Sunday, May 24, 2009

Raspberry Suite 7 Card Challenge

Good morning and Happy Sunday! I was excited to see that Dawn posted this week's Raspberry Suite 7 challenge yesterday, though it took me a little while to come up with a card idea using those colors. I rarely use Always Artichoke, but when I discovered that it's one of the colors in the To The Nines DSP, I decided to try and incorporate one of the paper designs in my card. Ultimately, I think the Peonies in Dawn's picture inspired my card! My latest fascination has been to create those distressed flowers, so you'll see that I carried that over into this card as well. Here's what I came up with:The Stampin'Up! colors are a just a tad more muted than the colors in Dawn's picture, but I think the overall effect is one of a Shabby Chic look - hence how I came up with the name of this card, which I'm calling Shabby Chic Rose Red Peonies. Here's a close up of the flowers. They really are a lot of fun to make!
Here's what I used (all supplies Stampin'Up! except where indicated):
*Certainly Celery, Always Artichoke, and Rose Red cardstock
*To the Nines DSP, Rose Red DSP
*Wow Flowers and Central Park stamp set
*Top Note Bigz die, Matchbox Bigz XL die, buttons sizzlit, Texturz plates
*Circle cutter, 1 3/4", 1 3/8" and 1" circle punches
*Rose Red Grossgrain ribbon, skinny green ribbon (not SU!), brads
Thanks for stopping by. Hope you like it!


Anonymous said...

Now this one should make the spotlight too, outstanding!

Scrapping Julie said...

oh my goodness. absolutely stunning. i bet this is in the spotlight for sure. gorgeous!

Kimberly said...

Very nice job with those flowers!!! Beautiful!! :)

travelingmama said...

I absolutely love this! Your flowers are amazing!

Ann said...

WOW!! This is beautiful!

Silke said...

Gorgeous card - Rose!!!

Heather P. said...

Oh wow, this is sooo pretty!

Angie Tieman said...

Wow! This card is fabulous!! I love those flowers and your whole mix here!

Cindy Major said...

Wow! This card is absolutely stunning! Love everything about it!