Monday, May 21, 2012

The Play Date Cafe Challenge #132

The PDCC's latest challenge (details here)
is to use black and white and a SPLASH of Mustard Yellow.

I am most intrigued about the Mustard Yellow. I happen to have a jar of Mustard Yellow embossing powder from ZING! It was on sale, so I just had.to....I hate to admit, I don't use it often enough. Well, today is the day to make it SHINE!
believe in your dreams
Here is the close-up
I also want to share a little shopping tip (perhaps some of you do this already). When you see some gems images like the following, consider buying them! It's most likely that you are not going to use all of them for that image at once. I like to cut them up and use the gems when needed/sparingly. Here is the example how I used them.
 And obviously, the more gems that come in a pack, the better deal it is!  I also choose them based on the various colors. This pack (cost $0.79 US/Can) really goes a long way and it's cheaper than the average ones you would pay for $2.50 a pack!

We are celebrating Victoria weekend here in Canada and just saw some firework at a friend's nearby park! It was a lot of fun! Thanks for stopping by!

36 comments:

Dawn said...

fabulous Virginia. Your butterfly looks awesome and love the use of the stickers especially along the ribbon.

Lynn said...

Let it shine you did. Gorgeous! And what a great shopping tip. I always pass those right by...now I'll look :)

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Love your take on the challenge. Great shopping tip too! I never thought of that.

joy said...

WOW! I don't think I've every seen yellow embossing powder. You have used it so effectively here, Virginia! Great take on the challenge; good luck!

Vicky said...

That butterfly is gorgeous and i live how you combined all those elements together in your card. Thanks for the tip about the gems. I will keep that in mind !

Lin said...

This is a great card for the challenge - and that embossing powder is such a pretty color! Good luck, my friend!

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Wowsers!!!! Love your take on the challenge... And what a SCORE having the zing in your stash! Thanks for the gems tip! Great idea...

Laura B. said...

Stunning card!

Annette said...

wow this is STUNNING...what a great design...totally love it..

cnelson said...

WOWZERS is this ever FABULOUS! LOVE!

onecraftymama said...

I like to do that with gem images, too :) Little more work to snip them apart, but great deal! If you have Dollarama near you, they often have the same quality gems as Kaisercraft (same style package also). I buy them every time I go :)
How great was this challenge? Such a bonus to prompt you to use the must-have sale EP ;) We all have purchases like that in our stash! lol

Elizabeth Allan said...

Love how you used the mustard yellow tones in your design! It shines!

Susan F. said...

What great effects! The color, netting and beads create dimension that gives movement to the butterfly.

Kathy (krolski) said...

Love the mustard embossing powder! This card is stunning! Hope you win! :)

Christina said...

Super amazing, Virginia! I just love the tulle behind the wings and the pop of mustard yellow. Great tip about the gems, too!

Ann said...

Ooooh, wowza! That butterfly turned out gorgeous!

Angi said...

Love the tulle that you added. This is gorgeous!

Donna Bowman said...

This is a GORGEOUS card Virginia!! I love the embossed butterfly on the chevron background with the yellow ribbon. Great details. Thanks for playing this week at The Play Date Cafe.

Bethany said...

thanks for the shopping tip Virginia! Whenever I try to cut gems apart though, it doesn't look very good! I love your card! The tulle is a great touch, and I love the butterfly :)

Colleen Dietrich said...

Stunning as always, Virginia! Love your tips on buying those gems that really might not be something we'd use 'as is'.

Thanks a bunch for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe! I was happy to see your name there. :)

Linda Beeson said...

I love your card, especially the color combo but I sure do love that butterfly too. I just posted my card for that color combo too.

BabyBokChoy said...

What an elegant card. I just paused and imagined the recipient of this card, what an inspiration in a little package!

Jinny Newlin said...

Your yellow, embossing power is fabulous, Virginia! You're making me want to get some, too ;)! And I love your chevron stripes and that bit of tulle! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

Brenda said...

Gorgeous Virginia! Love how you did the butterfly! Thanks for the gem tip btw!

Anita Recksiedler said...

What a take on the colors! :> Love it! I like the tulle! And love seeing how you buy and use gems!!

Nona said...

So gorgeous, Virginia! Love the pretty yellow butterfly and the tulle! Such a great card design!

Kara Lynne said...

Wow, mustard yellow embossing powder! Great time to use that. You set it off so well on the black. Love the dimension, background, borders, sentiment, everything!

Larissa Heskett said...

BEAUTIFUL CARD Virginia!! I LOVE all of the stamps that you were able to use on just one card!! LOVE that butterfly with the netting behind it SO CUTE!! =) THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHHH! LOVE the design and that tulle! BEAUTIFUL texture and card:) YOU ROCK, Virginia:)

THANKS for playing along with us and joining in the fun over at the PDCC:)

Lindsey said...

Virginia, we seem to be very frugally alike! I too will buy clearance bling, knowing I can use the gems separately. :)Beautiful card, and the tulle detail is a perfect touch!

chrystinanoel.com said...

Sale items are awesome :) I love this color scheme, great choice!!

Alice Wertz said...

love the pop of colors. lovely card, Virginia!

Tracy said...

Gorgeous card! The butterfly looks fantastic. Congratulations on your win, well deserved :)

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Congrats!

Quip1320 said...

Gorgeous card and congrats on the win! Your card is wonderful!

Kara Lynne said...

Congrats, Virginia!