Monday, March 23, 2009

Raspberry Suite Color Challenge #1 (again)


Happy Monday! I warned you, didn't I? I just knew I would not be able to stop at a card or two inspired by the color challenge on Dawn McVey's blog. Hee hee...too fun! I have a couple of exciting notes about this card to share.....

First off, isn't she lovely? This is one of the juicy stamps in the set Glamour Girls from Clearly Vintage. If you haven't already, go visit the lovely Cora's site to check out her vintage image stamp sets and also check every saturday when Cora shares free vintage images for downloading. Love her stuff! I thought that stamping this elegant beauty in a hot pink ink made her live happily here on this cheerful card.

The next exciting thing about this card was the fun I had making my own Damask background using Dawn's Damask Designs set from PTI. I discovered that I could pair the images with the grid from the PTI Guidelines set to help me build a fun and playful yet glamorous background! Loving this for sure! Check out my stamping sheet in progress below.

Yes, stamping your own background takes a little time but, like I did here, I stamped a whole sheet's worth but only used a small piece for my card so I have more for other projects later. I hope you enjoyed my offering today and thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:
Paper: PTI and DCWV
Stamps: Clearly Vintage and PTI
Ink: SU!
Dies: Nestabilities oval and scallop oval
Punch: Martha Stewart
Other: button from my friend and SU! demonstrator, Elise/mamacow, and ribbon from Offray

16 comments:

Inspired Scrapper said...

Ooo la la very cute! love teh backround.

Lynn P. said...

LOVE that stamp and I really love the way you did the background

Emilia said...

What a great idea!
My damask background stamps (and many others) have arrived at the airport, let's hope that they will not be stuck in Customs.
Your background is great!

Terri E. said...

Love your background paper! Great job with the color challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

tg said...

This is great. I love how you made the damask background. The little clear button is the perfect touch. The colors and crispness of it all is perfect!

I got that edger punch after I saw you using it and I am so glad I did -- it is awesome.

Tracey said...

Hi Dana,

This is very pretty!!! Love the background. I am so inspired by your goodies you post.

Karen said...

Oh MY! I LOVE it!! Its vintage and modern at the same time. And combining Guide Lines and Dawn's damask images?! You are genius!! Seriously. I would not have put the two together. You and your creations Rock!! :>:>

Elise said...

I couldn't wait to see what you offered for today and was NOT disappointed! WOWEEE! I want to buy that paper! Love it! Love the card!

IamDerby said...

Really lovely! I need that damask set.

Lisa said...

Great idea to use the guideline grid to help create a background. Thanks for the inspiration. Pretty card!

Mindy said...

What a great idea!

Cathe Holden said...

Such a pretty card!

It was so nice meeting you today. I'm following your blog, thank you for following mine. It will be fun to watch your projects!

Cheryl said...

Wow! This is a beautiful card--so well-coordinated, and the background stamping is amazing. Thanks for the tip!

Winter said...

So pretty! Love that stamp set!

leanne said...

Wow! This card is stunning. I love the background paper that you made...so pretty. And that vintage gal is super sweet.

Joshua Jiraffe Designs said...

Thanks for your post and I'm glad I came over for another peek...this is outstanding! I love the lady in the hat and...everything! So glad you didn't stop with the other 2. Congrats on the Papertrey mention! I have yet to make a blog night...