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18 January 2011

Play Date Cafe for a birthday

The Play Date Cafe color challenge is fairly new to me...ok, really new: it's the first time I've played along!

Here are the featured colors:


Lovely! I see Baja Breeze (one of my all-time favorite colors), plus goldy-kraft and silver-grey. Here's what I came up with:


I used some shimmery golden-tan cs for my base, with a stamped strip of baja breeze and some going grey butterflies on this card, which is for my aunt -- her birthday and anniversary are the same day, so I struggle to make a dual-duty card every year. The sentiment strip, full of "celebrate" and related words, is perfect!

I die-cut and embossed the butterflies before giving them a bit of glimmer, which you can see much better here:


A little stitching here and there rounds out this simple (but surprisingly elegant {for me}) card. Oh, and I swear those butterflies are grey -- they look tan on my monitor, though -- hope it's better for you!

Hope you're having a lovely day :)

10 comments:

Fiona said...

Hi Angela - love your CAS card :) thanks for joining in at the PDCC this week!

Lindsey said...

This is beautiful, Angela! I _could_ not put those colours together myself, but you totally nailed it!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Love the stitched butterflies, the glimmer on them, the way they're embossed...you really dressed up those little guys!

We are so happy you've come to play with us at THe Play Date Cafe!

Emily Leiphart said...

You nailed those colours in a stunning CAS card, Ang! Those embossed and glimmered butterflies are fabulous. I'm with Linds, those colours completely stumped me!

yyam said...

Love your CAS style Angela! Love the sheen on your card! :)

Jaclyn Miller said...

ohhhhh, sparkly butterflies - so pretty! Great CAS card. So glad you played along for the first time at the Play Date Cafe. Come back and join us again, won't ya? :)

Ruby said...

Very pretty card! I love your CAS style. So glad you joined us at the Play Date cafe. Hope you will join us again.

Meg said...

Baja is one of my faves, too!

I've had this post up for the last day, but I put off posting a comment because I love seeing those lovely butterflies as I click through my tabs. :) And you are a clever girl making two cards in one!

Liz Michaud said...

Very cool! Love the color combo!

Sue, a.k.a. midwestgirl said...

I do love that color combination and your embossed butterflies! Beautiful!