September 13, 2011

ColourQ #102


Good morning, ColourQ fans!  Are you ready for a new challenge?  Today's inspiration comes from a colorful stack of mixing bowls that are welcome to come and live in my kitchen.  Aren't they fun?


These colors are perfect for a guy card, so I conjured up something preppy and masculine for a male friend's upcoming birthday.  It's low on the frills but still packs a colorful punch, don't you think?

I started with a Basic Gray card base, then added a panel debossed with PTI's Argyle impression plate.  A strip of white cardstock is stamped with a sentiment from Birthday Basics in gray (though every time I use this ink I realize I need to get one in a darker shade).

The white strip was given some texture with the Linen & Canvas impression plate.  I added two gray rhinestones next to the sentiment--hopefully my guy friend appreciates a little bling!

The colored strips were simply trimmed at different lengths and adhered with foam dots to give the card some dimension, while still keeping it relatively flat for mailing.

Cardstock:  Stampin' Up! (Basic Gray, Poppy Parade, Tempting Turquoise, Certainly Celery), Papertrey Ink (white)
Stamps:  Papertrey Ink (Birthday Basics)
Ink:  Clearsnap (Antique Pewter)
Tools:  Papertrey Ink (Argyle, Linen & Canvas impression plates)
Accessories:  Michaels (rhinestones)

I hope you'll take some time this week to play along with us at the ColourQ!  Thanks for stopping by today!

27 comments:

LeAnne said...

Awesome masculine card!

Marisa said...

Love the clean lines and how you sued the colours! Fabulous masculine card!!

Maureen said...

oh, he will appreciate it in his own way :) I REALLY appreciate it...what fabulous colours this week and I love your stripes :) I cannot NOT play this week again! LOL

Laura B. said...

this is soooo awesomely cool!!!

Jean Martin said...

VERY nice Christina! I love the modern feel it has to it!

Cristina said...

Yes! Layout! Oh, how I love it!

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesomeness!!

Lindsay said...

Ohhhh, me likey! This is fabulous Christina!

Lynn said...

Oh...pure CAS happiness...gorgeous!

Karen B. said...

So bold and coolio graphic in nature.

krismybliss said...

Love this! Gorgeous card!

kasia c. said...

Christina this is fabulous! I love those strips and the textures in this card. :)

Amber said...

LOVE THIS!!!! The layout is fabulous! You are good, girl!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Fabulous use of the color and seriously, how excited are you for your new PTI goodies, I'm just a tad jealous.

Marisa said...

Yeah!!!! You won the PTI release contest!!! Enjoy :)

xiumaiyuki said...

Hey girlie~

Just wanted to drop by and CONGRAT on the FABBY win over at PTI!!! I saw your name on Nicole's blog and literally squealed! wooooooot woooooot!! Awesome!! I'm sooooo jealous. It's a great release this month and they couldn't have find a better winner. :o))))

Hoping everything is all well with you. I'm still stalking your blog regularly... admiring all your stunning creation... hoping that will wake my mojo up! xoxo...

Jean Martin said...

GIRLIE CONGRATS!!!!!! I just saw the PTI blog and you won!!!! Yahoo!!! I was so excited for you! Heehee! :)

Marlena M. said...

Christina, I love your graphic card!!! Hey,congrats on the big win today! ;)

Karen Veneracion Flores said...

Great card, love the simple rectangles and argyle background. Fabulous masculine look.

Lisa Petrella said...

PERFECT masculine birthday card!!! LOVE the colors, the graphic design, and the embossing!

Nance said...

I am in love with Basic Gray and how you've used it here! It is the perfect backdrop for the bright pop of colors! Fabulous layout, my friend and perfectly executed!!

Andrea M said...

AMAZING!!! This is GORGEOUS! Pinning!!

Sara Mac said...

Christina, I think this is one incredible card! I love the crisp clean lines and the embossed textures. CAS perfection. You are so talented!

Ginny said...

Oooooh, I just love how you did this card. What a great idea with those strips of color, and the embossing in the background. Really nice!!

KatheD said...

stunning card - really eye-catching and perfectly balances the strong colors in this combination

Aimes said...

Fabby design! Love those straight lines and perfection of balanced colours!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Jen Carter said...

Love the design of this card!! It is so graphically beautiful and appealing!

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