1/16/2012

PDCC #114 & CFC #35 ~ To Brighten Your Day!

Whew...I'm exhausted from making this very simple card LOL!!! Burgundy, gold and plum ~ rich regal colors from the Play Date Cafe that gave me royal fits! I don't know where my brain was for most of the weekend, but I could not get anything to look right using this combo. I finally decided that less was definitely going to be more for me on this one. But you know what...I think it worked and I like it. That being the case I made it a two for one card and am playing along at Cas-ual Fridays where scallops are being used.



   
                     
This deep rich burgundy damask is from the MME Lost and Found: Christmas collection. I used a medium scallop border die from PTI on the top edge. Next I punched several scalloped squares with a fun Martha Stewart punch from this old gold floral paper from Basicgrey's: Wisteria collection. I lined them up and stamped them with Hero Arts leafy vine stamp using eggplant chalk ink. Then I embossed them with clear embossing powder. My sentiment by Stampendous is stamped with the same chalk ink and also embossed. A few gold gems to add to the regalness (is that a word ~hee!) of my card finally brought a sigh of relief.

When all is said and done on this one I look back at the challenge it gave me and it was worth it. It's good to push the old creative brain from time to time! And trust me; this weekend my brain felt old!!!

Have a pleasant day friends ~Lisa

20 comments:

Cyndie said...

Oh, Lisa, I'm so glad you persevered--it's a gorgeous card! I love the tiny ivy vine that goes across the punched bits, and the bling between each one!

Brenda said...

Hi Lisa! Love your CAS design and how you incorporated all the scallops! A lovely design !

Karen B. said...

What a lovely card, and fabulous paper choices! Thanks too for linking up at CAS-ual Fridays!

Jinny Newlin said...

Oh, Lisa, this is stunning! I'm totally with you on this color story! It was uber difficult for me, too! But you ROCKED it! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

Mynnette said...

This is so fabulous! :) I am not sure that I'll be able to do these colors...creative block on this one! So kudos to you for pulling it off! ;) PS: Got your email--thank you!!!

lostinpaper said...

Awesome result! Love the gold and your CAS design!

Tracey McNeely said...

Another stunner Lisa. I really love this card and how you handled this palette. Not in my comfort zone.

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

So ELEGANT and BEAUTIFUL! LOVE your card Lisa!
Hugs, Karin

Colleen Dietrich said...

It did turn out good, Lisa, it really did! I especially like that leafy vine...kind of looks like you punched it out, instead of stamped it. I had to look very closely! And way to combine challenges...get the most bang for your buck. ;)

Thanks for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe!

Laurie said...

This is so pretty! I love the vine! And those scallops are a perfect border! Thanks so much for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays!

Stacy said...

Simply stunning!!! I love the scalloped edge. Thanks for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Lovely CAS design Lisa!

Ally said...

This is a really lovely card, Lisa. I love the bigger scallops with the small scalloped squares, especially with the patterns on each. I had a really hard time with these colors. Actually, I think I'm just having a lull in my creativity lately - don't know why. Not excited about it, and feeling like everything I make is forced, rather apathetically, too. Hang in there, girl! ;-) This too shall pass, eh?

Michele Gross said...

This is soooo pretty!! Lovely job with the colors! Thanks for playing at The Play Date Cafe! and the scallops are pure loveliness :) Thanks for getting your CAS on at CAS-ual Fridays!

Marlena M. said...

I struggled with these colors also! I really like your take of the colors-gorgeous work, Lisa. ;)

Ruby said...

I love what you put about 'royal fits' Lisa, so funny! You did a perfect job with the colours. It's funny how we find some colour palettes so much easier than others!

Marybeth said...

Gorgeous love the deep rich colors. Love that you kept it simple. So pretty the way the vine connects!

Marie said...

Gorgeous card, Lisa. I am loving the CAS look. Most of the cards today are over embellished. Your card is just utterly beautiful. They say there is beauty in simplicity...your card is proof! I've had lots of 'old brain' days.

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

Oh so pretty and elegant! Absolutely love this design! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

This is so pretty! LOVE those scalloped squares! Great take on our color story! THANKS for playing along with us over at the PDCC:)