Thursday, May 24, 2012

Play Date Cafe 133 - Love You

This is one of two posts today.  Please scroll down one post for the Inspired by Stamping 
challenge card, where I am a Featured Artist.


Baby Blue, Cherry and Denim are the new colors this week at The Play Date Cafe.  Don't they look so summery?  We have a great, unique sponsor too:  Mr. Cricut Crazy!


Mr. Cricut Crazy is an online stamp store owned by a teenage crafter named Tanner.  I am so impressed that he has his own business at this ripe age!   Bless his entrepreneurial heart.  :-)

Tanner generously gave each of our design team members a stamp set, and I received Friends, Friends:

I used the heart image and one of the sentiments.  With the heart, I was able to create a pretty flower --


I stamped it 8 times on red cardstock, trimmed each one, then assembled them with Scor-Tape on a circle die cut from red cardstock also.  With my fingers, I gently lifted each 'petal', then used Liquid Pearls to dress  them up.  The center is a button from Jolee's Boutique, topped with a rhinestone brad.



The ribbon 'stem' came off blanket packaging for one of our beds.  It has printing on the reverse, but so what?


Here's the block sentiment, with a bit of Liquid Pearls on each heart.


Hope you get a chance to play along with us, and don't forget to check out the design team's creations HERE.  Mr. Cricut Crazy's Design Team is also playing along, so that's double the inspiration for YOU!

Thanks for joining me and have a beautiful day!




Dimensions:  4.25" x 5.5"
Stamps: Friends, Friends - Mr. Cricut Crazy
Paper: Real Red - SU; white - PTI
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black - Tsukineko
Fibers: navy ribbon from blanket package
Other: Ruby Red Liquid Pearls - Ranger; button - Jolee's Boutique; light blue rhinestone brad - SU

28 comments:

Natalie said...

Colleen, this is gorgeous and so clever to use the hearts to make your flower. Beautifully done! Love the added liquid pearls to embellish! Wonderful card and cute sentiment stamp!

Jennifer said...

Very clever! Love the CAS look of this card. There you go with those liquid pearls again...lol looks amazing =)

Pauline said...

This is fab Colleen, i love the heart flower, and the pretty jewelled centre.

Joanna M. said...

Gorgeous Colleen! LOVE the colors in this CAS card! Hugs, Joanna

Andrea Ewen said...

Fabulous and clever~ What a wonderful re-purpose! Great job with the colors and the CAS design is awesome!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fun flower with the hearts!

Annette said...

how adorable...I love how you used the hearts and the liquid pearls...awesome flower....love the sentiment in boxes...too cute...

Virginia L. said...

Wow, is the flower ever gorgeous!! Love the details that you added on the petals, Colleen!

Lisa said...

I love the way you use tags and snippets from your purchases to add to your cards...FUN! Very cute card, love the dots on your flower edges!

Didre said...

bardzo podoba mi się kwiat zrobiony z serc :))

Benzi said...

Love how you used the heart image to make your petals...and there you go recycling. Cute, cute card and congrats to Tanner on his business.

Larissa Heskett said...

WoW!! I am in LOVE with your CUTE flower!! =) BEAUTIFUL and the dimension you added to it!! Also, you KNOW your a CRAFTER when you save the ribbon/packaging from packages to use on your cards/projects!! LOVE it and glad to know I'm not the only one who does it!! =) THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND!! =)

Donna Bowman said...

Love this SUPER creative card Colleen!! That flower made of hearts with the liquid pearls is awesome!! That's a fun sentiment too!

Anonymous said...

How fun! I love the way you took the heart and made the flower. The liquid pearls are an added bonus plus the cool button in the middle! Love it! I enjoyed the sentiment done in the blocks - just plain cute! Plus, you used a recycled strip from the bedding - how green is that? Great job!

Chris R. from Iowa

nwilliams6 said...

Wow - I am going to try this flower type soon - I always learn so much from your brilliant creative ideas! This is a wonderful card Colleen! Hugz!

ChristineCreations said...

COOL flower Colleen! And the addition of liquid pearls is so sharp too!

Jinny Newlin said...

This is so bold and bright and happy, Colleen! LOVE how you've used that heart, and way to recycle, girl!

Emily Keaton said...

I love that fun patriotic color palette for this week. And your card is so creative and fun! Look at that cool flower--you were really using your noodle for that one. And everything is balanced brilliantly in your CAS design. (Oh, and you get bonus points for repurposing that fantastic printed ribbon. I've been known to do that kind of thing, too. Being green *and* thrifty? Kudos!)

Karen McAlpine said...

What a creative way to use a heart stamp!! Love it!!

Bonnie said...

This is a great idea, Colleen!

Linda R said...

This just makes me smile.. I Love it!

Julia S-W said...

Sorry I haven't been by for a while! Just spent four amazing days in Rome being wowed by all things ancient and beautiful! (My friends say I'm always away these days but it was just another celebration to have my husband home from AFG!)
Onto your card: how gorgeously clean and elegant is this!!I love the three dimensionality of the flower and the colours of course, work perfectly!
Hope all is well with you over the water!
Juliaxx

Maria said...

Gorgeous heart flower with liquid pearls! So creative and beautiful...great job!

Rema said...

Love the card! Very creative...

Meadie said...

Stunning card - I love how you made the petals out of hearts! I really love the colours this week hugs x x

Stacy said...

Your flower is simply super cool, love this card :)

Marie said...

Great card, wonderful colors and YEAH for recycling!

Ellen said...

SO pretty and creative!
Hugs,
Ellen

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