Sunday, September 12, 2010

Pursue Happiness...

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I was so tickled to have been named a Play Date Cafe Challenge Fab 4 that I just had to check out this week's challenge, which is a Color Splash. It's a fun idea to use mostly black and white, with just a hint of either pink, gold, or copper. For this card, I chose copper, and took the Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge as my jumping off point.


To begin, I trimmed five different patterned papers into panels and matted them against black card stock. Next, I cornice punched the top end and tied on an elegant copper ribbon. I knew that I wanted to use one of the gorgeous label frames from Take Note, one of my new Taylored Expressions sets. I love it because there is a matching die and, well, I'm all about the dies! I stamped the frame with copper metallic ink, die-cut it, and stamped the lovely sentiment from another of my favorites, Discover Your Wings. The finishing touch was some black gemstones along the border, and I had a "splashy" card to give.

BEAN NOTES

  • Stamps: Take Note and Discover Your Wings (Taylored Expressions)
  • Specialty Ink: Encore! Copper Metallic (Tsukineko)
  • Card Stock: Basic Black (Stampin' Up!), Solar White (Neenah)
  • Patterned Paper: Black Tie (Making Memories)
  • Fiber: Copper Satin Ribbon (Ellen Hutson)
  • Tools: Cornice Border Punch (Martha Stewart Crafts)
  • Accents: Black Gemstones (generic)
HAPPY BEANS

23 comments:

Ann Schach said...

Stunning, Regina! The copper ribbon is the perfect pop of color that really sets this card off! Love the scallops and the dark bling!

Laurel said...

Stunning!

Mary Fish said...

Absolutely stunning. Yipes, I see Ann S. said the same. I love the way you layered the beautiful patterned paper. Copper is such a fitting touch. Hugs, M

Linda Callahan said...

The copper is fantastic here!

Andrea Ewen said...

Wonderfully elegant card, Regina (I promise I won't use the word stunning...even though it is :) Super black and white background pieces and so superbly accented with the copper ribbon. Fabulous job with the color palette, thanks for coming back to play with us at the Play Date Cafe!

Pattie said...

It's so beautiful Regina!

Julie Ranae said...

Really lovely entry for The Play Date Cafe Challenge...love that splash of copper (my favorite of the colors : )

Carol's Ink Spot said...

So beautiful and elegant looking.

Patti MacLeith said...

Stunningly beautiful and crisp!

Dortesjs said...

so so beautiful

Taylor said...

So pretty, Regina! Love the black and white papers!

Linda Beeson said...

Wow, the copper ribbon is just perfect not to mention those neat stamps.

Neet said...

Love how you have utilised those papers - they work together so well. Beautiful card.

Diane - Rubber 'n Rafters said...

Just beautiful! Love the copper ribbon, really makes a statement against the black & white.

Lisa Somerville said...

Stunning use of this weeks papers, love the different black/white panels. Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

Sleepy Stamper said...

Oh wow! This little beauty is over the top BEAUTIFUL! Love everything about it!

dstandard said...

This is just stunning ! Awesome card!

Lavender Rose said...

This is amazing, just love the copper against the b&w, so elegant.

Carla Bazhenow said...

Oh Regina, this is so rich and elegant. I am in love your colors and card. Your copper ribbon is the perfect touch. Hugs,

Monique said...

Wow.. This is so beautiful and elegant. I love the copper ribbon...

Maria said...

So lovely...very regal...love the paper and ribbon!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful use of the pp in the design. Lovely & elegant card. Thanks for joining us at the PDCC!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

This is perfect! I LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE that ribbon--and your sketch:) Great job at combining challenges! FAB job this week:) Thanks for playing along with us at the PDCC!!