Wednesday, May 20, 2009

TSSC #70 - Ruby Strawberries

I actually had some free time tonight after supper to play in my studio! I whipped up this card in about an hour, thanks to a great sketch challenge from Mary Jo, and a color challenge from my Late Night Stampers group. We had to use Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red, and Old Olive.

Strawberries are sometimes this deep warm shade of Ruby Red when they are nice and ripe, so I thought that would be a good image to use two of the challenge colors on. The gingham paper isn't actually Ruby Red. It's from the Stampin Up Bella Rose package of designer paper, and the colors are Pink Pirouette and Red Riding Hood. I pulled out my trusty brayer to cover the dsp with some Ruby Red ink, and lo and behold, it worked! I actually like this color better!

As I was putting the background cardstock colors together, I was trying to think of something to do with the Old Olive side. I didn't want to distract from the ruby berries, so I pulled out my Stampin Up texture plates. I've actually had these for about 6 months, and haven't even used them yet! YIKES! I embossed the olive cardstock with the polka dot texture plate through my Big Shot. It's a very nice subtle look for your paper. Here is a close-up:

Isn't that cool? :-)

Stamps: Tart and Tangy, Birthdays Count
Ink: Ruby Red, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip
CS: Whisper White, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Kraft, Bella Rose dsp
Other: stampamajig (placement of birthday sentiment), SU texture plates, scallop circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, brayer


MJ said...

Perfect fit for both challenges. I love this card, will probably case it, lol. Too cute and so summery. Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge, your card is fabulous.

Tina said...

I really like this layout, you did an excellent job with it! TFS

Luv 2 Cre8 With U said...

Very cute card. I love the texturz plates. I just wish they showed up more when you take pictures. Great job!!

Kirsten said...

I really like the way that you changed your dsp by brayering on a different color. Great idea and a very pretty card!