Thursday, February 2, 2012

Play Date Cafe 117 - Sparkly Thanks


Robin Egg, Lilac and Bisque...our colors for this week's Play Date Cafe challenge.  Soft and beautiful, aren't they?  I love the picture of the weathered door in the inspiration grouping above.

I knew right away that I could use the sparkly ribbons I bought on clearance after Christmas at JoAnn's.
I created a frame with them, mitering my corners with this help.


The center panel uses a stamp from Stampin' Up!'s Clearly For You, with Wheat Versamagic Chalk Ink.  Around the border of glittery ribbons, I put together a mix of 3 different Spellbinders die cuts.


The butterfly, from SU's Nature Walk, sports some clear glitter, though you can't see it too well here.


The base of the card is stamped with Vintage Wallpaper by Market Street Stamps, in the same Wheat chalk ink as the center panel.

We have a new designer joining us this week.  Alicia Thelin is a name you may know from publications, and we're super excited to have her be part of our team. :-)  You can check out her neat style at her blog, scrappybetties.  Welcome, Alicia!

Our sponsor at The Cafe this week is Melanie Muenchinger, a GinaK Designer.  She has designed many of those glorious stamps, so beautiful!  Head over to The Play Date Cafe and check out the designer line-up of creations, and our fabby prize, too.

Thanks for joining me!

Colleen

Stamps:  Vintage Wallpaper - Market Street Stamps; Clearly for You, Nature Walk - SU; Celebration of Thanks - Verve
Paper:  white - PTI
Ink:  Wheat Versamagic Chalk Ink; Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko
Other:  blue, lilac glitter ribbon - JoAnns; pearls; Big Shot; Fancy Tags Three, Fleur de Lis Motifs, Parisian Motifs dies - Spellbinders; clear glitter

27 comments:

~Tammy~ said...

Beautiful beautiful! I have several rolls of that glitter ribbon from Michael's a few years back. I think I told you I could open a ribbon store...might as well say, patterned paper store and button store...hmmm what does that say!

Thanks for sharing your elegant stunning jaw dropping beauty!

Janny said...

Beautiful Card with an beautiful butterfly. Janny

Judy Rozema said...

Colleen, this is just gorgeous - those ribbons are amazing! I wanted to share something with you about your arthritis -- and hope that you will check it out. I sell a product from a company called Aihu that has been amazingly helpful to people with arthritis. My mom and sister both use it, as do many other customers I have. It is called Therapeutic Gel X and you can see it at my website: www.aihu.net/JudithRozema. Click on the word Shop, then Anti-Stress Aromatherapy under products. You use a very little amount, so the bottle would last quite awhile. I would love to send you some information on it so you could read about it. I am not just trying to sell something -- I really want to get this in the hands of people that it will help! My email is lidaroseroz@yahoo.com. It is all-natural, no chemicals, so you can use it as many times a day as you need. It really is worth a try. Now back to your card -- LOVE the frames you made too~!

Linda Callahan said...

That's ribbon?? Gorgeous! Just beautiful set against that elegant die cut!

Marisa said...

Gorgeous colour combo and I love the frame you created with the nesties. Well done on using the sparkly ribbons too!

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

Gorgeous Colleen! I have not thought of using the ribbons like that, but it is perfect! It stands out so pretty! The layered Nesties are very pretty too!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHHHHHH! I just love this card, Col! The glitter is AMAZING! I never would have thought about using it like this! AMAZING! Love the frame too---I'm in AWE!! LOVE it all:)

Ellen said...

OMG Colleen. This is a fantastic card! I just love everything about it!

Jinny Newlin said...

Ooooo! So, so pretty, Col! LOVE those glittery ribbons!

Emily Keaton said...

These colors really spoke to me today!! It's been a long time since I've played along with PDCC, but your card really inspired me, so I had to. :) This is so pretty! What a great technique for mitering. Thanks for the link. I can hardly believe that all that pretty sparkle is on ribbons--looks like heavy cardstock to me!! Fabulous card, Colleen. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

Linda R said...

What a yummy card. It is full of sparkly goodness.. If you are like me you probably have glitter everywhere..

Hugs, Linda

Benzi said...

Gosh, I didn't realize that was ribbon. Beautifully done...checked out the mitered help link, too. Very interesting!!! Love your work with the Spellbinders, too.

Lisa said...

Lovin the loads of sparkle Colleen! Such a beautiful card ;)

Patrice said...

Lovely!

Hanne said...

Beautiful card Colleen!

Donna Bowman said...

Love this fun glittery card Colleen! You had just the right colors of glitter paper. And that butterfly is awesome!!

Anonymous said...

Simply sparkling! Hey, I knew you were expecting me to say that! I love the card - such pretty colors and that is ribbon? How fun is that? Love it! Mitering, you have more patience than I do!

Chris R. from Iowa

Maria said...

Oh, my!!! What a beauty, Colleen! Love all the sparkle and gorgeous butterfly! And, I must mention the lovely border...great job...so so pretty!!! Take care and have a wonderful weekend, hugs!!:-))

Pauline said...

Wow, love those sparkly ribbon, and the frame created with the spellbinders is wonderful! The butterfly is a beautiful addition too, so pretty!
Warhorse was a fantastic film, and I cried buckets! I don't think I was the only one though, as there were a lot of sniffles in the cinema lol!
Have a great weekend!

GLENDA BROOKS said...

I love this! I'm a sparkle girl!

GLENDA BROOKS said...

I love this! I'm a sparkle girl!

Leslie Miller said...

Oooooh, look at that sparkle! What a beautiful card! Great use of the colors!

Melanie said...

Wow, I would never known those were ribbons! Great job mitering the corners (that is not easy to do well)

Jackie Rockwell said...

You captured the color theme beautifully with this card! It's so glamorous with the glitter paper and die cut frame!

Aleksandra said...

Gorgeous! I love the frame arround the Thank you note. Beautiful!

Have a blessed day!
Aleksandra

Stacy said...

WOW!!!!! This card is simply stunning!!!!! LOVE IT :)

Andrea Ewen said...

Oh, my...that glittery frame is amazing! I loved seeing it in person, what an amazing effect and a perfect way to incorporate those colors together! Love the punched framework, too...it adds such wonderful elegance!

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