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
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!


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:}