January 16, 2011

Curtain Call Act 65 & FTL #123


Hello there!  How's your weekend going so far?  I hope you'll have a little time this week to play along with the Curtain Call Color Challenge!  

I won't kid you, this color combo just about got the best of me.  Seriously, a lot of cardstock met an early demise in the making of this card.  Brights are always tough for me, so I finally realized I would need to use a lot of white.  Fortunately for me, the latest Fall-to-Layout at clean&simple gave me a good starting point for my design.

These colors seemed perfect for a birthday, so I designed a party invitation using PTI's Just the Ticket stamps and border die.  I'm still clueless with my hubby's DSLR camera, so I had a hard time capturing the polka dots debossed on the white background.

The presents are just hand cut pieces of cardstock wrapped with baker's twine--they add kind of a fun touch, don't you think?

I left the center ticket blank to add party details later.

Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink (Pure Poppy, white), Stampin' Up! (Pacific Point)
Stamps:  Papertrey Ink (Just the Ticket)
Ink:  Stampin' Up! (Pacific Point, Wild Wasabi), Clearsnap (Cranberry)
Tools:  Papertrey Ink (Ticket border die, Polka Dots impression plate), Spellbinders (circle, scallop circle dies)
Accessories:  Stampin' Up! (ribbon), The Twinery (baker's twine), Queen & Co. (rhinestones)

Be sure to visit the rest of the Curtain Call Crew to be inspired:



Jean Martin at Stampin' Scrapper
Julie Lacey at Stamps & Taxes
Laurel Seabrook at Seabrook Designs
Makiko Jones at MakInk Studio
Monika Davis at M.A.D. Stamper
Piali Biswas at Touch of Creation
Silke Ledlow at My Life



and January Guest Designer, Danielle Daws.

I'd love to see what you create with this week's colors!  Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

15 comments:

Julie said...

This is gorgeous, Christina!! I had a time with the colors too, but I loved how yours turned out!! :)

Jean Martin said...

Christina!!! I want that stamp too!!!! Cut CAS by the way! As ALWAYS your work is gorgeous! :)

Marisa said...

Totally darling, Christina :) Love the twine bows on the gifts and well done with the sketch.

xiumaiyuki said...

Oh, I can totally relate with you on all the wasted CS going into a card. :( But this card is fantastic!!! So much fun! I've been seeing a lot of the ticket stamp and die out there but your interpretation here is my fav!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What an awesome card Christine. Love the tickets and the cute packages... great use of the sketch and colors. :o)

Laurel said...

Fab take on the sketch, love the gifts!

Shelley Germann said...

So cute! I would have never guessed the combo gave you such trouble. I can totally relate to the camera troubles. Even with my camera, that I've had forever, I have problems from time to time. Anyway, the twine on the presents is just the perfect touch! The tickets are just the cutest! Way to go!

Laurie said...

Love LOVE this card Christina! Those tickets are perfect and I just love the twine on the gifts!

Vickie Z said...

I'm thinking about this color combo and wondering myself!! You did a great job!! Adorable and love the tickets!!

Silke Ledlow said...

Super cute card Christine! Love your new PTI goodies :) !!! Hugs ~S~

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

What a fun combo! Cute design. Hugs xxaxx

Karen B. said...

oooh, love how these colors just pop against the white!

Makiko Jones said...

This is simply fantastic Christine! Love the tickets border and baker's twines!

Smita said...

Nice nice nice!! Love the clean look and the twine! :-)

Hugs,
smita

Amy said...

How absolutely cute is the twine to wrap the little presents?? The tickets paired with this was a fantastic idea and coordinates with it so well!

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