Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Double the Damask

Hello!  I have two damask cards to share today, and both are being entered in Moxie Fab World's Damask & Brocade challenge.  When I saw that challenge go up, I just melted.  I ADORE damask patterns.  Unfortunately, my schedule has been SO very busy lately that this is my first chance to enter the challenge.  Today, I needed - not wanted, but needed - to make a card (or two), just because.  Ever feel that way?

Let's get to the cards.


Other challenges entered with this card: A Blog Named Hero, the challenge:  to dust 'em off (use stamps you haven't used in some time - mine is the Flourishes 'Thank You' set); and Flourishes Timeless Tuesday: use a flower. 


I do love this Flourishes tulip and have missed it!


The Large Fabric Design stamp looks so pretty in Wheat Versamagic ink.  I was lucky to find a scrap of satin ribbon in approximately the same hue.

The next card uses some amazing gift wrap.  I LOVE the design and the chocolate-and-Tiffany blue combo.


Even though the gift wrap is thin, it cut well and adhered like a dream onto a cardstock base.  (I used a Tombow adhesive tape runner, my usual)


This sentiment is new for me, also.  It's by Technique Tuesday.  The 'quivery' letters are intentional; I did not mess up my stamping!  LOL


A touch of bling on the sentiment area and down in this corner are all the adornment it needed (beside the bow).

Found out today that THIS card received an Honorable Mention at Papercraft Star.  Thank you, Papercraft Star!

I'll be back tomorrow with a Creative Inspirations Paints card.  It's quite CAS....very different from these two cards!  See you soon.



Tulip Damask card:
Dimensions: 4.25" x 5.5"
Stamps: Thank You - Flourishes; Large Fabric Design - Hero Arts
Paper: white - PTI
Ink: Wheat Versamagic, Memento Tuxedo Black - Tsukineko
Fibers: satin ribbon scrap
Other: Copic markers; pearls - Queen & Co.

Blue Damask card:

Dimensions: 4.25" x 5.5"
Stamps: Simply You by Ali Edwards - Technique Tuesday
Paper: Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla - SU; gift wrap
Ink: Antique Linen - Ranger; Memento Tuxedo Black - Tsukineko
Fibers: sheer brown ribbon - stash
Other: Big Shot; Fancy Tags Two, Parisian Motifs dies - Spellbinders; blue gems - Queen & Co

40 comments:

Barb said...

it's beautiful!

Bethany said...

both cards are oh so gorgeous and beautiful! I LOVE the color combo on the 2nd one :)

Lisa said...

Colleen you are rockin the damask girl~WOWZERS!! LOVE this pretty little tulip SO much it has me melting! And that yummy chocolate & blue combo is the bomb! Pure gorgeousness my friend ;)

nwilliams6 said...

Wow - stunning work Colleen. I want to steal that gorgeous ribbon!!!! Love your cards!

Michelle said...

Colleen, your damask cards are simply amazing! I truly love the elegance of the single tulip!! Gorgeous!

Donna Bowman said...

Gorgeous card Colleen! So sophisticated - you do this so well! And, congrats on your hm card - I knew that rooster was a winner!!

Donna Bowman said...

Gorgeous card Colleen! So sophisticated - you do this so well! And, congrats on your hm card - I knew that rooster was a winner!!

Elizabeth Cooper said...

These are both so stunning! I just love the color combinations you used. The elegance of both cards is breathtaking.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Col---these cards are GORGEOUS! I love them both--but I LOOOOOOOOOOOVE that first one! The pop of color--the ribbon--the white space! AMAZING:) BEAUTIFULLY done!

Anonymous said...

I agree with Savannah! Plus the little addition with the pearls! But, oh my, that bow looks like it was made to go with the card! The second card is great too esp the colors but I think I prefer the softer tulip card. Great job as always. Oh, and congrats on the card!

Chris R. from Iowa

Marisa said...

