Saturday, October 1, 2011

It's A Celebration!


Happy World Card Making Day everyone!  Luis is at work so I have had the whole day to myself to spend in the Craft Cave!  Whoo hoo!  (Soooo glad I got the cleaning done yesterday.)  It's also a perfect crafty day as yet another hurricane (Ophelia) is passing nearby so it's rainy and humid outside.  I've got lots I want to get done today and one of those things was my entry for this week's ColourQ challenge.  ColourQ is celebrating their 2nd anniversary (or would it be birthday?) and the challenge is to CASE a past ColourQ Queen.  I had so much fun going through all the past Queen cards and ended up with a shortlist of 6 that I wanted to CASE.  After much deliberating I finally chose to CASE this fabulous card by Nina:
I did lots of punching and die-cutting for mine and I added Glossy Accents to the centres of each star and Stickles to the centre of the main star (although you can't really see it).  I was thrilled that I had matching twine (thanks, Emily!) as I really didn't have any other ribbon that would work.  I like that sentiment as it works for so many occasions - including WCMD!  I'm also going to enter this over at 4 Crafty Chicks and at Simon Says Stamp as they are both running Anything Goes challenges.  Now back to the Craft Cave for more craftiness!  :)

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Bazzill Basics, (Early Espresso, Old Olive, Pool Party, Rose Red) Stampin' Up
Stamp:  (Sentiment from Birthday Bash Sentiments) PTI
Ink:  (VersaMark) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Seafoam White) Ranger
Dies:  (Die-Namics Stacking Stars) My Favourite Things 
Punches:  1" circle punch (EK Success), (1/4" & 5/16" hole punches) McGill
Twine:  The Twinery
Other:  (Ranger Distress Clear Rock Candy) Stickles, Glossy Accents

21 comments:

Meg said...

GASP! I'm in love..the color scheme, the layout, the multiple twine colors...are you allowed to case a case because I definitely want to recreate this!

Kirsty, New Zealand said...

i love the twine ... so pleased you didn't have any ribbon because the twine is so cool! a whole day to craft? that's awesome can't wait to see all the creations :) enjoy your day jen!

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome card dearie!!!

SeattleStamper said...

This card is AWESOME! I love all those stars. You really made the color inspiration come to life. Happy WMCD and enjoy your time in the cave :)

Kara said...

OOoooo...love this!! Sucha great job using the colors and CASEing a formeer queen. Thanks so much for playing along this week and celebrating the ColourQ's birthday!

Jenny said...

A superstar card..(see what I did there eh?), the colours suit the design so much and multiple twine is ingenious my friend :)
Yes the stamps on my masculine card are Woodware but can't remember the set name.
You truly are having a happy World card making day!
Jenny x

Lynn said...

Absolutely perfect. I love the layers and the glossy accents are divine. I am never patient enough for it to dry! And I love the twine! Happy crafting!

Karen B. said...

Yep, now I need those stars. For sure. Yep, I do. Great card, I love your color choices.

Kim S said...

This is fantastic. I love that final touch of multiple twines!

Lindsey said...

This is so pretty in this colour scheme! Wow!

Ann Schach said...

Wow! You did an excellent job! I love the colors! The twine bow is the perfect touch!

Sylvia said...

Wonderful card, Jen! Glad you enjoyed WCMD. Thanks for joining us for the two year anniversary at the ColourQ.

Ruby said...

Ooh this is just lovely! Love the way you've used those colours, the different stars look FAB!

Julie Marshall said...

What a great card! Love how you used the colors from the challenge and the stars are just perfect. TFS.

Cristina said...

Oh my gosh, how crisp and stunning. A winner, for sure.

Jocelyn Olson said...

Seriously love your card! The colors, the design, the twine...looks like a winner to me! Awesome card, Jen!

Tamie said...

FABULOUS IS WHAT YOUR CARD IS! Love what you did with the first color combo but both cards are great. The twine is the perfect touch. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

onecraftymama said...

Happy WCMD ;) So glad you got the day to craft, even if it was courtesy of the hurricane! Love the layout, and all that twine :)

LeAnne said...

Awesome card! What a fun layout and I love how you used the colors! Thanks for playing with us at the CQC!

Lori said...

OMGOSH, Jen! What WOW factor your card has - love it! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks!

Marcea said...

Thankyou so much for your gorgeous entry for this weeks Simon Says Stamp Challenge and for helping us get over 1000 entires ......good luck!!!!
xxx