Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Raspberry Suite Color Challenge #2

Hi everyone! Back today with some offerings for the color challenge at Dawn McVey's blog. This week it's brown and teal and celery oh my! These are some of my favorite colors and judging by the plethora of ribbon in those same colors, it was time to consult the ribbon drawer for inspiration :) Here they are...see? told you I had no problem in the ribbon department with these colors ;) I was excited to ink each one of these stamps for *gasp* the FIRST time! With the exception of the little trees, the other stamps have been hanging around in pristine newness since I bought them a year or more ago! Glad I finally gave them a go here.

This adorable hula stamp is inkadinkadoo. The image has a vintage flair to it to me so I wanted to simply stamp the image and distress the white cardstock to keep that vibe going. This card was definitely inspired by the cute ribbon. Also happy accident here...the white cardstock in the background with the flowers punched out of it turned out to be the perfect background for this card...remember my card casserole philosophy...too cute to throw away too small to put away so I used it.
A close up of the flower on the bow. A simple layering of punched flowers and a gem to echo the flowers on the ribbon. I curled the edges of the flower for dimension. FYI Fabric tac is my new best friend for adhering ribbon to anything else. Seriously! If you have been looking for something that does the job on ribbon, fabric tac is your superhero. (Thanks Tamara!)
These sweet trees are new from SU! this year and are called Trendy Trees. My good friend and SU! demonstrator, Elise delivered these to me hot off the presses just a bit ago and I just love 'em! They are on the small size and since I wanted to keep this card clean, green and simple, I used just a quarter of an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet. It measures 2 3/4 x 4 1/4. Seriously cute!

The "grass" is custom "grown" by me! A little zig writer pen work goes a long way :)

And last but not least, another card on the mini side using some de-LISH SU! stamps called In the Spotlight. I loved how these stamps came together on the stamped background. The scallop is the top edge of some vintage lace from my stash as well as the teal grosgrain. Cue the superhero music for the fabric tac again because the bow is a separate piece tied then glued on to the background ribbon and then topped with a gem. Run, don't walk, to the craft store to get some of this stuff...totally coupon worthy!

There is NO WAY I would have been able to tie the bow and not had the ribbon go all wonky. LOVE it!
Well, that's it for today friends. I hope you try a card or project in this color combo's a keeper!
cardstock: SU!
Stamps: inkadinkadoo and SU!
Ink: SU!
punches: SU! and papershapers
etc: ribbon, lace, gems


Claire Brennan said...

Very pretty cards - you've been busy!!

shelley- aka hairchick said...

Very Cute! I love those little trees :)

Cheryl said...

Great cards. I especially like the tree one.

Steph said...

Beautiful cards!

Elise said...

Yeah! Look at you! Beautiful! Nice assortment to show your master of the color combos!

~kelly marie~ said...

Wow! I love them all!!

Winter said...

These are all so cute! I ended up making more than one cad with this color combo too, ! Love the colors!!

Jessica said...

Pretty cards! Love the hula theme :)

~kelly marie~ said...

Also, thank you so much for your comment! :)

Karen said...

Looks like you've been having fun! Now, I had been talking myself out of those darn trees.....what 'cha doin' to me?! The "In the Spotlight" card.....I know SU stuff pretty well....and I seriously thought that was patterened paper...ya know, the pre printed .70-$1 variety! Cool!!