Monday, February 16, 2015

Just Because....

....Who doesn't need a pink and gold fish??  Seriously, I don't know who I'm going to send a pink and gold fish to but I didn't need any more Valentine's Day cards so wanted to take the Colour Me challenge in a different direction and it's always nice to have some all purpose cards on hand.

  I'm not a huge pink fan so the Cherry Cobbler and Pink Pirouette color combo were certainly going to be a challenge.  I decided a clean and simple layout would be best.

   After deciding to use a stamp set that hadn't seen ink in a while, By the Tide, I also pulled out some vellum to see what I could do with it as well.

  The card base is Cherry Cobbler with a layer of Whisper White.  I stamped the coral in Cherry Cobbler and then the words in gold right onto the vellum overlay.  The vellum and Whisper White layers both have the lower corner rounded for some extra interest.  To adhere the vellum to the card front I simply placed all my adhesive behind the fish and flag elements once they were in place so it didn't show through.

  The fish was stamped in gold onto Pink Pirouette cardstock and then I cut it out and popped it up with a dimensional.  The flag was stamped in gold with Just Because from the And Many More set.

  I added some embellishment details; gold sequin trim, pink & gold bakers twine (leftover from the January Paper Pumpkin kit) and finally some pearls above the fish to look like bubbles floating up. 

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: By the Tide, And many More

Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Gold

Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, vellum, Pink Pirouette

Accessories: corner rounder, dimensionals, gold sequin trim, pink & gold baker's twine, pearls 



  1. Oooh, I love this!! The gold on red is gorgeous, and I love the little sequins as well! Great card. Thanks for sharing with us at Colour Me...! this week :)

  2. love your CAS card - thanks for playing along with us at Colour me...! this week


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