Thursday, August 5, 2010

First Time at the Cafe


This is my first time trying a Play Date Cafe challenge.  It was a color challenge using the following colors:
Here's my card:


















Supplies used (all CTMH unless otherwise noted):
Card Stock: Tulip, Bamboo, White
Ink: Desert Sand
Papaer Pack: Perfect Day
Stamp Sets: Inspired Living, For Every Occasion
Embellishments: Hinges, My Accents (from back in the day), white
pearls
Other: Nestabilities rectangle die







The inside flap reads: dream with possibility. (and inside the card: Happy Birthday)









I love the CTMH Clear Acrylic Stamps for several reasons.  A couple that come to mind are: 1) I can see to position my stamps so I don't end up with a crooked sentiment or image. 2) They can be stretched and "curled" to fit alongside another shape such as a circle and 3) I can cut them!  For the sentiment: Live Inspired, Dream with Possibility, I cut it in half to make it easier if I want one part on the outside of the card and the rest on the inside.  I know, I know, you can "mask" - but this is so much quicker and easier!

9 comments:

Jamie Harder said...

This is GORGEOUS!!! Love the flap that opens!!

Ruby said...

So glad you came across our challenge blog and decided to play along. Your entry is lovely, I really like how you've done the little flap, it's fab! Thanks for playing along with us at the PDCC!

Kathi C. said...

Beautiful card, Marie! I love the Bamboo with the Tulip. Great idea, too, to divide that sentiment. Love it.

Paul said...

Wonderful, I really like all those curled edges. Gives a lovely dimensional feel to your card. Px

Terry said...

Such a fabulous creation! Love it!

Neet said...

A lovely first entry - hope you enter many more.

stampdiva said...

I'm very new to PDCC also. Gorgeous card and you used the colours to such perfect effect. Lynne M

Suzanne C said...

Love the images on your card. so lovely! Thanks for joining us at the PDCC this week.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH MY!! Thanks for joining in the Cafe--this is a FAB card! I love the hinge and the image--beautiful!! Thanks for playing along and joining in the fun at the PDDC:}