Wednesday, 5 February 2014

The Card Concept - Challenge 3 - Monochromatic Pink


Time for the next Card Concept Challenge: Monochromatic Pink!


To make a clean and graphic card from such a busy inspiration photo, I focused on one element - the ribbon tails - and repeated it. The layering of the pink stripes creates different tones of pink and adds interest and texture. I kept the white frame quite thick, to help keep the card clean. I used "Duly Noted" from Clear & Simple Stamps and Super Stripes from Papertrey. A little heart cut-out helps to reinforce the sentiment. And finally, I put stickles around the popped up panel, but on the card base (Stickles often don't play nicely with pink or red inks and I didn't want to take the chance of it changing colours!)

A reminder of the rules:
  1. Use the Challenge to create a card.
  2. Choose one of the design team "styles" to create your card. Click HERE for the different styles summary.
  3. Explain in your post which style you used.
  4. Link up your blog post here, not your whole blog.
  5. Comment on the card ahead of you and behind you in the linky. Everyone loves comments!
This challenge will end on Monday, February 17th at Noon (PST).


27 comments:

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

WOW! Ardyth this is amazing. I think I want to come over to your house so that some of your inspiration rubs off on me!

Tanvi Shah said...

This is brilliant, love the tiny heart amidst the pink.

Laura B. said...

Ultra gorgeous!

shirley-bee said...

Love how the ribbon stamping looks wraparound!

Barb Ghig said...

Stunning card, Ardyth! We can always count on you to show us the way to a strong graphic design and CAS perfection!

Virginia L. said...

Beautiful! I could not love pink any more!

Shelly said...

OH, MY! What a STUNNER, you have here! Seriously, this is GORGEOUS! Love.

Cathy Weber said...

I don't think I would have known exactly what a clean and graphic card was before the Card Concept...but Ardyth...that is definitely your style and one I would recognize every time now. I love the super stripes stamps and cute idea to punch out the heart. Love all the glittery sparkle behind it too!

Anita in France said...

Wow ... Ardyth, this is a stunner ... love the layered effect ... the sparkley frame sets it off beautifully! Anita :)

Deepti said...

Super stunner!!! Love how the heart grounds the sentiment :)

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

WOWSA!!! Love how you did the stripes!!!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Love this so much!!!

Joyce said...

Very cool way to make those stripes. And, the die cut heart and layer of stickles just kicks everything up a notch.

Kelly Griglione said...

Seriously, this is GORGEOUS!! Looks like a really expensive card you would find at Paper Source or Papyrus. So well-designed, Ardyth. I'm in love : )

Gerrina said...

Love the lay out again and the stickles is a good match ith the pink! Have a good day, Gerrina

Sheila H said...

Fantastic!

Super Jen said...

Perfection!

Cindy Lovell said...

WOW! Your card is amazing!! I just love what you did here!! Fabulous!

Paper Crafting With Angelina said...

I love how you added the stickles!

Mrs. Miles said...

Hello Ardyth,

I think your card is so interesting and love all the layering. So pretty.

Have a wonderful weekend - hope you feel artsy!

Blessings,
Barb

Sian Ridley said...

Stunning...I don't think I can add anything to that statement! ;)

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Amazing design, Ardyth! Love that fauz ribbon!

cm said...

Yep, another dazzling creation. Gorgeous!
c

Michelle said...

Great card Ardyth, I love the bright pinks and the added glitter around the panel finishes it off perfectly xx

Karen D said...

Such a clever use of the stripe stamp Ardyth. Love the wee silver surround and the wide frame. Striking!

sentsue said...

Love this card. Bold and beautiful. The touch of glitter just adds a special touch.

GrĂ¡ O'Neill said...

Fabulous card, love the bold pink stripes and negative die cut heart :)