Thursday, January 12, 2012

Play Date Cafe 114 - Ornate Blossom


Burgundy, gold and plum...the deliciously rich colors for this week's Play Date Cafe challenge!

I used a stamp from Stampin' Up!, Ornate Blossom, to create my card.  It was one of my freebies from last year's Sale-A-Bration, and it never saw ink until now.  Yay!


My intent was to do a flat card, easy to mail, but I HAD to add pearls!  These have a champagne hue to them, from Recollections.


Can you see the gold shimmery cardstock?  It's from SU, too.  There was a very large piece in one of those $1.00 Scrap Bags from my SU demo.  That's a good thing...'cause I'm too cheap to buy this stuff!  LOL

Our sponsor this week is Simon Says Stamp, a huge store that sells all things paper crafting.  Whoever wins this week's Cup of the Week has LOTS of things to choose from!

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Hope you come and play with us this week at The Cafe.  Can't wait to see the goodness you all dream up!

Colleen

Stamps:  Ornate Blossom - SU; Celebration of Thanks - Verve; Madeline - K & Co
Paper:  white - PTI; Purely Pomegranate, Perfect Plum, gold - SU
Ink:  Perfect Plum, Purely Pomegranate -  SU; Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko
Other:  champagne pearls - Recollections; foam dimensionals; gold Smooch Paint

20 comments:

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Oh, Col!! This is a STUNNING card--your inks are BEAUTIFUL! LOVE that beautiful flower in the center and those gold pearls (DUH! I should have used some of them on my card! SO CLEVER!! You are!!). LOVE:)

Ann Schach said...

This is definitely the prettiest card I have seen made with this stamp, Colleen! I LOVE the pearls!

Andrea Ewen said...

How wonderfully elegant! Fabulous stamping on this card...the absolute highlight of it! And of course, those pretty pearls~ Well done, Colleen!

Benzi said...

Very pretty, Colleen! You sure get a lot of crafting made with those Scrap Bag goodies. And, that's a good thing!

Marlena M. said...

Colleen, this is magnif! Awesome stamp placement and use of the colors.

Marisa said...

Great use of this set, Colleen! Love the added half pearls.

Linda R. said...

Such a beautiful card.. So pretty.

Hugs, Linda

Kerry said...

I love the pretty stamp you used, especially in the different colors. And the pearls were a perfect touch. Thanks for the reminder to link my card up! I appreciate it.

Emily Keaton said...

That's so beautiful, Colleen! So glad you were able to ink up that SU set. I have a set that I got from SAB last year that I have yet to ink. And I love it, too! So I'm not sure why I've never pulled it out . . . Anyway, your shimmery gold mat is just the perfect touch on this card. Striking!

Leintje* said...

Stunning!! I love the pearls, what a beauty again!!!

Love from The Netherlands,
Leintje*

Bonnie said...

I've often admired this stamp but was never quite sure what to do with it. You have taken care of that! What a great layout with lovely shimmer and of course, the pearls!

snehal watwe welde said...

I loved your card on PDCC blog.It is very very elegant and I loved those golden pearls.they can make anything look very rich.

Cyndie said...

Oh, gorgeous! I love the big floral graphic in these colors, and the champagne pearls add a different touch of gold compared to the usual metallic embellishments!

Ruby said...

Ooh Colleen I LOVE this!!! It's absolutely gorgeous. It reminds me of the blinds in my studio for some reason, beautiful!!!!

Stella said...

This ornate stamp is a gem. It alsomade me think of damask patterns. These colors are very challenging for me :). But they fit you like a tailor made jacket. The result is stunning; love the pearls too :)
Hugs!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Wow, love the way you used the stamp on this card. Very ingenious and so creative. This is one spectacular looking card.

Jinny Newlin said...

So pretty, Col! LOVE that big, ornate blossom, and you've done a fabulous job with the color story!

Lisa said...

Goodness Colleen this is so beautifully elegant! Wow...just love all of your attention to detail!

Donna Bowman said...

Love this elegant card Colleen!! The colors are just beautiful!!

Stacy said...

WOW!!! What a pretty card! I'm loving that stamp and the bling :)

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