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:

Bonnie said...

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!

Carol L said...

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

KT Fit Kitty said...

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

Lyn Wallan-Smith said...

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

SARN said...

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

Stamps and Paper said...

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

Anne

Twiglet said...

Your cards are just beautiful Di! x Jo

scrappymo! said...

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

Kristie Goulet said...

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

Sandra H said...

This is so pretty Di and the colours are gorgeous x

kanda said...

Another fabulous card. Love the colour combo and dies xx

Karen Petitt said...

So very pretty! Love it! Karen x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

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

Rose said...

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

Hazel said...

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

Cara Malmrose said...

This is gorgeous Di! I love Christmas cards!

MaryH said...

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

Darnell J Knauss said...

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

EdenLand Designs said...

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

Debbie Henderson said...

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!

Deborah Frings said...

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

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Beautiful. Love the pink n silver together.

Notes by Nina said...

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

Greta said...

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

Pat Knowlton said...

Simply gorgeous! I love it.

Susan Joyce said...

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.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

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.