Thursday, October 29, 2009


Today over at Pals Paper Arts, we are hosting a special "PINK" challenge for Breast Cancer Awareness month. This challenge is also in honor of Karol Harris. Karol is Kris Kilcoyne's mom (fellow designer for PPA), who is battling breast cancer.

In addition to all the beautiful pink projects, we are offering a huge lot of Stampin' Up! pink items for BLOG CANDY!! Be sure to upload your pink project to Pals Paper Arts to be entered to win!

My inspiration card for the challenge features one of my all time favorite color combination's: pink and black. I love all things that glitter and pretty much anything girly, which you can clearly see on this card!

  • This is a 5 1/2" square card of Whisper White.
  • A slighly smaller piece of textured Basic Black was layered first over the white.
  • A Pretty in Pink print from the Tea Party DSP served as a base for the rest of the card elements. TIP: I adhered this to the Basic Black at the very end so that I could wrap the ribbon around it.
  • A 2" Basic Black print from Nouveau Chic was placed near the bottom of the Pretty in Pink.
  • I used my Circle Scissor Plus to cut 2 circles: a 2 1/2" circle of Basic Black, and a 2 1/4" circle of Whisper White.
  • A little Pretty in Pink ink was sponged around the white circle.
  • The sentiment, from Wings of Friendship, was inked using a Regal Rose SU Marker and a Basic Black SU Marker. This was stamped off-center.
  • I decided to add some pink flowers to dress up the open space in the upper left of the circle. These were created using Regal Rose ink and the trio stamp from Eastern Blooms.
  • Dazzling Diamonds glitter was added to each flower before being snipped out (I waited for about a 1/2 hour for the glitter to dry).
  • Half pearls from the Pretties Kit were attached to two flowers using mini glue dots.
  • To add more dimension to the center flower, I used the 5-Petal punch to pop out a flower from Regal Rose. For a little more interest, I took the flower that I just punched out and put it back in the punch. Using my finger as a guide, I centered the flower in the punch so that the center of each petal would be punched.
  • The last snipped out flower was attached to the punched flower and a Sherbet Designer button was added on top.
  • Whisper White Organza ribbon was tied on the left side of the punch.
  • The last touch was to add a Pretties Kit hat pin to the ribbon.
Be sure to head over to PPA to upload your pink creation and be entered to win some awesome blog candy!!!

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Recipe: Stamps: Eastern Blooms (111626), Wings of Friendship (114308) Ink: Regal Rose SU Marker (105108), Basic Black SU Marker (100082), Pretty in Pink (101301) Paper: Whisper White (100730), Basic Black Textured (Neutrals Assorted 108693), Nouveau Chic DSP (115670), Tea Party DSP (113992) Accessories: Pretties Kit (109114), Sherbet Designer Buttons (116312), Whisper White Organza Ribbon (114319), Circle Scissor Plus (112530), 5 Petal punch (109041), 2 way glue pen, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (102023), Mini Glue Dots (103683), SU Dimensionals (104430)


Terry Molineux said...

Carrie what a beautiful card...Love it!!! TFS

Ann Schach said...

Absolutely beautiful, Carrie! I love it!

Melissa said...

Very pretty~ I love the pink and black too!

....Linda.... said...

Oh Carrie this is so pretty! I love the cluster of flowers and the pearls!

Kris Kilcoyne said...

The pairing of these two DSP's is absolutely stunning.

The ribbon and pretties pin is the perfect finishing touch.

Kim said...

Love this girly card :) Love the cluster of flowers around your sentiment and your pretties hat pin - beautiful details!

Cards by Gina said...

Your card is stunning and so rich-looking, Carrie! I love it.

Patti MacLeith said...

Carrie, darling, this is so pretty! Feminine and flowery. I just adore it!

Mary Fish said...

Boy, the Pretties came out among the Pals for this challenge. I admire anyone who can make the hat pin work! Beautiful, soft card. Hugs, Mary

Carla Bazhenow said...

Carrie, I love your color combo. Your card is so elegant. Hugs,

Margaret Moody said...

This is gorgeous, Carrie! There isn't anything about it that I don't like! Love the color combo, the pretty ribbon, and the snipped flowers! Stunning! Great job!

Mike said...

Carrie - your card is beautiful. I love the balance of the design. Great job!