Wednesday, June 12, 2013

More Pink & Brown Goodies

I kind of got on a roll with this Pink & Brown color scheme – which is amazing considering pink is one of my least favorite colors. . . But, the muse was singing and I was listening so off we went.

To make the card I used a pale pink paper for the actual base (the same color that I used for the quote on the “Stars” board) and edged it with Distress Ink Brushed Corduroy.  I then die cut the outer frame from a Basic Grey paper from the Nook & Pantry set, called Chocolate Mousse. Inked the edges with my Brushed Corduroy and used one of the inner die cuts for the inside of the frame.  Added a few birds punched with a Martha Stewart punch and the little “flowers” on the corners are the most inner cut from the same die cut set (from Nellie’s Multi Frames).

   Here is one picture of the Shabby Chic pink & brown card.

 And another (because you know how hard it is for me to choose just ONE picture)

Finally, I couldn’t seem to stop myself so I finished off with an ATC.  I had this old ribbon I had bought and I thought that it would be awesome for the pink & brown challenge.  I cut the ribbon and glued it on a cut ATC card.  I die cut the little brackets, inked them with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink and then topped them off with Inkssentials Glossy Accents.  I stamped out the word flower with an alphabet stamp set made to look like the old Dymo hand thingies (lol) using Frayed Burlap Distress Ink & then shaded around the letters with Brushed Corduroy.  Last but not least, I cut another butterfly out of the same ribbon, glued it to a piece of cardstock and popped it out with a tiny bit of a foam dot.  I think I am done with the pink & brown obsession.  I hope you had as much fun as I did and I’d LOVE to see some of your pink & brown goodies!  Leave your blog, flikr link or where ever you stash your crafty pics in your comment below (but please link to the actual project you want to share and not just to your blog, etc). 

I figured I enter these 2 items in the Shabby Chic Pink & Brown Challenge at Unruly Paper Arts, too.


  1. Both projects are so cool. I really love the two birds, really pretty. Thanks for posting on Unruly's challenge this month.

  2. your art is beautiful.Thank you for sharing the lovelies.
    susan s

  3. A Lovely card. Good luck in the RAQ at unruly PaperArts. X

  4. Brushed corduroy is one of the colors I seldom use. It looks great on your edging. Thanks for sharing with Unruly PaperArts!

  5. Beautiful Job Christi...Your cards are just lovely-Kathie


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