Rasberry Suite Color Challenge #13

Let me first just say I had quite a time with this card!! I love Dawn McVey’s color challenges. She inspires me to use colors I would never put together! For instance, I like and use all the colors in her current challenge frequently with the exception of the berry sorbet. I am not much a peachy person…. So I went into this challenge doubting myself and it just went downhill from there. I dare to tell you that this card took me over an hour and a half to make. Seriously! There is really nothing to it, but I was just so unhappy. First I put the stars on, then took them off. Started off with three cute little animals, ripped the monkey which took it down to two animals. Didn’t like that look so now it is down to just to the one giraffe! The stamp case broke and….  OH ENOUGH griping. Let me get to my submission.

I dry embossed kraft cardstock with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder. Took a piece of white card stock and used my sponge dauber to sponge Ripe Avocado all over it. Then cut another piece of white card stock, corner rounded and distressed the edges in Ripe Avocado and then stamped the sentiment on there… Used the  Zoo Animals die cut from Provo Craft and sponged all three animals (grrrr) in Berry Sorbet. I found some star DP, cut out the stars and adhered them on the card using pop dots. And there you have it… And no, that shouldn’t have taken me as long as it did, but oh well…. About to pop me open a coke zero, decompress, spend time with the family and tackle another card! I must redeem myself!



Stamps: Papertrey Ink Everday Button Bits, Scrappy Cat Polka Dot Party Alphabet
Inks: Papertrey Ink Ripe Avocado, Pure Poppy and Berry Sorbet
Paper: Kraft, white, My Mind’s Eye (stars)
Other: Cuttlebug, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Zoo Animals Die Cut, Sponge Dauber
On a side note, as I was wandering around my house in a huff trying to find a place to photograph my card, I came across my husband checking out one of my son’s toys, the binoculars from the movie Toy Story. It was hilarious and I captured it on camera. Now I am in a great mood!!! Thanks Christian for unknowlingly cheering me up!

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  1. Funny story (probably not to you :). I do know whatchya talking about — can’t tell you how many times I pulled stuff off my cards and tried to salvage the mess I was left with. Your card came our absolutely adorable and I love your giraffe – good final choice!

  2. Heidi says:

    Your card turned out so cute! Don’t worry, it happens to all of us!!

  3. grace01 says:

    great!!! what little guy wouldnt love a personalized card like this?!?!?

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