Thursday, June 16, 2011

Play Date Cafe 86 - Baby Blossoms

I bought the Stampin' Up! Baby Blossoms set in March of this year, and have not had time to play with it until now.  I LOVE it.  It's so versatile, and this week's Play Date Cafe colors are just perfect with it. Here's our color story:


Those colors just say 'yummy' to me.  :-)

I made two versions of the same card, as usual.
Version One, using JUST our challenge colors (I used Crumb Cake / kraft ink to do the leaves, since it's a neutral color):


There is a frame included in the Baby Blossoms set.  I used it to create a background, but at first I didn't get the hang of lining things up right.  This version has things lined up in a well-mannered way.

Closeup of center of card.
And now here's Version Two, with the addition of Wild Wasabi for the leaves:


I love each one because they are different.  The first card is arranged in a "just so" manner.  This one has the frames off-kilter, but has more of a wildflower feel, with different posies arranged in each window. 

I used a sentiment from Mark's Finest Papers
Just Dandy for this one.
Our special guest this week is Tami Mayberry.  Tami is a rock star in this industry.  She's all over the place!
If you'd like to play along, head over to The Play Date Cafe for all the challenge details.  I'd love to see you win the Cup of The Week prize!  It's a prize that Tami has brought along with her.   :)

Colleen

Stamps:  Baby Blossoms - SU; Just Dandy - MFP
Paper:  white by PTI
Ink:  Pumpkin Pie, Really Rust, Wild Wasabi, Crumb Cake, Pink Passion, Melon Mambo, Pixie Pink, Pretty in Pink, Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise, Bashful Blue
Other:  dimensionals, pearls

29 comments:

Fiona said...

Sweet card Col - I think you were brave attempting that multicoloured background and lining up that stamp!

Maureen Merritt said...

Wow,your background is amazing! I love your single bundle of blossoms in the center frame, simply gorgeous!

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Colleen

Hope you are well. These two cards are just so gorgeous and very pretty love 'em!

Take care

Tina
X

Linda Callahan said...

Love how you used the frames to create such an interesting background! These are lovely!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Colleen these frames are so sweet and endearing. I love how soft and dainty your cards look. The flowers add to the soft feminine touch. Beautiful work my friend. Have a great day!

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}

Andrea Ewen said...

Both cards are fabulous, Colleen! Love how you stamped that framed image...it creates such a fabulous design! The flowers are a beautiful addition, the colors are just perfect! And "YAY" for the one layer card, I was able to make one too! Great job!

Emily Keaton said...

These cards are SO pretty, Colleen! Your use of that cool frame is so creative. Both cards are wonderful, and you used these beautiful colors without letting them get overwhelming. Judicious use of white space!!! And your two-step stamping on those pretty flowers ROCKS. :)

Marisa said...

Great use of those bright colours! Love the frames and the focal floral frame. Great job on both cards.

Shirley said...

Wow! Those are both awesome! The colors are wonderful and the design is just beautiful!

Michele Gross said...

I love what you've done with the colors and such a clever way to use the frames! Awesome cards :)

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

Both are so pretty! Love the pop out frame in the first one, and I love the flowers in the 2nd one! The hi is cute idea too! These are very yummy colors!

Stella said...

Every piece of these jaw dropping beauties is stunning. The first card also has something fresh and crisp and the second one has a kind of vintage/romance look.
I can see why you are one of the DT members; this is fabulous!!!!!
Enjoy your day!
Hugs,
Stella

Linda B said...

Wow... two amazing cards. I'm in awe of that first one... I love those flowers! Just beautiful.
Have a Happy Day,
Linda B

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, how I love this! Such creativity and pretty colors! I like the idea of baby blossoms. Any excuse to stamp flowers!

Jaclyn Miller said...

These are SOOOOO cute Colleen - I just LOVE that you added the bunches of flowers into those frames. It is so unique, but absolutely stunning! Great job with these colors.

Maria said...

Just love those different colored frames! Both cards are so pretty! They make for delicate sweet cards...just perfect! Take care and hugs!:-))

Marlena M. said...

Both cards are so pretty and delicate. ;)

Anonymous said...

How fun are these! I can't believe you lined them up so well! At first I thought it was a DP and then I realized you stamped them! Then, you went on and made another card even! Each is so pretty but for some reason I like the frames off kilter a bit like in the second card. But, maybe the flowers show off more in the second one? Either way, both are fantastic and I love the touch of pearls to them. Such pretty colors too. Job well done for both!

Chris R. from Iowa

Jinny Newlin said...

So pretty, Colleen! LOVE all those stamped frames and your perfectly, fussy-cut, and layered flowers! Gorgeous take on the color story!

Donna B. said...

Very pretty card - love the frames and 3D elements!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH, Col--this is a gorgeous card! I love the colored frames--and the beautiful flowers!! LOVE LOVE LOVE your take on this color story:)

Benzi said...

Great job with the frames, Colleen. Love the bunch of flowers in the first card and the 2nd card with the look of wildflowers is just so sweet.

Lea L. said...

Wow...these are both just gorgeous! Love how you've arranged the frames on both cards, and the flowers are so beautiful!!

Ruby said...

Both cards are just gorgeous Colleen! I love the freshness of them and the little flowers are adorable!

Tracey said...

Both are so pretty and creative Col!!!!

Tara Bilbao said...

Colleen, the backgrounds are so clever! Such dainty, beautiful cards. I LUV LUV LUV version one with the popped up window. Brilliant!

Pursuit of Stampiness - Calgary, Canada said...

Dear Colleen, I never would have thought of using that stamp set this way. Just genious. Love it!So pretty and clever.

Inky hugs, Pauline

Bonnie said...

What a creative idea to stamp all those frames all so perfectly lined up! Great colors and I love the flowers peeking out too!

Ann Schach said...

What a clever design, Colleen! Beautiful and creative!

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