Here are just a few of my creations - I mainly make cards, but I've been known to dabble

Here are just a few of my creations - I mainly make cards, but I've been known to dabble

Saturday, 21 September 2013

Challenge Entry: Inspired By Stamping - IBSIC #64

Hi everyone, today I finally completed a challenge card for the Inspired By Stamping challenge using pale pink, pale blue and grey.  The challenge tag is: IBSIC #64.  
 
 
 
I found this to be a real 'challenge' for me, being limited to three colours was quite difficult and until this challenge I hadn't realised how little 'grey' I had in my stash!
 
The card base is pearlised grey cardstock with the top and back side dry embossed with the swiss dot folder.  I put pale pink ribbon in two strips on there, but as it was an organdy ribbon it was really hard to see (see through) so I added lines of pale pink bling on there with pale blue in the middle.  The sentiment stamp is from Inspired By Stamping, where as the flower stamp is from a freebie from a card making magazine.  The flowers were stamped onto pale blue and pink cardstock, fussy cut out and then I coloured in parts with sakura gelly roll pens in pale pink and blue. And finally to cover the right side of the card where all the bling didn't line up with the card edge properly I put a bit of gorgeous blue ribbon from my stash - so glad I bought that one years ago!  Oh and the sentiment was cut out on my cuttlebug with a spellbinders romantic rectangles die.
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 

 

12 comments:

  1. Very pretty Karen! You did well with your colours

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    1. Thanks Lindsay, I certainly strained my brain a little looking for that grey cardstock, lol

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  2. Well done, lovely card Karen, and I was the same with the grey,,,had to search for a pc of card in my old scraps, but will get the new pale grey, think it's called slate, from SU next order, it's lovely with pink!

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    1. Thanks Marcelle..hmm, maybe I should add some grey (slate) card stock to that wishlist of mine, I've seen it on videos and it is pretty with pink and lots of other pastel colours so pretty versatile. (lol, it thinks I can't spell colours)

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  3. Pretty card - love the bottom bling~ Thanks for joining in with IBS!

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    1. Thank you Vicki! I plan to use more of the IBS stamps next time (although I know it's not required)... it was a really challenging challenge for me :)

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  4. Very beautiful card! You did a great job with the grey! I love all the details and the glam at the bottom! Hugs, Joanna

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    1. Thanks again Joanna - don't you love it when a mistake can be fixed to look like it was meant to be?! I actually tried another card before this one and it was just stuck, I gave up on that and came out with this the next day - sometimes you just have to step away and come back with fresh eyes. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  5. So pretty, love all the bling! Thanks so much for joining us at IBS:)

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    1. Thank you Leah, I'm loving how IBS challenges are making me think outside the box and go in new directions!

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  6. Love this, Karen! Not sure how I missed it before, but glad I eventually found it!

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    1. Thanks Cheryl! Notifications are not coming for the comments I'm getting either! ...maybe I need to figure that out.

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