August 7, 2010

WPlus9 color cue & CPS 178


Hi there folks! Have you left a comment for your chance to win some prizes for my 100th post? If not, you can get the details here! Also, thanks so much for all of your color suggestions for my crochet flowers. I'm busy making more! The ones I posted in my Etsy shop yesterday sold out fast, so I posted some more colors today and will have many more soon, so keep checking back!

On to my card: I'm just barely squeaking in with a couple of challenges for today, the Color Cue at WPlus9 Design Studio and CPS #178. Check them out!



I knew I had to use Dawn's Mehndi Medallions set again. These images are so gorgeous, and I love the way they look with this color combo! I stamped three different medallions onto the kraft cardstock in coral, chocolate, and cream, then stamped the border image in chocolate on the Melon Berry cardstock. The focal point features one of the sentiments from the set (which is actually two separate word stamps) stamped over one of the medallions. I die cut this piece with PTI's Mat Stack 2 die and added a scalloped circle behind it, which I cut with one of my Nesties.

Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (Vintage Cream, Dark Chocolate, Melon Berry), Bazzill (kraft)
STamps: WPlus9 Design Studio (Mehndi Medallions)
Ink: Papertrey Ink (Dark Chocolate, Vintage Cream), Inkadinkadoo (Blush), Clearsnap (Creamy Brown)
Tools: Papertrey Ink (Mat Stack 2 die), Spellbinders (scallop circle die), Martha Stewart (scoring board)
Accessories: Papertrey Ink (buttons), Michaels (ribbon), DMC floss

I don't have a slot punch to thread my ribbon through, so I just used a craft knife to cut a slit on each side of the die cut the width of the ribbon. I thought the bottom strip of Melon Berry cardstock looked a little plain, so I added some scoring with my Martha Stewart Scoring Board.


For the inside of the card, I stamped a few more medallions onto a a piece of kraft and layered it over the Melon Berry cardstock. Don't those border stamps look fab? Oh, and everything got a bit of sponging with Creamy Brown chalk ink on the edges.

That's all, friends! We have visitors arriving tonight, but I hope to get my hands inky again at some point! I hope you're enjoying your weekend so far! Thanks for stopping by!

14 comments:

Diane Jaquay said...

This is so LOVELY! The medallions are beautiful!

Marisa said...

Fabulous use of the colour combo, Christina :D Love the buttons on the sides of the sentiment panel. Lovely card as always. You are going to be a busy crocheter LOL! Hope you can watch TV and do it at the same time :D

Carolyn Ruiz said...

Simply beautiful. I love those colors together! TFS

Karen B. said...

This is absolutely beautiful. I don't know how you pulled it off. I tried mixing the three colors and it turned out like mud, so very much kudos to you! Lovely, sophisticated. Beautiful.

Nance said...

Oh, Christina this is lovely! The color combination is so sophisticated and I love the look of stamping these colors on Kraft. This medallion stamps is gorgeous and you have done it justice here. The inside is just as lovely as the outside!

Dana said...

This is awesome Christina, I think I need that set now, you've done such a lovely job.

Anika said...

This is one of my favorite color combos and those medallions are gorgeous! I have had my eye on that set since it was released, I think it's about time I ordered it!

Elise said...

Ohhhh - GOODNESS! This is LOVELY, Christina! As soon as I'm done with my comment I HAVE GOT TO GO GET THOSE STAMPS INKY! {Thanks for the inspiration!} This card is WONDERFUL! I ADORE how you've used Dawn's colors and images - you are SO clever! This is dripping with elegance AND fun! Thanks for sharing it with the Color Cue!

Julie said...

WOW, this is beautiful, Christina! I love the design! Great colors and layout!! Superb card! :)

Shelley Germann said...

Guess I need to check back often...to see them in the shop! BTW-Love this set and your fabulous job with the color combo! You are really making some beautiful cards!

Jean Martin said...

I love this Christina!!! Now I want to go and get that stamp set!!! You always do this to me! Hahaha! In a GOOD way!!! :)

Smita said...

I love this India inspired line of WPlus9. It is gorgeous. And you do full justice to your stamps of course!
Beautiful colors.

Smita

Laurie said...

GORGEOUS! I love this! The colors you picked are just perfect! I love the ribbon treatment too! Great job!

Jen Carter said...

So gorgeous! I LOVE this!

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