April 5, 2009

Week #3...Raspberry Suite Color Challenge

So Dawn has done it again!! Gave this great challenge out to play along again this week.







Took me a little bit to figure out what I was going to do, but I knew I needed a birthday card for my friend Sally (though I'm a wee bit late!) so off I went.

I decided to use the photo as a sort of inspiration piece as well:












I liked the stripes, but made them less uniform. I basically found some scrap pieces of the colors and cut them into strips of varying widths. I cut a piece of vintage cream to 4 x 5.25, and used a sheet of terrifically tacky tape and covered the whole piece. Then I laid different strips of CS, leaving some space open. Once I got all of the cs strips on, I covered the whole thing with micro beads...gives a little texture and subtle sparkle.














with such a 'busy' background, I didn't want to overdo the whole card, so just simply added the sentiment from Damask Designs, and a flower, and we're done!

Hope you all had a great weekend...why is it they always go so fast????

Thanks for stopping by!!

Supplies:
Stamps: Damask Designs
Ink: Pure Poppy (PTI)
Paper: Pure Poppy, Berry Sorbet, Vintage Cream (all PTI) - Pretty in Pink, Kraft (from SU!)
Accessories: Pure Poppy Ribbon, Spellbinders ribbon slides dies, prima flowers, PTI Vintage Buttons

18 comments:

Heather said...

This is absolutely beautiful! So elegant looking! Great job!

Maureen P said...

Love the double layer flower and button!

Andrea said...

I really like what you did
with the colors of this challenge. Nice card.

Rebecca said...

This is fantastic. Love the texture of those little beads. And I think just the addition of the flower and happy birthday was the perfect finishing touch. And I agree with you that the weekends go way too fast.

Cammie said...

A great card! It really pops!

LeAnne said...

Yummy! Looks like candy!

Rebecca said...

Amazing! (Not that I'm surprised!) I love those microbeads between the pieces! Great challenge :-) I'll have to find some time to play along!

Rachel said...

I love the stripes!

Pam W. said...

WooHoo - you ROCKED Dawn's challenge! Simply gorgeous.

Jenn said...

What a beautiful card! Love everything about it- just lovely! Great job on the challenge, I was hoping you would play along!!

Terri E. said...

Super fun idea for scraps of paper. Way to rock out the color combo.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

The Smith Family said...

AH! SO cute! Love this idea. I had such a hard time with this color combo... You... not so much. AMAZING. Great job.
Shelley

Jessica Rosario said...

Love the idea of keeping scraps to cut strips. Great background with perfect finishing touch :)

Molly B said...

Way cool! I love it! -Molly B

Ange Kelly said...

Wow! this card is fabulous! Great job.

peggysue said...

This is so pretty! Wow, what a lot of paper cutting!

Winter said...

Very pretty! Great job!

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