Thursday, February 10, 2011

Play Date Cafe 68 - Vintage Valentine

{Sigh}.  I'm loving the challenge colors this week at The Play Date Cafe.  Look at these beautiful inspiration photos, courtesy of Julie Ranae:

Since I just got a bunch of new goodies on Monday, I was able to incorporate some of them on this card, like the Pink Paislee designer paper, a Hero Arts Old French Script stamp, the Embossed Curve punch by EK Success, 'Calypso' flowers by Prima (on clearance), and pink glittery chipboard hearts by Recollections.

The pink Prima 'Calypso' flowers were on the bright side, so I sponged them with Frayed Burlap Distress ink to drab them down.

I created my own designer paper with Tattered Rose Distress ink and the Bella Toile stamp by SU on vanilla cardstock.  Then I went over it with Hero Arts Old French Script stamp in Old Paper Distress ink.  A bit of sponging with that same ink and a little of Frayed Burlap ink helped give it an old, worn look.

My new punch, Embossed Curve by EK Success, reminds me of balloon curtains.  As the card came together, I imagined I was creating curtains with a lace underlay, and that I was peering into a house with beautiful, timeworn wallpaper.

You must head over to the Play Date Cafe to see what the other Design Team members have for you!  So much gorgeousness!  And we have a Guest Designer at the Cafe this week, too: Kazan Clark! We are honored to have her as our very distinguished guest. Pop over to her blog and leave her some love. :)

Guest Designer:
Kazan Clark

Senior Design Team:
Ruby McGuire 

Design Team:
Andrea Ewen
Fiona Shultz
Jaclyn Miller
Jinny Newlin
Libby Hickson
Michele Gross
Tracey Kuzniak

Private Blend Designer:Colleen Dietrich - that's me! 

Are you ready to play, too? 
Please follow the rules carefully to enter.
Deadline for prizes is 11:59pm EST on Tuesday
The 'Cup of the Week' will be announced during the next challenge.

We want you to enjoy this challenge.
Interpret the colors the way you see them.
We do not use specific card stock color names or brands.

Break out of the box and have fun!
The main requirement is:
When using additional colors, please limit them to neutrals.
You are welcome to combine challenges, but we do ask that:
1. The PDCC name and/or photo is used and
2. OUR colors are the focus of the card.

I have a feeling we will have a ton of players this week....and I hope you are one of them! 

Happy Stamping,


Stamps:  Bella Toile and Holiday Best by SU, Old French Script by Hero Arts
Paper:  Vintage Cream by PTI, kraft, Pink Paislee designer paper
Ink:  Tattered Rose, Frayed Burlap, Old Paper Distress inks; Crumb Cake by SU
Punch:  Embossed Curve by EK Success
Other:  sponge, pearls by Recollections, chipboard hearts by Recollections, vanilla grosgrain ribbon, Calypso flowers by Prima, lace from my stash, dimensionals, SU markers, brad from JoAnn's


Fiona said...

This is beautiful Colleen! Glad you got to use your new goodies so quickly! Love your self stamped background paper :)

~Tammy~ said...

You are so darn talented! There are so many elements to this card I love I can't list them all! The scallops the little details you added with the embellies. The background you carefully created! Great inspiration Colleen!

Marisa said...

Total gorgeousness, Colleen.

Karen W said...

Wow this is gorgeous, I love the vintage look of this and it's just so pretty!!

Andrea Ewen said...

Wowzers, Colleen...this would have knocked my socks off if I were wearing any! Gorgeously glad I let you have those glittered hearts {grumble...jk}. Those scallops remind me too of curtains, that dp works so well and your design is just dazzling! Way to rock this challenge girlie! I think we're going to have to shop together more often!!

Emily Keaton said...

Wow, Colleen! Wow, wow, wow!! You rocked this vintage color story. I love all of your new goodies--so perfect for this challenge. I was totally thinking balloon curtains when I first saw your card. I see that I was right. :) Thanks for the yummy eye candy this morning!

Ann Schach said...

What a beautiful vintage design! The scallops do indeed look like balloon curtains! I love the "DSP" you created! Perfect, as always!

Benzi said...

Wow, Colleen, this is TOTAL beauty. The second I saw it, I thought curtains. Love that punch..need it! Don't you just love making your own background? I love the colors this week at The Play Date Cafe and I really want to find some time to do the challenge this week.

Libby Hickson said...

Colleen this is GORGEOUS!! You captured the beauty of Julie's color story so perfectly! So, so, so pretty!!

Stella said...

I knew already that you're multi talented and your blog is one of my veryvery favorites for inspiration. When I started my computer and checked PDCC I kept staring at this out of this world beautiful card. The colors, layering, well...everything. This is to die for; WOW!!!!
In case you were wondering; yes I am a fan!!!

Bev J. said...

Colleen, your card is beautiful. Really like the background you created and that wonderful embossed curved punch. Need to try to find one! My goal is to stay away from new papers but not punches and dies!!

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Colleen

Another great creation love it! Like the EK Success punch and your homemade stamped background. Right I'm popping over to the PDC to take a peek!

Take care

Thanks for your comments on my blog - sorry to read that you don't have much of that near you
:O( but I guess everywhere has its compromises -I have to get into the car and drive to the nearest shop for a pint of milk or bread etc.

Maria said...

Gorgeous card! Your self-made background is amazing! Just LOVE those scallops at top of card...what a statement those make! Beautiful colors and pearls so pretty!

Tracey said...

Breathtaking!!! WOW Colleen I LOVE this soft and pretty card!! So many beautiful layers!!!

Michelle said...

Stunning and elegant, Colleen! Love the scallops and pearl clusters! Beautiful pp and lace!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOW! I love all those layers of scallops with the pearls--soooooooo pretty! This is def. a gorgeous vintage shabby card! LOVE LOVE LOVE:) You rocked this color story!

Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Colleen! Love the scalloped border and the pearl accents on the tag! Thanks for the awesome inspiration :)

Julie Ranae said...

Absolutely beautiful, layer upon layer....I just love everything about it : )

Janie Printz said...

WOW Colleen, love this sweet card !!! That punch has gone on my wish (NEED) list now as I haven't seen it before & really love the look ... You've done a super job on this card with all your fun elements.
Hugs, Janie

Leslie Miller said...

Ohhhhhhh, love those layered scallops! The whole card and every element is just gorgeous!

Ann said...

I love your scallops & sweet tag! Gorgeous creation!

Jinny Newlin said...

Stunning! LOVE the way your layered scallops and lace look just like a ruffled valance! Just beautiful!

Ruby said...

Stunning card Colleen, I love how you've done your own patterned paper, and your scallops are FAB!

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