Sunday, March 23, 2014

Butterflies & Doilies for The Paper Players

Hooray for the first weekend of Spring, woo hoo! The temperatures are still below average, but most of the snow has thankfully melted here in NY. Hooray for a new Paper Players challenge, too! This week I have the pleasure of being hostess, and I've come up with a sketch for your crafting pleasure! I thought this was a great layout to go either clean and simple, or pile on the goodies for a collage style card. 

Because I am never satisfied, I made three cards with this layout! Today I am featuring the collage style card, and you'll have to tune in later in the week to see the other two. My white space is kind of in reverse today, with a Sahara Sand background. I love the collage style, but when you are piling on lots of little bits and pieces it's hard to know when to stop! 

I love the look of the leaves in White Vellum, so subtle. The best way to glue vellum down is with a thin coating of Liquid Tombo Adhesive as it won't show through. I also used Liquid Tombo for the doily, tiny flowers, and sequins. 

Stampin' Up Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Gorgeous Grunge, Too Kind
Card Stock: Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Crisp Canteloupe, Sahara Sand, White Vellum
Designer Series Paper: Birthday Basics
Ink Pads: Calypso Coral, Sahara Sand
Tools: Big Shot, Little Leaves Sizzlit, Delicate Doilies Sizzlit, Itty Bitty Shapes, Elegant Butterfly, Bitty Butterfly, 1 3/8" Circle and 1 3/4" Circle Punches
Accessories: Gold Sequin Trim, In Color Boutique Details, Pearls, Linen Thread

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Please check out the fabulous creations by the rest of the design team at The Paper Players, and we hope you'll play along, too! 


LeAnne said...

This is gorgeous, Sandy....I fell in love with this color combo when I saw it on Dynamic Duos! Your little embellishments are just perfect....sweet, sweet, creation! Great sketch, too!

Unknown said...

I love the decorative edge on the large circle under the butterfly! How did you achieve this?

barb mann said...

Sandy - I love this card for your sketch! The vellum leaves are yummy! I hope you don't mind me casing for my card club. They will love it too! TFS... Barb

Jaydee said...

Sandy, this is gorgeous. I love the vellum and white on the Sahara Sand. I think you captured the collage style beautifully. I love this sketch and want to play around with it some more this week.

Nance Leedy said...

Sandy, this is stunning! The colors are so rich and I am envious of your effortlessly balanced collage layout. Each element is perfectly placed and beautiful. LOVE the vellum leaves, I must try that! You've certainly shown the versatility of your fab sketch! ((hugs))