Sunday, July 5, 2009

Raspberry Suite Color Challenge Week 11





Good Sunday Morning to you all!!!! I hope all of you in the USA had a FABULOUS 4th of July.
Here in Nashville, TN we got DRENCHED!!!! It rained sooooooo hard. I don't ever recall a 4th that it had rained. Regardless, we still had fun and the fireworks display was wonderful. In fact I just found out last night that Nashville is one of the top 5 states for fireworks display on the 4th!
Pretty cool I thought. So, on to the cards. I am in need of some thank you cards and I took the opportunity to make some fun ones with Dawn McVey's Color Challenge. Her mix of colors are always so fun. Here are two that I made. I wanted some texture so instead of stamping I decided to dry emboss them. Also I do not have light grey twine, ribbon, or thread so I just used a teeny tiny strip of paper to thread the button on the top card. I hope you have fun checking out all of the color challenge players. Thanks so much for stopping to look at mine. Have a great Sunday!
Cheers!
*Julie*
Recipe
Cardstock: PTI, Soft Stone, Raspberry Fizz, Pure Poppy, True Black and New Leaf
Ink: CTMH, Black
Stamps: PTI, Mega Mixed Messages and Damask
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug, With Love, textile, Argyle, Perfectly Paisley, Spots and Dots
Cricut: Home Accents (circles)
Punches: Creative Memories, small circle punch
Ribbon: PTI Pure Poppy Saddle Stitch
Button: Favorite Findings

20 comments:

Jane said...

Love all the embossing! gorgeous cards!

Maureen said...

These are so fun! Love the embossing on the first card :)

Elise said...

Your cards are BREATHTAKING! Especially the first one! The lighting in exquisite and really shows off the beauty of that embossing! GREAT JOB! And thank you for your very sweet comments on my little blog!

I love the music on YOUR blog, BTW!

Kelley Eubanks said...

These are gorgeous! I love the different color strips with the different embossed patterns!! too cute!

Becky said...

These look gorgeous, love the colors and all the embossing

Helen F. said...

Super idea with the embossing 'stripes of color' Your card is just stunning!

Kimberly said...

Great cards! I Love how you made these colors flow so well with the strips of each! Well done!!

Glad your 4th was great....ours was wet too but nevertheless....we still had a great time!!

Have a great Sunday! :)

Randee E said...

Wow! What fabulous cards!! Such a great idea to use different embossing folders - they look so striking together. And congrats on your publisheed card, it's such a cutie :0)

Kryssi said...

i love your take on the color challenge =)

MBelles said...

Great cards! I love how you added the texture to the first card with different embossing folders.

Jean said...

What wonderful bright cheery cards!! I have never had any PTI cardstock but these colours look beautiful!! The embossing looks stunning and shows how you can combine different textures and it all still looks so good.

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Love them! So bright and cheery!

Karen said...

Love all your textures, Julie!! That's such a great idea and a fun way to mix things up! Another great idea was 'tying' your button with grey paper! I also do not have a lot of grey, but you definitely made the color combo challenge work well! :>

Winter said...

So pretty! I love all the embossing!

Courtney Baker said...

Wow, I love how you combined your colors! Very cool.

I'm with you girl, it doesn't rain for three weeks and POURS on the fourth! Crazy.

I've always thought Nashville had some great fireworks, but 5th... that's impressive.

2Bis2DO said...

cute card, i love the different embossed strips.

Angie Williams said...

This is beautiful. The colors are gorgeous!

Sara said...

These colors together are stunning. your cards are gorgeous!

specialcraftmom4 said...

These cards are just wonderful!!!! I love the colors with the texture (:

Janelle said...

LOVE all that texture! What great ideas you have!