Thursday, January 6, 2011

Play Date Cafe Challenge #63

Here is the inspiration photo from the Play Date Cafe Challenge this week:

This was another challenge that I thought was impossible, but after looking for a "grass green" designer paper and finding this leafy Susan Branch one, my mind started working and here is the simple design I ended up with:


I stamped the wreath 4 times, twice in Memories green ink and clear embossed, and then once in Versamark embossed in gold and again in Versamark embossed in silver.  Taking these pictures at night was lots of fun.  I'm adding another one just so you get the full effect.  It changes as you tilt the card.


Supplies: white cardstock, Susan Branch design paper, Hero Arts CG215 Wreath of Flowers, Memories green ink and clear embossing powder, versamark ink and  Ranger super fine detail gold embossing powder and super fine detail silver embossing powder, PTI sentiment from Vintage Picnic Sentiments, green ribbon from Kath, die-cut label from my friend Yvonne

33 comments:

Fiona said...

wow this card has some real sparkle and shine to it!

judkajudi said...

Awesome interpretation of the photo, Lin! Love the result!

Tracey said...

Oh Lin!! You sure are creating real beauties!!! LOVE how you thought to stamp the wreath image 4 times in the Play Date Cafe colours....smarty pants you :)

Brenda said...

Wow Lin! You have a lot of patience to deal with so much detail and make it so beautiful! I love the shine!

Dawn T said...

WOW Lin... totally stunning as usual. Love the wreath with the silver and gold as well as the green. Such a simple but effective design. love the two tone ribbon as well.

Pam W Merwin said...

Perfect combination of paper and stamping! Love the way the embossing changes as the light hits it. Beautiful.

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Lin! Love the metallic shimmery wreath!

Martha said...

This is so very pretty and I love the multiple stampings on the wreath. Well done!

Arlene said...

Love the colors. The wreath looks so rich and full.

Pauline said...

Wow, this is sooo pretty, and such an effective technique! LOVE the layered metallic wreaths, a real beauty!

scrapperjulia said...

Wow, this is awesome! I love how you created that beautiful wreath!

TuKara said...

Fabulos cart!!!!

CinnamonSally said...

This is fabulous Lin, love the shimmery effect you have created, good luck with the challenge.
Sallyx

Anne Jagger said...

That is stunning.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Gosh, that is GORGEOUS! ANd I thought at first that you had CUT those wreaths out, and I felt bad for your hands! Thanks for playing at The Play Date Cafe!

Jaclyn Miller said...

That is so stunning how you combined all of the different embossing. I {heart} embossing! Great use of this week's colors at the PDCC.

Deborah Frings said...

I really like this card - all the shimmer from the embossed wreaths - fab!!

Chrissie said...

Simply beautiful!
Chrissie

Anonymous said...

very very different and so effective with the colour combination.
Hope I can join in next week when I get home from Scotland [weather permitting!!]
Barbara
SparklesSimpleStuff

Kryssi said...

that is a gorgeous interpretation, lin!! yeah, it does look impossible but you nailed it, effect and all!!

Sue McRae said...

Love all the layers of the wreath, especially the metallic ones! Fab card Lin!

Michele Gross said...

How wonderful! I love what you did with the colors!! The lovely layers of wreaths is perfect for that designer paper! I was stumped at first too, the two metallics just tied my mojo in knots ;)

Ann said...

Oh Lin how gorgeous is this card. I adore this stamp and its lovely to see it on an un-Christmas card.

Michelle said...

Love it Lin! I would never have thought to use that this way!! I Love the shimmer it gives!!! Beautiful interpretation!!

Sarah Anderson said...

Yay! Well done you Lin. I love how you've layered the wreath in all three colours, it looks fantastic, and something I'd never have thought of! Just gorgeous :) Thanks for persevering with our challenge in the cafe this week :)

Maria said...

Wow...that is just one gorgeous wreath! Very beautiful!!!

Ruby said...

I LoVe how you've done your wreath, it's SO pretty. I have that stamp but haven't quite figured out how to use it! Thanks for playing along with us at the PDCC this week!

Nigel said...

Stunning!

Sue Lelli said...

OMGosh Lin, this is so GORGEOUS! The wreath is so STUNNING for this color challenge! FAB FAB card!

Jean Franks Beck said...

This is fantastic, Lin! Your use of these colors is gorgeous - love the way you've done the wreath.

Andrea Ewen said...

What a fabulous idea Lin and so wonderfully creative! Metallics are definitely hard to photograph but your's has come out fabulously! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHHHHHH! This is FAB! I love the layered wreaths---LOVE how you tied in the colors! Great job:) Thanks so much for playing along and joining in the fun at the PDCC:}

Libby Hickson said...

Oh my goodness Lin this is GORGEOUS!!! What a fabulous way to use the colors! Thanks for playing along with us at the PDCC! :-)