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Feb 25, 2023

A Floral Card in Pink and Yellow

Happy Saturday! It's time for my weekly Allsorts challenge card share. This week our optional theme is "Matching Pairs" however you may interpret that or you could go with "Anything Goes" as the theme is optional. 

I decided to make a card and matching envelope but I might also create a matching bookmark to go with the card. Who doesn't love a handmade bookmark!!!??? And it would be a nice little gift to include with a handmade card. 

I fell in love with the color combo of pink and yellow from this month's Beautiful Blossoms challenge mood board and so I created this cheerful floral birthday card. Although my pink is a bit too dark. Isn't this a wonderful mood board!! Makes me wish I had a glass of pink lemonade for sure!!

My stamp is Penny Black's Alluring Arrangements. It's a beautiful large stamp and I trimmed part of it off to fit my A2 sized card. I stamped on Neenah 80lb card stock and colored with copic markers. My base pink is Copic color Cotton Candy pink which would have been a better match with the mood board, but I added a little bit (maybe too much!!) of Copic color Shock Pink, blended with cotton candy pink and it turned into this magenta shade. 

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I used my old Stampin Up French Script background stamp on the background with Mustard Seed Distress ink. My intention was to add a strip of patterned paper to the side of the card but couldn't find something simple enough that I liked and that matched so I made my own by using Picked Raspberry Distress ink and a Lavinia stencil. I added May Arts white silk ribbon and tied the sentiment onto it with some twine. The sentiment is part of the Itty Bitty Basics stamp set from My Favorite Things, I cut the words apart and glued onto a mini die cut tag (tag die option).

You can see the decorated envelope above. I used part of the same stamp. Thought I'd add few more blossoms above this and of course the edge of the rubber had ink on it and transferred onto the envelope when I stamped the blossoms. Since I already had the rest of the blossoms and butterfly on the envelope colored, I decided to make another strip of stenciled paper and adhered it onto the envelope. Inside I used some masking tape, then inked up the edge of the insert with the same ink and stencil. (I didn't photograph the inside but there is a tiny peek on the photo above.) To complete the card I added Stickles glitter glue in Stardust for some sparkles.

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I hope you can join us this week. You can see our prize package for the next few challenges below. 
This time our prizes come from OakwoodHighlight CraftsAALL and Create and Craft Stash. Oh, and if you played in the last few challenges be sure to check the winners post which was just posted yesterday!!

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brenda said...

A bookmark would be a great idea Ellie, one I didn't think of! I agree on the pink and yellow colour palette, it's very pleasing on the eye as are the Spring blooms and the promise of warmer days soon, we can but hope.

B x

brenda said...

I'm straight back as I forgot to thank you for linking up at this months challenge at We Love Stamping.

B x

Amy Johnson said...

Oh what a beautiful card! It makes me dream of spring!

Sarn said...

Oh that's a VERY pretty card and envelope Ellie. Lovely and springlike! xxx

Linby said...

This is so pretty and a matching bookmark would be so lovely too.

Aimeslee Winans said...

Ellie, I just saw my subscription email of this post and had to come comment, even though it's not linked up to our challenge yet, but it will be one of my comment numbers. SO, I'm here with my Beautiful Blossoms DT hat on to tell you how pretty your card is! Please do not worry about your pink not matching exactly! The mood board is optional and for inspiration only. And you were definitely inspired by it! Love all your choices and little details, plus I always get a kick out of reading about how we all fix our boo-boos - well done! Thanks so much for linking up to our challenge and so happy you played with us! XOX, Aimeslee

HilaryJane said...

This is so pretty, love how you have used the stencilled strip. What a good idea and that little tag is so cute xx

Anonymous said...

These are really fabulous Ellie … indeed pink and yellow is a gorgeous colour scheme for spring, and I love your floral stamp and all the additional details. A bookmark would be a great idea .. I had a phase of making a few which I gave as gifts for Christmas 2021 and they were all really well received. There is so much scope actually to decorate them .. I even made “sets” eg four seasons .. they are great fun to make
Pauline xx

Marjeta said...

