Thursday, February 17, 2011

Play Date Cafe and CASE Study combined challenge

Since these are 2 of my favorite challenges, I'm excited to play this week! Play Date Cafe is a color challenge, and CASE Study has us CASE a card.  Here is the inspiration picture for this week, made by Eva Dobilas, the February muse at CASE Study:


The challenge is to CASE Eva's card, using black, red and green.  Since I'll be away and not able to play most of this week, I got right to work and made 2 cards for these challenges, 1 elegant and almost completely stamped, and the other a little simpler, using designer papers (found in the post above this one):



This first one uses mostly stamped images.  I chose to use a lace background and I felt that I should use jewel-like reds and greens to stand up to the richness of the black against the cream background.  My red scalloped borders were first dry-embossed, then punched with a border punch.  My flower is layered using red and black. 

supplies: cream parchment, deep red and green cardstock, versafine onyx black ink, Hero Arts S5341 Lace Background, CG391 Three Dotted Flowers, F5042 Leaf Flourish, PTI Vintage Picnic Sentiments, Nestie Labels Four, EKSuccess scallop border punch, cuttlebug Textile design embossing folder, Martha Stewart Monarch Butterfly and 3 Butterflies punches, glossy accents in center of flower

Please see my 2nd card made for these combined challenges, found in the post above.

21 comments:

Regime - a Luta said...

Que sonho ...Lindo ...

Tracey said...

Oh Lin!!! Such awesome use of these stamps!!! A beautiful creation.....have fun away!!! THanks for joining us at the Play Date CAfe :)

Fiona said...

Lin - so much loveliness in your card! Loving your layers and your black accents! Thanks for playing at the Play Date Cafe this week :)

joy said...

Very pretty card, Lin!

Virginia L. said...

Amazing cards! Love them both!! This is a winner in my eyes!

Robin K. said...

This is a jaw-dropper Lin!

susanne said...

Beautiful! I love the richness of your colours and I love your red scalloped border!

Dawn T said...

Both are quite stunning and so different. This is just so elegant Lin... quite incredible in fact.

Cristina said...

Aaahhh! I love this one, too! You did such a brilliant job between the two of showing how versatile a CASE can be. Kudos! And thanks again for playing along.

Suzanne C said...

Another beautiful card. Love your take on the case. Both turned out lovely!

Sue said...

stunning as always Lin!! this one really caught my eye, love the leaf flourish and you have used the colours and the CASE magnificently!! thanks for joining us for this combined challenge at CASE study! :)

Colleen Dietrich said...

Wow, is about all I can say, Lin! Wow! THanks for playing with us at the Cafe. Glad you found time for us. :)

Unknown said...

wow~~ great colors!! love the flowers, butterflies, stamps...

Michele Gross said...

Very pretty! Wonderful CASE :) Glad you had fun at our Combined Grind this week at The Play Date Cafe!

Erum Tasneem said...

So gorgeous!

Tiffany Ervin said...

Love the elegance on this card! I like how the small flourish stamp is stemming from behind the flower! I have that stamp too but have never tried using it, thanks for the inspiration!

Jinny Newlin said...

Absolutely gorgeous take on the Combined Grind Challenge, Lin! LOVE that dimensional flower and perfect stamping! Thank you so much for playing along with us, this week, in The Cafe!

Becca said...

Beautiful cards, Lin! I love the flowers stamp and ordered this yesterday after I saw what you have done with it. Thanks for the inspiration!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Beautifully done! LOVE that beautiful big flower! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the PDCC:}

Libby Hickson said...

Oh so gorgeous, Lin!! Love that flower, so much beautiful dimension. And the lace background is so pretty. Thanks for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe!

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Oh Lin, you're such a talented stamper! LOVE it, especially the background! Thank you for joining us for our special challenge this week!