Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Pink Christmas ... for the cure!

Hi everyone.  Today I'm playing along with the Pink Christmas for the cure! challenge at Jingle Belles.  This is their special challenge of the year where Stef and Lauren donate $2 ea for each entry of this challenge to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.  Thanks to Stef and Lauren for this wonderful challenge!

I started my card by heat embossing Snowflake Background (Hero Arts - retired) in white onto a mixed media card panel.  I then ink blended three colours of pink DOX inks:  Spun Sugar, Kitsch Flamingo, Picked Raspberry to create a fun and bright sky behind a snowy hillside die (Sloping Hillside - Poppy Stamps - retired).  I cut out a second piece with the Sloping Hillside from silver metallic card and glued it over top of the white base, offsetting it slightly so it looks like the trees have snow-covered branches. :)  Finished the card by stamping the sentiment (Christmas Sentiments - Hero Arts - retired) in Silver Delicata ink.  Easy and fun card to make!

I thought I'd try the same ink blending paired with black accents. :)
This time I ink blended the sky in pink inks before adding a die-cut village (Winter Village - Penny Black) - this time in black.  Splattered my panel with diluted black acrylic paint before popping it up on my card base with a foam layer.  Stamped the sentiment (Bright & Light - Penny Black) in Kitsch Flamingo ink.

Thanks for the challenge!

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Card #1:
Stamps:  Snowflake Background; Christmas Sentiments (both from Hero Arts - retired)
Paper:   White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.); Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.); Silver metallic card stock (SU!)
Ink:   Unicorn white pigment ink (Hero Arts); DOX inks:  Spun Sugar, Kitsch Flamingo, Picked Raspberry (Tim Holtz)
Accessories:   White embossing powder, heat tool, sponge brushes, Winter Village die (Penny Black)

Card #2:
Stamps:  Bright & Light - Sentiment (Penny Black)
Paper:   White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.); Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.); Black card stock (SU!)
Ink:   DOX inks:  Spun Sugar, Kitsch Flamingo, Picked Raspberry (Tim Holtz)
Accessories:   sponge brushes, Winter Village die (Penny Black), splatter brush, diluted black acrylic paint


Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Both so very lovely, dies on your beautiful background. x

nancy littrell said...

Love both your pink Christmas cards "For the Cure", Lolly. Non-traditional colors for Christmas are always fun and for such a very important cause! TFS Love and hugs..Nancy

I Card Everyone said...

Two stunning Christmas cards, Loll - I do LOVE pink at Christmas!!

Julie B said...

Two fab pink Christmas cards Loll. What a great challenge and a very generous offer by the blog owners too.
Thanks for the lovely comments about our place. We have to pinch ourselves that we live in such an idyllic spot, mind you it's taken 20 years to get it looking something like! :)

Pat said...

Two fabulous pink skies on these beautiful cards Loll, and love the white snowflakes in the sky of the first with the snow slope and pretty trees, and then the fantastic contrast of the black silhouette house with the three lovely pinks for the sky, and who would have thought that black snow could look so great..this is my favourite! x

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Two wonderful pink Christmas cards, Loll - love the snowy background on card one and beautiful blend on card two with the splatters!

Bonnie said...

Love all this pink and both pretty Christmas cards, Lolly! The inked background is so pretty with the snowy hillside and just as pretty with the black accents!

Marcia Hill said...

Two AWESOME pink cards Loll! I absolutely ADORE the 1st card...your snowy pink sky is FABULOUS and so pretty surrounded by all that white! Your silhouetted village card is beautiful too! You have totally made the color PINK shine my friend...lovely, lovely cards!! Hugs. :0)

Lisa Elton said...

Two pretty cards, Loll! I love that hillside slope opening on the first one. Too bad it's retired!

kiwimeskreations said...

Wow, wow, and wow again Loll, these are stunning. Loving your ombre pink skies and the wonderful diecuts in the foreground of both cards

HilaryJane said...

The pink works so well on these Christmas cards. I love them both and the splatters on the second one are pretty amazing xx

lauren bergold said...

oh WOW... what an amazing pair of CAS cards, i'm blown away! Such a fabulous take on PINK CHRISTMAS at Jingle Belles!

Tammy said...

LOVE this card! I love the simplicity of the design! Great job! Thanks for sharing at CCC!

SmilynStef said...

gorgeous cards ... I really love the emboss resist ... so glad you went Pink for a Cure with us at Jingle Belles.

Brenda in IN said...

What a wonderful challenge for Breast Cancer Research that they do. Your cards are so "pretty in pink". I love the village in black and that sky, wow, awesome. The hillside card is pretty with those snowflakes.

Christine Alexander said...

both cards are so pretty loll, the emboss resist is gorgeous and black silhouette really pops against the pink ♥

Julia Aston said...

Who knew pink would work as a winter sky??!! Two beautiful designs Loll - particularly love the burst of snowflakes and gold trees on the first card! Julia xx

Trina P. said...

Both are beautiful and perfectly pink for the Cure!. Congratulations on the second one being featured at JB. 👏🎉🎉

Linda said...

Two stunning Christmas cards. I love the pink sky! xx

Stef Perry said...

Such beautiful cards, Loll - pink for Christmas is a fabulous alternative to traditional colors and both your designs are just wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing card #2 with us at Christmas Craft Creations for our Monochromatic challenge!

Susan said...

Two fabulous cards for the pink Christmas challenge! Love the pretty snowflake background in the first one. The second one is so striking with the pink paired with black.

laurie said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Craft Creations!

BożenA said...

I was delighted with both cards. The first one, with a predominance of white, is beautiful and delicate. I love how you cut out the window diagonally and the snowflakes in the background look like fireworks explosions,
The second card is very dramatic, with the black stage and this pink sky.