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Gem's Cottage Blog » Blog Archive » Pink & Green Challenge at DU2DS


Remember my struggles with the DU2DS  challenge last week? (Scroll down to last week’s post if  you weren’t around, LOL) Well, no such thing this week – this card came together like a dream!  Thanks to your comments and encouragements, I did not have to throw a mountain of crumpled paper in the waste basket, LOL. Before I started on this card though, I’d like to thank the ladies at Split Coast Stamper’s Forum – they were the ones who set me on the right path. First, Meg (WAXYO) gave this link for those who were asking how to color with odorless mineral spirits. The instructions were very clear, so I went to Michaels and bought the Prisma Color pencils, looked for odorless mineral spirits but they didn’t have it.  I did more searching and Estelle (mamahowe) suggested using baby oil, because it’s what she uses! I forgot to buy the blending stumps, and my DD, who attended an art class when she was in the elementary grades, said that they make their own (you can see how here).  I was all set, and I chose to color the rose digi-stamp I was so frustrated with last week (scroll down and you will see it, it’s free!).  The result is the image above – it was so easy and satisfying to do – I was surprised! With the coloring done, the rest of the card came together quickly. I used a MS border punch for the “doily” frame – instructions on how to do this are here (scroll down to Jay’s  April 15, 2009 post – thanks Jay!).  I even managed to put bling again – yes, I think I am getting addicted, LOL! Green cardstock is from Martha Stewart,  light pink paper (antique bubble gum) is from The Paper Patch, all the rest is from my stash, sentiment is printed using Albemarle Swash font.  Thanks again to the design team of DU2DS, specially Chris and Sandra, for the challenge. Oh, where is the sentiment you say?  The rose motif swings away to reveal the sentiment:


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8 comments so far

1.  Bluerose
April 21st, 2009 at 8:16 pm

I love your card you did a fab job on it. Gem just wanted to let you know that my post on printing on ribbon you don’t have to have a circut just a printer…LOL

2.  Sandra
April 21st, 2009 at 9:53 pm

Hi…gorgeous card,lovely image,and i love the way you’ve done the sentiment,great take on our pink and green theme,thanks for joining us this week at DU2DS,
Take care
San x

3.  ellie
April 22nd, 2009 at 3:28 am

This is beautiful. Love the edge punch you used and I love how the image slides open!

4.  Larissa
April 22nd, 2009 at 7:46 am

Great card! The hidden sentiment is perfect!

Thanks for joining us at Du2DS


5.  Sally
April 22nd, 2009 at 10:13 pm

Gorgeous card, and thank you for sharing the image 🙂

6.  Wendy McGlinchey
April 23rd, 2009 at 10:40 am

This is so pretty – love the design!

7.  Alexandra
April 23rd, 2009 at 6:26 pm

What a STUNNING card. Not only lovely to look at, but your design is wonderful!

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