August 16, 2011

ColourQ #98


Good morning, friends!  It's Tuesday again, and you know what that means--another ColourQ challenge! Check out the darling crochet flowers and leaves that serve as this week's inspiration:


I tried making some crochet flowers for my card, but it just wasn't working, so I settled on this design using color blocks with die cut windows.  I stamped the coordinating flowers from Beautiful Blooms II through the windows.

I don't have any Suede buttons, so I used a button die to cut them out of Soft Suede cardstock, then threaded them with Cappuccino baker's twine from The Twinery.  As a bonus, this card is relatively flat for mailing!

The punched tag is stamped with one of the small flowers from Beautiful Blooms II and a sentiment from Mega Mixed Messages.

Cardstock:  Stampin' Up! (Soft Suede, Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade), Papertrey Ink (Hawaiian Shores, white)
Stamps:  Papertrey Ink (Beautiful Blooms II, Mega Mixed Messages)
Ink:  Stampin' Up! (Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade), Papertrey Ink (Hawaiian Shores), Fiskars (brown)
Tools:  Papertrey Ink (flower, button dies, Linen & Canvas impression plate), McGill (tag punch)
Accessories:  The Twinery (Cappuccino twine)

I hope you'll play along with these fabulous colors!  Be sure to check out the samples from the rest of the Royal Court DT, too!

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a good one!

16 comments:

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely card Christina. The colors are so pretty and I love how you die cut then stamped the flowers in the opening. So pretty!

Lindsay said...

LOVE this Christina! I really like those die cut windows with the coordinating stamp, awesome color-blocking too! LOVE!

Stamper for fun said...

I love how you used the negative dies. Genius.

Suzanne said...

Christina, I love everything about this card, especially how the flowers are cut into the background and that little tag. Great job!

Aimes said...

What a fab design! Love the bonus of it being flat for mailing too ;D
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Maureen said...

oh, more yummy colours!! I want to play every week!! More incentive to set up the studio at dad's...we're pretty much moved, except for delicate studio stuff and the computer...that's my job today :) Thank goodness for my iPad and scheduling posts :) LOVE your mix of flowers and very clever buttons!! Just gorgeous and so inspiring :)

Marisa said...

Fabulous take on the insp. piece and the colours! Love those PTI flowers and the colour blocking :)

Virginia L. said...

I would have stumped with this color combo! You pull it off so beautifully!! Love the gorgeous design, Christina!

Karen B. said...

So beautiful and striking.

Jen W. said...

Gorgeous! Love the die cut windows in the colour blocks!

Amy said...

Love those die cut flowers with the stamping behind them! Your color blocked panels are arranged so perfect and very eye catching!

kasia c. said...

Love the design of this! You do the colour blocks so well. I love the look of the paper buttons, and the die cut flower frames. :)

Marlena M. said...

Lovely layout of the colors! ;)

Keva said...

Oh, I just love this! It's gorgeous. I have those dies, but not the matching stamps. I love the look of them together and I really like the color blocking.

Andrea M said...

Oh my YES!!! This is MAGNIFICENT!!! Love the color blocking and the negative die cuts with stamping inside! Great idea to add "buttons" while keeping it pretty flat :) LOVE this card girl!

The Paper Parade said...

The die cut flower windows...totally a technique I need to try! And that tiny tag with the twine...so sweet :)

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