Hello!  Today’s card combines the layout from Freshly Made Sketches challenge #182 and the “Up, up and away” theme from Less is More challenge #220.  I took a few liberties with the sketch, turning it 180° upside-down and substituting the owl for the rectangular shape. That forced me to move the sentiment onto the main focal panel.  I’ve used dimensional adhesive to attach the owl to better give it the effect of being in flight.


Edited on April 21, 2015:  At Sarah’s invitation in the comments, I’m also entering this into the Uniko Studio “Things with Wings” challenge.

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Stamps: Critters in Costume (Lawn Fawn)
Cardstock: Kraft, Real Red Core’dinations, Soft Sky (Stampin’ Up); Pure Luxury White (Gina K. Designs)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Other: markers (Copic); cloud dies (Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps); dimensionals (SU)

Hello!  It’s the third Monday of the month, which means it’s time for a new challenge at Cards in Envy.  This time we have a color challenge for you – “Pretty in Pink”.

I wanted to use the current sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch! for the layout of my card.  The vase of flowers in the inspiration photo at Addicted to Stamps and More nudged me in the direction of using pink flowers on my card, and the creamy white table and chairs inspired me to choose ivory for my card base.  I looked through my stamp sets to figure out which one to use, and found this one that I hadn’t used for a long time.  I thought it might work well with some of my stash of Prima flowers, so I went through them and found these that were just the right size, with the bonus of the darker ones matching the dark pink cardstock perfectly.  The rediscovered stamp set and flowers tie into the current Shopping Our Stash challenge.  The current challenge at Retro Rubber is to use brads, so I looked through my horde of brads and found these little green ones that would work as the centers of the flowers.  So I was able to combine all the challenges together and came up with this:

CIE 04-20-2015


Now that I’ve completed my card for this challenge, I have the Psychedelic Furs song “Pretty in Pink” running through my head, and I’m tempted to see if I can find the Molly Ringwald movie on Netflix.  Ah, the 1980s.  Good times!  🙂

If you need additional inspiration, please go check out the Cards in Envy site and see what the rest of the design team has made.  Then create your own pink card following our challenge guidelines and share it with us on the Cards in Envy site by 7:00 p.m. Eastern time Sunday, May 3.  You can make your card  for any occasion or theme you like, so long as the dominant color is pink, it’s A2 sized, and that there are no lumpy, bumpy embellishments that would prevent the card from being mailed at the first class postage rate.  We’d love to have you play along with us!  Thanks for stopping by today.

Edited on April 24, 2015:  Thank you to the Addicted to Stamps and More team for naming me as an Honourable Addict for their challenge!  What a sweet surprise!

Edited on April 26, 2015:  Thank you also to the Retro Rubber Mod Squad for selecting my card as one of their Fab Five!  What a happy way for my week to start!

Stamps: Artfully Asian, Three Little Words (Stampin’ Up)
Cardstock: Pure Luxury Ivory (Gina K. Designs); Pink Passion, Pink Pirouette (SU)
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Pink Passion (SU)
Other: marker (Copic); flowers (Prima); brads (Recollections)

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