Raspberry Suite Colour Challenge #16 Attempt 2

By Taheerah | 5th September 2009 | 9 Comments

Evening all!

I wanted to have another go at the latest Raspberry Suite Colour Challenge and see what I could come up with! Usually when I use Kraft cardstock I tend to use it as the card base so I wanted to do something different for a change!

I also thought I ought to have a bit of a play around with some of my Papertrey sets and see how I could get them to gel together. And also thought I would try to give Star Prints and Guidelines II a rest, lol!

Anyway, enough preamble, here’s the card I came up with:

I’m really pleased with this effort! I think it’s a very ‘Dawn McVey’ card, if you know what I mean. I wanted to try different layers and also some overstamping and I’m very glad I did!

The base is Vintage Cream with the bottom two corners rounded off with my smaller corner rounder. Next comes a layer of Kraft cardstock which I stamped Background Basics: Text Style with Dark Chocolate ink. I then overstamped with Polka Dot Basics I using Vintage Cream ink. I love how that’s turned out!

The next layer is a piece of Summer Sunrise which was stamped with Background Basics: Retro using Dark Chocolate ink. I think it’s the first time I’ve managed to line up a repeating pattern so well, lol.

The two layers were tied with a piece of Summer Sunrise Swiss Dot ribbon. I then tied on a Vintage Cream (glittery!) button using Rustic Just Button Twine. I altered the colour of the twine first by stroking with my Dark Chocolate ink cube.

The two hearts are from the Heart Prints stamp set (love this set!) and stamped with Versamark on Dark Chocolate cardstock and then heat embossed with Clear Detail embossing powder. I love the rich liquidy chocolate look it gives!

The sentiment is also from Heart Prints, stamped with Dark Chocolate ink onto a piece of Vintage Cream cardstock with two of the corners rounded. I made this card before looking at Dawn’s blog today and later saw she’d done the same thing with the latest card she’s posted! Great minds eh?!

Finally, the tiny horizontal strip. This little strip actually has more work in it than first meets the eye! It’s a strip of Kraft cardstock stamped in Dark Chocolate with Polka Dot Basics I, then the stamp moved along and stamped again to create closer dots/less space. I then stamped Background Basics: Text Style over it with Summer Sunrise ink, then finally grunged it up by ‘stamping’ Vintage Cream ink using a spare piece of bubble wrap! Lots of fun and something I may try again! The strip was cut from a larger piece of the patterned Kraft cardstock and the edges inked in Dark Chocolate ink.

So there you have it! I am so glad I gave this challenge another go as I had so much fun with it! Which of the two entries is your favourite and why? I’d love to hear your thoughts!!

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