Wednesday, June 16, 2021

French Nail Polish

Hello there!  I've got a rather "pink" post today.  The first card, man, I don't think it even looks like something I made...but it was fun and different!

Years ago, I had ordered some stamps from, I think, Ellen Hutson.  In the package was a small sample of ribbon as a gift, and this little piece of paper with the nail polish bottle you see below.  So I trimmed it out, and tried to build a card around it.  I had watercolored a background as a practice run, and it was pink and orange (SO not my usual colors!), but it looked too bland.  I found a fleur-de-lis stamp and since we're talking French 😉 I thought it went well with the nail polish.  Then, the hot pink background looked too I added an Eiffel Tower stamp all over.  There's a My Favorite Things flourish die cut on here, too.  Again, just filling in some space.

My Favorite Things Four Corners flourish die; Technique Tuesday Mon Ami Paris Eiffel Tower stamp (background); not sure about the fleur-de-lis stamp, I can't remember!

The card below is super, super simple, and I just made it for my stash.  I used a panel from a calendar my mother-in-law was getting rid of, and added a sentiment and a few punched flowers.  

Altenew Label Love;  Stampin' Up! Itty Bitty Accents flower punch; Martha Stewart Hydrangea punch; gold gems; panel from calendar

I hope your day has been a good one, or is about to be a good one, depending upon when you are reading this!  Thanks for your visit!

God bless,


LeAnne said...

LOL, the first card is a little out of character for you, but it's still fun and funky, especially with the watercolored background! The second one is definitely YOU....just gorgeous!

Leslie Miller said...

Two beautiful and feminine cards and, hey, it's good to have a little out of character fun once in a while!

Paperesse said...

Ah bah...c'est magnifique ta carte ! I love your nail polish card, Colleen. And I don't know, yes it's perhaps a bit brighter in color than you normally go, but it has your customary style and elegance. It's a 'Colleen' design for sure!!! The second is wonderful, too. What a good idea to upcycle the calendar page. Bravo !

Lisa Elton said...

Look at you getting all pretty in pink! Great job, Colleen. And that butterfly looks like it could fly right off my computer screen ~ fabulous!

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