Thursday, July 28, 2011

Play Date Cafe 92 - Mother's Day Silhouettes



The color story from The Play Date Cafe this week is a feminine one, so I brought out the girly stuff for my card.  

Yes, Mother's Day passed a few months ago, but I couldn't resist using such a pretty sentiment stamp:

I CASE'd the idea from Colleen Schaan (love your name, Col! ;), whose card is featured on page 34 of CardMaker Magazine's September 2011 issue.  My color scheme is different, the stamps aren't quite the same, and I added several accents.  

I used the largest die in Spellbinders Labels Four to make a mask.  I carefully sponged Pink Pirhouette, Pretty in Pink and Cameo Coral inside the label mask, onto the card.  Keeping the mask in place, I stamped flowers from Garden Silhouettes and Watercolor Trio (both by Stampin' Up!) with the same ink colors.  The coral ink was a bit strong, so I stamped-off once before stamping on the card. 

Still keeping the mask in place, I stamped the berry twig with Versamark ink on top of the other flowers.  Gold embossing powder and a heat tool helped bring some shine. 


When the mask was removed, I stamped the greeting with black ink.


I tied in some gold again with a button sticker from Recollections, found in the clearance section of Michael's for 49 cents.  There were 4 assorted buttons in each package, and two remained.  They both came home with me.  :)

We've got a  fun sponsor with us this week at The Cafe.


To see what the prize is, head over to The Play Date Cafe.  :) 
Last week, during Color Splash Week, we had a marvelous player turnout - 166 people!  Wow!  Thanks so much for playing and helping us say goodbye to Fiona, our teamie.

And thanks for joining me here today.  I love when you visit!

Colleen

PS - to those of you who have visited my 13 YO DD's new blog, Glossip Girl - thank you!  She is tickled pink that she's had some visitors and a few new Followers.  You are all the best!! {{hugs}}

Stamps:  Garden Silhouettes, Something To Celebrate, Watercolor Trio - all SU
Paper:  Vintage Cream - PTI
Ink:  Pink Pirhouette, Pretty in Pink, Cameo Coral - SU; Versafine black - Tsukineko
Other:  pearls; crocheted lace from Ann Schach; Labels Four die- Spellbinders; Big Shot; gold button sticker - Recollections

27 comments:

~Tammy~ said...

oh my oh my oh my! This is delish!

Janny said...

Lovely card I like this card.
Janny

Pauline said...

Beautiful Colleen! I love these stamps, and this is so lovely with the gold embossing! stunning!

Andrea Ewen said...

How beautiful Colleen, this is so my style, so delicate and feminine and pink! Love the addition of the lace and that awesome button! Fabulous technique...I can see that you'll be doing this one again...

Jaclyn Miller said...

I LOVE your card this week Col - that sponged frame is so gorgeous and you're right, that sentiment is beautiful too!

Tracey said...

ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!! LOVE it Col!!!

Bev J. said...

So very pretty-love the mask sponging-will try that technique. tfs

Tenia Nelson said...

Gorgeous!!!!

Shirley said...

Absolutely lovely! What a really great technique!

Bonnie said...

Hi Colleen, I've just been enjoying all your wonderful posts that I have missed in the past couple of weeks. I see that you vacationed in Nags Head. DH & I love to go to Nags Head. Looks like you had a great time. All your cards are so lovely. I wish I had time to comment on each one. Thanks for all the inspiration!

Stella said...

My oh my oh my...you did it again. This card shows off your creativity and talents. Dripping with elegance and spot on this weeks'colors. Gorgeous Colleen; you did an amazing job!
Hugs!
X

Linda R. said...

WOW!! Your card look so pretty. I love how you made the mask with the spellbinders.. I Just might have to give that a try.. It is beautiful..

Hugs, Linda

Emily Keaton said...

Hey, I picked up that very same 4-pack of Recollections button stickers at Michael's, too!! Great minds (and bargain hunters!) think alike ;). What a beautiful card, Colleen! Your sponged label and beautifully stamped twigs make this a delightful card. Great take on the challenge colors!!

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful, Colleen! I love the lace and the embossing! However, the button sticker is the perfect finishing touch!

Harriet Skelly said...

Oh this is absolutely gorgeous Colleen! I love the gold embossing on top of all the sponging and stamping!

Heather Jensen said...

Absolutely beautiful! This is such a feminine color combo. :)

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Collen this is so soft and pretty. It has a romantic feminine feel that I just adore. The lace and button is such a wonderful touch. Super cool card.

Bear Hugs,
Carol

Maria said...

Oh what a lovely technique with gorgeous results! Such a beautiful card with soft colors...so so pretty! Take care, hugs!:-))

Faye said...

Colleen, this is one of those breath-taking cards. It is just awesome. So beautiful.

Lisa said...

This is so soft and delicate! Love the pretty label background!

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

Another beautiful design Colleen! I love how you masked and layered the stamps. Have not tried this technique yet, but now after seeing this, I want too! Love the lace and pearls too!

Joanne Leddy said...

Simple, elegant, feminine and oh so lovely. Beautiful card ... thanks for sharing!

Jinny Newlin said...

LOVE those accents of gold, Col! Beautiful card!

massofhair said...

Your cards are always delicate and elegant. This one is simply stunning:-)

Fiona said...

great layered stamping Colleen - and love the sponged die cut shape - a lovely soft way to frame your flowers. Thanks for visiting my blog!

Ruby said...

Lovely, so elegant. I especially love how you've done masking, really pretty.

Benzi said...

Good job on this pretty card. Your berries look real in the close up. I have learned to love sponging and probably now do it on too many cards...I think it's called addiction. :-) Love that brad!!

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