Around The Bend in Bright Pinks PP640

by Joanne James14. May 2023 08:00

Today it's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's the turn of the fabulous Jaydee to host this week and she has a pretty colour challenge for us to work with:


Isn't that a great colour combo? I used the layout over at Sketch Saturday and went with some Around The Bend Dies florals with a focus on the pink - take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

I decided to use my favourite pink form the Brights family, Melon Mambo, as the focus of my card, adding a couple of strips of retired Brights designer paper and a heat-embossed white-on-black sentiment from 'Something Fancy', before embellishing with hearts and flowers from the Around The Bend Dies set, some silver thread and rhinestones for a little sparkle:


I added another sentiment and a little extra detail inside my card:


I liked this card so much I made another one, this time using Flirty Flamingo and I switched out the rhinestones for pearls and sequins:


Here's a close up:


I used an alternative sentiment inside this card:


I'm linking this second version of my card up over at the Paper Craft Crew where I went down the first column of the tic tac toe board (flowers, sequins, hearts).

Here's one last photo of both cards together - which one do you prefer? My favourite is the Melon Mambo version, but the Flirty Flamingo version is fun too. Very girly and feminine!


Here is the visual summaries of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:



You can see all of my Product and 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
1.  Create a new paper project
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us and provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge submission.
3.  Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL.
4.  Have FUN!

Enjoy your day; I'm hoping to fit in a little crafting but otherwise it should be a fairly uneventful day. I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


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Comments (10) -

Alyson Mayo
Alyson MayoCanada
5/14/2023 4:30:37 PM #

This is such a striking design and the pink one is fabulous (love the other one as well). Thanks for sharing with us at Sketch Saturday Smile

Diane Hover
Diane HoverUnited States
5/15/2023 11:52:29 PM #

Both cards are absolutely beautiful!!  Gorgeous take on our sketch!!
Thank you for joining our challenge at Sketch Saturday!
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jaydeeUnited States
5/16/2023 6:11:36 PM #

Joanne, I love both color combos!   The black sentiment layer with the white embossing really pops against the bright pink background.  I love the perfectly placed hearts with that sentiment, too!  Gorgeous card - inside and out.  

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
5/16/2023 8:39:08 PM #

Joanne, this is gorgeous!!!  I love the bright pink background and the way the black layer with white embossing just pops off the plaid.  The little hearts, flowers and twine add so much detail!  I love both color combos!  You certainly made this challenge shine!  Have a great rest of the week, My Friend!

Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
5/17/2023 4:54:38 AM #

What a fabulous pair of cards, Joanne! It is such a beautiful design. The silver trim and the embellishments add the perfect touch of sparkle. Absolutely lovely inside and out!

Suzy Hinton
Suzy HintonUnited States
5/17/2023 5:13:39 AM #

Joanne, I love the design of your card. Those three little hearts on the circle just set it off. I like both color combinations. So pretty.

5/17/2023 8:02:51 PM #

Beautiful card congrats 💐👏 happy day

Tara Carpenter
Tara CarpenterUnited States
5/17/2023 10:08:22 PM #

Beautiful card!  I love the white embossing!  TFS

Fran Wing
Fran WingUnited States
5/19/2023 3:50:48 PM #

Hi, Joanne! I think using that bright pink as the primary background color is an unexpected choice, but very effective! Great layout, great color choices, great card! Did I say that I like this card?
Xoxo, Fran

Anne Marie Hile
Anne Marie HileUnited States
5/20/2023 3:07:15 AM #

Beautiful card, Joanne! I just received the Around the Bend Bundle so (as always) I'm so excited for your wonderful inspiration. Goes to show how attentive I am, I didn't even see the flowers when i decided to buy it. I was so focused on the larger elements. Now I'm even more excited to have it. Pretty in (hot) pink, indeed!

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