raspberry suite color challenge #6


When Dawn McVey started posting her own color challenges a few weeks ago, I was anxious to play along but life somehow got in the way.... until now! Here's my submission for her latest color challenge:


I ran the top note diecut (cut out of copy paper, not cardstock) through the crimper to get the herringbone pattern. I've been itching to try that technique and a challenge card seemed like the perfect time to attempt something new. The chocolate portions of the flowers were punched from cardstock that had been embossed with the small dot Texturz plate. To make the embossing more apparent (and to add a little shabby chic to the card), I lightly brushed a chocolate chip inkspot over the cardstock. I also altered some the brads in my stash with a brown Sharpie to meet the color restrictions for this challenge. (Note: if you attempt this kind of alteration, be patient... it takes a few coats to get solid coverage).

Here's a peek at the inside of the card:


supplies used:
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stamps: polka dot basics (PTI)
ink: chocolate chip (SU!)
paper: white (Hammermill); chocolate chip (SU!); berry sorbet, aqua mist (PTI)
other: boho blossoms punch, scalloped circle punch, texturz plates, top note die, rub-on sentiment (SU!); 1/8" dia hole punch (my stash); brads (Michaels); paper crimper (Fiskars); white gel pen (Uniball); brown permanent marker (Sharpie)

7 comments:

BethieJ said...

Oh I LOVE this.. love the herringbone pattern on the top note! So cute!!!

Marge said...

Wow, Amy, your herringbone pattern is awesome! I'm sure that was as hard as it looks -- great job!!!

Kelley Eubanks said...

I love this card! It is great!

sideoats + scribbles said...

Ooooo, that herringbone crimpy adds the perfect touch!!!

KatieTurtle said...

Such a pretty card Amy! I love all of the little touches.

Winter said...

Very pretty! Love the polka dot paper! Glad you could join us for the challenge!

cadnileb said...

That pattern is awesome - cool layout as well! Very fun!