Sunday, August 11, 2013

Fabulous Florets for The Paper Players

Hi, all! I am super excited today as this is the very first time I am hosting a challenge at The Paper Players! This week it's a color challenge, and the colors were chosen by Yours Truly. I adore every one of the new Stampin' Up colors this year, so I selected three of them for this summery combo. 

I also love a color combo with a shade of green in it. That way I can stamp with my favorite type of image, a floral. I pulled out my much used Fabulous Florets Stamp Set for this project and combined it with a greeting from the Banner Greetings Stamp Set and some Birthday Basics DSP

The greenery was all stamped with Pear Pizzazz ink. The blossoms were stamped in Strawberry Slush, and the outlined flowers were sponged with a little Crisp Cantaloupe.  I really love the way the new firm foam ink pads stamp these solid images, just perfectly.

I used several different embossing folders and dies for lots of yummy texture. The colors were softened up a bit by the addition of a white background and ribbon.

Stampin' Up Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Fabulous Florets, Banner Greetings
Card Stock: Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Strawberry Slush
Designer Series Paper: Birthday Basics
Ink Pads: Pear Pizzazz, Strawberry Slush, Crisp Cantaloupe
Tools: Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots, Adorning Accents and Needlepoint Border Embossing Folders, Ovals Collection Framelits, Adorning Accents Edgelits
Accessories: White White Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon

I hope you'll play along with us this week at The Paper Players, and be sure to check out the beautiful creations by the rest of our design team!

Inky hugs!


Anonymous said...

Your card is just beautiful! I love all of the layers and texture. Congrats on your first hosting challenge! The colors are great and I can't wait to make my card! :-)

Mary Hogenmiller said...

Love all the detailing on this card. Great colors!

LeAnne said...

This is a lovely color combo, Sandy, and I enjoyed playing with it! Your floral card is so pretty, especially with all the little extras you've got tucked in here! Great first challenge!

Jaydee said...

Sandy, so glad to have you along:-) I LOVED the colors you chose for your first challenge. The embossed right edge is fabulous... I always forget about these and how wonderfully they finish a card!