Tuesday, October 16, 2018

SOS: Pink is the new orange!

This week, I am your hostess at Shopping Our Stash.  Originally,  we were going to go with an idea Deena had for "Orange is the new black"-- but then decided to combine it with PINK for breast cancer awareness month.  Perfect, right?

  • The pumpkin was cut from Dina Wakley's cotton waterclor paper, first inked with Dylusions in Funky Fuchsia and Pure Sunshine, plus a little Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist.
  • I sealed the paper with some Krylon archival UV spray and then backed it with some Sizzix adhesive paper (So stashworthy because I have had this since this summer and ave not used it-- so then for this project I accidentally used two pieces!  ARGH!)
  • For the pumpkin, I drew it on the reverse of the inked paper first, then numbered the pieces from left to right so I could reassemble the pieces once cut.  I added Nuvo drops once adhered to the background.
  • I scribbled some Peeled Paint Distress Crayon on the stem
  • A friend gave me some tint punches a few weeks ago, and so I punched the stars with one of those.
  • The hearts were just cut free-hand.
  • The leafy backgrond was inked many months ago with Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals.
  • The leaves at the bottom were pre-cut from dies from Autumn (thanks!).  I inked them with DOx in Lucky Clover and Peacock Feathers, the spritzed with water and added some Nuvo drops. The Nuvo drops are kind of new, but I am not a huge "drop" user, so I was definitely trying to use my stash.  So glad!  I think they look cool!
  • The copper-y background was some Metallic Kraft-core by Tim + Core'dinations, and to further use my stash, I ran it through the Sidekick with and EF by Anna Griffin.  
  • I added the quotation by Tim Holtz, and this will be perfect to send to my sister.
I hope you have a chance to join us!  For more inspiration, please visit my teammates at Shopping Our Stash.

Also, just a friendly reminder to do your self-examinations!  Early detection is so important with breast cancer! 


  1. This should be framed, because it's THAT gorgeous! LOVE the rich vibrant colors you've used, and that hand drawn pumpkin is amazing! WOW!

  2. Gorgeous work of art, I agree with Chris, it should be in a frame.

  3. The work that must have gone into this is amazing and it turned out to be one beautiful creation! I just love all the colors together! NJ!

  4. Ohhhhhhhh fantastic!!!
    That pumpkin and those hearts...I have all the loves for those!!!

  5. Mimi, this card is a beauty, the way you mixed the colors on your pumpkin and how you fussy cut it and put it together letting the awesome background to peek through.
    Beautiful colors and details all over this fabulous card.