April 5, 2011

The Play Date Cafe challenge #75


Hi friends!  I have one more quick post today.  I was determined to play along with this week's color challenge at The Play Date Cafe, especially since it is sponsored by WPlus9 Design Studio.  Here is the color inspiration:


The colors I used are SU's Baja Breeze and PTI's Melon Berry, and I repurposed some silver string from packaging I had saved.  I tried very hard to add more silver to the design, but it just wasn't working!

The large leafy branch is from WPlus9's Woodgrain Silhouettes Additions, stamped with Baja Breeze ink onto Baja Breeze cardstock.  I debossed the card base using PTI's Linen & Canvas impression plate to add a little texture.

The postage stamp and sentiment are from WPlus9's Spring Post stamp set, and both are heat embossed.  A strip of Melon Berry ribbon and three Melon Berry buttons finish it off.

Cardstock:  Stampin' Up! (Baja Breeze), Papertrey Ink (white)
Stamps:  WPlus9 Design Studio (Woodgrain Silhouettes Additions, Spring Post)
Ink:  Clearsnap (Frost White, Papaya Cream), Stampin' Up! (Baja Breeze)
Tools:  Papertrey Ink (Linen & Canvas impression plate), Spellbinders (square die)
Accessories:  Papertrey Ink (ribbon, buttons), Stampendous (embossing powder), silver string

Thanks for stopping by tonight!  Off to link this up before the collection closes.  Enjoy the rest of your night!

19 comments:

Jean Martin said...

This is beautiful Christina! Love the WPlus9 stamps! :)

Diane Jaquay said...

GASP, love love LOVE this, WOW!!!!

Smita said...

Beautiful!! Love the stamps and the layout!

Nance said...

Another stunner! Love those leaves, the sweet little birdie stamp and your perfectly placed trio of buttons. Gorgeous!

Heather Jensen said...

Beautiful! Love the bird stamp. :)
Hugs~

Marisa said...

You nailed the colours. Love the leaves in the BG and your touches with the buttons. Fabulously done as always :)

Elise said...

Yowza, GIRL! YOU are a color challenge goddess! I'm extremely partial to Wplus9 - tee hee AND your use of PDCC colors, etc.... have me drooling! FANTASTIC work!

kasia c. said...

Christina this is absolutely GORGEOUS!! I love love love how you used the colours. The little touch of silver is just perfect, no changes needed. :)
You keep reminding me of such fabulous sets. OMG i love this card!

The Paper Parade said...

Again...totally stunning! Every card you make is! I can't imagine my days without checking your blog now...it sure is a good thing I tagged along on that trip and got to meet you ;)

Ruby said...

Such a pretty card! I love how you've done the little postage detail with the buttons and twine at the bottom! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe this week!

Michele Gross said...

Beautifully done. Love the soft play on the colors and the crisp CAS design :) Glad you played with us at The Play Date Cafe!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Hi Christina, this is so pretty! I like that 'French' touch with the Wplus9 bird postage stamp. Reminds me of SU's Carte Postale. THanks for playing with us at THe Cafe!

Lindsay said...

This is lovely Christina! Love that leaf image, great use of the postage stamp! Love that ribbon treatment!

Jinny Newlin said...

Oh, Christina! This is FABULOUS! Just love it to pieces right down to that silver twine! Yummy! Thank you so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

Cristina said...

Gorgeous!! A perfect use of the colors. You never fail to amaze.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHHH! LOVE the leaves on the teal--and those buttons! OH MY! Beautifully done:) Thank you so much for playing along with us over at the PDCC!

xiumaiyuki said...

Oh my, this is just so beautiful!!! I love the way you combined these 2 Wplus9 sets... what a perfect pair~ and that big button with the silver twine... perfect touch!!!

Andrea Ewen said...

Love this Christina...the colors are absolutely perfect! The subtle stamping and embossing really take this card into eye-candyland! Well done!

Andrea M said...

WOW! What a BEAUTIFUL take on the challenge colors girl! Love the buttons behind the image!!! This is just so darn pretty!!!

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