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11/17/2013

Pretty in Pink

Good evening, and I'd like to welcome some new followers; I'm so delighted to have you joining me here. Please take a few minutes to surf over to enjoy these lovely blogs:
Jean (http://wwwmycraftycornerblog.blogspot.com/); Gail (http://ilikepaper01.blogspot.com/) and April (http://stampwillydesigns.blogspot.com/)

Tonight's card is for the Pretty in Pink Challenge #22 over at a Christmas Club blog
This is a group of very talented ladies who make Christmas cards & were gracious enough to ask me to join in. I'm going to be in some very artistic, creative company, but I'll get some great inspiration I know. I've been visiting their individual blogs for a while, so I know the kind of beauties they produce.

Hot pink 4 1/4x5 1/2 piece was covered with embossed vellum. (this was a Darice Baubles EF). Hot pink gauze ribbon wrapped as a border before adhering to the pink card base. S/B Poinsettia used for the flower; leaves from a lightweight glitter paper pack, shaded with different green pan pastels, shaped with a stylus.  I started with just 3 (the rule of 3, don't ya know), but it didn't look balanced that way. The same pack yielded the pink glitter paper, also shaded with some green pan pastels. My real pink or red poinsettias always have a touch of green in the leaves.  I used 2 layers of each blossom die to create fullness. Orange rhinestones glued in for the center stamens.

SU sentiment stamped with Versamark, heat embossed with Ranger Queens Gold on a snippet of vellum, punched with a scalloped SU punch. Used a snippet of the pink glitter behind the vellum.
Pretty simple card, and the S/B was a NBUS for me and I don't make very many flowers.

I'll enter this card in the Christmas Card Club Admin challenge, but since I have 2 tiny snippets,
I'd like to join my buddies over at Pixie's Crafty Snippets Playground for Week 99, Part 1. Let me tell you, there are some FAN-tastic cards to see there, not to mention some good prizes for a random winner. You can leave the Head Pixie a little love, cause she is 'down in her back' and could use some good cheer, I expect. She works hard running that Snippet Playground, hunting down prizes and just keeping all the Playmates out of mischief.

So thanks for joining me on a rainy evening of what has been a very dreary day, and Halleulah, the attic workers finally left. A 'couple of hours to finish the job' has taken ALL DAY! I had to sign off that they cleaned up the work area, so I hope DH did a good inspection when I sent him up. (He's a nice guy, I have to be the hard nose at our house!) Hugs from me to you.





29 comments:

Patti J said...

Beautiful, Mary! That poinsettia looks so real. Great job, and have fun with your new group...sounds like fun!

Karen Petitt said...

Wowser Mary - that is one stunning card and officially welcome to CCC huni! Glad your workmen have finished their jobs and hope they cleared up properly too! I will be asking you for tips on how to use Pan Pastels in a couple of months xx

Carol L said...

The pink background looks so pretty with this gorgeous poinsettia!! I'm glad you finally got the windows installed and finished, and thanks for letting me know about the playground keeper! I'm heading over with some home-made soup :)

Benzi said...

Mary, your embossed vellum is so pretty and I love all the pink and that beautiful poinsettia. That embossing folder look very much like one I have but I don't think mine is Darice so I guess it is somewhat different. Gorgeous card!!

Yea that the workers have left your house. That's always very exciting.

Rained here just about all day yesterday and today quite a bit. Very ugly! My munchkins went home this afternoon and I'm missing them.

jimlynn said...

A beautiful poinsettia and a beautiful card!!! Love those wonderful colors together too. Glad you got rid of all the workers and now have windows like you want. Fantastic!
Lynn

Rita said...

Beautiful card Mary. Love that fabulous Poinsettia, it certainly brings the background to life. Gorgeous. Have a Good Day. Hugs Rita xxx

Asha said...

