Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Just to Say Hello Card for Raspberry Suite Colour Challenge #20

I made this card for Dawn's Raspberry Suite Colour Challenge #20. I'm so in the Christmas colour groove that I needed a colour challenge to help me out of it! Click here to visit Dawn's Colour Challenge #20 blog post - the page will open in a new window.

My card measures 6" square and is made with SU! Kraft CS. I stamped the leaf stem from PTI's Beautiful Blooms set with VersaMark ink randomly on Chocolate Chip CS and heat embossed with clear powder. I added a scalloped die cut in Really Rust CS to the bottom. I die cut two leaf stems in Very Vanilla CS and sponged on rust ink. My flower is a lush, velvety Bazzill Bling Bloom. For the flower centre, I've covered a jumbo brad with a 3/4" circle of Really Rust CS stamped with a flower from the PTI Beautiful Blooms set. I went rootling in my stash and was chuffed to find a self adhesive clear dome sticker that was the perfect size to cover my brad! I've added a pale aqua crystal to the centre.

To finish off the card, I've added the sentiment, ribbon and rounded the bottom corners. An unusual colour combo for me but I really enjoyed making this card - and it's nice to get back to non Christmas cards! I'll use this card to send happy mail to a friend in the New Year.

Stamps: PTI (PaperTrey Ink) Beautiful Blooms set, sentiment by Rubber Stampede
CS: SU! Kraft, Very Vanilla, Really Rust & Chocolate Chip
Ink: VersaMark, VersaMagic Jumbo Java chalk ink, SU! Chocolate Chip
Tools: Sizzix 'Ribbons' Decorative Strip die, SU! Sizzix Sizzlits Little Leaves die, 3/4" circle punch, corner rounder punch
Embellishments & accessories: Clear embossing powder, SU! Very Vanilla grosgrain ribbon, Bazzill Bling Bloom, DoveCraft Jumbo Brad, self adhesive clear dome sticker, crystal

EDITED TO ADD: Woohoo, my card made it into the Spotlight - I'm SO pleased! That's put a happy smile on my face!



Andrea M said...

Gorgeous card! Great take on the color challenge. Love how your blog is so nicely decorated for the season!

Jo, Paul & Jade said...

Love your card. I just found your pretty blog, what lovely cards you make, I'm off to have a proper look around! Thanks for sharing.

Nerina said...

I love the shimmer of your embossed leaves and the centre of your flower especially! This is a beautiful card!

Dana said...

Very pretty, Ruth! Love the embossed leaves in the background. Congrats on being in the spotlight!!

Diane Jaquay said...

Beautiful card Ruth!

Winter said...

Congrats! I love the embossed leaves, so pretty! :)

Chris said...

Congratulations on being in the spotlight - this is a beautiful card!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your great card. This is my first time to your blog and I can tell I'm going to love what you create.