January 14, 2011

CTD #124 & CPS #200--A Card for Katie


Happy Friday, friends!  I have a special card to share with you today.  The current challenge at The Color Throwdown features not only an awesome color combo, but this week we are being asked to make a card for fellow crafter Katie Renz, who was recently diagnosed with gastric cancer.  I don't know Katie personally, but I was very moved by her story and the overwhelming number of stampers who have rallied behind her.  In addition to the CTD card drive, this site is collecting donations for Katie, and in return you will receive a fantastic collection of digital stamps.  Click on over and check them out if you're interested--there are some really wonderful images!

Here is the color combo from CTD and the sketch I used, CPS #200.



I decided to use PTI's gorgeous YOF:  Mums again, this time heat embossed with Versamark and Melon Mambo ink.  My only complaint about this stamp so far is that I have a very hard time getting the center of the flower to stamp (you can see it's a little fuzzy here).  It took me 5 tries to get this image!  Other than that, I love the detail and shape of the flower.  The sentiment is from Fiskars, stamped with Dark Chocolate and heat embossed with clear powder.

The Spring Rain panel is debossed with text from PTI's Book Print impression plate, then stitched around the edges.  I added a Melon Mambo punched border and two pink gems to finish it off.

Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink (Dark Chocolate, Spring Rain, white), Stampin' Up! (Melon Mambo)
Stamps:  Papertrey Ink (Year of Flowers:  Mums), Fiskars (All Year Greetings)
Ink:  Stampin' Up! (Melon Mambo), Papertrey Ink (Dark Chocolate), Versamark
Tools:  Spellbinders (Labels Three), Papertrey Ink (Book Print impression plate), Martha Stewart (border punch), We R Memory Keepers (Corner Chomper)
Accessories:  Stampendous (clear embossing powder), Me & My Big Ideas (rhinestones), thread

The inside of the card is very simple, leaving room for me to write a personal message to Katie.


I appreciate your visit today!  I hope your weekend gets off to a great start.  Enjoy!

16 comments:

Smita said...

Gorgeous!! Christina, you keep making me fall in love with all things PTI with every post :-p ... I don't think any of my fellow Indian bloggers are sooooo obsessed yet ;-)

Hugs,
Smita
PS: My stuff has arrived at my sister's :-) Yay!

LeAnne said...

Lovely, Christina! Your CAS style always brings a smile to my face! Thanks so much for playing with us at the CTD!

Jen Carter said...

I'm loving this color combo! I do not use Spring Rain enough! I really like the subtle embossing of the text IP and that you used the flower outline without coloring it in!

Marisa said...

Great card using that sketch and CC, Christina. Love the border punch down the side and the inside is wonderful too. I'm sure she will be touched to receive it.

Broni said...

A very striking and beautiful card! I'm sure Katie will love it! Thanks so much for joining us in this special Color Throwdown!

Tenia Nelson said...

Gorgeous card!!

Karen said...

Hey there Christina!

Another striking card by you AND you used that lovely stamp set that I STILL have sitting my cart over at PTI! lol

Isn't Katie such an inspiration? I too am sending her cards!

Karen
x

Jenny said...

sooo cute, love it ... :) :) :) have a great weekend!!

Lindsay said...

This is lovely Christina! I love how you used the colors! That flower is the perfect focal point!

Nance said...

Another gorgeous card, Christina! I love the MM embossed Mum and how it trails off the paper. And these colors are so elegant together. What a beautiful card for Katie. {hugs}

xiumaiyuki said...

Gorgeous and striking!!! Sorry, I know I use these words quite often here but it's because they are!!! Your cards are inspiring....and the way you nailed these color challenges (every single one of them!) I always look forward to coming to your blog.

dpkennedy said...

Lovely CAS card! Thanks for playing the Color Throwdown!

Laurie said...

Absolutley gorgeous! I love the text IP in the background!

Tammy Hershberger said...

That flower is beautiful! Wonderful clean and simple design! Thanks for supporting Katie by joining us for the Color Throwdown!

Lori said...

Lovely card--great clean and simple design.

Amy said...

Don't you just love those IP's? I want them all....they just give the perfect little touch to plain cardstock! Beautiful card!

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