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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

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

  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!

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

  5. Beautiful card! I love the layout (and the cheating is very effective too! LOL) so pretty!

  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.

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

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

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

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

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

  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! :>

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


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