Monday, August 12, 2013

The Power of Suggestion: Blushing Bride

I wanted to enter Dynamic Duos Challenge #65 today and the two colours are Pistachio Pudding and Blushing Bride.

Okay, be honest:  When you look at the names of those two colours, what's the first kind of card you think of making?  Did you say a wedding or anniversary card?  Well, it's certainly the first thing that popped into my mind.  The power of suggestion is very strong for me.  I won't be at all hungry, but if you say "ice cream" or "brownie", all of a sudden, I will be ravenous and only those foods will do!  A cracker just won't cut it!  Don't ever let me go on stage with a hypnotist!

Anyway, here's what the power of suggestion caused me to make:

These are very pretty, but subdued colours and they are suitable for a wedding card, I think.
  • The sentiment is the single stamp set Mr. and Mrs, and the rose is from Papaya Collage.
  • The Pistachio Pudding DSP is from the Venetian Romance Design Series Papers.
  • I die cut a Deco Label using the Deco Label Collection Framelits, having already stamped the rose.  I then used the Designer Frames Oval Embossing folder to create the texture. 

  • The edge of the DSP is die cut using the Eyelet Finishing Touches Edgelit. Then I added strings of Pearl Basic Jewels.  I originally tried Rhinestones, but they were too much "over the top" for this quiet, subdued card.
  • The Blushing Bride 3/4" Chevron Ribbon works well with this card design!
And that's all there is to it!  Now I have a few more cards to design.  Don't say anything to me, because it could affect the outcome - with my tendency to be unduly influenced by what I see and hear!  But first, I need a snack!  Hmmm!  Maybe ice cream?  Or a brownie?  Or both!  Back tomorrow with another challenge!

Stamps:  Mr. and Mrs. (w132575); Papaya Collage (w132055; c126612)
Paper:  Venetian Romance Design Series Paper (130144); Blushing Bride (131198), Pistachio Pudding (131294) and Very Vanilla (101650) cardstock
Ink:  Classic Stampin' Pad in Blushing Bride (131172)
Accessories:  3/4" Chevron Ribbon in Blushing Bride (130013);  Pearl Basic Jewels (119247)
Tools:  Finishing Touches Edgelits (127010); Deco Label Collection Framelits (130102); Designer Frames Embossing Folders (123130)
Deco Label Collection Framelits
Finishing Touches Edgelits
Papaya Collage Stamp Set
Mr. and Mrs. Stamp Set
Venetian Romance DSP
Designer Frames Embossing Folders

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