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Thinking Pink

I have been inspired to make cards for Breast Cancer Awareness this month. McMahon Five Designs new BCA freebie is released today, so I used it for my card.

Such a fun image, isn’t it???  You can find it HERE in the McMahon Five Designs store in the Breast Cancer Charity area.  I started with base cardstock by Paper Temptress in Pink- Ohhhhh the shimmer is so awesome- it is called Mountain Rose– it is one of my absolute favorite cardstocks…..!!!  For the next layer- I want to show you a sewing tip- you can use your straight edge punches around curves- just like you are sewing in a sleeve or around a neck line…….
First, I drew a circle for my Sketch from Card Patterns:

Yes, I traced around the masking tape and cut out the DSP…….

Next, I punched out the straight edged punch. I liked how this design goes with the tail of the bird:

This will go around the circle……seriously…….
How you ask???

Cut notches in the edging of the punch- come up to ~ 1/8 inch from the decorative edge.  Notice the Rt end of the punched strip……if the punch is wider, you will want the notches wider on the bottom too, so the punch will curve smoother- so can you see the difference between the notches on the Rt and Lt end???
Next is the test…….you may need to practice a few times if this is new to you…….

Sorry the picture is a bit blurry- I have applied tape to the bottom side of the edge of my circle, and have started slowly easing the punched edge to it.  This is a nice shot of the shimmer of the Mountain Rose cardstock…..: )

There you go- what do you think???

Next, I colored my image with Copics and added shimmer with a Sakura Gelly Roll Pen.  The birdcage die is a Tim Holtz and is cut out of more Paper Temptress cardstock- love the pink and the Kraft colored cardstock together! This is called Safari Brown, and it is texturized in columns- looks awesome IRL as a birdcage too……. I added some pearls to the birdcage and added a row of Cluny lace with a Zig Zag.
I added pink silk ribbon and more lace to the side with a Zig Zag stitch and added more pearls.  I added one more little embellishment- I made a decorated Pretty as we call it in the Technique Junkies– that is the flower which is colored with Pink Copic markers.

Thanks for stopping by today- have a Blessed Day!

Shelly Schmidt

My Blog: http://shellymc2.blogspot.com/


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