February 21, 2012

ColourQ #125


Hello there, ColourQ fans!  Ready for a new color challenge?  Feast your eyes on this week's quilt-inspired palette:


As I was flipping through my stamp sets, WPlus9's Guiding Light caught my eye and seemed perfect for a masculine card using these colors.

I made a 4 1/4 inch square white card base and debossed it with PTI's Book Print impression plate.  I then die cut a window in a square of Baja Breeze cardstock and popped it up with foam tape.

The rocks, bird, and cattails were stamped and cut out by hand before tucking them into the window to make a little scene.  I added a Terracotta Tile button and starfish to the bottom corner and another button tied with floss around the top of the card.

Cardstock:  Stampin' Up! (Baja Breeze), Papertrey Ink (White)
Stamps:  WPlus9 Design Studio (Guiding Light)
Ink:  Stampin' Up! (Basic Gray, Lucky Limeade, Baja Breeze), Clearsnap (Terracotta)
Tools:  Spellbinders (Labels 1), Papertrey Ink (Book Print impression plate), corner rounder
Accessories:  Papertrey Ink (buttons), DMC floss

No sentiment on this one--I'm thinking it will be great to pop in my hubby's bag one of these days "just because".

Check out the rest of the fabulous DT samples this week, then add your creation to the gallery to be in the running for Colour Queen!

Thanks for visiting, friends!  Have a wonderful day!

29 comments:

Cristina said...

No sentiment! Love that. And it's the perfect little scene on a perfect little card. The grass overlapping the frame was so smart.

Jean Martin said...

Beautiful! What a great card Christina! I always love what you do with this stamp set. :)

Marisa said...

Absolutely fabulous card, Christina! Love the way you used the colours. The pops of terracotta are fabulous!

Luv2talk said...

Wow. You inspire me.

LOL. 'nuff said.

Suzanne said...

This is SO amazing, Christina! I love the colors, and this stamp set is fantastic! The pop of Terracotta is amazing here! My mom just asked me for some masculine cards so I may do something like this!

Ginny said...

WOW - I love this card!! Very cool how those cattails are placed. Lots of fussy cutting in the card but well worth the effort! Great way to use the color combo.

Joyce said...

What a beautiful scene you have created.

Linda Beeson said...

Love the cut out window, LOVE this!

LeAnne said...

Just lovely! What a peaceful little scene....something I find difficult to create!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, how pretty Christina. Love the label opening and the great scene. The colors looks so good with those images.

Vicky Hayes said...

I just love this Christina! The way the bullrushes are popping out of the frame is inspired and I love the heron on the rocks!

Jenny said...

Absolutely gorgeous Christina, you've chosen the perfect scene for those colours and I love the embossed text bkgd panel :0)
Jenny x

Karen B. said...

So very beautiful and calming.

The Paper Parade said...

Now this is an awesome card, Christina!! I love the colors, the sea scene, and the texture....really awesome card :)

Sharron said...

Love how you have used the elements both inside & outside your window! Fabulous scene and a great masculine card!

Jen W. said...

You always rock this set! Love the elements popping out of the frame too. :)

Lynn said...

You make me think that I must get this set, but I am terrible at making scenes like you do. AMAZING!

PS ...sorry the chevron set did sell.

Nancy said...

Christina this card is fabulous I love everything about it. Such a great cutting out job too.

kasia c. said...

Christina this is gorgeous!
I love the scene you created with the frame, and the embossed background is perfection. :)

Marybeth said...

Such a beautiful card , its like a story! I leave the sentiments off my cards many times too. Gorgeous, Christina!

Nance Leedy said...

Oh this is fabulous, Christina! Love how you've used the colors in your beach scene and the cut out makes it look like a window at a beach house--such a clever layout and design--great work, my friend!

Lisa said...

Love every little thing about this card Christina! DELIGHTFUL ;)

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love the use of the PTI impression plate with this scene.

Lisa Petrella said...

GORGEOUS card! Love the window, the square button, and the scene you created! So peaceful and relaxing!! And your fussy cutting is PERFECT!!!

Anna-Karin said...

Love this! Such a cute scene! Great colours. TFS!

Tracey McNeely said...

Beautiful card Christina. I love the fussy cutting. I crown you the fussy cutting queen--awesome!

Mynnette said...

I LOVE the way you used the colors--and the lack of sentiment is a fabulous choice! You'll be able to use it for anything! LOVE IT! :)

Andrea M said...

No sentiment needed - this beauty speaks for itself! So peaceful - makes me wish winter was over.

kingstonmama said...

This is an amazing card. I love the way you've used the colors. Ann Y.

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