Happy Birthday - Colour Q Challenge #117

Love the photo of these damask dishes from Target! I lived in the US for 11 years, and that is one thing I wish we had up here in Canada - Target! I loved shopping there because they have some unusual finds at reasonable prices.

Anyway, I'm not here to discuss shopping, but to enter my card for the Colour Q Challenge #117. I love working with black & white/cream and to add a colour to it is always fun.

And I had so much fun checking out all the entries thus far as to see what colours were being chosen by others. There are some fantastic entries! Not to mention the design team inspirational projects!

I decided to try and use as much colour as possible and go a little different...a little offbeat if you will, but still using one of my favorite tools - Spellbinders. For my additional colour I chose to go with a colour that I have a ton of in my scrap files - Spring Green! This is what I came up with.

Now some you Spellbinder lovers will wonder where I got a rectangle of the Fleur De Lis pendant? ...well I actually cut out two, cut them with the Square in the center to create a frame, and then cut and pieced it together. It worked much better than I thought it would. But, even though you can barely see it, knowing the light and camera would not be kind to the piecing of the frame, I covered the seam with the ribbon. And that is another story! do you know how long it took me to decide on what colour of ribbon to go with? I went back and forth between white, black, and green.

And next is a side view of the card so that you can see all the layers popped up. Will have to mail in special envelopes at this thickness...4 popped up layers!

I think I might try this again with a variety of colours. It was a fun card to make despite being unable to make up my mind on what colour ribbon to go with. ;)

Thank you so much for stopping by, and let me know what colour of ribbon you would have gone with! Happy crafting!


Spellbinders - Fleur De Lis Pendant, Classic Squares Large, Fleur De Lis Accents, Crown Circles, Standard Circles
Stamps - Flourishes Tag Lines
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Kaisercraft Pearl Strip - White

ADDED  January 3, 2012

I was awarded Color Queen Courtier for the ColorQ Challenge #117!!  Wow! That's the second award this week. Talk about excitement. I guess I'm going on like a little girl, but I can't help but be excited everytime I'm awarded something.



Colleen Dietrich said...

I love how you manipulated the Spellbinders die cuts to achieve a glorious rectangle frame! Those dies are fun to play around with. :)

I like the splash of spring green you used for the challenge; especially since this helped you use up scraps!

Rosietoes said...

Beautiful card Sabrina. Love the colour combination. That gorgeous green just sings!

Edna x

Unknown said...

Sabrina, this is so pretty! I love that rich green color and that fabulous frame and bow! :) OBTW, how do you live without Target? i am not sure I'd be very good at that! Thanks so much for playing at colourQ this week! Happy New Year!

Tigriswillreign said...

Very lovely, Mom! I wish we had Target, too...

Tigriswillreign said...

I mean, we will soon! That Zellers near my house will be a Target!

Sylvia said...

Beautiful color combo, Sabrina! Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ this week and Happy New Year!

Tracey McNeely said...

Love your colour, the green is stunning. Happy New Year.

Unknown said...

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