June 21, 2011

ColourQ #90


Good morning!  Happy Summer Solstice to my friends in the Northern hemisphere!

It's time for another fun and challenging color combo from the ColourQ.  This week's red, white and blue palette had me thinking of the upcoming Independence Day festivities in the U.S., but these colors are great for lots of summer projects.


I had to substitute a few colors this week, which is a good reminder to any of you who are thinking of playing--you aren't required to use the exact colors listed, and even if you don't have any Stampin' Up colors, we encourage you to find close matches in your stash and play along!

It's been a while since I made a card with one of these layered labels.  I love playing with combinations of PTI's Mat Stack and Fillable Frames dies to make an interesting focal point.  Here I chose Mat Stack 5 cut from Hawaiian Shores cardstock and debossed with the Book Print impression plate.  On top of that I layered an Enchanted Evening double ended banner.

The scalloped circle frame stamp and sentiment are from Tag-its #4.  I stamped the small star from Star Prints and a small image from Boxes, Bags, & Tags that resembles a burst of fireworks.

The white panel is scored with a diamond pattern using my scoring board and finished off with a few wraps of baker's twine and two turquoise buttons.

Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink (Pure Poppy, Hawaiian Shores, Enchanted Evening, white), Stampin' Up! (Bashful Blue)
Stamps:  Papertrey Ink (Tag-its #4, Star Prints, Boxes, Bags & Tags)
Ink:  Clearsnap (Cranberry), Papertrey Ink (Enchanted Evening)
Tools:  Papertrey Ink (Mat Stack 5, Double ended banner, Limitless Layers dies, Book Print impression plate), EK Success (circle punch), We R Memory Keepers (Corner Chomper), Martha Stewart (Scoring board)
Accessories:  The Twinery (baker's twine), Papertrey Ink (buttons)

I hope you'll play along this week!  Thanks for stopping by and leaving such wonderful comments!  Have a great day!

14 comments:

Lindsay said...

What a fun card Christina! I love all of the texture!

The Paper Parade said...

I love how you mix and match impression plates, I never do that and now I want to try it. You always give me such inspiration, Christina!

LeAnne said...

This is awesome....and I can't believe you did that diamond grid just with your scoring tool! Amazing! Love the bookplate impression, too....very cool.

Dana said...

This is a great summer solstice card and I love the independence day color scheme with a twist (aqua)! Your scored BG really pops.

Unknown said...

I love this!!! Great colors. All the embossing is wonderful & the layers are fantastic! TFS the info about the challenge, too. I don't have any SU inks & always hesitated to play along :)

Marisa said...

Loving the scored BG ;) Fabulous use of the colours and loving your use of the Mat Stacks etc. In the middle of deciding what to order from PTI as the cash I made at the LSS garage sale is burning an hole in my pocket LOL!

Karen B. said...

Oooh there's more embossing, I love what you've been doing with embossing! What a great card, a fun one too!

Andrea M said...

WOW Christina! This is gorgeous!!! Love those colourq colors - so patriotic! I just love the clean lines of this card and the fabulous twine!

Laurie said...

This card is absolutley beautiful! I love the scored background!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a pretty card Christina. Love the way you used the colors... great images! Enjoy your day girl!

kasia c. said...

OK i didn't get a chance to comment on this in the forum, Yowza!
I freakin love this card. The embossed panels, the layered circles, the stamps.
LOVE your use of this weeks colours. (I always do love what you do with them!)

Sue Ann said...

UBER FUN~~ I love the image to give the feel of fireworks!! Love the colors and the embossing .... LOVE IT ALL.

Heather said...

I really love this card! Nice work!!

Jen Carter said...

Cute, cute, cute!! I love the combination of colors and the impressions you used too! The mixture of stamps is perfect!

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