Pink and Orange Pops!

Hey y'all,

Paper Artsy is having a challenge.  Actually they have one every two weeks or a fortnight as they say.  To check out this challenge and this company click here.  As you may have guessed, Paper Artsy is a British company that just happens to make the adorable and whimsical stamps.  I live in a small town and can't find Paper Artsy here or in my neighboring big city.  Maybe a trip to England?

Back to the challenge: the first challenge of 2017 is pink and orange.  Two colors that I don't think I've ever used together.  But once I started looking around it was everywhere! Here are my two favorite examples:

A card from a friend
some tissue paper from a gift

My inspiration for my first project came from Tillie Tulip.  I loved how saturated everything was.   Click here to find it.

 I decided  to make a card and fill the background with pink and orange.  I plucked a piece of card stock from my scrap box.  Using my ink blending tools,  I swirled Distress Ink Carved Pumpkin and Picked Raspberry in different areas of my card being careful not to let them touch.  I dried it and then tried again.  After I dried it a second time, I flicked water on the background to do a little color lifting.

Then I got my Paper Smooches Pip Squeak Stamp Set and used the little stamps all over the background.  The bib wouldn't stamp nicely so I put it in time out.  I got this stamp set in an amazing deal that you can read about here.  I put three of the little stamps on one side of my acrylic block and three on the other.  I pressed the stamps in some Memento Tuxedo Black ink, pressed down on my background, flipped my block and repeated until the background was done.  If I used more than three stamps on my block, I didn't get a good impression.

card detail
I did a little color lifting where I used a wet brush to paint water on the images and then blotted it up with a paper towel to lighten the color.  I added white gel pen for extra highlights.  Then in the  pink spaces I used the gel pen to add little dots.  For contrast I used a black ballpoint Sharpie pen to add dots in the orange area.

So fun to make
For the sentiment I punched a 2" in. circle from vellum paper.  I stamped the sentiment from the set in Versa Mark ink and then used Ranger platinum embossing powder.  I also embossed the edges of the circle.  A few gems in pink and orange wrapped up this card.

I have so many baby showers coming up that I know I need to make more baby cards.  This one was so fun to make,  I'll have to make more.

Consider trying some pink and orange.  It'll brighten up your winter.



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Materials:  all materials either come from my little shop on Etsy or are affiliate links from Amazon where I buy most of my crafty supplies.