August 16, 2011

The Play Date Cafe Challenge #94 & Card Patterns sketch #128


Hello, folks!  Just dropping in with another card tonight for two challenges.  First up is the color combo at The Play Date Cafe, which is just gorgeous.  I recently pinned a photo on Pinterest with the same colors, so I was excited to see this!

I also used this week's sketch from Card Patterns.  I've missed playing with their sketches lately.



I needed a masculine birthday card and thought these colors would work well.  I stamped the large branch from Woodgrain Silhouettes Additions with Island Indigo onto Rustic Cream cardstock.  I stamped it again and cut out the bottom branch to layer on top of the strip stamped with text.

The round focal image, from Woodgrain Silhouettes, was cut out by hand and accented with a yellow Copic.  The sentiment is from PTI's Masculine Motifs.

Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink (Rustic Cream), Stampin' Up! (Daffodil Delight)
Patterned paper:  Stampin' Up! (Neutrals DSP)
Stamps:  WPlus9 Design Studio (Woodgrain Silhouettes & Additions), Papertrey Ink (Background Basics:  Text Style, Masculine Motifs)
Ink:  Stampin' Up! (Early Espresso, Island Indigo), Copic marker
Tools:  Fiskars (border punch)
Accessories:  thread

I'm off to enjoy a movie with the hubby before bed!  Thanks for stopping by!

23 comments:

Karen B. said...

So beautiful, the trimmed fern looks amazing next to the non-trimmed one. I just made a card for the sketch challenge too, and it pales in comparison to yours!

Laurie said...

This is gorgeous Christina! I love this! So many gorgeous details! That stitching looks amazing and I love the layer of text!

Mad for Paper said...

This is absolute perfection. Love your combinations of textures. Just stunning.
TFS
Ang

Karen said...

Oh I LOVE this Christina!! Don't those colours look fabo together???

Karen
x

Jinny Newlin said...

This is beautiful, Christina! LOVE all those fabulous papers with your scrumptious use of Wplus9 goodies! You have really stretched this set in so many absolutely fabulous ways! LOVE it! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

Lisa said...

This is so pretty Christina! Love all of the texture-like patterns and great stitching!

Amy said...

So so pretty Christina!!! These colors were so fun to use this week. I love that you took the time to trim out the leaves and layer it that way. Turned out beautiful!

***Enter this into Wee Memories for the week. It fits perfect! Masculine!

Aleksandra said...

Great card! I like it a lot! Just every little detail looks perfect!

Have a nice day!
Aleksandra

kasia c. said...

Again, this is awesome!!
I love how you carried throught the leaves from the circle stamp to the background. I also love the look of those yellow circle on that striped background.

Tracey said...

GORGEOUS Christina!!1 LOVE all those different patterns perfectly placed together! THanks so much for joining us at The Play Date Cafe :)

Lynn said...

Christina, I am in love with this card. The colors pop off the page, and I love the layer of text...gorgeous!

Lindsay said...

I.Love.This. Seriously, it is awesome! The text, those leaves and the little highlights on the focal image! Great card Christina!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

This is a real stunner!!!!!!!! I love your interpretation of both challenges. Just gorgeous!

Jaclyn Miller said...

Gorgeous! Love how you've pulled everything together with texture and pattern. The bit of fern sticking out is perfect. Thanks so much for playing along at The Play Date Cafe this week.

Colleen Dietrich said...

You've got every detail just right, Christina! It's a perfect CAS card, very elegant. Thanks for playing with us at The PLay Date Cafe!

Libby Hickson said...

Wowza, LOVE this card so much!! Thanks for joining us at The Play Date Cafe!

Marisa said...

Fabulously done! Love how you used the challenges.

Aimes said...

Fabby! Love the way you added a hint of colour to your woodgrain leaves :)
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Julie Day said...

Beautiful design, love all the stamping and elements :) Thanks for playing this week at the Play Date Cafe!

TesaB said...

Gorgeous! GREAT colors, love your stamping! Thanks for playing with us at Card Patterns this week!

Jean Martin said...

Hi Christina!!! I got your card in the mail! Thank you so very much for your thoughtfulness. I'm so lucky to have a friend like you here. I loved your card by the way, and this one is just gorgeous! I love the way you played with the colors and used the layout. It's great to see your work again! :)

Andrea M said...

So beautiful my friend!!! Love those leaves - you did an AMAZING job with the fussy cutting!!!

The Paper Parade said...

Stunning! I love the rich colors, and the non-traditional colors of the leaves...it looks amazing :) And this one could definitely go for manly!

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