Monday, February 11, 2013

ABC Challenges - Color Challenge {Red, Pink & White or Cream}

Hello dear friends and followers! Valentine's day is just around the corner are you ready? Well if you aren't you might want to join the challenge this week at 'ABC' Challenges where we've chosen a color challenge for you this week that is often associated with Valentines - Red, Pink and White or Cream. Here's my card this week:
I made a Valentine's card because I am behind and still have more to make (being behind seems to be the story of my life lately).  If you are already done with Valentine's you can use this terrific and versatile color combo to make a birthday, baby girl, baby shower, Mother's day, or just Hello/Thinking of you card.   You can use other colors in addition to these, but Red, Pink and White or Cream must be the predominent colors on your card to be chosen for Honorable Mention and Top Honors.
I used some retired DSP from Stampin Up! that had the perfect combo of colors in it for this challenge. If you look closely you can see that it also has the slightest bit of glitter in it too.  It's really quite lovely and I was glad to have a reason to use up some more of my stash. I used my Sizzix Framelit Hearts for the main heart cut out.  I used the reverse side of the paper to put back into the cut out because I loved how well it coordinated and it was much prettier than the plan cardstock peeking through.  I also used a new Sizzlit Framelit die from the spring mini catalog for the frilly heart die (red) and layered a punched heart in Very Vanilla and sponged some pretty in pink around it to layer on top of the red heart.  Then I added a tiny little heart made from red glitter paper (using the Owl builder punch).  The sentiment is also retired - but one that I can't quite give up and love to use. I used the doily border punch for the sides to give the card a romantic feel. 
Here's a look at the inside. This time I played around with the border punched strip a bit and ran it through my crimper to see if it made it look more like lace - I think it does, and kind of wish I had thought of it for the front too.  I also placed one of the border strips on top instead of behind - did you notice that it was different?    
I have now made 3 valentine's cards (for my two sisters and my bestie), but really should make 9 more so I can give them to my nephew, son, husband (masculine valentines cards are challenging for me), daughter, nieces, grandmas and parents. Oh gosh... I better get started on them or I won't make it in time. Thankfully they know I love them all the time, but it is still fun to get a valentine no matter how old you get - it still makes a person feel special.

Will you decide to join the 'ABC' Challenges this week and share your beautiful card with us?  I sure hope so!  Please pop on over to the challenge site and see what the other talented ladies have made for your inspiration.  Hope to be visiting you soon!  Til next time... hugs and happy crafting!


  1. A really lovely card Danielle - perfect decoration inside too. - Jacqueline xx

  2. This is gorgeous, Danielle. Love that you dressed up the inside too.
    Thanks for leaving me a sweet comment.
    xxx Asha
    Sunny Summer Crafts

  3. Thank you very much for your lovely comment,Danielle. Very much appreciated!
    Your card is beautiful from the outside and inside. Love the romantic colour palette you used too.
    Michaela xx

  4. Hi Danielle. All three cards are so sweet ... your coloring is fabulous!! I especially love the textured paper on the first card - just awesome! And I like how you used the cut out center from the front, on the inside - great idea! Loll xx


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