OH WOW!!! This is stunning, Mary. I love that ample poinsettia and the embossed background really make's this extra festive. Such a pleasure to have you join us.
hugs, Asha - Sunny Summer Crafts

dutchess said...

well done Mary your first card for our Christmas card club...your linking is working fine so all seems to be well....lovely card I love that poinsettia.....and that embossing folder!.....and so pretty in pink xxxxxx

Donna Hanley said...

This card is simply beautiful, Mary. You are right, most of the poinsettias I get have some green to them. I never thought of adding green to my flowers. The vellum looks great on top of the pink. So glad you have your house back to yourself without workers. I think you should put this gorgeous card in one of those new windows of yours so everyone passing by can see it.

Pat said...

A beautiful card Mary. That Poinsettia is a real statement bloom and so pretty in pink, and the embossed vellum makes a lovely backdrop. Hope you're pleased with the new windows and thank you for your kind words I do appreciate it. x

Brenda said...

OMGosh Momma Mary this card is just stunning! I love how you toned down the pink with vellum but still used a hot pink ribbon! The embossing folder is fabulous-I will have to look for this one. I also love, love, love that poinsettia!!! Gosh it looks so real! I think you are just as talented as the ladies you are designing with!! Hugs!!

Gibmiss said...

Hi Mary
Love your 1st card for our Challenge.... Stunning card..... Fabulous....
Hugs Sylvie xxx

Christine Harrop said...

Hi Mary, your first for the CCC is stunning. I love it. Really makes a statement . How strange that I also used parchment paper and poinsettias. Christine xx

Jean Straw said...

Beautiful card, I love that gorgeous poinsettia. Lovely embossing folder too.
Thanks for the shout out for my blog. Hope the new windows keep you snug and warm.
Jean x

Planetsusie said...

What a wonderful first card for our club Mary. This is soooo pretty and I lurve poinsettias.

Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

Di said...

Fabulous card Mary - oh wow how I love pink! The poinsettia is divine. So pleased to hear you have your home to yourselves again and thank you so much for the sweet wishes - I'll get there ASAP I promise!

Hugs

Di xx

scrappymo! said...

Oh Mary...this is gorgeous! The pan pastels have added a lovely subtle shading...just like that of a real poinsettia!
The vellum sheet embossed with that lovely folder is the perfect foil for your beautiful flowers.

Loll Thompson said...

Gorgeous card Mary. Your poinsettia is so beautiful ... love all that dimension! LOVE the idea of embossed vellum over card stock ... will have to give that a try! Loll xx

Carol said...

This is beautiful Mary, love the hot pink toned with your embossed velum and your gorgeous poinsettia. Looking forward to seeing more of your gorgeous creations. Carol x

Brenda in IN said...

Your poinsettia is lovely. I love all the layers you put in it. The coloring is also so pretty. Great card. Glad to hear the work is completed. It is nice when they clean up after themselves.

Zoƫ said...

Hi Mary nice to meet you and welcome to the club. I love your card and all it's interesting pretty layers. Great start! Zx

Lizzie said...

Wow this is so pretty! Welcome to the club!

Lizzie said...

This is so pretty!! Welcome to the club!

Lizzie said...

This is so pretty!! Welcome to the club!

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

FABULOUS card Mary. Love the poinsettia and the embossing, and, well, EVERYTHING. Rainy here today too and flipping cold too!

Hugs
Sarn xxx

Sue said...

Hi Mary finally got round to visiting, fab card for the CCC!!!! I love pan pastels too but never seem to use them often enough, your card is gorgeous, sorry I was late lots of huggles Sue xxxxxx

Sandy said...

I might be late Mary but I am here!!! What a gorgeous Christmas card!! I think you love what you are doing and it shows!!!
Sandy

Hazel said...

Welcome to our little CCC club, Mary - your pink card is gorgeous for Carol's challenge - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for November - I'd love to see it there too. I am so sorry I'm late with my commenting - life has been very hectic recently.

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Mary I absolutely adore this gorgeous card the embossed background along with the decoupaged image is fantastic.
hugs
lorraine x