Friday, January 28, 2011

Play Date Cafe and Card Patterns

Happy Friday!  If you live in the northeast, I hope you have been enjoying this snowy month of January! However, I think we've had enough snow for a while.  We now have a  wall of snow on both sides of the sidewalk that lead up to the front steps.  I kind of like walking between the walls, I just hope the walls don't get any higher!  Today I made one card for two challenges.  I used the card sketch from Card Patterns and the color palette from the Play Date Cafe to create this card.







The  challenge this week at the Play Date Cafe was to create a project using  to a splash of lilac/purple with black and white,




and here is this weeks sketch from Card Patterns





I used three stamp sets to create this card.  First I used Vintage Text from CHF ( too bad they went out of business) and Ornamental Beauty also from  CHF for the sentiment.  I then used the Classic Fabric Design stamp from Hero Arts.  I like the look of text under a design, so I stamped the Vintage Text once in black and then in lavender.  I stamped over the lavender text with the fabric design stamp with black Palette ink.  To separate the the fabric design from the black text, I added a thin strip of black paper. I then punched out the ornate border from the same lavender text.  To create the layered sentiment I began with a black lace circle cut from Spellbinder's eyelet lace die. I layered a small doily on top of that, then  added the sentiment.  Using lavender tulle I cut out two circles to layer underneath the Prima flower. 

Thanks so much for taking the time to take a peek  and let's hope we get a break from the snow!

Have a wonderful weekend,
Susan

16 comments:

Tracey said...

Susan this card is GORGEOUS!!! You have used one of my favorite Hero Art stamps :) LOVE all your layers...really makes the embs so special! THanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe :)

Fiona said...

Hi Susan what a wonderful card! Love your decorative edges and beautiful black/white to set off the lilac! Thanks for playing at the PDCC this week :)

Anja (scrappie) said...

Such a gorgeous card I love that doily. Thanks for joining us at cardpatterns.

María de los Ángeles said...

Susan is beautiful your card!

Natschichilli said...

Susan, this is a very nice card! Wonderful! Have a nice weekend,

warm regards from Germany,
Natalie

~amy~ said...

absolutely gorgeous! WOW!! Thanks for joining us at Card Patterns!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Outstanding, Susan! I love it. Even your background for photographing helps make your card a stunner. ;) Thanks for playing with us at THe Play Date CAfe!

Michele Gross said...

Love it! Love it! Love it! Excellent use of the splash colors and I think this is just a gorgeous card! So glad you played with us at The Play Date Cafe!!

Maria said...

Wow!!! A fabulous card with gorgeous background, ribbon, and flower!!!

DAWN Braun said...

love the little doily and satin ribbon...a winner for sure!

Neil said...

Lovely and elegant. A very stylish card. Thanks for sharing

sweet craf-tea chick said...

your card is gorgeous! beautiful stamping and love that DP. and love your splash of color. thanks for sharing and have a great day! *hugs* steph :)

Sarah Anderson said...

Such a pretty card! Thanks for playing at the play date cafe with us this week :)

Jaclyn Miller said...

Wow, this is amazing. i love all the combinations of textures and patterns that you've used. Thanks for sharing this beauty with the Play Date Cafe.

Nicki said...

BEAUTIFUL!! I really love this. You did such a great job with the colors and the sketch! ;-)

Ruby said...

This is stunning, so elegant and classy! Love it! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!

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