March 1, 2011

ColourQ #74


Morning, friends!

How did it get to be March already?  Seriously, if we could just get rid of our piles of snow, I might actually believe spring is on its way!

Not only is today the beginning of a new month, but it's time for a new ColourQ challenge!  And I totally cheated on this one.  Maybe it's the afore-mentioned blanket of snow outside that influenced me to use mostly white.  Check out this week's colors:


Last week was one of those crazy, out-of-my-routine kind of weeks that left me feeling the need to make a very clean and simple card.  So that's what I did.  An embossed white background, a simple focal panel stamped a few times with a star from SU!'s Itty Bitty Bits, and a sentiment from PTI's Tag-its #1.  

Originally this card was white on white, without the Espresso mat behind the main panel.  I showed it to my dear hubby, who pronounced it "boring".  Hmmm.  Back to the table in a moment of second guessing, I added the brown mat.  The verdict?  I think it looked better without, but I still like this version and think it will be great for one of the guys in my life.

Just not my hubby.  LOL.


Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink (white), Stampin' Up! (Early Espresso)
Stamps:  Stampin' Up! (Itty Bitty Bits), Papertrey Ink (Tag-its #1)
Ink:  Stampin' Up! (Tangerine Tango, Pear Pizzazz, Early Espresso), Clearsnap (Cape Cod)
Tools:  Papertrey Ink (Diamonds impression plate), Martha Stewart (Scoring board), Inkadinkadoo (Stamp-a-ma-jig), We R Memory Keepers (Corner Chomper)

My Stamp-a-ma-jig made it easy to line up the stars.  I also added a scored frame with my Scoring board.

The rest of the Royal Court DT have some fabulous creations to share that are definitely not boring!  Make sure you leave them some love.

I can't wait to see your take on the challenge!  Thanks for stopping by today!

13 comments:

Amy said...

I love your CAS design and it's perfect for a masculine card. Definitely not boring in my book! :)

Marisa said...

Fabulous CAS card, Christina!

Kim Singdahlsen said...

It's hard to believe that something so simple could be so fun and interesting - but you did it!

xiumaiyuki said...

eeeek.... look at all those lovely white space!!! such a CAS perfection this card is! and your hubby sounds like mine. *wink*!

Karen said...

Oh how I love gorgeous CAS simple cards Christina! You nailed the challenge with this one chicki!

Karen
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Lindsay said...

Awesome card Christina! Love the CAS design!

Nerina said...

LOVE the CAS Christina! This isn't cheating - it's 'judicious use of design' :0) The texture is beautiful and I can really see this working for a guy card ... and I never ask my DH for card advice. We don't see the art world in the same way! LOL!

Laurie said...

OK friend! This card is going to my favorites for sure! I love this! The layers, the IP detail, the little pops of color! Fantastic!

Cristina said...

Hahaha! I like white on white, too. This is awesome!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

I think I would give it to my hubby ... on principle. So ... he has to say something nice about it! :) Yes ... you cheated ... but you have no idea how encouraging that was for us "wanna bees"!!! Hugs xxaxx

Jen Carter said...

Seriously. How can a white card with just a little bit of ink be so stinkin' cute? You sure pulled it off!! LOVE this!! The CAS style and the white space...fantastic!

Andrea M said...

OMG!!! BRILLIANT!!! I love when CAS is done to stunning perfection, and you, my friend, have nailed it!!! GORGEOUS!!! INto my favs it goes!

Kate W. said...

I love how clean and simple this card is yet the way you stamped it gives it such a pop of color! Awesome!

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