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Raspberry Suite #8


Dawn's most recent challenge stretched me a bit. I'm not a huge fan of cream with bright colors (I'd rather use a crisp white), but I really like how my card turned out. I hope you do, too.
I traced a big Maya Road flower onto Raspberry Fizz cardstock, then cut it out. It took me a while to get the center just right--lots of experiments later, and this is what won out. The ribbon's knot is the center of the flower, and I tucked in some cut pieces of ribbon for the "tails". You can't tell I cheated, right? :) I also don't have Vintage Cream ink, so I used Fresh Snow and pounced it with a little bit of yellow chalk pastel to soften the brightness.

Also, Melissa is giving away some great blog candy...Check it out!

Paper: PTI Raspberry Fizz, Vintage Cream, Dark Chocolate, Chocolate Remix, SU Kraft
Ink: PTI Fresh Snow
Stamps: SU Seeing Spots
Other: PTI Vintage Cream satin ribbon, dimensional tape, chalk pastels, Maya Road flower for a template

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  1. This turned out awesome! Nice job

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  2. This is lovely. Love the way you did the ribbon.

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  3. I LOVE your card! And if you hadn't confessed you cheated, I'n never know! LOVE the big flower and the background paper!

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  4. Great job with the color challenge. Love the way you did the knot in the flower.

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  5. Beautiful card! I love the layout (and the cheating is very effective too! LOL) so pretty!
    Aimes
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  6. I thought I felt someone pouncing this weekend. :) Bwaaahaaahaa!!! Couldn't resist. We all have those little card making tricks, I don't think of it as 'cheating' unless you entered it into a 4-H contest and beat out some cute little six year old or something . . . okay, I should walk away from the computer now, I think I'm punchy. :) Very nice card. And thanks for the link to the video on your blog on creating, very encouraging.

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  7. Cute card!! Love that big flower :)

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  8. Adorable card... your flower looks great. The knotted ribbon for the center is such a great finishing touch.

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  9. Adorable! Love the flower and the knotted ribbon!

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  10. Cheryl I LOVE the card!!! Great idea for the flower too!!

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  11. The center of your flower is genius! This is a very beautiful card!!! And, No, I cant tell you cheated! (wink)

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  12. Your card came out great, Cheryl! I luuuv your flower center! And I would have never known that you 'cheated' had you not written so. Also love how you got creative for a little mock vintage cream ink look! :>

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  13. I like it!! It turned out great, I love your flower too!!

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