Sunday, October 17, 2021

Autumn Birthday in the Pink

Hello, hope everyone is well and have had a lovely weekend. 
I've got a pink Autumn birthday card to share today. I love sitting at a firepit or open fire on cool Autumn nights so this image looks so inviting to me. After I printed out the focal image (a pre-colored digi from Jan's Digital Stamp Shop's Alone Together set), my eye kept going to the pink in the plaid pillow. I knew I had some DCWV autumn leaves patterned paper and a plaid ribbon with pink edging, so I looked in my SU card stock and found a pink. For some reason, the camera is not reflecting how well the card stock matches the leaves in the print, it's making it either too peachy or too pink, but just know, it does match well in real life! Anyway, I added a sheer yellow ribbon and some brown mesh ribbon along with a Spellbinder lattice die cut in brown card. I finished the front with some enamel dots, one of the brown lattice cutouts and sentiments (Impression Obsession and Wild Rose Studio) hand-stamped with Fallen Leaves Versafine Clair. 
I used Splitcoaststampers sketch SC421, resizing it to A7 in PSE. 
On the inside of the card is a mat of the leaves paper, then I printed out the Donna Ellis digital sentiment and cut it with Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles 2 die. I also cut some of the pink card stock with this die and then cut the middle out using another Spellbinders Labels die. I glued  it on top of the printed die cut, creating a frame for the beautiful sentiment.
Wow, this is so fake pink it's hurting my eyes a little - thanks, camera! 😖 On the back of the card I've laid a mat cut from a different sheet of the leaves papers, laid some of the ribbon across and then the negative of the pink die cut that was leftover from the inside frame. I added lattice cutouts from the front to the corners and then hand-stamped my Lawn Fawn siggie with the VF Clair. I hope y'all know I can match paper colors better than this - Embarrassing!
And a final view that is pretty close to actual colors! I saved the best for last, LOL. 😉 Thanks so much for visiting me today and best wishes for a safe, healthy and productive week, XOX.
I was inspired by the leaves and colors in the photo


Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Your card in pink is awesome! That pillow looks inviting in that chair, which is BTW, the same yellow Al painted his two seat bench. I love that yellow. No need to be embarrassed because we know how difficult it is to showcase true colours. I'm thinking of getting a light box.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

I love the pink, fake or not 😄. A super card, the birthday sentiment is lovely. As are the die and cosy images.
Faith x

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

That does look inviting! I love how you pulled out the pink in the focal image. It creates a nice cohesive look.

Thanks for sharing your Pink project with us at Cut it Up!


Pamela said...

A really pretty card - I like the textures from the ribbon and mesh. And the 'pink' works for me!
CD Sunday Plus DT.

Kris said...

Nice card Aims! Takes me back to our family vacations at the beach ⛱ the house has a fire pit and these Adirondack chairs. Good times, lovely memories. Have a relaxing week 😊

Monica C. said...

Oh yes, that scene really does look so inviting!! I love that you pulled the pink out of the cushion to use on your card. Not something I would ever have thought of doing, but it works so well.
Hugs Monica

aussie aNNie said...

This is project is really lovely, love your whole design and thanks so much for entering our challenge,
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, with your fabulous design at[aNNie designer for The Sisterhood of Crafters]{My Blog}

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Wonderful card Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage challenge good luck Ginny DT for Creative Craft Cottage
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Arlene said...

I love your scene. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas,

Darlene said...

Cool design ... great card! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

Please stop in for a visit!

Freubelmina said...

Lovely card,thank you for your sweet comment on my blog xx

craftytrog said...

A really lovely card Aimeslee!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Great take on the sketch and I love the texture!! Such a lovely printed digi too! So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas with this beauty!

Jocelyn said...

That image really does make you feel warm on a chilly autumn day. Thank you for sharing with us.
Jocelyn x
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ahlers5 said...

What a wonderful, relaxing image on this card. We just put a small fire pit in our backyard this year. We enjoyed making smores with the kids. My husband had never had one before.

Claudia Rogier said...

Your card is very lovely Thanks for joining us at Patterned Paper Challenge

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Margarets designer cards said...

Unusual card in pink for the Autumn but it works and makes you feel warm by the fire.
Thank you for joining us
CD Sunday plus DT

Deborah Wainwright said...

thanks for playing along with us at Country View Crafts hugs Debs

Jan Mahew said...

Thank You Aimslee for showcasing "Alone Together" on your charming Fall creation! Handsome card and hearthwarming colors. Great Job!

Judith said...

Great job thank you for joining the My Time To Craft challenge - DT JudithCE

Helen said...

Such a clever and eye-catching design, Aimslee, with all the colour and texture! This little scene looks perfect for a celebration!! Well done!

laurie said...

Awesome card and a great design! Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers anything goes with dies!

Chana Malkah said...

I could use that fire pit tonight! Thanks for a wonderful submission to our challenge at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana Malkah