July 20, 2011

Belated Play Date Cafe #90


Hi there!  I'm a little bummed to realize I missed the deadline for The Play Date Cafe Challenge.  It's so hard to keep your days straight on vacation!  Anyway, I thought I'd share it with you today.  I noticed that there was a wide range of interpretation for the "Fuschia" color in the gallery, but I went with a hot pink on my card.


I started with a Melon Mambo card base that I stamped all over with white ink using the leaves from Verve's Bloom & Grow.  I stamped another leaf image in Melon onto white cardstock, then cut it out by hand and adhered it over a white frame cut with two Labels 18 Nesties.  In the middle of the frame is a piece of Peach Parfait cardstock debossed with text.

I didn't bring any buttons with me on my trip *gasp!*, so I made my own with 5 layers of Concord Crush cardstock and Glossy Accents.

The sentiment is from PTI's Faux Ribbon.

Cardstock:  Stampin' Up! (Melon Mambo, Peach Parfait, Concord Crush), Papertrey Ink (white)
Stamps:  Verve (Bloom & Grow), Papertrey Ink (Faux Ribbon)
Ink:  Stampin' Up! (Melon Mambo), Clearsnap (Frost White)
Tools:  Spellbinders (Labels 18 dies), Papertrey Ink (Book Print impression plate, button dies)
Accessories:  Ranger (Glossy Accents), DMC floss

Thanks for dropping in today, friends!  Hope you're staying cool!

14 comments:

Leigh Ann Baird said...

I adore this!

Lindsay said...

This is fantastic Christina! WOW! I love the white leaves on the pink!

Marisa said...

Fabulously done! Love the white leaves on the Mambo and how you used the buttons.

Jinny Newlin said...

Absolutely stunning, girl! LOVE all those framed elements and the way you've created your own fabulously stamped paper! Yummy! Thanks for thinking of us at The Play Date Cafe this week ;)!

Karen B. said...

Ooh so very pretty!

Vickie Z said...

Love the bg paper you made with those leaves!!! Excellent use of the colors!! Gorgeous!! I thought about playing- but, the colors "scared" me a little and didn't have time to think something up.

The Paper Parade said...

Well, you can't tell that you forgot your buttons...they look so perfect! Good thing we had that JUGS tutorial last week :)

As usual, in awe of your creativeness :)

Lynn said...

Beautiful! beautiful! Beautiful!

Jocelyn said...

What a beautiful card! It's so striking!

Laurie said...

Absolutely stunning! I want to go CASE this right now! You never cease to amaze me Christina! You are so talented!!

timepasshobbies said...

Aaawww...too bad you missed the deadline! This is a winner for sure! :) And am very very impressed that you craft on your vacation! Way to go! :)

kasia c. said...

jaw-droppingly gorgeous! I LOVE the way that orange embossed frame just pops! and the white leaves on the hot pink, super yummy!!

Jen Carter said...

Beautiful!! I love, love how you used the colors! The accent buttons and the white sentiment strip is perfect!

Laura B. said...

YOU are an awesome cutter and those buttons, WOW, that is soooo cool!!! love it!

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