Saturday, October 20, 2012

Play Date Cafe Anniversary Celebration

Happy Saturday! I received a special invitation from Julie Ranae of the Play Date Cafe challenge to partake in an anniversary of course I said yes! I had been on the PDC design team from September of 2010 to December of 2011 and I've seen many beautiful color stories come and go. This week's palette is a particularly elegant one, it reminds me of the lovely colors of autumn...flame, grape and mulberry:

When I use bold colors, I like to make the card somewhat CAS. I also tend to tone the colors down a bit as well, as I'm not that comfy throwing around brilliant color. :) The crushed ribbon is from the Ribbon Carousel and I added some paper/silk flowers to it. Even though the background paper was embossed, I felt that it needed a bit of oomph, hence the Zva crystal flourish. I also added a Pinking Heart border to the bottom edge for a bit of interest. Lastly, I added the 'Love You' sentiment from Paper Sweeties' newest release, this set is called You Are Amazing.

From Oct 18-22, you can enjoy inspiration from other returning design team members as well as their current team, 
prizes from a variety of sponsors and additional giveaways for becoming a follower of the challenge and for displaying their brand new badges!

I hope you will join me in congratulating The Play Date Cafe by playing along and sharing your support by saying hello
when you pay a visit.  It's going to be an exciting celebration!

Thanks for joining me today and enjoy your weekend!

Stamps: You Are Amazing (Paper Sweeties Stamps)
Paper: Kraft, Ivory
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: 1.5" Burgundy Silky Crushed Ribbon (Ribbon Carousel), CR-03CA-111 (Double Flourishes-Crystal) Zva Creative, paper flower (Kaisercraft), silk flowers, Square Lattice embossing folder, Word Window punch & Pinking Hearts border punch (SU!)
Size: 4 1/4" X 5 1/2"
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  1. Stunning card Andrea, I am so glad to see your creative face back at The Play Date Cafe this week!

  2. Andrea, your card really does take my breath away! I am loving the embossing, and your beautiful flowers!

  3. this card is beyond amazing! i love how you used the color story! it was great to have you back to celebrate!

  4. So ... so pretty, Andrea! You simply 'wow' me every time -- so creative, so talented!!

  5. Gorgeous!!! Love the background, bling, and how you "brought" in the colors!!!


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