Sunday, September 9, 2012

Play Date Cafe Challenge #148 & Moxie Fab World Asymmetry Challenge

Today I'm sharing a card inspired by Jocelyn, Amy, and Veronica over at Play Date Cafe!  I saw their beautiful cards come up in my Google reader and was inspired to play along with the PDC's beautiful color combo challenge!  
Along with the colors, I was inspired by the picture of the feathers in the inspiration pic.  It was just serendipity when I found that my feather stamp was just the right size for my inkwell die!  {The inkwell is actually a small vase die}  I cut the inkwell from vellum blended with ink to get that soft peach color.  The bottom of the die cut is covered with peach cardstock for 2 reasons: it looks like it's filled with ink AND it covers up the foam tape I used to attach the vellum vase to the card.  
As I was planning the card, I wanted something under the inkwell to ground it.  I settled on the circle border stamp but quickly realized something was lacking.  So I used a small circle stamp to randomly fill in some of the circles.  To finish off the card, I debossed the top of the card (above the border) with a linen impression plate and attached the inkwell.  So happy with how it turned out!  My favorite part is the neck of the inkwell where you can *just* see the tip of the feather.  It's the little things people:)  

Now I'm off to post it to Play Date Cafe Challenge and while I'm at it, the Moxie Fab Asymmetry Challenge too!  As always, MAHALO (thank you) for stopping by! 
{Aloha, jj}

Paper: Soft Stone, Berry Sorbet, Vellum (PTI)
Stamps: Happy Trails, Dot Spot (PTI)
Ink: Enchanted Evening (PTI) 
Tools: Mega Gracious Vases (PTI), Corner Chomper, Linen IP (PTI)

Just a note...as I was putting together this post, I realized that this reminded me of this lovely card from the even lovelier Karolyn Loncon!  I hope my card is different enough that Karolyn doesn't mind me CASEing her and posting to a couple challenges!     



25 comments:

  1. Feather? check. Texture? check. Colors? check. Genius? check.

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  2. Seriously amazing. Creating an inkwell from that die is absolutely brilliant! On my checklist of things to CASE. :)

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  3. Absolutely excellent!!!! Thanks for joining us at The Play Date Cafe!

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  4. Your inkwell is beautiful! Very pretty card!

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  5. This is gorgeous, JJ! I love the inkwell you created and filling in a few of the circles is the perfect finishing touch! Hope you had a lovely weekend!

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  6. A stunning card. Great design and so many clever ideas.

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  7. Oh, I so love this! So glad you shared this with us, JJ! Thank you for playing along with this week's Play Date Cafe Challenge!

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  8. JJ, your card is AMAZING! And seriously, you nailed the colors this week. Fantastic card my friend. So happy you played along with us at The Play Date Cafe this week!!

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  9. darling~love the feather stamp!! Thanks for playing with us at the PDCC!!

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  10. I love that feather and the little vase as an inkwell! Thanks for joining us at The Play Date Cafe this week!

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  11. Gorgeous as usual JJ, I love how you randomly filled in the circles and that feather is so pretty. Just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Liebster Award: http://mprantner.blogspot.com/2012/09/liebster-award.html. Hope you're having a GREAT day/week!

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  12. That two toned ink well is gorgeous! I love your feather and circle detail as well.

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  13. Whoop whoop on your win, JJ!! :) Have an awesome day!

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  14. Woo hoo, JJ! That cracks me up...I didn't even notice my name in your post, so it wasn't an inducement. LOL! So deserving--your card is fab!

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  15. Congrats on your win! This card is SO cool!

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  16. This is gorgeous and then I saw Jen W'ssecond comment.... No surprise it took first place :0)
    Love the little details too, something you do best :0)
    Jenny x

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  17. simply perfect! love that inkwell's pink ink!

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  18. Hey JJ! Thanks for linking this up to the Asymmetry Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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  19. Ahhhh, so tranquil. Love the coordinating dots under the vase. A sweet card, for sure.

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  20. Yep, it totally IS the little things...this rocks so much, JJ! As always, you take it to the next level :)

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