Thursday, June 18, 2009

Raspberry Suite Color Challenge #9

Well, once again I made the card and didn't submit it in time before the challenge closed. It's been a hectic, hot week (over 100 degrees today) and I've been feeling really disorganized for some reason. I guess the heat's getting to me. Anyway, I made two cards for Dawn's challenge this week. New Leaf is not one of my favorite colors so it was a bit of a challenge for me. It's a bit brighter green than I like.

For my first card I wanted to use my new Quickutz Diamonds and Dots embossing folder. I really like the look of it. I didn't have black ribbon thick enough so I just used two strips of the smaller width side by side and added the New Leaf ribbon on top. Turned out okay, I think.

Stamps: Mixed Messages, Tags for Spring (Papertrey Ink)
Cardstock: New Leaf, Vintage Cream, True Black (PTI)
Ink: New Leaf (PTI); Versafine Onyx Black (Tsukineko)
Accents: Black Ribbon (Offray); New Leaf (PTI)
Tools: Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Cuttlebug (Provocraft); Punch (Fiskars); Embossing folder (Quickutz)

For my second card I embossed the card front with one of my rectangular Nestabilities. I stamped the boots and cut them out and popped them up with 3D foam squares. After adding the sentiment, the card still needed something. I'm not really sure if I like the black ribbon or if it's too thick. I have so much trouble tying bows and knots for some reason and they never look right to me. I finally just gave up on the card since I doubt I'll ever send it to anyone.

Stamps: Green Thumb (Papertrey Ink)
Cardstock: White (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: New Leaf (PTI); Versafine Onyx Black (Tsukineko)
Accents: Ribbon (Michaels)
Tools: Nestabilities (Spellbinders); 3D Foam Squares (CTMH); Cuttlebug (Provocraft)

Have a great day,


JustMargo said...

OHMYGOSH those cards are adorable! TFS!

The Ballards said...

What a beautiful BOW sue! ;)

Laurel said...

You're nuts!!!!! I like your second card! Are those score lines? I am not familiar with nestables or anything like that.

Have never embossed anything either but like your first card. I have seen what appear to be embossing mats, where I guess you get a tool, get the matt and put the paper in between the two and rub? Is that how you got the cool background on your first card?