Sunday, March 9, 2014

Gingham and Daisies for The Paper Players & STS15

Greetings on this lovely Sunday, friends! The temperatures have warmed up a tad in my neck of the woods and that is more than enough to make me smile! Also adding to my smile is the fact that it's time for another challenge from The Paper Players! This week the uber-talented Anne Marie has a color challenge for us, along with an amazing inspiration photo. Love it! 

My original thoughts were to make something film inspired, but as I didn't really have any products along those lines I shifted gears entirely and took a walk in the country. If gingham and daisies don't make you think of a picnic in the country, I don't know what does! The greeting and gingham circle were created with the Kind & Cozy Stamp Set, and the border on the side was made with the Gingham Wheel Stamp.

The great layout is from Seize the Sketch. The circle in the center was just perfect for my stamp.

The large daisy was made with the Blossom Party Die. The smaller daisies and center of the large daisy were made using the Boho Blossom Punch. 

I wanted to add a little something extra to the background, so I heat embossed more tiny daisies using the retired Confetti Stamp Set. In real life, it's shiny and pretty! 

Stampin' Up Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Kindy & Cozy, Confetti, Gingham Wheel Stamp
Card Stock: Whisper White, Marina Mist, Crushed Curry, Smoky Slate
Designer Series Paper: Regals Stack
Ink Pads: Marina Mist
Markers: Marina Mist, Crushed Curry, Smoky Slate
Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, Circles Framelits, Blossom Party Die, Boho Blossom Punch
Accessories: White Embossing Powder, Regals Candy Dots, 5/16" Brads

Thanks for stopping by today! Please pay a visit the the rest of the Design Team at The Paper Players, and we'd love it if you'd play along!

Inky Hugs!


Sian Ridley said...

Oooh, I love your take on the PP inspiration and the sketch! I feel like I want to go for a picnic now - it's so summery! ;)

Ann Schach said...

This card just oozes Spring, Sandy! I love the gingham and the adorable daisies. A perfect use of the colors...and an awesome job with the sketch!

LeAnne said...

This IS the coziest card I've seen in a these colors with the gingham and daisies....just so fresh & PERFECT!

Jaydee said...

Sandy, what a great way to showcase some goodies that I always forget about. I am obsessed with your white daisies and the gingham! GORGEOUS.

Nance Leedy said...

Oh I just LOVE this card, Sandy! Your gingham, daisies and freshly picked colors just oooze sunshine and blue skies! I adore the way you made the daisies and you really rocked the sketch! LOVE it all!

Basement Stamper said...

Love the heat embossed little daisies, but I love your big daisies even more-they are gorgeous!

Anne Marie Hile said...

So sweet, Sandy! The gingham and the daisies give it such a cheerful and fun vibe. I love those bitty embossed daisies, too. They are the perfect touch! Thanks for rocking my challenge colors this week! Hugs! :)

Mom2Two (Jenni) said...

What a beautiful card!! It's sure to bring a smile!!