I had so much fun creating for Ashley Newell's challenge, I had to do it again! This time, I finally mustered up enough courage to try Ms Dawn McVey's Raspberry Suite Color Challenge! Yay!!! I have been lurking, ooh-ing and aaah-ing over the fab creations over Ms Dawn's blog for a few months now and I am just so excited that I finally get to share.. :)
This color challenge was a little intimidating.. Love Raspberry Fizz and Dark Chocolate together - yum! Kraft and Cream are just wonderful neutrals. But then, add NEW LEAF?!?!?!?!?! Obviously, I have color combo anxiety. I had to literally go through a lot of others' samples to "get" it. LOL.
I got some inspiration from Mojo Monday (yet again - I just love Ms Julee's sketches!!) I *had* to use my new EK Success Morroco Lace punch again and the Labels One nestie. I decided to use a vellum phrase with this card since I do not have a lot of image stamps that I could use as a focal image. The sentiment was just perfect, I thought.. I don't have much right now, but I sure do enjoy what little I have. Weee!!!
I ran the vellum and New Leaf cardstock through my CB with the Labels One nestie, cut and embossed. Cut generic cream (I do not have Vintage Cream *sadness*) cardstock with Labels One as well, this time the next size up. I pierced the vellum and New Leaf dies and added silver brads to hold the two together. Popped it on top of the cream die cut with pop dots.
I punched through a strip of Raspberry Fizz and Dark Chocolate, layered the two and I was really surprised how much I liked how it turned out. :) I assembled all the pieces and felt it was too... eh? At the last minute, I decided to run the Kraft base through the CB with the Textile folder with the deboss side facing the front of the card and added the faux stitching with a white gel pen.
That's it. My very first Raspberry Suite Challenge entry. This makes me smile. :) Hope you like it.