Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Grazie Mille

Want a free short lesson in Italian? Sure you do! Grazie Mille (Grat-zee Mill-lay) is the translation for Thanks a Million, which is what todays card is all about! I have learned since living in Italy for almost two months that Italians do not say grazie mille everyday.  This phrase is reserved for very special occassions when someone has gone above and beyond a grazie mille then is appropriate.  Normal everyday thank you is grazie.  So grazie for checking out my blog!

Today's card is for the weekly ColorQ challenge.  The challenge can be found on their website at  This weeks challenge is:

While these colors are definielty not my colors of choice especially since Summer Starfruit and So Saffron as so close to each other, I wanted to challenge myself and see how I could use these colors.  Cameo Coral is a retired color and I do not have any paper in that color, so instead I went with Calypso Coral, which is a current In-Color and very close to Cameo Coral.  Here is my creation:

I really like the way it turned out! I roughed up the edges on the Calypso Coral layer of the punched flower to give it a textured look.  The Summer Starfruit is a mystery color as I like to call it.  The ribbon, flower decal in the middle of the small flower and the punched out green flower are all the same color.  I think it has a split personality and can't decide if it wants to be green or yellow.

Supplies used (all are from Stampin' Up!):

Cardstock: Bravo Burgundy, Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Summer Starfruit
Specialty paper: World Treasures Designers Series Paper, Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper
Ink: Bravo Burgundy
Stamps: Circle Circus, Word Play
Accessories: 1 inch circle punch, 3/4 inch circle punch, Mixed Bunch punch, 3/8th inch Summer Starfruit Stitched ribbon, Triple Layer flower punch (retired), In-Color Dahlias, foam pop-up squares, rhienstones, glue dots


  1. Thanks for the lesson in Italian! What a pretty card--love that little peek-a-boo flower! Thanks for using the CQC colors this week!

  2. Very pretty!!Thanks so much for joning us this week at the ColourQ!

  3. Really love your card! Thanks for playing along with us at ColourQ this week. Please be sure to link to the blog post with the project on it - not just your blog - thanks so much!

  4. Beautiful card Anastasia - love those flowers! Thanks so much for playing with us at the colourQ!