Wednesday, February 22

Home & Heart - Play Date Cafe #120


Orange.  Do you love it?  It is the color for 2012.  (people who are smart and fashionable tell me so) This week the Play Date Cafe is embracing the warm shade with open arms.  Not only is our color story gorgeous and fresh, we are being sponsored by the ever-so talented, Theresa Momber, illustrator for Gina K. stamps.

Orangesicle, Baby Blue, and Basil

My card feels like spring and uses lots of Papertrey goodies.  I thought I would include a few simple steps for you today to create the focal images:
  • Create double-ended panel using the Half & Half dies then stamp with BB: Woodgrain.
  • Cut Mat Stack 5 and stamp with coordinating flourish from the Mat Stack 5 stamp set.  I used Winter Sky ink from A-Muse Studio.
  • The circle is cut from Limitless Layers 2 and stamped with Wreath for All Seasons.  The "home" and "heart" sentiment were isolated from Love Lives Here.
  • A sweet house from Love Lives Here is the final touch.

We hope you will join us this week in the Cafe.  

ALL Supplies are Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Background Basics - Woodgrain, Mat Stack 5, Wreath for All Seasons, Love Lives Here; Cardstock: Kraft, Rustic Cream & Spring Rain; Patterned Paper: Echo Park Victoria Gardens; Ink: SU! Soft Suede & ___, A-Muse Studio Grass and Winter Sky; Tools: Half & Half dies, Mat Stack 5, Limitless Layers 2, Love Lives Here dies; Sassy Somethings: Fine Linen saddle stitch

12 comments:

Elena said...

Sigh. beautiful card as always - love the wreath and all of the orange floral papers you used. If I can get my act together, I'll have to play along - love the inspiration board.

- elbeth - said...

So pretty!!! I adore your cards! I love the way you make all different patterns and colours work together. I love this! <3

Lisa said...

What a warm cozy card Denise! Love the sweet wreath around your house.

Rhonda said...

The wreath behind the house is the perfect touch.

Jinny Newlin said...

I so wouldn't have thought of these colors as "warm", but you've sure proven me wrong! This is simply beautiful, Denise! There's just nothing else to it :).

Tracey McNeely said...

Beautiful papers and such creative stamping. Love it.

Cyndie said...

What a cool combination of patterns in these colors! Love the layers.

jen said...

This is really beautiful! Love the way you combined the patterns & elements- and makes me miss my lost house die ever so much!!!

Leigh said...

This is gorgeous, as always, Denise!
By the way, I have something for you on my blog. :)

Kelly Griglione said...

Just love all your layers, they are so luscious!! Every time I see that cute Love Lives Here house I kick myself for not ordering it (see, I can be a responsible shopper!) You may have put me over the edge though. Love it!

Rhonda said...

This is so sweet Denise. Stop by my blog when u can. I left a little something for you.

Jen Adcock said...

I swear to Huey, that I am continaully staring at your cards trying to take in all the subtle bits of well placed gorgeousness that are always in you cards. Don't you know I have other things to do? ;-) I love the woodgrain behind the house. It reminds me of a cute home by the lake. Just marvelous!

I have left you a small token of my tremendous esteem for you on my blog today. I hope you have a moment to stop by. Hugs.