Thursday, December 15, 2011

Play Date Cafe 111 - Single Snowflake


Isn't this the neatest graphic?  We have a COLOR SPLASH week at The Play Date Cafe, and this time 'round, the splash is AQUA.

I grabbed a beautiful paper from my new Teresa Collins' Christmas Home paper pad and some felt snowflakes from my Stampin' Up! Felt Flurries stash, and I was on my way!


I CASE'd a layout from my friend and fellow Play Date Cafe teammate, Andrea, for this card.  She gave me some of her beautiful cards and I hang on to them, treasure them, and get inspired by them.  Thanks, my friend!

A closeup of the star of the show.
Little gems adorn the Acanthus Leaf punch.
We have a Guest Designer with us this week:  the incomparable Cindy Coutts!  To check out her creation and those of our talented designers, head over to The Play Date Cafe.  Hope you can play with us this week. :)

ETA:  I would like to enter this card at CASE Study, where Amy Sheffer is the showcase talent this week.  Look at her gorgeous card:


It kind of reminds me of mine today!

Colleen

Stamps:  none
Paper:  white - PTI; Basic Black - SU; patterned - Christmas Home - Teresa Collins
Ink: none
Punches:  Acanthus Leaf - EK Success
Other:  Big Shot; Fleur de Lis Motifs die cut - Spellbinders; Felt Flurries, Finial Press embossing folder - SU; rhinestones; rick rack - Offray

33 comments:

Lesley said...

Wow Colleen, this is breathtaking! I love the main focal point.

Sue Lelli said...

This is just Gorgeous, Colleen! LOVE that aqua snowflake and the GORGEOUS papers! Just BEAUTIFUL!

Ann Schach said...

Absolutely stunning, Colleen! The snowflake steals the show!

Marisa said...

This is fabulous, Colleen!! Love the punched border withteh bling adn the layererd snowflake is wonderful! Great card!

Pauline said...

Gorgeous Colleen! So beautiful and elegant with the damask background!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOWZA! Those dies and borders---amazing together! BEAUTIFUL snowflake--love the layers!!! LOVE the entire card:) You rock!

Linda R. said...

WOW!! What a stunning card. Those colors are fabulous together..

Hugs, Linda

Stella said...

Your signature is also called elegance. My oh my this is fabulous! I love the damask pattern and your snowflake is an amazing focal point. Love it!
Love and hugs!
XX

Linda B said...

Oh Colleen... this is so fabulous!!!!

Vickie Z said...

Perfectly perfect for PDCC and CASE study!!! Love the papers-border is fabulous---and, dang...I have some felt flurries myself (perfect)!!!!

Teresa Kline said...

this is gorgeous....thanks for playing along with us at CASE Study...have a super weekend!

enjoy *~*

Cyndie said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! Your card is just gorgeous! Where on earth did you get those die cuts? They look so beautiful in these colors--fabulous job of CASEing too!

Anonymous said...

Simply stunning! This is just so pretty! So many fun details. Just love it! I like your colors but it would be fun to see other combinations too!

Chris R. from Iowa

Emily Keaton said...

Colleen, this is absolutely stunning!! Viewing it for the first time took my breath away. WOW!! This card ROCKS. :D

Amy Sheffer said...

STUNNING, Colleen! I love that stacked star centerpiece -- so dramatic! Thanks for entering the CASE Study challenge!!

Aimes said...

That layered snowflake is stunning!
Thanks for joining us on CASE Study this week :)
Hugs,
Aimes
x

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Colleen

Oh wow totally and utterly gorgeous card..... oh boy I sooo want that paper *drooling*! Will have to do a bit of googling for it now....!!

Hope you are well. I'm hoping to join in the PDC challenges again soon, but in the run up to Xmas I've just had too many other things to do! - you know how it is.

Anyway take care and catch up again soon.

Hugs

Tina
X

Anonymous said...

wow great card

Lisa said...

Did I miss this one??? How did I miss this stunning card of yours Colleen! Absolutley beautiful ;)

Kelly said...

GORGEOUS! Ilove the way you layered the snowflake in aqua and your choice of paper is stunning! Have a very Merry Christmas!

Bonnie said...

This is so elegant! Beautiful paper!

Benzi said...

What a stunner! The paper is just out of this world and I love that Acanthus leaf punch...ooh, need it..want it. :-) And, what gorgeous colors you're working with.

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

This is gorgeous Colleen! I love the elegance of this! The paper, embossing, border, medallion... all very beautiful!

Sherry Edwards said...

What a lovely colour combination and your card is beautiful x

nwilliams6 said...

Colleen, this is absolutely gorgeous! I want to play in this challenge - I may try to figure it out later today if I get time. I think your papers and die cutz are awesome. You have such a classy style!! Hugz!!!!

Donna Bowman said...

Colleen - this card is amazing!!! Love your design - it's so pretty and so detailed!! The felt layered snowflake is just beautiful!! LOVE!!!

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

Absolutely AMAZING! So many beautiful details I see new every time I look - fantastic design!

Marlena M. said...

Gorgeous focal point, Colleen! Perfect layers. ;)

Annette said...

wow this is amazing...your cards are always so beautiful...with awesome detail...love it

Sabrina said...

A beautiful card! I love the patterned paper you used and how you stacked the wonderful snowflake!

Maureen said...

oh, wow! This is a perfect card as a CASE to Amy's! What a fabulous snowflake image!! I love those snowflake flurries! Thanks for playing with us over at the CASE Study :)

Jinny Newlin said...

Wasn't this just the best splash of all time?! LOVE what you've done with it! All those gorgeous layers and trims and patterns and textures... Yummy!

Shirley said...

Very sophisticated and lovely!

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