Thursday, March 10, 2011

Play Date Cafe 72 - Happy Flowers

It's a week of bright, happy colors once again at the Play Date Cafe!  

These colors remind me of big, bold flowers, so I came up with this:

The big flower heads actually remind me more of lollipops.   :)

I used a Stampin' Up! set called Artistic Etchings, plus circle punches (1 3/4", 1 1/4" and 1") to create my flowers.  The stems and leaves are from another SU set called Time Well Spent, and the orange polka dots on my card base - Polka Dot background stamp. 

I tied my bouquet together with Pink Sorbet twine from The Twinery

After punching out my flowers, I had some leftovers.  With those, I made another similar card:

Which card do you like better?  I'm curious!

Enough about my cards, it's time for you to see what my teamies at the Cafe have come up with:

Julie Day of J. Day Designs is our Guest Designer!
Julie has been a regular player with The Play Date Cafe and her fresh, unique style has gotten lots of attention lately.  We're so happy to have you as our guest, Julie!

Please follow THE PLAY DATE CAFE 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

2. OUR colors are the focus of the card.

Thanks to each of you who plays with us at the Play Date Cafe.  I truly appreciate it!


Stamps:  Artistic Etchings, Polka Dot Background, Time Well Spent (SU)
Paper:  Pink Passion, Brilliant Blue, Pumpkin Pie, white by PTI
Ink:  Pink Passion, Brilliant Blue, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black
Punches:  1 3/4", 1 1/4", 1" circles, Punched Scallop border - all SU
Other:  bling from Queen & Co. and Recollections, Pink Sorbet twine by The Twinery, dimensionals, Big Shot, Finial Press embossing folder
Sarah -- Ruby -- Tracey -- Jaclyn -- Jinny -- Julie -- Michele --


Fiona said...

we can call them lollipop flowers Colleen!! They are beautiful :)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHHH! Two cards!! WOW! Now that is awesome:) I love that second card with all the gems in the center of the flowers! I love how the flower stems are not colored in--making the flower the focus--CLEVER!! Great use of twine too! Beautifully done, Col!!

Stacey G.-2 Craf-t-4u said...

Wow these are great Colleen. I was stumped with the colors, but in looking at everyone's cards, everyone has done such a nice job! I think both of your cards are great, but I like the first one a little more. I like the elegance of the flowers (So creative) I also like the polka dots!

Ann Schach said...

Wow...which do I like the most? Tough decision! I like them both! Very, very cute!

Stella said...

i am in awe.......this card screams happiness and spring :) This looks so crisp and fresh. I love the addition of the embossed background; it makes the flowers even more pop.Gorgeous!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

These are both so adorable, I love the blingy ones.

Libby Hickson said...

These are completely fabulous, what FUN flowers!! I love them both, the first is so pretty with that stamp, but I have to say I like the 2nd one with the offset flowers just a tad more. So cute!!

~Tammy~ said...

These are totally fabulous!

Jinny Newlin said...

So fun, Colleen! LOVE your blossom trios and that dry embossing and hint of Pink Sorbet twine ROCK!

Anonymous said...

What a great idea for the artistic etchings set and to make them into flowers F-U-N! Great idea, love it! :)

Emily Keaton said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE both of these, Colleen! Bright, fun, whimsical, cheery, clever, blingy, . . . I could go on and on. :D Those look like fun colors to play with. I hope I'll have time to give them a try!

Virginia L. said...

GORGEOUS card! Love the bright color combo and how you used them!! The gems are so pretty in this, too!

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Love your card . . . so light yet also colourful. I can't choose between them - like the plain paper colours of flowers on the second, but like the lightness of the first.

Benzi said...

Colleen, this is awesome. I love all the cheerful colors and the flowers remind me of lollipops, too. Your polka dot bg looks great. I really would hate to have to choose which I like best...very hard to do. I'm crazy over both. You did good with this happy card!!!!!

Maria said...

Both cards are gorgeous, Colleen! They are bright and cheerful! Those flowers are just so pretty and cute! You always make lovely cards, and I enjoy looking at them! Take care!:-)

Stacy Morgan said...

I love when I can get 2 cards out of one. I like them both very vibrant and cheerful. I would have to say the second is my fav though. The jewel centers really just add a bit of unique to is. Both are great though.

Monique said...

What Kah-ute cards Colleen.. So fun and fresh!! Love them :)

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love your take on the colors, thanks for your comment-- if you me send me Michele's address I will send it to her :)

Ruby said...

Sorry it's taken me so long to get around to visit your blog! Gorgeous cards Colleen, really lovely!!!

Andrea Ewen said...

I love both versions, what classy cards! The dimension is incredible and those flowers are darling! What a great combination of the colors! Way to go, Col...awesome work!

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