February 8, 2011

ColourQ #71


Hello there, friends!  It's another snowy day here, and I'm beginning to think winter will never end!  But Arielle has helped to warm things up with a lovey-dovey, sweet color combo for this week's ColourQ challenge.


I loved the faux embossing technique I used on this card so much that I decided to do it again.  I punched the little hearts and glued them onto the same color cardstock, arranged in a gradient on the kraft card base.

For the focal image, I layered a die cut frame over a Martha Stewart doily and embellished it with a punched heart, heat-embossed sentiment and flourish, and a button.  To finish off the card, I added some uneven stitching at the top and bottom.

Cardstock:  Stampin' Up! (Blushing Bride, Pretty in Pink, Pink Pirouette), Bazzill (kraft), Papertrey Ink (white)
Stamps:  Papertrey Ink (Fillable Frames #10, Fancy Flourishes, Mega Mixed Messages)
Ink:  Clearsnap (Frost White)
Tools:  Papertrey Ink (Fillable Frames #10 die), Marvy Uchida (large heart punch), Martha Stewart (heart confetti punch)
Accessories:  Martha Stewart (doily tag), Stampendous (white embossing powder), button, DMC floss, thread

There are more lovely projects over at the ColourQ blog today, so be sure to stop by to be inspired, then link up your creation using the challenge colors.

Thanks for stopping by this morning!  I'm off to tend to my sick kids and (maybe) get a little stamping done while they rest.  Enjoy your Tuesday!

15 comments:

Silke Ledlow said...

Christina, this just popped up in my google reader and I had to tell you how sweet and grogoeus your card is :)!!! I promise I'm not stalking you today...LOL! Hugs ~S~

Laurie said...

Christina...WOW! I so love that faux embossing! I bet that took some time! It looks amazing! Your card is gorgeous!!

Piali said...

Sooooooooo Pretty!!! Love the color combo and you just rocked it!!
Hugs~

Marisa said...

Absolutely LOVE this (no pun intended LOL) I was going to ask you where you got the EF for the hearts until I read how you did it. Great idea. Fabulous colour mix this week and your card is beyond gorgeous!

Jean Martin said...

Wow!! I love this Christina!!! That faux embossing is fabulous! If you didn't mention it I would have thought it was embossed if I didn't see the close up. You're followers are over 100 now!!! Congratulations! :)

bosenberries said...

both fab cards!!! Robin

Lisa Petrella said...

That faux embossing is out of this world, girl!!!! LOVE IT!!! And that Martha Stewart doily is GORGEOUS!! Beautiful work!!!

~Tammy~ said...

This is incredible! There is so much beautiful detail and the faux embossing must have taken hours alone! Amazing!

Nance said...

Oh my goodness--this is soooo sweet! Love the faux embossed look, I must try that! Love that doily too. Beautiful work, my friend! Oooh and congrats on 100+ followers!!

Diane Jaquay said...

ummm, I hardly know what to say about this stunning card! You know how sometimes a card just GRABS you and tugs at your heart, well this card is one of those! Totally OUTSTANDING work Christina!!!

Photocat said...

Diane told me about this card and she is right: it's fantastibulous... I want it! Very much outstanding!

Andrea M said...

EGADS!!!! I LOVE THIS!!!! The faux embossing looks AMAZING!!!! The panels are awesome!!! WOW!!! A card to CASE? Absolutely me thinks :)

Belinda said...

Just fabulous! Love the faux embossing -- just perfect!

Amy said...

OMG...OMG...I totally thought this was embossing the first time I saw it. But now I see just how much work you put into this beauty!! This was an eye catcher on the ColourQ blog challenge when it went up!

Jen Carter said...

This is gorgeous!! Ok, I try to read what everyone writes on their blogs when I can but I have to admit that I am way behind on commenting so I'm allowing myself to enjoy the cards and skim the words. I thought that this was embossed too until Amy's comment caught my eye!! WOW!! This does look embossed!! Lovely effect and it turned out gorgeous!!

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