Saturday, November 13, 2010

PDCC55 - Chipboard thanks

This is definitely a different type of card for me - the colors are from the Play Date Cafe Challenge 55 pictured below. I decided to pull the many diverse hues from patterned paper (Basic Grey Granola and Offbeat) - using patterned paper is the Scrappy Saturday Challenge #31 from the wee Memories blog.
A strip of sparkly glitter seems to be my favorite way to "kick things up a notch" on cards lately. This particular color is Kunzite from Martha Stewart.
The Swiss Dots embossing folder added texture to all the "white space that is actually burgundy space" which seemed a tad too plain. The chipboard letters are from Cosmo Cricket and were actually patterned - I loved the font though so I just painted them with some gesso to prime and then stippled with some Traditional Tan Claudine Hellmuth paint. I really like the way the ends of the patterned paper are snipped every which way - I was inspired by Kristina Werner - Have a great weekend!

9 comments:

jen said...

are you covered in specs of glitter? :)
Love this- those strips are so great- and the challenge at Wee Memories is to use patterned paper- check!

Simone said...

Love thos patterned paper strips! This is gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us at Wee Memories :)

Andrea Ewen said...

Wonderfully creative way to use our color story this week! I, too, like the varying snipped edges and of course glitter always takes things up a notch. Thanks for playing along with the Play Date Cafe!

Lisa Somerville said...

Fab way to use this weeks colors! Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

veronica said...

love the stripes!

Sarah Anderson said...

Fab, fab card, I love the stripes, and the burgundy background. Thanks for playing with us in the Play Date Cafe :)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

ACK--love that you made this card to look like the photo! Great idea--love that embossing background--must use mine again!! Thanks for playing along with us and joining in the fun over at the PDCC:)

Ann said...

LOVE this to pieces! Thanks for playing with us Wee Memories girls!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

What an awesome card! Thanks for playing with us at Wee Memories! :)