Sunday, 1 May 2011

CR84N26 ...

..... it's time for another colour challenge with CR84FN - and our colours this week are just so luxurious - kraft, pale yellow and gold!!  Wonderful!



One of our Design Team has her birthday this week - so I'd like to send special Birthday Wishes to Stephanie Kraft - do drop by and leave her some love!!  The inspiration photos are from Martha Stewart - and they're fab.  And I know that many of you love to read the quotes each week - and this one is just great.




I stamped the flourishes onto the base card and embossed them with gold.  I decided to do the same on the kraft card - it's such an elegant flourish design.  I made my own pale yellow paper as I didn't have any in my stash!!  I used a piece of the Brides Paper from Stampin' Up! (it was discontinued last year) - it has a really pretty pattern in the paper and when you add ink direct to the paper it creates a resist effect - very pretty.  You can just see it at the edge of the yellow mount layer.  I cut a backing mat from the paper and then stamped the dress on to the paper too.  I added some gold ribbon and a birthday greeting - made with my lovely new Spellbinders Labels 20!!  I added a thin gold border by using a gold marker pen.

Stamps:  Kanban Set (from QVC); Personal Impressions - Wording Stamps by Paula Pascual; Flourish (QVC)
Inks:  Versamark; Distress - Mustard Seed
Spellbinders:  Labels Twenty (S5-026) #2
Accessoreis:  Stampin' Up! - Bride Paper; Card and ribbon from stash

For more inspiration with this week's colours - check out the rest of the Design Team: 


And this week we are pleased to welcome Lin as our Guest Designer for the month of May.  So don't forget to check out her blog for inspiration too.

That's all for now.  I'll be back soon.

22 comments:

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful use of this weeks colors! Love all the added gold embossing and the paper piecing!

Jackie said...

Beautiful card and colours :o)
Jackie xx

GinaA said...

It's a very elegant card, stamping the background papers yourself makes it so individual.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So elegant Deb! Love the shimmery gold embossing and beautiful dress!

Suzanne C said...

Lovely party frock! Sweet design and pretty card.

Lin said...

What a lovely use of the colors, Deborah! Oh how I wish I had a waist that small to wear your pretty dress :)

Andrea M said...

What a BEAUTIFUL card Deb!!! WOW! That dress is so lovely - such an elegant card!!! LOVE the gold embossed flourishes! Great use of the challenge colors!

Kim Singdahlsen said...

Absolutely stunning. I love the layering of the flourish.

Sue Lelli said...

Deb, this is so GORGEOUS! LOVE that FAB dress! LOVE the gold swirls and the layers of paper! LOVE your new SB die! LOVE the gold around the edge! Such a BEAUTIFUL card!

Pauline said...

Very pretty card Deborah, that dress stamp is beautiful, and your hand dyed paper is gorgeous.

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Love all the embossed gold flourishes. So pretty!
Mackie

Zoechaos said...

What a lush colour challenge and beautiful interpretation completely gorgeous. XOXO Zoe

Vicky Hayes said...

Gold embossing on kraft! It's fab Deborah!

Paula said...

Striking the way you've used the gold & yellow together. It certainly is a lovely combination with the kraft. I love the way you used the dress theme from the inspirational photo too - nice & different.
Paula (PEP)

Jenny said...

Fab card Deborah :)
Jenny x

Stephanie Kraft said...

Gorgeous card, Deb! Love the beautiful dress and gold embossing.. it is even prettier in person! Thanks so much for the sweet birthday wishes and card!

Jinny Newlin said...

So pretty, Deb! LOVE the dress form and all that fantastic shine!

Monika/Buzsy said...

So so pretty! Love how you use the colors. That dress is lovely. :o)

Betty Wright said...

Beautifully chic, Deborah! Wonderful card and I love the gold embossing! Lovely card!

The Crafty Elf said...

Just lovely and such great colours!

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Beautiful card. The gold embossing is just perfect.
Caroline xxx

Diane Burns said...

I just love the look of this card, the color combo and the dress makes it look vintage to me. I know some ladies who would love this card! I'm sure Stephanie appreciated getting it as a Birthday greeting.

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