Thursday, July 5, 2012

Play Date Cafe 139 - Together Forever


Hi!  The Play Date Cafe has a new challenge for you.....Nude, Gold and Silver.  Pretty!


To create the look of my card, I sorted through a drawer of cards I've saved from years gone by, cards that were given to me by others.  You know, the brand names....Hallmark, Carlton, American Greetings, etc.  I salvaged bits and pieces to form my card front.  Every paper you see here (except for the base itself, a punched border and the sentiment panel) was trimmed from those greeting cards.

I even used the box from a bottle of perfume as part of it:

(sorry for the poor photo quality - used my 'old' camera for this one)

The sentiment is from Inspired By Stamping (link at the end of post), and it's the only stamp I used on the whole card.  See the perfume box section?  It's a beautiful silver.


I trimmed this pretty silver flower from a card front.  The gold corner is from K & Co.

What inspires you about this color palette?  I can't wait to see your metallic creation hanging in the gallery at The Play Date Cafe!

Our special guest this week is the amazingly sweet, amazingly talented Amy Tsuruta!  I just love Amy's style, and she is one of the most genuinely nice people you'll meet.  :-)

Our lovely sponsor this week is My Creative Classroom.  One lucky 'Cup of the Week' Winner gets the terrific prize!


Thanks for coming by today...it's always nice to have you visit!



Dimensions: 4.25" x 5.5"
Stamps: All Year Wishes I - Inspired By Stamping
Paper: white - PTI; cut-apart greeting cards
Ink: Antique Linen - Ranger; Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko
Fibers: white braided trim - Waverly; Venise lace
Other: gold clear corner die cut - K & Co.; pearls; greeting cards; Dotted Scallop border punch - EK Success; Big Shot; Labels Four die - Spellbinders

28 comments:

Marisa said...

Aren't you clever, Colleen!! Love how you put this togeterh. The lace ribbon is stunning as is the way you used the colours. BTW got my happy mail today too :)

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE how you used bits and pieces, Colleen! LOVE the silver details and your lace and trim are FAB!

yyam said...

*swoon* Classic elegance. Love the composition.

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Colleen, this is a stunning creation - so elegant and classy. The recycled pieces work together perfectly and I LOVE that delicious lace!
Sylvia x

Julia S-W said...

Very, very pretty in the most elegant of ways!! Really love the lace you've used here.
Juliaxx

~Tammy~ said...

Gorgeous and recycling at it's best.

Donna Bowman said...

Stunning card Colleen!! Love all the elements you used! The lace is so pretty and just perfect for this card.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Perfect bg with your recycled box! Awesome use of the colors.

Shoot even your "old" camera is better then mine.....whatever :)

Bonnie said...

This is gorgeous, Colleen! The repurposed pieces from the perfume box are perfect for this challenge.

Lin said...

Great recycling, and a lovely elegant design, Colleen! LOVE all the lace!

Leslie Miller said...

It's so hard to throw away anything pretty, isn't it? You've made pretty into gorgeous with this card. Love the trims, too.

Lisa said...

There you go again recycling things into something smashing!! Lovely Colleen ;)

Pauline said...

Wow, what a gorgeous card made from recycled Glamourous packaging! Simply stunning, I love the lace trim, and the whole design is jus tbeautiful!

Jinny Newlin said...

Ever so pretty, Col! LOVE all the pearls and lace, and that you recycled the perfume box is genius! LOVE!

~amy~ said...

So wonderfully elegant! Nice upcycling too!!! Sooo thrilled to get to work with you:). Thanks for your sweet words.

Emily Leiphart said...

I love how you upcycled the perfume packaging and I wish I could make beautiful vintage cards like this one, Colleen! Thanks so much for your sweet words on my blog and on Deasy Designs!! ♥

nwilliams6 said...

Wow! This is gorgeous! I love that you made it from wonderful finds and found a way to tie them together. You are such a genious when it comes to stuff like this! I learn sooo much from you. I think you totally captured the feel of the challenge and then some. Wonderful stuff Colleen!!! Hugz!

Carole said...

So elegant and pretty. I just saw your interview for OWH. Do you really craft at the dining room table? You deserve a studio. Thanks for your sweet comments

Ellen said...

Hi Colleen. What a gorgeous card. It is very elegant with all of the metallic tones. I love your creativity and always get a kick out of seeing what you repurpose into your cards!
hugs,
Ellen

Benzi said...

Who knew recycled could be so elegant. It's gorgeous and I love how you used the perfume box. What a beautiful card to receive.

Patrice said...

Beautiful lace - I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!

http://www.oldbackporch.com/2012/07/52-card-pickup-week-27.html

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Aren't you clever! I just love how you used all these different items to make this gorgeous card!!!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous design, so elegant & beautiful with all the details.

Linda R said...

Such a creative idea. So clever my friend. Your card is so pretty..

Hugs~

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so beautiful, love the colors and the sentiment is beautiful

Meadie said...

Your card is so beautiful and I love how you put all the elements together:) I really struggled with these colours this week, but you don't call it a challenge for nothing! LOL x x

butterfly said...

Love the layout of this - and that it's all recycled... so many different parts all coming together to make a really special card - lovely!
Alison x

Emily Keaton said...

What a cool approach to this clever card! It must have been fun sorting though all of those special saved items to make a brand-new, fabulous creation!! Great idea!

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