Saturday, July 28, 2012

Just For You - CR84FN Color Challenge

Hey, welcome to the weekend!  We finally have some normal temperatures here in northern Illinois.  The current temp is 78 noon!  It's so refreshing :)

Anyway, I'm sharing a card that I've created using the beautiful colors over at the CR84FN Color Challenge - #59.
I love the inspiration photos, but coral isn't a color I use very often.  Not sure why.  But, I was so drawn to these photos that I just had to give it a try.  Oh boy.  It proved to be QUITE a challenge for me.  I struggled to decide which colors to use on the various parts of this card.  It took me most of the evening to complete this card.  Does that ever happen to you?
This is final result.

I'm so glad that I didn't give up.  Because, I'm thrilled with the results!  This turned out to be one of those cards that I keep looking at, every time I walk past it.  And each time I makes me smile.

I used several dies for this card (the frame, the sentiment panel and one of the roses).  The die cut rose is popped up on dimensionals, then I added a few drops of platinum liquid pearls. I even pulled out my Versamark frost ink pad, to add a few subtle roses in the background.

Thanks so much for taking a look!  I'll list my supplies below.

card stock: early espresso, creamy caramel, sahara sand, calypso coral, whisper white (SU)
ink: calypso coral, creamy caramel, crumb cake, basic black (SU) dazzle frost and plain Versamark
stamps: rosie posie (PTI), just because (SU)
dies: fabulous frames, rosie posie (PTI)
other: platinum pearl liquid pearls (Ranger), early espresso baker's twine (SU), white thread, sewing machine, dimensional foam dots (SU)


  1. This is gorgeous! Just the right blend of colors. I know what you're talking about. Sometimes I think a card is going to be easy, and it's the exact opposite!

  2. Gorgeous card Susie! The temperature sounds perfect! Love the beautiful die cut Rose bud and the pretty stamped background! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

  3. I'm so glad you didn't give up too! This is just lovely - I love that rose, and the pretty roses in the background. I think part of the fun of a challenge is just that - it stretches us! Lovely card. Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN!!

    PS I know what you mean about the temperatures - it's been lovely here in Michigan today!

  4. Wowie! This turned out just Gorgeous! Love your Wonderful stamped BG and the Big Popped up rose just Beautiful too! So glad you could join us at CR84FN! 8-)

  5. This is absolutely beautiful! Those layered roses are perfect Susie!

  6. This is so pretty, I love that rose shape, perfect for these colours!
    So glad you have some cooler temps too!
    Thanks for joining us at CR84FN this week!

  7. So pretty! Love how you stamped the flowers and popped up the one for grand pretty! Take care and have a wonderful weekend, hugs!

  8. I love your take on the colors, Susie! That color coral is gorgeous in your card! You sure ace this challenge!


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