Sunday, July 10, 2011

PDCC 89 - texture+

The Play Date Cafe Challenge #89 is to use Mint...Buttercream...Taupe. Combine this with Jac-Inks Challenge for die cuts + texture and what have you got?

Something like this.

I don't use yellow much so struggled a bit with this one, probably why I decided to combine challenges in fact.  I needed an extra boost. ;)

I used a really light yellow cardstock and embossed it using Stampin Up embossing folder (Manhattan Flower).  I brayered on some SU Crumb Cake ink (closest to taupe that I've got) and inked around the corners and edges with TH Shabby Shutters (don't really have mint and figured green should be good enough).  The sentiment is from Stampin Up as well (Heard from the Heart).  Yellow ribbon is from Martha Stewart.  The trim is a die cut from TH alterations (brackets).

This is really quite a simple card with a traditional layout.  I wanted to try something fancy like dazzling diamonds on the raised outline (flip side of the embossing) but that didn't go very well this time...will try again next time.

Anyway, this card is going to an inspirational woman I recently met.  Her kids are incredible young adults whose capacity to engage, inspire and encourage are testament to the wonderful background they've come from.

I'm a sentimental crafter ain't I?

cheers,
Malyn
 

4 comments:

  1. Wonderful embossing! It adds such a rich elegance. Thanks for playing at The Play Date Cafe!

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  2. So pretty, Malyn! LOVE that technique! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

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  3. Lovely use of texture and die cut here Malyn. I really like how your colours turned out - you'd hardly guess there was any yellow. Thanks for joining in the jac-inks Challenge.

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