July 8, 2013


Hi there!

Today i have a card for this weeks The Play Date Cafe. This card turned out to have a western like feel to it, i didn't plan it that way, but its ok!

The challenge this week is to use Ice Blue, Burgundy, Terra Cotta:

I started with some blue cardstock and embossed it with a star background embossing folder. I sanded the stars to allow the lighter blue of the cardstock come through.

Then i die cut some purple cardstock and adhered a wood veneer embellishment to it. I found some dark terra cotta color cardstock and trimmed it down to a strip and stamped my sentiment.

Last i wrapped twine around the star panel, adhered the orange strip and then the star. It came together nicely and even with the western feel, i still like it!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!


Stamps: Paper Smooches - Slang Gang
Cardstock: Coredinations and unknown
Ink: Papertrey Ink - Canyon Clay
Embossing Folder: The Paper Studio
Wood Veneer: Studio Calico
Twine: May Arts


  1. love the rustic look of the twine and wood veneer. Karen

  2. Great mix of colors and I love that sentiment!

  3. Great blend of stars, Dana. Why not a Western feel once in a while, right?

  4. Gorgeous! I love the revealed stars and twine wrap...the colors are very desert-like...awesome inspiration for this challenge!

  5. It totally has a Southwest vibe! Gotta love when that happens all by itself ;)

  6. what a cute card and sentiment. Love how you used the colors and the stars. I am so happy to be sponsoring this play date cafe challenge. Stop by and say hi.