Thursday, March 8, 2012

Up in the Air and Three Challenges

That's right: not one, not two, but three challenges at once! That's a first for me! I combined sketch, color and theme challenges all in one for this sweet birthday card using the Up in the Air Stamp Set.

The layout was provided by the Stamping 411 Saturday Sketch Challenge (a new favorite for me). 

The color scheme was inspired by the ColorQ Challenge. I love the inspiration picture; what a pretty dress!

The theme at The Paper Players this week is 'Spring has Sprung'. I don't know about you, but when I think Spring I think about pastel colors, birds, flowers and butterflies. That was the inspiration for the stamp set that I used, Up in the Air.

The focal image, as well as the greetings, were stamped in Chocolate Chip Ink. The flowers and leaves were colored in with markers. The centers of the flowers were dabbed with a little Dazzling Details, a product I love. I'm a glitter phobe, but Dazzing Details leaves no mess at all!

Stampin' Up! Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Up in the Air, Petite Pairs
Card Stock: Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip, Calypso Coral
Designer Series Paper: Twitterpated, Everyday Enchantment
Ink Pads: Chocolate Chip
Markers: Blushing Bride, Certainly Celery
Tools: 1 1/4" Circle, 1 3/8" Circle, 1 3/4" Scallop Circle and Scallop Trim Border Punches
Accessories: Certainly Celery Grosgrain Ribbon, Dazzling Details, Pearls

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Thanks for stopping by today!



Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card! Great stamp set!

Ann Schach said...

What a beautiful card, Sandy! I love the mix of Designer Papers, and of course, the pearls! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

Eloise said...

Terrific card! i love the flower stamp.

Tammy Fite said...

love your card! it definitely reminds me of spring!

Sherry Eckblad said...

cute card, what a great stamp set. Thanks for playing with The Paper Players.

LeAnne said...

What a sweet card--using three of my favorite challenges! Plus my favorite sentiment set! Someone will really appreciate this card! Thanks for playing with the CQC and the Paper Pals this week!

Sylvia said...

Lovely card, Sandy, beautiful arrangement of stamping and papers. Thanks for joining us this week at the ColourQ.

Lesley said...

This is one sweet card Sandy, three challenges is awesome! Good for you! Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players and for sharing your lovely card!!

Suzanne Bier said...

Very pretty card, Sandy! The stamp set you chose is beautiful, too! Thanks for joining us at the colourQ! :)

Jessica Marie said...

Love your card!!!

jaydee said...

Sandy, great job combining all three challenges... now you have gone and made me want this set. Perfect for spring. So glad you joined the Paper Players again this week

Tracey McNeely said...

Fantastic card, love your colourQ interpretation.

Christina said...

Beautiful job combining these challenges, Sandy! I love the pretty mix of patterned papers you used on the background and the sweet, spring flower stamp. Thanks for joining us this week at the ColourQ!