Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Bright Pink and Gray Card

It's been a while since I joined challenges, but I just couldn't pass up this challenge from Less Is More and Simon Says Stamp.

The Less Is More blog is celebrating its 4th anniversary, and the challenge this week is to make a card with pink and gray.

Meanwhile, the challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge blog is "All things bright and beautiful," highlighting Hero Arts products.

I am excited for this challenge, because I have a lot of Hero Arts stamps.  They were one of the first stamps I bought when I first started stamping five years ago.

Here is my card:

I used this Hero Arts stamp set for the different splashes of pink.

The image and the sentiment came from two different stamp sets.  The bicycle was from this set.

The sentiment was from this set.  I love how the two stamps complemented each other perfectly.  I embossed both the bicycle and the sentiment using silver/gray embossing powder.

I love how this card turned out.  I am working on having a stash of handmade cards that I can readily pull out for different occasions, and this card definitely fits the bill.

Here is a complete list of products (and links to where you can find them):
White cardstock (Georgia Pacific)
Dark and light gray cardstock (my stash)
Brush Strokes (Hero Arts)
Joy Ride stamp set (Hero Arts)
Friendship Messages stamp set (Hero Arts)
Rose Bud ink (Memento)
Angel Pink ink (Memento)
Pixie Dust ink (Versamagic)
Pink Petunia ink (Versamagic)
Versamark ink pad (Tsukineko)
Heat gun (Nicole)
Embossing powder (Stampin' Up!)
Embossing powder tool (Inkadinkado)
ATG gun (Scotch)

Thanks for looking, and have a bright and cheery day!


  1. This is a super card, the shades you chose complement each other beautifully!
    Thanks so much for joining our birthday challenge!
    "Less is More"

  2. Such a gorgeous creation, love the colours that you have chosen, thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge this time, hugs Pops x

  3. What a pretty color combination! I like that old-fashioned bicycle embossed in silver! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

    1. Thank you for stopping by and for the comment, Lin!

  4. Super elegant and classy card and a beautiful use of our colours
    Thanks for playing along with our 4th birthday challenge this week
    Less is More

  5. Thank you, Sarah! Happy birthday to LIM! I'm happy that I get to play along this challenge.

  6. Love that cycle stamp, makes a super card!
    Thanks for joining our fourth birthday celebrations at LIM!
    Less is More

    1. Thank you, Anne! I saw it in a photo and just had to get it! Thanks for stopping by! XOXO!