Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Raspberry Suite #10

The color challenge colors were melon, cream, berry, and dark brown. I had a hard time figuring out what color of my SU collection should be 'melon'.

Yesterday I was talking about how I really want to stick to my own style when it comes to making cards. This morning I was thinking it would be fun to participate in Dawn's color challenge. I went up into the loft and my first thought was to look at ideas, but then I told myself that I had to come up with my own. The first stamp set I thought of was this set called Friends 24-7. And then because I just got some Grunge Board, I wanted to put that to good use too. It was FUN to make the card to my style. It was the first time in a long time that I have done a color challenge without the pressure of thinking it had to look like someone else's style.

Here's what I did to make the card:
1. Cut out the Top Note die on the grunge board, painted it with a vanilla acrylic paint; let dry (actually, I used my heat tool)
2. Embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder.
3. Sprayed with Glimmer Mist; let dry (again, using my heat tool)
4. Stamped bird, cut out, and sprayed with Glimmer Mist (I love that glimmer!)
5. Cut out oval, stamped on it, distressed it, inked the edges.
6. Cut out a branch (my own design)
7. Stamped flowers and cut them out.
8. Adhered everything.
9. Cut out main part of card using same Top Note die and stamped inside.

The colors I used were: Melon Mambo (ok, so there's my 'melon' color! Whoohoo!), Chocolate Chip, Cameo Coral, and Very Vanilla
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Brenda said...

good for you for sticking to your own style! Your card is lovely! Your style is wonderful!

Terri E. said...

Top notes card!!!!! LOVE IT. Super job on the color combo.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Kelley Eubanks said...

This looks great! You did great all by yourself! :-)

Lisa said...

Love your card.. very elegant!!

Winter said...

Beautiful card Christina! You have a great style, you don't need anyone elses! :)

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Tiffany Heilman said...

Wow! what an elegant card. I love how you combined the bird with the damask. Great job!

Stamping Cafe said...

Gorgeous card, Christina!! Love everything about it!