Sunday, August 5, 2012

Quatrefoil Buddy


The cleaning bug finally seems to be leaving me.  The house is looking fresh and shiny and I have a pile of things to cart away.  Ahhh!  My quest to embrace minimalism in my living space is far from completed but at least I've made a few steps in the right direction.  The Craft Cave, however, will never under any circumstances be considered minimalistic and that's just fine.  I need a little clutter somewhere in my life...


Speaking of which I spent a lovely couple of hours amidst the crafty clutter yesterday morning and I made a card for the latest ColourQ challenge.  The pattern on the bag made me think of Papertrey Ink's Quatrefoil die so I ran it through my Cuttlebug using each of this week's colours and then put them all together on the front of the card.  The sentiment is from the Simply Said collection by Paper Smooches and it's quickly becoming my favourite of their sentiment sets.  Have a lovely day!    




Supplies Used
Cardstock: (White) Bazzill, (Pink Pirouette, Poppy Parade, Tangerine Tango, Lucky Limeade) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Simply Said) Paper Smooches
Ink:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Die:  (Quatrefoil) PTI
Gem:  (Cupcake assortment) Doodlebug

20 comments:

Karen B. said...

That looks like a lot of work, but definitely worth it! Wow, what a clean and crisp and colorful design!

onecraftymama said...

oh my lovely! This turned out amazing - and how does it still feel CAS even with eleventy billion pieces? Magic! Love the fun sentiment :)

Ardyth said...

Lovely take on the inspiration - it looks amazing!

Lynn said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!

Christy Q @ SchnauzerCrafts Creations said...

Wow, wow! Such a gorgeous (detailed) CAS card! How in the world did you make everything perfectly straight? I think you rocked the cQc this week. Hope you have a great Sunday and lots of crafting today!

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card, Jen, love that die! Thanks for joining us this week at the colourQ and sharing your card.

Carol L said...

I've wanted this die since I first laid eyes on it, and your card just might have pushed me straight off the edge to go order it now! LOL This is one stunning card!! Well done!

Lindsey said...

Such patience to recombine that pattern with the different colours. It looks awesome! I like the little scrap of pattern under the sentiment.

Jay Gee said...

Love the way you combined the colours into the pattern Jen - wonderful card :)

~amy~ said...

Oh how fabulous is this?!!!!

Michelle said...

Gorgeous, Jen! Good work on the spring cleaning! You are welcome to come and start on my place any time you wish, LOL! ;-)

Tracey McNeely said...

Love your card done with the Quatrefoil--awesome! Thank you so much for joining us at the colourQ this week!

Deanna Jean said...

Such a great card. So glad you joined us at the ColourQ this week.

lostinpaper said...

Fantastic design Jen! Such a great way to use these colours together, I LoVe it!

Maureen Morton said...

Simply amazing - love your card even more than this snazzy bag! Perfect combo of colors and great punch with that PS sentiment. Another rocker, my dear!

Kara said...

Love it! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the ColourQ!

Joyce said...

This is really fantastic. I had the same idea, and was too darn lazy to do it. Now, I see that I should have--ha ha. Love how you popped the sentiment in as well.

Glenda J said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love it!

Kirsty, New Zealand said...

hope the lizards are safe :)

Jackie Rockwell said...

You are a card making dynamo Jen! I miss so many great cards if I don't drop by for a while. This card is amazing! Stunning design!!!