Sunday, April 14, 2013

Blooming with Kindness for The Paper Players

Greetings, Stampers! Are you all enjoying your weekend? Well you're about to enjoy it even more, because Anne Marie over at The Paper Players has an awesome color challenge for us!  Aren't these colors beautiful together? After you're done reading my post, be sure to go over and visit their site to see all the other gorgeous creations made by the design team using these colors.  

Before I tell you about my project, I just want to say a big thank you to all of those who left me a comment, mailed a card or emailed condolences over the passing of my mother. Your kind, sweet thoughts were very uplifting and I treasure each one. Big inky hugs!

I cased myself when I created this card. I'd made one with a similar layout about a month ago and really liked the way it came out, so I thought I would re-create it using different colors and stamps. Casing is a great way to get yourself out of a designing slump! The greeting and image both come from the Blooming with Kindness Stamp Set.

The chrysanthemum was stamped in Island Indigo ink onto Very Vanilla card stock. I used Baja Blue ink and an Aqua Painter to fill it in a bit. It was cut out with an Apothecary Accents Framelits die and then the edges were sponged with Crumb Cake ink. I created an oval shaped doily by cutting a Tea Lace doily in half, trimming it a bit, and piecing it back together. The seam was covered with some Crumb Cake Taffeta Ribbon.

Stampin' Up Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Blooming with Kindness
Card Stock: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Rich Razzleberry
Ink Pads: Baja Blue, Island Indigo, Crumb Cake
Designer Series Paper: Floral District
Tools: Big Shot, Apothecary Accents Framelits, 
Accessories: Crumb Cake Taffeta Ribbon, Brights Buttons, Tea Lace Paper Doilies, Delicate Details Lace Tape

Thanks for stopping by today!


LeAnne said...

Sandy, I am so sorry to hear about your is never easy, regardless of age or time. I love the photo you shared of her. I will keep you all in my prayers.
Your card is just lovely...this is one of my favorite floral images and I like ANYTHING in blue! The way you cut the doily to make it an oval is ingenious! TFS!

Nance Leedy said...

LOVE your oval doily--how clever are you?! Your card is lovely--so soft and pretty. Fabulous way to get back on the stampin' train. Glad to have you back! ((hugs))

Anonymous said...


So sorry to hear of your loss. May you be comforted by sweet memories. This card is so pretty and designed so wonderfully. CASEing a great designer was a good idea;)

Ann Schach said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Sandy. You are in my thoughts.

Anonymous said...

Clever oval doily!! I love it! See you later! :-)

Anne Marie Hile said...

Sandy, you are in my thoughts and prayers. I am so very sorry for your loss.

You created such a beautiful card to showcase the colors and I love all of the pretty elements you added, especially that decorative tape. I forgot I bought that until I saw your card. THanks for the inspiration, as always. Big hugs! :)