Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Merry Monday - pink, white and silver

I love the combination that Merry Monday #113 are asking for  on this week's challenge - pink, white and silver - this is the inspiration photograph from the challenge:
And this is what I came up with - which I suddenly realised also qualifies for Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge #181 (include gold/silver or both) - plus of course Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for June, where it's always 'Anything goes':
I used:

- A5 white card blank

- silver textured card stock, snippets of pink card stock and some white pearlescent Centura card stock

- first of all I used the Memory Box 'Glowing Candles' die to cut the same die cut from silver and pink card

- next I die cut an oval from white pearlescent Centura card using a Spellbinders 'Floral Oval' die

- the trickiest part was putting the silver part of the candles die cut onto the oval background and then putting the little pink pieces in place without losing any of them :)

- Kate came up with a great trick last week on her Playground Pick Briar Rose card, which I pinched. I drew round the outside of the Floral Ovals die and cut it by hand using scissors to make a mat behind the white lacy edges oval. I do love the effect, many thanks Kate!

- all that was left was to add a snippet of matt silver ribbon, patterned with shiny silver scroll work, down one side when layering up the card then add a Craftwork Cards sentiment which was popped onto oval snippets of pink and silver card (punched using SU plain and scalloped oval punches)
  
Di
x

27 comments:

  1. What beautiful candles, Di! And I LOVE that ornate oval frame with the silver peeking out from behind it! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

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  2. This is just stunning Di! I love the pink and silver colors and that candle image is fabulous!

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  3. That's gorgeous! I love the silver and pink - very classy looking!

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  4. Wow this is beautiful and yes a lovely mix of colours to play with

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  5. Oh YES! LOVE this card Di. Great colour-scheme and I love that you cut the die twice and used alternate bits. PERFECT.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  6. Beautiful Christmas card Di....love the candle die...

    Anne

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  7. Your cards are just beautiful Di! x Jo

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  8. This so pretty!!!
    The pink and silver are gorgeous together.
    Even the ribbon you chose has a light and pretty feel.
    Hose

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  9. So very pretty, Di! I love the candle die. Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday.

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  10. This is so pretty Di and the colours are gorgeous x

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  11. Another fabulous card. Love the colour combo and dies xx

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  12. So very pretty! Love it! Karen x

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  13. Oh Di love this die and ho I love how you used it.. pink, for Christmas, huh? amazing!! :D
    Shaz in oz.x

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  14. oh so pretty!!!! So glad you joined us for our CHNC challenge extra this month

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  15. This is gorgeous - love the silver and pink together - thanks for sharing for both CHNC challenges (sorry about my wrong link - it must have been like a revolving door for you, no wonder you got dizzy!) xx

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  16. This is gorgeous Di! I love Christmas cards!

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  17. Oh YES! This is the first PINK set I've seen of this lovely die. The gorgeous papers you used really sent this one into overdrive, and the faux matting is wonderful. This one's a hit fer sure! Don't ya just adore that die? I think it's one of MB's best. Looks wonderful with the floral oval too. TFS & Hugs

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  18. This is so pretty and elegant, Di! A total winner in my book!! Thanks for passing on the tip! Hugs, Darnell

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  19. What an elegant card! I love how you layered it to bring out the contrast!

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  20. Such a pretty card with all the silver. I bet it's real shiny in person! Thanks so much for joining our challenge at Merry Monday this week!

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  21. Absolutely stunning! I love the pink inlaid to the silver die cut. So elegant!

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  22. Beautiful. Love the pink n silver together.

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  23. Very pretty card, Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

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  24. One of my favorite cards, Di! This is beautiful!

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  25. Gorgeous card Di, Love the Candles die and the lovely mats you used to show it off. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

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  26. I do like the matting on the ornate oval (the one that you pierced all the holes in). I've done that with the shapes but not thought about how you could do that to mat the more ornate dies. I really like the pink and silver together.

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