Pink, Grey, and Kraft

This week’s CTD challenge is to use the soft colors of pink, grey, and kraft.  I wanted a soft floral card, so I  chose Painted Harvest stamp set used Blushing Bride and Powder Pink for the layers.  I stamped the center of each flower in Crumb Cake and used Smokey Slate for the stamped leaves.  

Layout Decisions

When starting this card, the colors and stamp set were the only things I knew I was using.  After a period of trial and error, I finally decided on the layout and elements to finish the card.  For the bottom layer, I used the new Basket TIEF on Crumb Cake cardstock, onto which I sponged Crumb Cake ink for dimension.  Smokey Slate cardstock provided the middle layer.  Crumb Cake ribbon anchored the sentiment, also from Painted Harvest,  stamped in Basic Grey on Whisper White cardstock.  I wanted a mat for the sentiment, which I punched out with the Everyday Label Punch.  I wasn’t sure how a piece of embossed cardstock would punch.  However, it was very easy to punch out the basket embossed cardstock.  Almost as an afterthought, I stamped and punched out a trio of leaves to tuck behind the sentiment.

Color Throwdown Inspiration

This inspriation photo is so peaceful, which I also wanted to convey in my card for this challenge.  A soft thank you card which matched what I wanted to accomplish.  A baby girl card is now running around in my head using these colors, so I think it’s time to create.

Have a Peachy Day.