March 8, 2011

ColourQ #75


Good morning, friends!  I'm so glad you stopped by today.  It's Tuesday, which means a brand new set of colors at the ColourQ!  Check out the "sweet" inspiration for this week:


This photo reminds me of my daughter's first birthday party, when I spent hours making cute little marzipan zoo animals to grace the tops of her cupcakes.  Almost five years later I'm much more likely to let the local bakery do all of the work!  (Leaves me more time for stamping, of course.)

The photo inspired me to make a baby card, which I don't do very often.  I used PTI's Baby Button Bits to stamp the bee image onto white cardstock and vellum.  I cut the wings out of the vellum and curled the ends before attaching them to the bee.  Black stitches on a yellow button mimic a bumble bee's stripes.  The edges of the white panel are sponged with aqua ink to soften them up.

I used PTI's Book Print impression plate on the Aqua Mist card base, but if you have this plate you know that it is oriented horizontally.  So I had the idea to deboss the top and bottom of the card, leaving a blank strip towards the bottom where I layered a sentiment banner.  I think it makes for a fun little detail.

Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink (Aqua Mist, white), Stampin' Up! (Pumpkin Pie), vellum
Stamps:  Papertrey Ink (Baby Button Bits)
Ink:  Inkadinkadoo (Black), Clearsnap (Seaglass), Spica glitter pen
Tools:  Papertrey Ink (Book Print impression plate), Martha Stewart (Scoring board), Fiskars (border punch)
Accessories:  Me & My Big Ideas (rhinestones), button, DMC floss

That's all from me, folks.  I'm battling a steadily worsening cold, so I'm off to get some rest.  I'll be back soon!  Thanks for checking in!

18 comments:

Kim Singdahlsen said...

Fantastic details throughout this card! Love your creative solution for the debossing and the banner. Love the three gems - it's like a sparkling summer day. And, of course, I love the colors - but colourQ is good that way, aren't they??!!

Marisa said...

Darling card :) Love how you used the colours. Get lots of rest, drink lots of water and keep warm - said in my best mommy voice LOL!

xiumaiyuki said...

Amazing details on this adorable card! I like the softness that subtle embossed background captures. And the vellum wings.. muah!

Diane Jaquay said...

Awww, so SWEET! Love the embossed background!

Karen said...

Christina this is so super cute! I must get that impressions plate next time I order - its perfect for baby cards!

Hope your feeling better soon. I went for a 2 hour walk with my cousin yesterday and can bearly move today! Definitely resting up here today too! lol

Karen
x

Jean Martin said...

Christina!!!! This is soooo sweet! The colors are fab this week! I'm going to try to join! :)

Lindsay said...

Awww, this is so adorable Christina! I love that bee with the big yummy button! Very fun with the embossed details!

Karen B. said...

Very cute! Hope you get to feeling better.

Andrea M said...

This is do fabulous Christina!!! Just so darn adorable!!! Love the debossed area!!!

Nance said...

Awww, this is so stinking' cute Christina! Your story about the over-achieving 1st bday party made me laugh! I can sooooo relate! :-) ADORE this little bee with his vellum wings and what a clever solution to the impression plate! All of it is fabulous! Hope you feel better soon, my friend! ((hugs))

Jen W. said...

So cute! Love all the little details - black thread stripes, vellum wings, the blank unembossed strip for the banner. Awesome!

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

This is adorable!So sweet and loved your story.

Cristina said...

Adorable! And those vellum wings! Hello? Total perfection.

Daniela Hendea {PurpleD} said...

Wonderful and sweet card! I always love checking your blog and thanks so much for the comments you left on mine! I'm trying to keep up with my blog, too, and your comments are an encouragement!

Taylor said...

Such a cute card! I absolutely love the button and stitching for the bee! :)

Laurie said...

Adorable! I love the light sponging on the focal point!

Nerina said...

This is so sweet! And the positioning of the bling is perfection!

Amy said...

I love your impressed background and that tiny scored panel! Very CAS!!

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