Thursday, September 1, 2011

The Play Date Cafe PDCC97

Welcome!  The card I have to share with you today was made for the color splash challenge at The Play Date Cafe. The challenge this week was to use black and white with a splash of red.

Here is the card I created using this color palette.

Whenever I do these challenges it's always hard to know what is considered a splash of color.  Is it a splash, a drip or a hint of color?  How much color  is too much and how much color  is not enough?  So I just make a black and white card and add whatever color is needed to complete the design of  the card.
I like the effect of white embossing on vellum, so I used the little Ippity stamp set Thankful For You   which I thought would be perfect for this technique.  I began by cutting out a vellum sleeve to fit over the black card base.  I then stamped and embossed the images in white. I added a few red rhinestones and a red ribbon to complete the card.  

Before I go, here is a little hurricane update.  We received a tropical storm as opposed to hurricane winds.  We had a lot of rain and wind and fortunately we didn't loose any shrubs or trees.  I thought for sure my Rose of Sharon tree was going to fly out of the ground because it kept swirling around in circles, but luckily the tree stayed in the ground. We did loose electricity for six hours but we were able to leave the house and go up to New Hampshire where all the stores were open.  So we went out to lunch, did a little shopping and came back home when the electricity returned.  We were lucky not to have any flooding or damage.

Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy the long weekend. Oh and one more thing, new Ippity sets will be released on the 5th so check back then to view the two new sets.  



Victoria said...

Hi! Ah, Vellum. I haven't used it in a while and its so great for embossing. You've made a lovely card, best of luck!

Nadine said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous card! The embossing of the vellum just takes it to another level of elegance!

Lisa said...

Very pretty! Wonderful red ribbon and cute little dragonflies!

Michele Gross said...

Wonderful card, that vellum adds so much elegance! Perfect amount of splash too :) Glad you played with us at The Play Date Cafe!

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