Thursday, September 4, 2008

Sweetly Feminine

SU Supplies
Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes, It's Your Birthday
Cardstock: Pink Piriouette, Mellow Moss, Very Vanilla, Parisian Summer DSP
Accessories: Scallop punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, Scallop Edge punch, Swiss Dots CB folder, Narrow pink organdy ribbon (retired)
Here's the sweetly feminine birthday card I promised yesterday. Still not mentioning who this is going for just in case it hasn't arrived yet (yes, a hint might lie within)! The DSP I used here is from the Parisian Summer pack, which I just love! I used to just abhor girly pinky colors... who'd have known I'd love them as I get older?!? This layout kind of stemmed from Tuesday's sketch challenge at SCS. I strayed a tiny bit, but I think that's OK.

Since this paper is double sided I cut it long on the top and bottom then scalloped the edges and scored them to fold them forward and glued shut. I am really liking this look.

I know this is an SUO blog (Stampin' Up! Only) but every blue moon I might slip in something that is not available through SU. In this case it's the swiss dots cuttlebut folder that my dear friend Jackie Pedro sent me for my birthday in April! I just love the texture and detail it adds to a card! Will be using again for sure!

Next up is the cool color combo I came up with yesterday... Kiwi Kiss and Brocade Blue! Funny thing, I started out wanting to use my wide brocade ribbon, went to the color wheel to get started, saw Old Olive and went with Kiwi instead for a modern twist! Ended up not using the Brocade ribbon at all.
I need to add that this is not my favorite card in the world... I like the colors and the overall idea... but there's just something that I can't put my finger on.
The main panel is actually stamped on tissue paper then glued to kiwi cardstock and trimmed, then mounted on vanilla cardstock (the Faux Silk technique). If you happened to notice the image is backward (give yourself a pat on the back for knowing your stamps so well) I did that on purpose just because...
Thanks for looking! More to come.
SU Supplies
Stamps: Fresh Cuts
Cardstock: Kiwi Kiss, Brocade Blue, Very Vanilla
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Brocade Blue, Very Vanilla
Accessories: corner rounder, kiwi grosgrain, Styled Silver Hodgepodge, vanilla EP, tissue paper, distressing tool, small oval punch


  1. I love the girly card! can't get enough pink over here in a house full of boys! I adore the second card's color combo! gotta try that one.

  2. very pretty girly card :) and i really like the brocade blue and kiwi kiss colors together ... hmmm ... might be trying that combo soon!

  3. Beautiful cards! Love the soft sweet colors of the *feminine card* and the faux silk technique is super cool on the blue is my favorite color!

  4. Kristin, I just posted your BRAK on my blog! You are the sweetest to send me this beautiful card! Thank You!!

    I know you don't like the second card, but what's not to like??? It's beautiful!!


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