Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Play Date Cafe Best Wishes

Good Afternoon! I hope you all are feeling as happy as I am! We are FINALLY getting some much needed sunshine here in northeast Ohio :) I do have to work today but then I'm off for a few. All in All I'm excited for a crafty, sunshiny week, whoo hoo!!

Today I have a card for The Play Date Cafe's weekly challenge. Boy was it a challenge, check out these colors

I love rich fall colors but often times I don't know what to do with them. Here is what I cam up with

The whole card is pretty simple. I colored my background panel with brushed corduroy, vintage photo, and walnut stain. To add some interest I flicked some water I top. Once dry I mounted it to a white card base.

I cut a 1 1/4 x 4 strip and colored it with weathered wood, stormy sky, and chipped sapphire. I added a scallop edge (EK Success) and adhered it to the brown panel.

I cut two circles out of white card stock, leaving the nestabilities in place I ink with antique linen. I stamped the flowers (Hero Arts, Delicate blossoms) on one circle and again on white cardstock. I trimmed the second flowers out and colored with barn door, fired brick, and aged mahogany. I adhered them flat the the lowers stamped on the circle. The sentiment is from Hero Arts, Classic Messages stamped in walnut stain. I popped the circles up on foam and added some stardust stickles to complete.

Thanks for dropping in! Wishing you some sunshine where ever you are :)


  1. Lovely card. Saw it on the HA Flickr group and had to pop over to say how much I loved it.

  2. Yay for sunshine! I love your card, especially the way you've done the background. I really should do more backgrounds!! Really pretty card, the flowers are lovely. Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Play Date Cafe this week!

  3. Beautiful card, Kelly! I love the touch of glitter on the poppies!

  4. Such a beautiful, bold take on the color story! LOVE that drippy background! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

  5. Lovely card...the poppies are so pretty!!!