Friday, April 8, 2011

'nother day, 'nother challenge :) Play Date Cafe # 76

 Here's this week's challenge over at Play Date Cafe. If you have never been over, I can't encourage you enough to grab yourself a cup of coffee, tea ... tequila, whatever and head over for some serious inspiration! Super talented people creating gorgeous cards and layouts! :) 

I am kind of overwhelmed in the busy dept this week but Play Date is one of my favs and I just had to play so I decided to keep it really simple ... low and behold I have come up with a card that will not (sit down if you get faint easily) require extra postage!! Get this: it's a flat, folded piece of card stock with nothing more than ink on it! I KNOW! Crazy! And I don't even have tequila in my cup or anything! ;)

I am actually quite thrilled with how this turned out ... I sat down with this set and my scratch pad ... had the intention of designing myself some more custom patterned paper ... like my Easter egg  paper ... was doing all these linear patterns when I decided to see what it would look like in a circle. Thought the effect was neat and then decided it could maybe even stand alone ... what do you think!?! The light blue, sky blue, is actually a little square with a frame around it ... different eh? All stamps are Verve and all ink and my single sheet of card stock is CTMH  ♥


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10 comments:

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Great use of the stamp, looks like a fabulous ornate wreath. Lovely use of the colours. Thanks for joining in the challenge at The Play Date Cafe. Tracy Evans x

Pauline said...

And you should be thrilled - it's gorgeous, the wreath design is stunning with these colours.

Nana Connie said...

That is so beautifully elegant! You have every right to be thrilled with it; I'm thrilled by it! Fabulous.

Andrea Ewen said...

Love it Michele, what a fabulous wreath design! Just by looking at the stamp set, I would have never figured out how to make a wreath, nor would that idea have ever entered my mind...but after seeing what you've done with it, I would certainly try that! It's beautiful! The colors are perfect and the one layer? Super CREATIVE! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!

suzARTe said...

really beautiful card, the wreath is gorgeous

Colleen Dietrich said...

Awesome CAS card! And thank you for your kind words about our team at the Play DAte CAfe. ;) We're glad we are one of your fave places to play. I LOVE what you did with your stamp set and our color scheme this week! THanks for playing with us.

Michelle said...

Gorgeous! LOVE this stamp set!

Jinny Newlin said...

Oh, Michele! You are too kind to say such lovely words about The Play Date Cafe and us designers! THANK YOU! Your card is GORGEOUS! I sooo need to do one-layer cards more often! You've inspired me! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

Ruby said...

How pretty! I'm not very good at designing this kind of card so it's lovely to see!! Thanks for playing along with us this week at the Play Date Cafe! It's great to have you playing along with us!

Jaclyn Miller said...

This is delightful - I just love it when people take single stamps and create beautiful images and you've done that perfectly. Great job and thanks for playing at The Cafe.