Friday, 2 April 2010

Sweet and Sour Razzleberry with a Top Note!

This is actually the last card I completed at the retreat I was at last weekend. I had it in my mind to create an old-fashioned apron using the Top Note Sizzix die from our delectable new Autumn-Winter Mini catalogue. However, I have asked around, and I have had a few other suggestions, including a hand bag and a pocket, and no one seems to think 'apron' so I'm not sure about the success of that plan!!

I took mainly new Mini products with me on the retreat, so I could immerse myself in making cards with as many new goodies as possible. In this card, I have used several, including Rich Razzleberry, one of the three "In Color" selections we have been given for the period between now and the release of the next main Idea Book and Catalogue in September. I've also used some Cottage Wall Designer Series Paper, and the "Sweet and Sour" stamp set, the Top Note die, and Rich Razzleberry Polkadot ribbon. Yum!!!! The tiny tags are from a set of the same name, very cute and useful, especially with the matching Jewelery tag punch.

The card base is Rich Razzleberry, and I sponged the edges with matching ink. Then, a co-ordinating colour from the Cottage Wall paper, Old Olive forms the next layer. I stamped the Polka Dot background in Rich Razzleberry onto Whisper White and sponged the edges very lightly for definition.

I cut a Top Note diecut made from Rich Razzleberry in half, and stamped a flower sprig from "Tiny Tags" all over in matching ink. I mounted this onto a piece of Cottage Wall DSP and hand-trimmed around it with Paper Snips to create a 'binding' edge. The 'pocket' is made from a Curly Label punch, and a stamped circle of Whisper White with the "plum/apricot/peach" stamp from the Sweet and Sour set (yes, it combines perfectly with the Tart and Tangy set!)

I inked up the 'plum' in "Melon Mambo", another of our extra new In Colors, and then daubered on some Rich Razzleberry to give a tonal effect. The stem is coloured with Old Olive Stampin' Write marker.

The 'apron strings' were made with a length of Rich Razzleberry Polkadot ribbon, and I added some tags made with the Jewellery tag punch and the Tiny Tags stamps, tied on with a scrap of olive embroidery floss. To finish, I added faux stitching around the Top Note die with White Gel pen. Apron or not, it was fun and I love the colours!

1 comment:

Carolyn said...

Love this card Shell, I really love Rich Razzleberry!!! You are so clever and put so much thought and work into your cards, will have to stamp with you again soon
Caz x