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April 14, 2010

Play Date Cafe - a Splash of Color

It's time for another wonderful color challenge from The Play Date Cafe!  This weeks challenge is Black/White and a splash of Orange, such a striking combination.  This week in the Cafe we have Kelly Marie from Lawn Fawn as our Celebrity Designer and Sponsor.

I love the classic look of Black and White cards, it was fun to add just a bit of color for this weeks challenge.  All stamps are from Stampin' Up!'s Friend 24-7 set.  The bird was stamped in Black Archival, then I stamped the Damask in Ranger Distress Ink Wild Honey.  On the Black Panel I embossed the Cuttlebug Damask folder onto Core'dinations Black Magic card stock, then lightly sanded with a DuraSand Block, to exposed the Orange color core.  I used the Bow Easy to tie the beautiful White Satin Ribbon, then added a Black Button tied with hemp to the bow using a Glue Dot.  Note to self, don't leave your cards with the pretty tied bows by your computer.  I was in my studio earlier this week and noticed someone untied the bow.  I think they just wondered if I noticed they messed with my stuff!

Stamps - Stampin' Up!
Ink - Black, Ranger Distess Ink Wild Honey
Card Stock - Black, White, Core'dinations Black Magic
Other - Button, Linen Thread, Glue Dots, Bow Easy, White Satin Ribbon, DuraSand Block, Big Shot, Damask Cuttlebug Folder

Thanks so much for stopping by, we'd love for you to  play along with this weeks challenge at The Play Date Cafe, you can find all the details here on how to enter.

Looking for more inspiration using this week challenge visit the other Designers Blogs:

Mona Pendleton * Julie Ranae * Sarah Anderson * Suzanne Czosek * Stephanie Kraft * Ruby 2 Shoes * Savannah O’Gwynn *Kelly Marie - Guest Designer/Sponsor


Ruby said...

I love your card Lisa!! It's so elegant, especially the damask behind the bird, lovely touch!

Oh no re: your ribbon! The little pickles! I get jokes played on me like that in our house!! :o)

Suzanne C said...

Love how you stamped that bird over the beautiful damask! The pop of orange behind the black is inspired! Beautiful card. LOL about them touching your bow. I have lost entire cards to a puppy who decided to taste it and chew on it a bit.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Great card for the color combo, and maybe the bird untied the bow! lol

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

This card is SUPER gorgeous! LOVE that bird! Love the layers of orange and then black! Great job!! AMAZING:)

Erin Smetak said...

Oh my gosh! This is gorgeous! I love the way you did the splash of color!

Mona Pendleton said...

Very elegant card Lisa! That bird looks awesome stamped over the gorgeous damask design! You make me feel like I "need" that stamp set! (sigh)

Unknown said...

Love the classic black and white, Lisa! And the orange damask makes it even more beautiful.. Great use of the orange core CS, too!!

Sarah Anderson said...

I love the way you have the damask set to the side behind the bird - a gorgeous piece of layout !! And the co-oredinations card was an inspired idea too!!!

Julie Ranae said...

You really did bring elegance to the color splash challenge, Lisa! This is a wonderful interpretation!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Fantastic, elegant card- I would never have guessed sanded coordinations for the splash of orange....too cool! You are more than welcome to leave your cards by my computer-no one will bother them there......LOL

Basement Stamper said...

And a pretty bow it is, it looks perfect. This card is gorgeous!

Vicki Bray said...

Love your card it's especially elegant looking! The bow is fabulous! The orange damask is wonderful for the splash of color!

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