Wednesday, November 2

Fresh, Fun, & Hip - Play Date Cafe #106


Welcome crafty friends for the latest challenge at the Play Date Cafe!  
Our colors this week are fresh and fun with a hip twist of gray:


I opted for a simpler vibe and let the colors shine through a few subtle patterned papers from the October Afternoon Sidewalks collection.  An easy breezy birthday card using a sentiment from our fab sponsor this week:

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Here's the inside where I took advantage of the outline font by gradient shading with Copic markers and left some space for a personal message:

We hope you will join us in the Cafe... we're so grateful that you spend time with us each week and we look forward to seeing your beautiful creations.

Stamps: Practicing Creativity - Nature's Wonder, PTI - BB Newsprint; Ink: SU! Basic Gray; Cardstock: PTI Rustic Cream & Smokey Shadow; Patterned Paper: October Afternoon Sidewalks; Tools: PTI Tag Sale #3 die & Double-ended Banner die, MFT Rosette die-namic; Sassy Somethings: Crate Paper fabric brad

16 comments:

Elena said...

so fun! I'm such a sucker for newsprint and gingham - put 'em together on the same card and I'm smiling :)

Lisa said...

Very sweet Denise,great patterns you've put togehter. Don't you just love October Afternoon!!!

Terri said...

What a clever use of the newsprint paper! I love your design. It's such a cheerful creation and whoever gets it in the mail will be thrilled!

Leigh said...

Beautiful! I love the mix of colours and patterns!

Jinny Newlin said...

Absolutely beautiful, Denise! LOVE all those gorgeous papers and the way you finished the inside, too! Fab job with the colors, girl!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

HOLY COW! I love this combo of papers and stamps--I LOVE that rosette and brad....GORGEOUS inside too!! LOVE LOVE LOVE:)

Marlena M. said...

Your gradient coloring is gorgeous! Beautiful card. ;)

Mynnette said...

Ooo! LOVE it! I like that the sentiment doesn't end until the inside of the card!!! It's beautifully made! :)

Cyndie said...

Oh, what a lovely card! Your combination of patterns, colors, and textures results in such a gorgeous piece! And I love the inside of the card--I must confess that I tend to neglect those.

Jen Adcock said...

Good golly! This is such a winner! Loving the newsprint and the rosette. What wonderful elements combined here. I am totally CASE-ing this beauty. So inspiring!

Stacy said...

Denise your card is so pretty! Love that rosette and loving the inside also.

Dawn Braun said...

such a fun card, love your rosette and you've got some mad coloring skills girl! :)

Annemieke said...

Both cards are great!! Love the Rozette!
Annemieke

susan opel said...

Hi, Denise! I found your blog through Jaclyn Miller. I adore this card! Sure hope to see you submit to Paper Crafts magazine. We have a great call coming out this Wednesday.

Ruby said...

Love this, especially the way you've done the gingham tag and the inside looks great too!

Jen Carter said...

I really like that you finished off the inside too! That rosette on the front is gorgeous!!