Tuesday, June 23, 2009

A little Raspberry Mojo Hi!

I love it when I can combine card challenges! Tonight, I'm sharing a card I put together for the Mojo Monday 92 sketch and the Raspberry Suite 10 Color Challenge.
I love the colors in this week's Raspberry Suite challenge - it's a palette I use pretty often! The colors I used were Regal Rose, Cameo Coral, Chocolate Chip and Very Vanilla. Here's a picture of my full card:Are you wondering what that new die shape is that I used? Well, believe it or not, it's the Top Note Die! I can't say I came up with the idea on my own, I sort of translated the idea that I saw from a card posted in the Stampin'Up! Stamper's Showcase that us demos get to view. It's the Top Note Die with a new facelift. I tell you, I love that die - it's so versatile! Here's what I did. Run a sheet of cardstock on the top note die to get the initial die cut image. Then, reposition the die cut image back on the top note die, turning it 180 degrees and centering it back on the top note die. Run it through. Now, you should have a squar-ish shape rather than the original rectangular-ish shape. I went a little further and "trimmed" the shape some more, running through the top note die until I got my desired smaller rectangular curvy-edged shape. Here's a closer look of the die, at an angle:I was really so excited to discover a new way to use this die! Did you also notice the sneak peek stamps I used to make my own background paper? These stamps are from the Circle Circus set and the images are stamped in Regal Rose and Cameo Coral.
Here are the supplies I used (all Stampin'Up!):
*Regal Rose and Very Vanilla cardstock, Chocolat DSP (retired)
*Top Note Bigz die
*Circle Circus stamp set
*Regal Rose and Cameo Coral Classic stamp pads, Chocolate Chip Craft pad
*1 3/4", 1 3/8", 1" circle punches, small oval, trio flower, and scallop border punches
*Chocolate Chip corduroy button, linen thread, Very Vanilla grosgrain ribbon, Very Vanilla brad
*Chipboard letters
What do you think? Hope you like it!

I appreciate you coming by! Chat with you next time...


Anonymous said...

Lovely card; very elegant! Thank you for the tutorial on how to alter the Top Note die!
Take care!

Susan said...

Great card - I love how you made your background paper

Dana said...

Pretty card, love the lollipop flower! Thanks for the tutorial!! I'll try that.

Terri E. said...

Lots of fun accents. Way to rock this color challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Lisa Brown said...

Love what you did with the challenges and the Top Note Die...very pretty card!

Maureen P said...

Love the way you used the DP on this. The flower is such a great detail :)

Dawn said...

I am speechless, Spotlight winner for sure! I know you were grinning from ear to ear when you finished this one. ;)

Richard said...

AMAZING as always!

Steph said...


Winter said...

Oh, I love it! I love all the patterned paper! Top pick for sure! :)

Maggie said...

I luv how you combine both challenges.


Cindy Major said...

What a fab card! Love the pretty flower, and the colors are great!