Fantastic card.

Chrissy said...

Very pretty card..
Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Little Red Wagon, hope you will play again..

stampinwithanita said...

Beautiful card and you can never go wrong with a Penny Black stamp. I love all the attention to detail that you used to create the set. Thanks so much for joining us at The Beautiful Blossoms Challenge!

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Amazing card with matching envelope, so sweet! Love so much the flowers with their vases, and the stencilled stripe too! Fabulous palette!
Thanks so much for sharing with us at We Love Stamping!

Jan Mahew said...

Beautiful, Ellie! Love the layering of the stamps and how they fit together. Great Job! Looking forward to you joining us again.

Priti said...

The yellow and pink made sense when you mentioned pink lemonade! This would make a nice mother's day or unconventional Easter card. Love that the envelope matches!

kiwimeskreations said...

Hi Ellie - this is an exquisite card, and so beautifully stamped and coloured. Love the wee touches of stencilling that make it fit this months challenge of the addition of stencilling perfectly
Thank you for joining us at We Love Stamping February Challenge
Maxine WLS DT

Liz said...

Beautiful card Ellie, I love the colour combination. Great idea to have a matching bookmark. xx

Donna Walls said...

Oh, I love this color combo and the scene is so Sweet, so Springtime! Thanks for playing along at the Beautiful Blossoms Challenge and we hope you'll join in again soon.
Donna xx
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Darlene said...

Oh how beautiful! Love this whole set! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our STENCIL FUN challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.


P.S. Did you hear the news? We have another new challenge blog we'd love to have you come check out and play along in. It all begins on March 3, 2023. It's called Triple B. Fun with Birds, Butterflies & Blooms. Would love to have you pop over! Appreciate your support!

Dena J said...

This is lovely! I was sure it was watercolor - you have really colored it so beautifully, Ellie. A bookmark is a brilliant addition.

Joanne said...

That card and envelops is beautiful and I think a handmade bookmark is always a great idea! said...

Simply beautiful and so delicate too and that's a firm yes on the bookmark! Michelle x

Ink Outside The Box With Diane said...

Spectacular card! Love all the details. I’m delighted to have you playing with the Krafty Chicks Challenge this week. Hope you join us again soon.
Diane - DT

Taty said...

Hi Ellie, the floral card is wonderful with a delicate and elegant coloring. I can't find the post with the winners of the Crafty Wednesday February Challenge. Do you still have to publish it?
Thanks, see you soon. Taty

Anonymous said...

Have a great day !

Dr Sonia S V said...

Such a beautiful card , bookmark and envelope. I love matching sets
Cheers, Dr Sonia

Rainey's Craft Room said...

This is a very pretty card and matching envelope duo Ellie, the delicate stamping and colouring looks gorgeous.

Donna Ellis said...

Such a lovely spring time creation, Ellie, and beautifully fitting for our challenge! It's always a pleasure seeing how crafters are inspired by the Mood Board at our challenge. Thank you for sharing your love of all things flowers at the Beautiful Blossoms Challenge. I hope to see more of your designs soon.
Crafting Hugs,
{Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fun Springtime card with that stenciled border! Thanks for joining in at AAA Birthday

Uschi said...

I love your beautiful springlike birthday card. Your colours are so nice and bright and the colour combination of pink and yellow is just like being in a wonderful mood. Great ribbon at the left side. It looks a bit like a pretty curtain. Wonderful colouring as well. Your card is just perfect.
Thank you so much for entering the Everybody Art Challenge.
Hug Uschi

Jane said...

Oh this is such a very pretty card! It really lifted my spirits. Thanks for playing at AAA Birthday, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!

My Paper Epiphany said...

Stunning card! Thanks for joining us at PBSC:)

Helen said...

Beautiful card - love the colour combination!
Thanks for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
Helen x

Helen said...

Beautiful - love the script background and your colours.

Thanks for joining us at the Beautiful Blossoms Challenge.

Helen x