho Blossoms Extra Large
100459 - Pretty in Pink cardstock
119247 - Basic Pearls Jewels
118772 - Vanilla Smooch Spritz
117285 - 5/8" Satin Ribbon in Basic Black
117190 - Jewelry Tag Medium Punch



  1. Ooohh - totally fabulous!! What a lush flower and I love the little button and pearl embellie!! Thanks for joining us at Colour Create!! Juliexx

  2. your card is stunning Joanne and the colours in the papers are perfect...thanks for joining in with the Colour Create challenge
    Mina xxx

  3. Thanks for your comments and for the link ... love your card too

  4. The whole card is just beautiful and that flower is awesome. Looks like I can just pull it off the card and put it on my sweater!