Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Pink & Black


Here's a card I made for the CASology #39 challenge where the cue card word is "travel." I paper pieced this A Muse art stamp called "doggie bag" with some pink striped dsp and used the SU! tag punches with a piece of matching ribbon. The sentiment is by Hero Arts, and I thought this would be a fun card for OWH soldiers to send home to their families.


Lately, I've been loving pink & black together, and today's OWH Stars and Stamps midweek throwdown is to use our favorite color combination. My all-time favorite combo is purple & green, but I can't make every card with those colors, so I move on to new favorites all the time. Here's my current fav....

I won't even mention how long this card took to put together, but I made some good use of pink & black scraps! I used the SU! hexagon ef and hand-cut all those hexes and placed them into the embossed background. I don't know why, but I always enjoy doing intricate work like this. It's very time consuming, but I find it relaxing! I used some pretty in pink dsp, a SB labels 18 die with white pearl card stock, and a SB fancy tags 2 die cut for the sentiment panel. I used some pink polka dot ribbon along with pink twine and a Sweet'n Sassy sentiment.

I'm also entering this into Pixie's Crafty Snippet Playground #67 since I used mostly scraps to put this together!

Happy Wednesday everyone! I hope you all have a fabulous day!

Carol

30 comments:

Kristie said...

Your hexagon card is gorgeous! And wow, I can't believe you handcut all of those. I'm glad you enjoyed doing it, though. I love the fancy tag tied with the pink twine. Wonderful job!

~ Kathy said...

Leave it to you to post a card with lots of white space, immediately followed by one with an intricate pattern! {smile}

Both are fabulous!

ThePurplePlace said...

OMG.....I am in LOVE with your sweet lil' Casology card.

It reminds me of the day I brought my new little "Skye" home in her little travel bag. Perfect for the challenge too.

Also fabulous color combo...not sure I could pick a favorite COMBO, but I sure do have a favorite COLOR!!!

Wanna Guess??

Donna Hanley said...

Pink and black is always striking combo. Your eforts are all worth it. This card is as lovely as can be. Talk soon.

JD said...

Your doggie card is so sweet and as adorable as a card can be...

Pink and black is my very favorite combo. So now you're in my territory...It takes me forever to make a card. My card for the lady who was my Mother's best friend, took me four evenings to make. Not that I'm slow or anything...LOL
Great job with all that cutting.

scrappymo! said...

Two wonderful card. That second ones is such proof that even the teeniest of scraps can still be used!!!

jimlynn said...

Pink and black is always a fantastic combo and love these cards!
That first one just puts a smile all over my face....CAS and as cute as can be.
LOVE all the different hexagons on that second beauty!
Lynn

Marybeth said...

Love the pink and black and I can see that it must have taken a long time to create. Love your adorable little travel card!

Vicky Scheiber said...

WOW!! This is really lovely!All the work you put into it was worth this outcome. Such a unique way to use scraps too.

coco said...

Pink & black make such a great combo-- love your cards!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Ah, Carol, what fun! Your sweet little traveling dog is exactly why Webster invented the word "chortle!" So I thank you for the chortle and the opportunity to bring it back into everyday usage. It's a cool word. You can't really say it without doing it!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I am not sure I could choose between the cuteness of the first card or the elegance of the second. I choose both!

Sandy said...

Look at both of these great cards! I love how cute the puppy card is at the top...just adorable! Wow, I can't imagine the time it took you to cut the hexes but SOOO worth the time because it's just a stunning card! Love the pink and black color combo too!

cindyann said...

Awesome combination of colors. I've never tried the two together, but your cards have inspired me to do it!

Jen W. said...

Ack! So cute! That little pooch is adorable and I love the ribbon you used! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

Wendy said...

Both cards are really adorable! Love the sentiment on the first one!
The second one is so pretty with those colors and all those hex shapes! Fabulous job with these, Carol!!! :)
How did you like the weather today? We got up to 88 and although i'm happy it's warmer....this was a bit too much too soon. Thunderstorms on the horizon tonight!!

Sue from Oregon said...

These cards better go to someone special with all the tender loving care you put into them!!!! Awesome!

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Your hexagon card is gorgeous Carol, it worth all the work you put in it, love the colors and the frame for the sentiment. TFS

Sue - said...

That is gorgeous - must have taken ages cutting out all thos little bits - wonder if SU will bring out a matching punch?

Benzi said...

So, that's where you were yesterday...putting that hexagon card together. It's fabulous and I know you mean it when you say time consuming. Well worth it, though.

I love your adorable CASology card. What a cute image and I really like the stapled ribbon.

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Gorgeous colour combination! I love the clean layout and the sweet image of your doggy bag! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CASology this week!

Donna Nuce said...

Gorgeouse scissor work on your card. I love that pink and black combo and I used it on my card too! Have a great day!

Gillian said...

What lovely cards, they are both great

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Super! Fab snippets use too.

Hugs
Sarn xxx

Bubbles said...

adorable, and gorgeous! :)
Just visiting from the Crafty Snippets Playground,
Bubbles
at Patchwork Apples
# 35

Judy1223 said...

Carol, now THAT's what you call a doggie bag! SO cute! Great colors, love the tag and ribbon and so much white space...wonderful! Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!

Tracey McNeely said...

Oh now that little image is so cute! Fantastic take on the challenge. Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at CASology!

Di said...

Totally stunning Carol - I can't understand how these sneaked past me. LOVE the hexagon card especially - you sure have a lot of patience, but so well worth it! Hugs, Di xx

Maureen Merritt said...

Aw, this is so cute. I love the crisp, clean white space and the piercing detail too. Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

lucyscraftycards said...

These are fab cards - especially love the first one so very cute!