Card Concept Challenge #3 - Monochromatic Pink

I am so excited to be a part of the Card Concept Challenge...can you believe we had 119 cards submitted for our last challenge?  If you're wondering if your card was one of the favorites chosen by the design team...get right over to the Card Concept blog and check out the challenge winners!  Today, we are opening up Challenge that I personally LOVED because it is all about the color pink! 

 Monochromatic pink to be exact, something I use often, but especially right about this time of year when Valentines Day is close upon us.    Here's my card representing the Classy and Elegant style:

Pink, pink, and more pink.  Everywhere you look there is an explosion of some shade of pink.  To get my card started, I embossed a white panel with Lil Inker's Circles and Diamonds Stitched Pattern die.  The die coordinates with the Lil Inker Darling Diamonds stamp set.  I had such a good time coming up with the right shades of pink ink to use and once I had them, I just stamped solid circles every other layer.  I stamped the inside of the solid circles with one of the centers...this one has a heart in the middle, just perfect for Valentines Day.  I used a border punch to cut a hot pink topper to my card.  One of the elements of the Classy and Elegant style is to use an elegant sentiment, so I looked through my stash and found the swirliest, love-themed sentiment I have and embossed it in white.  I also used a layer of lace, a layer of circular ribbon and gathered it over the seam.  I went to town with the little pearls on this one too.  I put one just about everywhere I could find a blank spot.  The last touch were those cute little glittery cupids.  They are from Impression Obsession (Cupids) and I only wish I had some reason/excuse to use them at other times of the year...Christmas Cupids?  We'll see about that one a little closer to next Christmas.

Need more information about the Card Concept Challenge or about the different card styles?  Here's a little explanation:

So...what is your card style?  I guarantee you will find something that is just right for you when you check out the other cards made by the Card Concept Challenge Design Team.  Challenge #3 lasts for two weeks,  plenty of time to make and post your card in our gallery.  The challenge ends on Feb. 17th at noon PST.  The winners will be revealed on Wed. Feb. 19th.  I hope to see your card in the gallery very soon!

We also have a new guest designer for the month of February...Laurie Willison who is representing the Clean and Simple style.  Please stop by her blog and see what her version of Monochromatic Pink looks like!


Marybeth said...

Loving all the pink and hard work that went into this beautiful card! Oh my gosh this is pretty with the pearls and lace! Beautiful inspiration Cathy!

Laura Jane said...

Perfectly PINK card Cathy! Thanks for the shout out on my card entry for Concept #2..I'm honored. :)

Joyce said...

This is so pretty. Love all those pinks, and how you used that Lil Inkers die. Love how you topped it, the elegant sentiment, and those two adorable cupids.

Lisa said...

Holy smokes Cathy what a beautiful Valentine!! It's perfectly traditional in every way, great design!!

Deepti said...

This shouts Valentine, wow!! And those cupids look stunning, very beautiful card this is pink! I love pink and I love your card and those sweet little cupids are just adorable and I love your idea of Christmas cupids, make them in red and green glitter paper!

WOW,Cathy!! Your card is stunning!!! I love everything about it!!!

Sharron said...

Wow Cathy, this is the most AMAZING Valentine! LOVE the different shades of pink and all the gorgeous elements you've added. The die cut on the top, the embossed sentiment and those adorable cupids are all fantastic!

Jeanne J said...

Oh I love this Cathy. All that pink is yummy - so many wonderful details, the stitched colorful background, those glittery cupids and all those pearls. Very classy and elegant indeed!

KayM said...

Oh Cathy I fell in love with this card when I saw it on the DT blog! This is sooooooooo lovely!! I love that quilted patter in such pretty shades of pink!!

Love your card. The cupids are so adorable.

Mrs. Miles said...

Hullo Cathy,

Goodness Gracious - so much wonderful, fluffy, pink FUN-NESS in your card. I had to just sit here with my jaw hanging for a bit to appreciate it all.


Karen D said...

What a gorgeous take on the challenge Cathy. I love the vibrancy of the colours on your card, and the very cute Cherubs. All together lovely.

Wowzers! I do not think you could get one more bit of pink in here, Cathy! This is just beautiful and I LOVE those cupids!

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