Saturday, January 14, 2012

LOVE ~ Colourq 119

Hi!

{Wahoo! This card was selected for ColourQ Colour Queen Courtier 1/17/12}

Hope you are enjoying your weekend!

Just a note to share a Valentine for the current Colourq challenge. The colors of the week are Pretty in Pink, Going Gray, Pumpkin Pie and Melon Mambo.

Here is what I came up with.
After yesterday's card, I am back in my comfort zone of fun more "girly" colors.  I used a border stamp from Mint Motif called Beyond Borders and the sentiment and xoxo background stamp would be from an old Stampin' UP! Love is in the Air set. Ironically, almost the same name of the Unity set I used yesterday which is not a "Valentine" set. A note to the sentiment: It is designed that way to be wonky!


Before stamping my borders I used the tissue technique which is to slightly tap it with tissue paper to give a slight distressed look.  I used my scalloped heart spellbinders to die cut a heart out of the center of my gray card stock panel to create a window for my background stamp.  To complete this little Valentine, I added some paper roses. 
I scored two lines for added texture and visual interest. I sure wish I could figure how to to photograph to show that feature. 

Here are the fantastic colors from Colourq!
Before I let you go, go check out a contest KIM WILSON of Wilson Design Stamps has going on over at the Wilson Designs Facebook page.  For more deets click here.
Have a Super Saturday!
~Tammy~
{Recipe}
Stamps:  Mint Motif: Beyond Borders, Stampin' UP!: Love is in the Air
Paper: CS: Stampin' UP!,
Ink: Stampin' UP!, Momento
Other: Die: Spellbinders, Roses: Michael's

20 comments:

Karen B. said...

Great layout Tammy!

Annette said...

AWESOME card..love all those xoxoxo...

Tenia Nelson said...

Love!!!!

Stella said...

Love is in your heart and i can see it :)
My oh my this is a STUNNER. Girlie, bright and filled with love; wow!

Lisa said...

Oh this is fun Tammy! Love your heart cut out with the xoxos and your rows of colorful polka dots.

Patrice said...

Great use of the colors and elements...I'd love for you to link up with my new cardmaking meme, 52 Card Pickup...

http://www.oldbackporch.com/2012/01/52-card-pickup-week-2.html

Kate said...

This is so pretty, Tammy! I think I would have drawn a blank with the colour combination but you've nailed it with your fabulous card! I love the clean look of it. Great job!

Venus said...

I always like window cards... Nice colors!!

Joni Kix said...

Tammy, What a gorgeously eye-catching color combo! Really Beautiful Card!

Sylvia said...

Fun card, Tammy, especially like the window! Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ this week.

Emily Keaton said...

Tammy, that is fabulous--love those colors, your layout, those roses, and your "distressed" borders. Awesome card!

Yapha said...

Such a fun card! I love those paper flowers and the cute "love" at the bottom. Thanks for playing with us at ColourQ this week!

Lisa Petrella said...

LOVE your "xoxo" heart window, Tammy!!! Such a creative design idea!!! And the flowers around the upper left of the heart are beautiful details as well!!!

Colleen Dietrich said...

'Love'ly way to be inspired by the colors! I like the punched out heart, filled in with lots of love.

Tracey McNeely said...

Oh I love this card. The XOXO background and those pretty flowers. Fabulous.

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Great take on the color challenge! Love the "XOXO" inside the heart! Gorgeous card! ;o)

Jocelyn Olson said...

Swoon! I am totally digging this girly card...great colors, great stamps. I really love your take on the challenge colors!

Theresa said...

So totally awesome! Love the colors. I would have never thought of pink and orange together - it's fabulous.

Marybeth said...

Congrats !! This is such a gorgeous card!

kelly said...

This is so beautiful Tammy.
If you love your stampin up goodies you should check out the Simply Stampin challenge!
Kelly x