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Saturday, 3 January 2009

Think Pink

Had some free time this afternoon and took the opportunity to make a couple of cards for my Grab'n'Go box.

The January Challenge for CA is to use PINK so out came some pink supplies from my stash and I settled down to play. I wanted to have a go at a card folding technique I saw in Issue 53 of Simply Cards and Papercraft called the Double Diamond Fold ... presumably because the side panels are supposed to be diamond shaped.
Because I didn't measure the original piece of card, the end result is not quite the same as in the magazine and I didn't add an extra diamond to the middle top part of the card like they did, but nevertheless I quite like what I ended up with.

My 2nd card uses a cute Forever Friends stamp.
I used Whispers Brush Markers to colour the image (should've gone a few shades lighter on teddy methinks) and the embossed flowers on the card blank before adding decoration to the scallops with a white pearl pen.
Some Prima flowers and a pink ribbon across the diagonal fill up the white space nicely.
A smidgeon of chalk around the embossing helps to reduce the starkness of the white card blank too.
Now I just need to decide which one I like best for the Challenge.

7 comments:

Ann said...

Now who's organised? I love them both Max but Methinks the fancy folded one has the edge, but then again I like the flowers.

Ann xxx

torpenhow07 said...

These are both fab Max but the first one is my favourite

** Irene ** said...

Oh Max, these cards are just gorgeous. It's going to be a difficult choice. You are putting me to shame as I have not done my card yet!!!

luv
irene
xxxx

tiggertastic said...

Max such lovely makes, i love the pink card, very fab and funky.

and the 2nd card is excellent, i have been looking at the embossed flowers on the card for ages, you have added so much detail to this make.

lovely to see your latest makes, i hope you get chance to craft again soon,

Sarah x

pinkpuppy said...

O i love these, so pretty!

Shirley said...

Wow, Max, very creative on the fold of your card! Very pretty too! The second card is adorable!!! Love your posies that cute bear is holding and what pretty little flowers in the corners too! Love all of the pearls.

queenie said...

love both these cards,wow you have been so busy,gorgeous.
tracy xx