June 27, 2010

Curtain Call Act #36

Hi there, and welcome back for another Curtain Call Color Challenge! This will be my last as Guest Designer for the month of June, and I just want to say what an honor it has been working with the fabulously talented ladies of the Curtain Call Crew! Thanks so much to all of you for making me feel welcome, and for all of the sweet comments over the last 4 weeks! I have enjoyed every minute!

Now on to this week's colors, which are very timely with Independence Day right around the corner here in the U.S.

I'm not typically into a lot of Americana, but this was a fun color combo to work with given the upcoming holiday, plus I got to ink up my new stamp set, A Little Argyle! It was perfect for what I wanted to do with this card.

Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (Enchanted Evening, white), Bazzill (kraft)
Stamps: Papertrey Ink (Star Prints, A Little Argyle), Oriental Trading Company (circles)
Ink: Papertrey Ink (Enchanted Evening, Tea Dye Duo), Clearsnap (Cranberry), Jo-Ann stores (white)
Tools: Papertrey Ink (Woodgrain Impression Plate), Marvy Uchida (circle punch), Fiskars (star punch)
Accessories: Papertrey Ink (jute twine, button, ribbon)

I know, I've had several star cards lately, haven't I? PTI's Star Prints was a natural for a card to thank our heros for our many freedoms. I also used the Woodgrain Impression Plate to give the kraft some interest and add a masculine feel. The woodgrain was pretty subtle, so I lightly sponged some white ink over the top of the whole panel to bring out the texture. I love how this looks!

A bit more argyle for the inside of the card and a strip of Enchanted Evening ribbon. I did use the Tea Dye Duo again to ink up the edges, but I need to practice using them because I am always so afraid of adding too much and messing things up!

The Curtain Call Crew has samples to show you today, too, so make sure you stop by to see:

Amy White at Devlinwhite Designs
Andrea Roose at Andrea's Scrap- und Stampel Blog
Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) at Random Acts of Creativity
Julie Smith at Paper and Such
Lea Lawson at Lea's Cupcakes & Sunshine
Marisa Ritzen at Rosemary Reflections
Melissa Hubert at My Paper Obsession
Shelley Germann at Stampin' Garden
Sue Kohler at My Inner Reflection

...then play along with us and post your Curtain Call Color Challenge: Act 36 creation using Mr. Linky at Stacey's Stamping Stage.

Thanks again for stopping by and sharing some love!


Jenny said...

Very pretty , love it!! :) :) :) :)

Marisa said...

Fabulous! Love the woodgrain and the argyle. Great use of this week's colours :D Was wonderful to have you along this month too!

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Just perfect!! I love the woodgrain, and the masculine touches, wonderful card altogether!

Jean Martin said...

Oooh love the woodgrain and argyle Christina! What a great card to give a hero :)!

Lea L. said...

This is awesome! Totally loving the woodgrain and argyle mixed, and that cute star tag is fabulous! Great job with the colors this week!


Stacey Schafer said...

This is perfect, Christina! I love your use of the patriotic colors this week:)

Amy White said...

Wonderful card Christina! Love, love, love that Argyle background and the woodgrain impression is just FAB!

Sue said...

OMG Christina this is magic!!!!! You have put the argyle pattern together so perfectly, the wood grain is a great addition! :)

Shelley said...

What a great combination of stamps and embossing. Great card for the challenge!

Jen Carter said...

Love, love this card! It is a great patriotic card but would be perfect as a masculine design too! The argyle is awesome!

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