Sunday, September 22, 2013

Loving Thoughts for The Paper Players

Greetings, Stampers! It's my turn to be hostess this week at The Paper Players and this is the sketch I designed. Though it is a simple and classic layout, it was inspired by a beautiful card I had seen in a magazine.

I decided to use the layout to show off two different patterns in the Venetian Romance DSP package. That paper is sooo pretty! One stamped greeting and a few embellishments later and this simple card was done! 

I've seen some beautiful flowers made by others using Creped Filter Paper, and my package has been sitting around for quite some time untouched, so I thought I would try to make one myself. Oh my gosh, I love it! I can't stop touching it, LOL! I punched nine layers (one at a time) of the Creped Filter Paper using the Blossom Punch. I glued one on top of the other using a drop of Tombo Liquid Adhesive. After letting the glue dry for a bit, I just starting crunching and crunching until the flower looked like this. I'm definitely going to have to make a little box to give this in, though. There is no way I am smushing that pretty flower into an envelope!

Stampin' Up Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Loving Thoughts
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Pistachio Pudding, Baked Brown Sugar
Designer Series Paper: Venetian Romance
Ink Pads: Baked Brown Sugar
Tools: Blossom and Scallop Edge Border Punches, Big Shot, Autumn Accents Die
Accessories: Pearls, Creped Filter Paper, Pistachio Pudding Ruffled Ribbon
Other: Sequins

I hope you'll play along with my sketch this week at The Paper Players

Inky hugs!


LeAnne said...

Gorgeous, Sandy! I am in love with your beautiful flower and that paper is so very pretty...I used some at a recent retreat and the colors are so soft and ethereal! A great sketch, too!!!

Brian King said...

Sandy, Love this paper and this flower, but I particularly love the random placement of the little flowers on the card. They perfectly balance the card (which, I guess, makes them not randomly placed, huh?). Nice sketch for the challenge, too!

Nance Leedy said...

This is a lovely card, Sandy! Perfectly elegant and pretty--it fits so well with the classic lines of your great sketch. I, too, love the little gold flowers you sprinkled across the front. Such a sweet detail for a beautiful card! Thanks for a great sketch!

Mary Hogenmiller said...

So pretty. Love the full flower. Great sketch!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Such a pretty card, Sandy! Love the dimension on the flower and the soft colors. Thank you for such a fun sketch this week, my friend! :)