Thursday, May 12, 2011

Play Date Cafe 81- In My Prayers

I really like this week's color story from The Play Date Cafe:


A grape, a lime and a silvery-light gray.  Pretty!  The closest lime I had in my stash is Kiwi Kiss cardstock, from Stampin' Up!.


Had some trouble photographing this in a charming way.  It didn't want to stand up, and I don't own a flower frog (as so many other crafters use to support their cards), so I had to lean it against the tablecloth backdrop. 

Since our sponsor this week is Stampotique Originals, each of us on the Design Team got to choose a stamp and a sentiment stamp.  I LOVE the ones I was blessed with:

and


I stamped the Baroque Background (#7109) in Dusty Concord Distress Ink, then used a circle die cut.

Just realized how many punches and die cuts I used here - 11 total!  And this is a small card, 4 1/4" around.


To construct the fan behind the sentiment, I used the Martha Stewart Deco Fan Corner Punch three times and trimmed away unnecessary parts.  The flower was made with a Flower Trio punch (SU) and a matte silver brad from JoAnn's.  Once the brad was placed through all three flower layers, I used my fingernail to distress the layers of paper. 

Our Guest Designer this week is the fabulous Debbie Hughes.  You can check out her creative stuff HERE.  Thanks for joining us, Debbie! 

And if you want to see the prize for our Cup of the Week winner, head on over to The Play Date Cafe!

Thanks for joining me today.  :)

Colleen

Stamps:  Baroque Background and sentiment from Stampotique Originals
Paper:  white from PTI, Kiwi Kiss (SU)
Ink:  Dusty Concord Distress Ink, Basic Black
Punch:  large oval and Flower Trio (SU), Deco Fan corner punch (Martha Stewart)
Other:  gray pearls - Queen & Co, piercing tool, gray satin ribbon - Offray, Big Shot, standard circles and  Beaded Circles Spellbinders Nesties

16 comments:

Fiona said...

Colleen love the way you used that background stamp - your card is so pretty!

Marisa said...

Ooh, love it. Great BG and love the nestie you used and the punched pieces on the sentiment panel.

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

So pretty Colleen! Love the colors and all the punches and dies you used!

Pauline said...

So beautiful Colleen, love the fan shape and the circular card is so pretty.

~Tammy~ said...

Colleen this is AMAZING, and your photographs are always great! Great use of the colors and the sponsors stamps! I love your unique shape! Well done my friend!

LeAnne said...

Oh my gosh, this is amazing! Makes me want to go make a circular card!

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful, Colleen! I love the fans behind the sentiment. Gorgeous colors!

Jinny Newlin said...

LOVE the shape of your card, Colleen! So much elegance and beauty! Way to glam up the color story!

Emily Keaton said...

This is drop-dead gorgeous, Colleen!! You aced those colors, and all of your punches/diecuts make this look so intricate. You made wonderful choices of stamps! I know that damask is right up your alley. :)

Faye said...

Oh, Colleen, what a beautiful and creative card! Just looking at it would make the recipient feel much better.

Michele Gross said...

You took such a light approach to the color with a beautiful result! Wonderful card!!

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

Just checking back to see if your comments got erased too and I see that they have, so I will state again how much I love this card! Love the shape, how you used the punches, the colors, and that adorable flower!

Shirley said...

I love the whole card, Colleen. How very soft, feminine, and so unique too! The BG stamp is wonderful. It reminds me of IO's CAC's.

Benzi said...

Beautiful with fantastic colors this week. And, wow!...so many punches and die cuts. You know who would be so proud. LOL

Jennifer Rzasa said...

This is just stunning!

Stella said...

Another handmade jewel and into my favorites folder it goes. This is a brilliant, gorgeous, elegant and chic take on the challenge. Wow; I'm smitten!
Hope all is well with you and your beloved ones. Thinking of you!
Hugs,
Stella

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