Sunday, March 22, 2009

Raspberry Suite color challenge #1 meets Caardvarks

Hey friends! Today I am excited to share a TWO cards made with colors from the very first Raspberry Suite color challenge hosted by Dawn McVey! She always has amazing color combos and this weeks challenge is one of my favorite go to color palette. My first card also uses the layout sketch from the Caardvarks Hero Arts challenge.


Here is my take on the combination of these two challenges....



I changed the sketch around a little to suit my card and Dawn's color challenge worked wonderfully on this thinking of you card. Can't you just feel love blooming?? :)

And because I couldn't stop at just one, I made another card for the color challenge. This one is inspired by all those shabby/hand cut/layered/inked handmade flowers you see all over the papercraft world. The flower stamp is from the Friends til the End set from PTI. I used the smaller of the two flower images, stamped in brown ink and then crumpled and layered the two to make a 3-D flower.

Other fun details are the Martha Stewart punched fence border on the card edge, some white on white embossed cardstock and hand drawn pen work. Super fun! Thanks to Dawn for such an inspiring challenge. Be forewarned...you may see a few more this week inspired by Brown, white, pink, yellow and orange!



Supplies:


Thinking of You Love Tree

Printed Paper: PTI Bitty Dots

Stamps: PTI Around and About Sentiments

Punches: Marvy Tree, SU! large heart, Fiskars small heart, SU! scallop punch, CM corner rounder

Ribbon: Michaels $1


Shabby Flower

Stamps: PTI Friends til the End

Embossing plate: SU Harlequin

Punch: Martha Stewart

Ink: SU!

Other: button, embroidery floss, zig writer pens, ribbon from a ribbon swap(thanks Kara!)

Ink: SU!

21 comments:

Trina said...

I love how you used the hears on the tree...very creative..

Great cards..

Gwen said...

Oh!! both cards are just super cute!!! love how you used the fence punch on the second one!!!

Anabelle said...

These are both awesome! I love the little tree and that flower is gorgeous.

Inspired Scrapper said...

I love the hearts on the tree.. great idea super cute.

SmilynStef said...

Love your fun heart-filled tree and how you accented the scallops with hearts too ... your distressed flower is awesome too ... thanks for joining the Caardvarks fun ... fabulous sketch card.

Yankee in England said...

I love the flowers on the second card. Both are stunning.

Lynn P. said...

Terrific cards - love the hearts on the tree and I really love the flowers

lauren said...

oh my gosh i ♥LOVE♥ your version of the CAARDVARKS sketch: love the colors...love that sweet tree with its heart leaves...love EVERYTHING about it, actually!!!

tg said...

The Bloomin' Tree rocks. Love it, tfs. Now I am seeing some cute uses for the fench punch too...

I just efiled...so the tax stress is gone, and 2 of my 8 reviews have been signed. So I am seeing more creating in my future :)

Steph said...

I love the tree in the first, and the paper flower in the second! Fabulous job on both! :)

Terri E. said...

The tree with the hearts is tons of fun! I like the big flower as well. Great job with the color challenge!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Elise said...

You're "rasberry" cards make my heart float! ...As if it was just plucked off of a beautiful tree! Ahhhh! What fun! Lovely work!

Purple D said...

OMG, the cards is absolutely gorgeous!!
The hearts in the tree are the perfect drops of color!

Karen said...

Love your tree hearts! You have come up with so many great ways to use that Around & About set! And your handmade layered flower is great!! Your creativity jumps off my screen like a great big happy face everytime my stalker self (:>) checks your blog! :>

Heidi Van Laar said...

Adorable cards! I love that fabulous heart tree and your take on the sketch is fabulous!

Julie said...

you did a beautiful job on both of these cards! I saw your name on Caardvarks and knew with a name like "Gustafson" you had to be good...lol (that's my maiden name!!) CRAZY! I'm going to save your blog...I'll be back!

~amy~ said...

WoW!!! Great job on all of your cards!!! Sooooo fabulous!

Courtney Baker said...

Great cards. I love your whimsical style!

Jenn said...

Fabulous cards! Love the cute hearts on the tree! :D

Dana said...

Wow Dana! Both of these are amazing card. Your tree card made me gasp out loud! SO clever of you, girl.
I am inspired by your paper flower too...
YOU ROCK!

Winter said...

Both cards are so cute! Great job!