February 7, 2012

ColourQ #123



Good morning, friends!  It's time again for a new ColourQ challenge!  Check out these positively "sweet" hues:


If you're still working on Valentine's projects, these colors would be perfect.  But they're also great for a birthday or any other celebration, which is why I've used them on a "Happy for you" card.

I'm pretty sure this is the first time I've succumbed to the banner trend!  First I cut strips of Poppy Parade, Regal Rose, and Peach Parfait using PTI's double ended banner die, then heat embossed the letters in white using the Fresh Alphabet set.

I stamped the largest image from Dot Spot in Peach Parfait, then stamped part of a sentiment from Think Big Favorites #4 on a banner and popped it up on foam dots.  The banner was temporarily adhered to the card base and stitched in place.


 Cardstock:  Stampin' Up! (Poppy Parade, Regal Rose, Peach Parfait), Papertrey Ink (White)
Stamps:  Papertrey Ink (Dot Spot, Fresh Alphabet, Think Big Favorites #4)
Ink:  Stampin' Up! (Peach Parfait), Clearsnap (Scarlet), Tsukineko (Versamark)
Tools:  Papertrey Ink (Double Ended Banner die)
Accessories:  Filigree (white embossing powder), Me & My Big Ideas (rhinestones), thread

Just a fun little card to have on hand in case I need to congratulate someone!

I hope you'll check out the rest of the Design Team samples and link up your creation at the ColourQ blog.

Thanks for stopping by today!

28 comments:

Lindsay said...

Oh my gracious, love this card Christina! So bold and colorful and such a fun design!

Heather Jensen said...

I love these colors and I love banners. You put them together so perfectly. :)
Hugs~

Laura B. said...

Love the sewn banner. Great card!

Michelle said...

Beautiful...... some very lovely colors and some really immaculate sewing skills! Love it!

Virginia L. said...

PERFECTION!! Love this, Christina! this card makes me happy :)

Joyce said...

I love your happy banner. Dot spot looks so fabby behind it, too. And, the sewing is the perfect finishing touch.

Marisa said...

Totally adorable card, Christina!! Love the banner and how you used that Dot Spot set!

Shelley Germann said...

Oh, you may have saved me. I have been contemplating getting rid of Dot Spot because I haven't used it much. This is a great card, so I think it's safe for a while longer!

Chunyuan said...

such a sweet card. love the banners.

Lisa said...

What a cute card, love your sweet little banner!

Jeanne J said...

Christina - Another beauty! I love the bright colors and the pennants - out of this world. Your stitching is perfect (I wish you could teach me!) and it makes me happy just looking at it!

Marlena M. said...

You and your amazing creations. I love this Christina! Clean, crisp and pop!

Kim S said...

What a wonderfully festive card! I'm glad you went with the pennants!

LeAnne said...

Super fun card....your stitching is divine and adds such a great touch to an already-fabby card!

Marybeth said...

I love your bright banner card. I think its great that you can sew on your cards, Im so afraid I will mess mine up. Beautiful , thanks for the inspiration!

The Paper Parade said...

Christina, those colors are perfect for a congrats card! And you should have hopped on the banner trend earlier because this is awesome! I love that you sewed them on, too :)

Kelly Jo said...

loce it!!

Jen W. said...

Love that cute little banner and the fabulous stitching! A super cheery card!

Karen B. said...

Banners, stitching and you. Match made in heaven.

Silke Ledlow said...

Totally FABBO Christina! I love this idea :) !!! Hugs ~S~

Lynn said...

Ahh...I LOVE this. Those banners are sheer perfection with the touch of stitching!

Suzanne said...

My heart is pitter pattering! YAY for Dot Spot...one set that I do not use enough. This is so fabulous...love the banners so much!

Cyndie said...

Oh, this is SO cute! Love your stitching and your CAS interpretation of the challenge!

Ally said...

Your banner card is so sweet. ;-) I love the dot spot stamp beneath the banner, and the stitching adds so much to the card. So fun. ;-)

Suzanne Bier said...

Gorgeous card, Christina! You sure rocked the banner trend! Hugs, Suzanne

N@ said...

this is lovely!

Tracey McNeely said...

Kristina I love everything about this card. Your banner is amazing and your stitching the perfect touch--I need to put my machine on my desk once in a while. ;)

Andrea M said...

I would have never thought to use banners with dot spot - WOW. Such a stunner! You are a crafty genius girl!

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