Sunday, January 4, 2009

Raspberry Tart Paper...

So, I love this new designer paper from Stampin' Up! It is called Raspberry Tart and will make it's appearance in the new Stampin' Up! Spring-Summer catalog! It is a delicous set of paper..really, and I'm not the biggest cameo coral fan out there...but with this combination, I can see myslef needing to order another pack of Cameo Coral!

As I was needing a bit of assistance in getting myself going, I started with this sketch from 2sketches4you(link in the blogs I love to the right). This is Laura's #16 sketch. This color combination might start being among my favorites. Isn't that wonderful that a beautiful set of paper can help you jump out of your "color comfort zone" and branch out?! Yea for those wonderful designers!
The card base is Kiwi Kiss...isn't it the most delicous green ever!? I worked on the ww and raspberry tart layers before I attached them to the card front. I attached my coral stripe of paper on the left hand side of the card first. Next, I wanted to have my kiwi kiss ribbon not show all the way accross, so I used my hobby blade to cut a slit in the raspberry/ww layer and then tied it up with a nice knot. I then attached my designer paper circle, which received it's shape from my trusty 1 3/4" circle punch. My "thanks" was stamped in kiwi kiss ink and the thanks is from the 'thank you kindly' stamp set. I used my 1 3/4" circle punch and punched my "thanks" and got it all ready to mount on my cameo coral scalloped circle. For my scalloped circle, I used my new fun birthday present...nestabilities! I've finally "given in" and started my fun using these great dies! My Big Shot is a great friend of the nestabilities, and worked like a charm! I used the sallop circle die to cut the cameo coral first, then ran it through again to emboss the scallop...love!! Some dimensionals came to the ready to give the the embossed scallop a little lift. The last detail was the 3 little 1/4" circle punches.

I really enjoyed working with this sketch and can see it as being one that I refer back to often! If you haven't checked out the 2sketches4you blog yet, go for it, it's great!

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you all have a great day!

6 comments:

Ifat Art said...

Great card, Jen!

That new designer paper is indeed beautiful..

Please keep on having fun with your birthday present... I like what comes out of that fun... lol..

Mary Fish said...

I'm a fan of Cameo Coral so it took no convincing that this was a beautiful display of the Raspberry Tart paper. Hugs, Mary

Laurie in MN said...

The paper is delicious. Love thecard.
What size Nestability did you use on the card. I want to place an order through JoAnn.com when they have a sale, but am unsure which set to purchase. My card size is standard invitation.

jules p said...

i really love these colors together. It looks great!

Anonymous said...

Really pretty card....I just got the Raspberry Tart designer paper but haven't used it yet. What I would really like to know is do you need anything special to use the nestabilities with your big shot? I have been eyeing them for so long but didn't want to invest a lot of money but since I have the big shot that saves me a lot of money to begin with.

Tina said...

I bought this paper but only loved it after your post!