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Sunday, June 07, 2009

Raspberry Suite Color Challenge 8

Hi All,

Here's my card for Dawn McVey's Raspberry Suite Color Challenge.

So far I think I like these colors best. Though I did like week 4's colors a lot, too.

Here's the card recipe:

Cut kraft and raspberry papers and rounded edges
Stamped flourish pattern (Autumn Leaves) in VeraColor "bark" ink
I used my Cricut to cut all the flowers out in different sizes
Arranged flowers then cut foam bits and adhered them in place
Used hole punchs to punch dots for center of flowers & glued them on
Stamped "hello" (A Muse) in VeraColor "bark" ink
Added raspberry organza ribbon
Stamped dots (Stampin' Up) across the bottom in VeraColor "bark" ink
Glued all the layers down

I know the flowers might sound like a lot of work, but they really weren't. The only part that took some time was peeling the paper backing off the sticky foam bits. If I make another card like this, I'll have to think of another way to do that. If you have a suggestion, let me know. But otherwise, it didn't take a lot of time. Having the Cricut to cut all my flowers was the best thing. It's better than using a punch because you would have to have 4 different punches to get the size range I have on the card. With the Cricut, I just cut 2 sets of flowers in each size and it was really fast. If any of you are thinking about getting a Cricut, I highly recommend it. I have the original one and it's great. Since the larger Expression version has come out, I think you can get the smaller ones for about half the original price. I use it for some aspect of nearly every card I make. I was thinking of getting some vinyl to cut a cute design for my walls in the kitchen. They say you can etch glass and cut chipboard, but I have not tried that yet. Anyway, hope you like the card!

*Update: I think I can use a glue dot that has been rolled into a ball for dimension under the flowers rather than the foam seems like that would be much easier. Speaking of glue dots, I use Fiskars brand and those suckers and hard to get off the roll! Is there a better brand that comes off easier?


Dana said...

Wow, this is so very pretty and looks so elaborate!! Lucky you for having a Cricut :-) Fab job on the challenge!

Maureen P said...

Adorable! and very unique. thanks for the tip about the Cricut. I'm thinking about getting one and not sure which is the best buy.

Aimes said...

Wowzers! That is one very cute, adorable card! Really clever idea to use your cricut for the little flowers! So unique - super!

Kristina said...

Wow! This must have taken forever! All those little flowers... But it turned out amazing and was defiintely worth the time!

Kara said...

Totally adorable!

Amy said...

Holy moly! I'm in awe of all those flowers! I was really wishing that you had used a punch because I've been looking for one like that... guess I'll just have to break down and get a Cricut. : )

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE all of the little flowers! You have way more patience than I do!

Brandi said...

Oh my goodness this is so detailed and gorgeous!

Terri E. said...

Lots of little flowers! Super job on the color combo.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Kelley Eubanks said...

Super cute! As soon as I saw your card, I thought those flowers must have taken forever! I am glad that they didn't! Great card! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving me a comment!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Very pretty card! I love all the flower embellishments! Gotta love that Cricut!:) I like to look at the other entries in the challenges, thanks for looking at mine:)

Winter said...

So cute! Love all the flowers, reminds me of Spring!