Monday, March 30, 2009

Raspberry Suite Color Challenge #2 and Sweet Sunday Sketch #11

Hello! I decided to combine two challenges into one - Dawn McVey's Color Challenge and Karen Giron's Sweet Sunday Sketch. This card took me so long that I might as well have made two different challenge cards! The colors were far, far, far outside my comfort zone, and the sketch had more elements than I would normally include on a card. So I stretched myself and in the end made a card that I'm mostly happy with. It just took me a couple of hours.

The colors made me think "tropical," so I did a batik technique. First I stamped and embossed the flowers on mulberry paper. Next I sponged ink around the flowers. Finally, I sandwiched the paper between some scratch paper and put a hot iron it. The heat melts the embossing powder so you're left with the batik look.

The finished card is 8.5"x 3.75".

Thanks for stopping by,

Supplies (All SU! unless noted otherwise)
Stamps: Boxes, Bags & Tags; Mega Mixed Messages (both Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip,
Paper: Certainly Celery, Tempting Turquoise, Bali Breezes DSP, mulberry paper
Accessories: Bold Brights brads, Certainly Celery twill tape, Stampin' Dimensionals, white embossing powder, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Essential Glue Pad (Tsukinedo)


  1. I'm so happy you stuck with it - your card is beautiful! You did a great job with the color challenge too -I know what you mean, I had trouble working with the teal for Dawn's challenge. Great job with both challenges!

  2. Beautiful card. You did a wonderful job!

  3. This is gorgeous! I love the colors and the fun technique!

  4. Love all the different textures you created with the reverse inking, embossing and a touch of sparkle. THe handcut flowers along the bottom are a great touch too!

  5. So pretty! Love that technique!