Looove the first card - so classy adn elegant. Great colour combo on the second.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Look at you getting all elegant and gorgeous! That first card is A.MAZ.ING!!! Fabulous creations!!

Jennifer said...

Beautiful cards! Love that the tulip-looks like its ready to just jump off the card.

Joanna M. said...

WOW! These are just beautiful Colleen! LOVE them both! xoxo

Larissa Heskett said...

Such BEAUTIFUL cards!! Don't feel bad you'er not the only one who hasn't had time to play with the challenges yet!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!!
P.S I am a NEW follower!! =)

yyam said...

Wow! These are soooo classy! :)

~amy~ said...

WOW....both cards are wonderful but the first one is wow.

Michelle W. said...

Beautiful card! Love the colors!

Jackie Rockwell said...

Absolutely STUNNING cards Colleen! The first one definitely looks like a WINNER to me!

Marlena M. said...

Both of your cards are outstanding, Colleen! Wow! I love the first because it is a work of beauty for sure. I LOVE the color combo in the second...it's so bold.

Arlene said...

Beautiful cards - I especially love the wheat background and the single tulip.

Kelly Griglione said...

Gift wrap ... love it!! Really gorgeous cards Colleen!!

sanketi said...

Haha!
..I smiled when I read about the Technique Tuesday Stamp ...everytime I use it and I must say I use it quite often , I have wondered If I should mention in my post about the shaky look of the stamp!

Wonderful cards!

Marie said...

Simply beautiful, Colleen. Love how you showcased that single stemed flower.

Emily Keaton said...

Both of these damask cards are just beautiful, Colleen! I love the colors, the patterns, the designs, the embellishments--just everything about both of these! So elegant and clean and really, just perfect. You rocked the damask on both of these, my friend!!

Amanda said...

Colleen, This is beyond stunning! I love how you designed your card and the beautiful coloring on the flower! Simply beautiful and it's a new favorite of mine :)

Thank you for joining us in Flourishes Timeless Tuesday!

~ Amanda :)

Benzi said...

Loving that tulip...both cards are beautiful with yummy ribbons. Congrats on the honorable mention...gives you a good feeling, doesn't it?

Sue Lelli said...

BOTH are GORGEOUS! LOVE the bows and ribbons on BOTH! LOVE the damask on the first and the gift wrap on the second. Congrats on the honorable mention!

Mary Dawn said...

your card is so lovely, so elegant--wow :) thanks so much for playing along with Challenge #4 at A Blog Named Hero!!

ChristineCreations said...

Such elegance on the tulip card girl....you know I'm a little partial to FLLC :)

Jinny Newlin said...

Elegance seems to be the word for what I'm seeing today, girl! Absolutely stunning! And I LOVE that chocolate brown and aqua combo!

Anne-Elise said...

Wow, your cards are so beautiful, Colleen! Your tulip is just stunning! Love also the bow and the little pearls!

Bonnie said...

Oh, Colleen, be still my heart! That damask in wheat with the tulip is so, so elegant! I could sit and look at it all evening! And the chocolate and blue paper is almost as pretty. I've got to go look again...

Lucy Newton said...

Elegant and classy wow! Thanks for playing with us at A Blog Named Hero!

Cindy Haffner said...

Colleen your work is WONDERFUL!!~ Thank you for joining us in Flourishes Timeless Tuesday!

Silke Ledlow said...

Both cards are simply gorgeous Colleen! I absolutely love how you made the Flourishes image looks so classy! Hugs ~S~

Aixa M. said...

Gorgeous cards!

maria f. said...

Darn good thing you "needed" to make some art, girl. These cards are so lovely. Congrats on your shout out at ABNH. And for Mr. Rooster too!

Wida said...

wow! those cards are beautiful the first caught my eye on the hero arts blog. congrats!

Emily Keaton said...

Congrats on your win over on the A Blog Named Hero challenge!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...