Saturday, February 14, 2009

Dawn's Favorites Color Challenge

Happy Valentine's Day everyone! Today is the last day of the PTI anniversary celebration - all the new goodies are released tonight at midnight.

Today, they introduced Dawn McVey's damask set and challenged us to create a card inspired by a color combo she has used in her sneak peeks this week. I decided to go with Aqua Mist/Dark Chocolate/Lemon Tart/White combo - since a lot of the others had colors that aren't available until tomorrow! :-)

I started with Aqua Mist and used a Damask image from an Inkadinkado set that I had. I am sure that I will love Dawn's versions more - sometimes I have trouble getting the Inkadinko stamps to stamp really clearly. Anyway, I made my pattern and then added a strip of Dark Chocolate, layered with a strip of Lemon Tart stamped w/ the little dots from PTI's Polka Dot Basics. Then I wrapped Dark Chocolate and Aqua Mist satin ribbons around the layers and tied them with a bit of hemp twine and a button from Basic Grey's Urban Prarie line. Finally, I added the "Fabsolutely Fabulous" sentiment from PTI's Mixed Messages set before adhering it all to a white card. Here's a close up of the button and ribbon.

What do you think?

Here's the details on the card:
Stamps: Damask image from Inkadinkado; PTI Polka Dot Basics, Mixed Messages
Paper & Ink from PTI: CS - White, Aqua Mist, Lemon Tart, Dark Chocolate; Ink - Aqua Mist, Dark Chocolate
Ribbon: PTI Satin in Lemon Tart, Aqua Mist
Other: Button from BG Urban Prairie; hemp twine

And I loved this color combo so much, I made another card with it too ...

For this one, I used an SU chipboard flower to create a pattern for my cardstock flower - I just traced it and cut it out. Then I stamped it with the Polka Dot Basics.

I used a chipboard circle as a base for the flower center - I added a ribbon ruffle around the circle and then popped a circle of Dark Chocolate CS onto the center. Then I layered that with a Lemon Tart center stamped with "merci" from the Mixed Messages set. And finished it off with a BG Urban Prairie button and a bit of hemp twine.

I stitched the Dark Chocolate CS strip onto the Aqua Mist square with my sewing machine and mounted the flower and then the whole card front onto a 4-1/4 square white card base. I really like how it turned out. I have been thinking about this ribbon ruffle for petals for a couple of days, so I am glad to have finally had a chance to work it out!

Well, off to get some sewing done before my dinner date with my mister! Have a great Saturday everyone!


  1. very pretty!! i like you card very much...>"<

  2. Wow!! Those are gorgeous!! I might have to case them!! ;-)
    {craftycrunchymama on SCS}

  3. I think it's lovely - beautiful colours that go so well together!

  4. These are so pretty!! We picked the same color is a fabulous one!!


  5. Cute, cute, cute! Thanks for playing along!

  6. Both your cards are so cute. The Absolutely Fabulous sentiment goes great with a damask design...feels really...well, fabulous!

  7. Really cute cards - love the way you worked with Dawn's color combo. Other cards are adorable as well - you are an inspiration. Hugs n smiles.

  8. I like both cards. The ruffle on the flower center is beautiful!

  9. Great creations, can't wiat to get my hands on the Damsak set ;)