Saturday, July 18, 2009

Raspberry Suite Challenge #12 and CPS124 ... {Damask Anniversary}

NOTE: scroll down to the next post for the My Time to Create Challenge!! :)
It's a great day for a challenge! Or maybe even two! In a couple hours we are off to a surprise anniversary party. FIFTY years of wedded bliss!! Isn't that amazing? What a momentous occasion. It certainly calls for an elegant card and I reached right for the gorgeous Damask Designs by Dawn McVey for Papertrey Ink. I just love the presence the largest image in the set has as well as the elegant script font sentiments. I decided to continue to be inspired by Dawn and use the colors she chose for the most recent Raspberry Suite color challenge and also turned to the CPS cards sketch #124. This way, most of my card decisions were made and I could jump right into the fun part...stamping and assembling.

the challenges:
my project:
So I turned the sketch to a vertical orientation but otherwise, left the layout intact. This was perfect for a clean and elegant card. I relied heavily on the cream color in Dawn's color challenge so that the sprinkles of color would really shine and I wanted to highlight the two tone damask image in the center of my card. I first loaded the stamp with Pink Passion SU! ink and then rolled the edges in Purely Pomegranate SU! before stamping onto the cream cardstock. Loved it! This techniques gives the image a sort of inner light, especially IRL.

The beautiful scripted sentiment comes in the Damask Designs stamp set and to make it fit the circle punch, I first inked and stamped the "Happy" and the separately, inked and stamped the "anniversary" underneath. One of the small damask images in the set gives a subtle background detail to the sentiment when stamped in celery.

Good ol swiss dots to the rescue on the bottom panel and some pretty ribbons finish of the base of the card.
Thanks so much for stopping by today. I had better run and get ready for the party. Back later to see what everybody has done with these challenges.
Supplies:
Paper: Stampin Up! and Georgia Pacific
Stamps: Damask Designs by Dawn McVey for Papertrey Ink
Ink: Stampin Up!
Embossing folder: Cuttlebug
Ribbon: Stampin Up! and Michaels $1 bin
Punches: Stampin Up and CM
Other: craft gem

20 comments:

Nancy L. said...

Very pretty!

Jane said...

so pretty!!

Scrapping Julie said...

GASP!
i LOVE it and there are those swiss dots!!! beautiful

Kristina said...

The two-toned damask design is so pretty!

Rosemary said...

Gorgeous card!!

xiumaiyuki said...

Simply stunning! and that bow is so pretty!

Elise said...

Good old SWISS DOTS! Yep! Indeedy, little SISTA! Could you BE the poster child for that exquisite embossing folder{?}: man, you know how to make that baby SING! WOWEE! What a darling anniversary card and a, for certain, symphony of materials! You are a mighty fine conductor! BRAVO!

SMK said...

oooh this is gorgeous! love the double bow! :)

Kelley Eubanks said...

Gorgeous!! I love the two toned damask... haven't tried that technique before but I may have to now! Love the 2 ribbons as well! Just a great card! Thank you for always leaving such sweet comments! I like you! :)

Karen said...

I love Dawn's Damask set too....fabulously elegant images and a perfect font for the sentiments! I didn't even think of using Purely Pomegranite for the deep red....thanks for the inspiration!! A perfect card for celebrating all of your recipient's years together! :>

Terri E. said...

Love the damask and fun ribbon, dry embossing and bling. Way to rock this color challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Kathleen said...

Really pretty card---Good job on this challenge! I hope you had great time at the celebration! 50 years is HUGE!!!

Christina said...

I really like how you used the colors for the challenge. I think these colors are hard for me to put together, but you made it look simple.

Takisha said...

Very card, I love the ribbon

~amy~ said...

such the beautiful card!!!

Ann said...

SO pretty! Love the double ribbon!

Courtney Baker said...

Super cute. I can never get enough of this set!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE it! LOVE the two tone damask and the double ribbon. STUNNING!

Winter said...

Very pretty! I love the damask stamp!

Janelle said...

So many great details -- the rock & roll technique on the main image, the sentiment stamped over the small image with the gemstone underneath, the swiss dots strip, the sheer ribbon tied in with the stitched ribbon -- beautiful card! I'm sure the anniversary couple were thrilled to have a card made just for them!