Thursday, April 26, 2012

Play Date Cafe 129 - Damask

Dusk, Magenta and Seedling -- these are the new Play Date Cafe colors this week!


Though I think all the colors look fabulous together, I had trouble matching up the top and middle colors to things I already had in my stash.  I found some Creative Inspirations Paints (have I told you lately how much I love them??)  that fit the bill (listed in supplies at the end of this post).


The damask stamp is Purple Onion (my very first PO stamp!), which I heat-embossed on white cardstock.  Then I painted Denium shimmer paint over it.  See how dark the color looks in the jar below?  These paints are more sheer than they first appear.  You can layer the paint to build up your color, though.


The purple petals are from old SU chipboard pieces I have, and the rose is Anna Griffin (bought dirt cheap at a Tuesday Morning shop).

Our sponsor this week is DeNami Design, so one lucky winner gets to shop with them!


DeNami Blinkie


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Thanks so much for joining me today!



Dimensions: 4.25" x 5"
Stamps: Vintage Damask - Purple Onion Designs; Everyday Sayings - Hero Arts
Paper: white - PTI
Ink: VersaMark, Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko
Fibers: lace (eBay); white braided trim - Waverly
Other: heat tool; White embossing powder, Plum and Denium paints - Creative Inspirations Paints; oval punch - SU; molded flower - Carolina Collection - Anna Griffin; chipboard leaves - SU
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23 comments:

Donna Bowman said...

This is a beautiful card Colleen! I LOVE how you made the background. And the flower with the purple leaves adds just the right touch.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Gorgeous bg! Wat to use those colors!

Benzi said...

What a great damask stamp...made a beautiful bg. Love the chipboard leaves and little flower, too.

Lisa said...

Your background is beautiful Colleen! Lovey card ;)

Marisa said...

Great BG and love the lace. Well done with the colours.

Bonnie said...

That's a beautiful damask background and the lace is so pretty against it. And the bouquet is a great finish.

Lisa Petrella said...

GORGEOUS card! I LOVE the damask background!!!! BEAUTIFUL!

Annette said...

Gorgeous...I love the background that you have created and that flower is a lovely add...love this Colleen..

Anonymous said...

I love that Damask stamp! What a gorgeous background with that color. What a difference between the jar and the final product. The lace and flower are great but not sure about the purple leaves - but hey, why not? Poetic license! I miss going to Tuesday Morning though I didn't get that many fun things when we lived in Houston.

Chris R. from Iowa

Tan's Hobbies said...

Aw!! I Love the background card so much!! Love how you designed it; it is so beautiful and brilliantly done!! Love the lace and your flower. The overall design is so lovely, Colleen!!

Sandie Edwards said...

wow, I have never seen a damask stamp before, and doesn't it look amazing... as does your card!!

yyam said...

Oh my! This is gorgeous! That purple just pops out at you! :)

maria f. said...

What an amazing BG. Cool paint. What I love most are those yummy purple leaves. Purple leaves? Just realized those are leaves - but love the color/sheen.
I'll be watching for your card. How sweet of you :)

Linda R said...

Sooooo pretty. I just love that background.

Hugs~

Jinny Newlin said...

Such an elegant card, Col! LOVE that damask background, and your textures are absolutely delightful!

~Tammy~ said...

Beautiful and elegant! Love the trim and the resin flower!

Andrea Ewen said...

Wow, these are tough colors, but you've made them shine! You are so creative with those paints...I love the background effect you've created with them! Great job arranging these colors...your card is beautiful!

Leslie Turner said...

Oh, this is so pretty! I took a sneak peak at your projects last night but hubby whisked me off to bed before I could leave comments, so I'm back this morning taking my time! I love this one! :)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOW! I love that damask image as the background!!! I would never have thought that paint was this light! It looks SUPER dark blue navy! LOVE those leaves and that flower is just the perfect seedling color:) FAB job, Col!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Your card is SO elegant. Blessings!

Barb said...

gorgeous!!! simply stunning...

Emily Keaton said...

Hi, Colleen! I know I saw this gorgeous card of yours last week, but how did I miss commenting on it? I've had my eye on that Purple Onion Damask stamp for a while now. It's a beauty! And I love how you highlighted the gorgeous design with that beautiful shimmer paint. And your touches of lace? Divine! Lovely work, my friend. :)

PennyLine said...

Wow, so pretty. Very nice card. The damask, the color, the lace.

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