Wednesday, May 16, 2012

SOS 52 & a Rainy Sketch

The Shopping our Stash weekly challenge #52 is a bingo challenge this week. I chose the diagonal from the top left going down, which is to use Yellow, Pearls, Ribbon and Pink. I also followed the RainyDaySCMay2012 sketch you see above.

I added another birthday card to my stash by combining these 2 challenges. I really dug deep into my stash for this one, using some SU! glossy photo paper and a very old Rubber Stampede floral image that hasn't seen ink in years! I stamped the Baroque Motifs (SU!-R) with Versamark ink and embossed it with white ep, then sponged pink & yellow inks in a random fashion. The flowers were done using 2 very old pattern papers from a DCWV pad, and I added some Kasier pink pearls to the yellow flowers, and yellow pearls to the pink flower. I punched the pink border underneath the flowers with a MS doily punch, but then covered most of it up with the flowers. The yellow ribbon is from Pizzazz Aplenty while the Pretty in Pink striped ribbon (another oldie I've been hoarding) is from SU! I stamped the sentiment with CTMH grey wool ink in keeping with the soft pastel look.
Thanks so much for stopping by and I wish you a fabulous day!

Carol

11 comments:

~ Kathy said...

What a beautiful card, love how you made the background design! I saw that sketch and my brain said - holy smokes where do you start??!!

Is your stash starting to shrink now that you've been playing along with the shop your stash challenges? Everytime I visit your blog my shopping wish list grows.

jimlynn said...

Carol, this is so pretty! I dearly love the way you used the two different ribbons (and WILL remember that one) and the flowers are gorgeous - along with that background paper! So pretty - and glad you played with us at SOS too!
Lynn

Denise Marzec said...

Such soft, girly colors!! LOVE!

Susan (rainy) said...

Oh Carol your card is beautiful! Thanks for playing along in my challenge! *grin*

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

This is heavenly! Love the pastel colors! You are the one who gives me inspiration to use my embossing powders. Thank You!

Benzi said...

Carol, what a gorgeous card in pastels and the background is so pretty. Love those flowers. It is one yummy creation!

JD said...

very pretty!

alicaz said...

so soft and pretty! Love the colors too!
Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash !

Hugs, Alica ;)

Shannon White said...

Sooo Pretty Pretty Miss Carol! Love your Wonderful soft color palette and the Sweet flowers! Fantastic emboss resisting going on here! And I love the sweet pearl flower centers too! Soo Pretty! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh my...I am really behind! Lovely and delicate colors on this!

alicaz said...

Hi Carol,
you are the winner of my little blog candy for playing along in Shopping Our Stash Birthday Bingo Challenge. PLease contact me at alicaziakova at hotmail dot com with your address. Thanks and enjoy! :)