Sunday, May 24, 2009

Featured Stamper and a Raspberry color challenge

Hi everyone! Today is the SCS Featured Stamper challenge and I was thrilled to see one of my stampin' favs, Mercy Kerin (mkstampin74) chosen! I also combined this challenge with Dawn's Raspberry Suite color challenge to use Raspberry Fizz, Celery and Avocado (which I don't have, so I used Wasabi).

I chose Mercy's card For You to case. I really loved the layout, the gorgeous butterflies and fun use of ribbon. I really wanted to keep the ribbon treatment, but the more I futzed with it, the more I couldn't make it work! I ended up changing the pattern paper panels, used punched butterflies, added pearls and used my new SU! Top Note die.

My biggest challenge was that I don't have raspberry fizz ink!! Ack! Man I really wanted stamp some of Verve's butterflies, but alas... So I used my cardstock, ribbon and pearl accents instead. I think it's enough pink. OH, and see that pattern paper? It's Basic Grey's Urban Prairie, and a perfect mix of celery and wasabi! Love it!

The sentiment is from Verve's newly released Dare to Be You. I thought it was fitting for Mercy's card.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Card Deets:
Stamp - Dare to be You
Ink - black, celery (for sponging)
Paper - Raspberry Fizz, Celery, wasabi and white
Accessories - SU! Top Note die, light green and hot pink Kaiser pearls, Raspberry fizz grosgrain ribbon, swiss dots EF, butterfly punches


  1. It's stunning it. Beautiful colours together for sure.

  2. Oooooh, this is SO GORGEOUS Michelle!!! Awesome way to use colour, fantastic layout, love the butterflies and Urban Prairie --- can it get any better!!! *GRIN* Love it!!! :)

  3. Totally gorgeous card!! Love everything about it!

  4. Ooooh wow Michelle, such a nice card !

  5. Springy and cute Michelle. Love the butterflies.

  6. This is sooo pretty, Michelle...what a gorgeous color combo and I love how you used the little butterflies!!!! I can't remember if I thanked you for the beautiful birthday card you sent...if I didn't I apologize for being sooo late. I love how you added the crocheted flower...sooo pretty!!!!

  7. I love this card, Michelle. It's so simple and elegant!

  8. Oh goodness, look at those beautiful little butterflies and that gorgeously tied bow!!! Such a beautiful card!