Thursday, May 19, 2011

A Little Hello from The Play Date Cafe

I am really excited to share this week's challenge 
with you over at....

I adore this color story and the palette that Ruby created!

I started out by creating this fabby background using 
stamp images from Martha Stewart.  No, it's not patterned's hand-stamped using two different ink
from A Muse Studio, Sky & French Roast.
I then created the flower using my Spellbinders Dahlia dies
and MME's 'Stella & Rose Hattie' DP.
The blue layer was embossed with my Cuttlebug EF.
The rest of the details are below in Today's Recipe Section.

I did want to mention that the distressing that I did around
the edges of this card is pretty hard-core so I used one
of my favorite tools from Zutter, the Distrezz-it-all.

Here is a close-up of the colors and pattern I created.

We are very happy to welcome the very popular
designer, Laura Davis as our guest this week
and a returning sponsor

So make sure you skeedaddle over to The Cafe
and check out all the wonderful inspiration by
our most fabulous design team!

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Today's Project Recipe:
Designer Paper: My Mind's Eye 'Stella & Rose Hattie' Collection
Stamps: 'Clear Patterns' from Martha Stewart, sentiment from The Paper Studio
Ink: 'Sky' & 'French Roast' by A Muse Studio
Tools:  Big Shot, Spellbinders 'Dahlia' die cut, Cuttlebug 'Swiss Dot' EF,
Distrezz-it-all by Zutter
Embellishments: Rhinestone pebbles by Recollections


Fiona said...

So great that you found time to create this week Julie! Love that you stamped your own background :)

Andrea Ewen said...

Love how you made your own background paper, incredibly creative! You can really customize a card when you're able to do that! Great interpretation of the colors and absolutely fabby flower!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

GORGEOUS! I loveeeeeeeeeee the colors and the layered flower! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Ruby said...

Another lovely card Julie. Ooh what LOVELY background paper, I really want to start doing more of that! I love how you've accented the 'hello' too, looks great.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOOOOOOVE that you created something this week! SOOOOOO fun!!! I love that you made that plaid pattern--that's intense! I also love that you used your Zutter Distress tool...I was just wishing that you lived next door so I could use it! LOL! LOVE the flower--and I LOVE how you did the sentiment--so fun with the bling around HELLO! FABBY job, Julie:) HUGS!!

Emily Leiphart said...

This is gorgeous, Julie! That stamped plaid background is amazing. I love the textured die cut flower as well as the sentiment treatment!

Tracey said...

BEAUTIFUL Julie!! LOVE LOVE your hand made inked background!!!

Jinny Newlin said...

So, so pretty, Julie! LOVE all the texture and bling you pulled into the large flower! Yum-O!

Michele Gross said...

I love so many things about this! Especially the little ring of bling around hello-delicious!

Faye said...

Julie, your card is so pretty.

Stephanie said...

I love the plaid, I never would have guessed it was stamped- amazing!

Becky said...

What a cool background! Love that flower too!

Marlena M. said...

I love that background! I have the same stamp set; don't know if I trust my abilities to do that!! I really like the one layer of your flower that has embossing. Nice detail! ;)

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