Sunday, March 2, 2014

Sending Many Thanks for The Paper Players

Greetings, Stampers! It's Sunday and time for another fun Paper Players challenge! This week the amazing Ann Schach is challenging us to make Thank You cards. I don't know about you, but I always need lots of those! I guess that makes me fortunate to have so many kind and generous people in my life.

I was a tad lazy today and cased myself. I made this card last week and really liked the way it came out, so I thought I would do it again with a different layout and color scheme, and make it a Thank You card. I think I like this one, too! I guess what I really like is the blossoms from the Simple Stems Stamp Set, combined with some bright colors, lots of white space and a splash of black.

Always on the lookout for inspiration, I spotted a layout I liked from The Deconstructed Sketch and the awesome colors are from Color Throwdown.

Nothing too complicated to explain here. The blossoms and leaves were stamped and cut out by hand. By the way, did I ever tell you how much I like to fussy-cut? I find it very relaxing, LOL! Anyways, the circles and banners were cut with Framelits, and my favorite part is the paper piercing, also very relaxing! 

Stampin' Up Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Simple Stems, Summer Silhouettes, Petite Pairs
Card Stock: Whisper White, So Saffron, Tangerine Tango
Designer Series Paper: Subtles Stack
Ink Pads: Black Stazon, So Saffron, Tangerine Tango
Tools: Big Shot, Circles and Banners Framelits, Paper Piercing Essentials, Paper Piercing Tool & Mat
Accessories: Linen Thread, Neutrals Candy Dots

So glad you could find time to pay me a visit today! Please pay a visit to the rest of the Design Team at The Paper Players too, and we hope you'll play along!

Hugs :)


Ann Schach said...

Absolutely stunning, Sandy! Fabulous colors and a wonderful sketch! WOW!

Nancy said...

This card is a show-stopper, I love the color combo, the piercing, fussy cutting, banners, but the color is gorgeous!

Claire Broadwater said...

Your card is gorgeous! I love the way you layered the flowers. The colors shout out "SPRING!" The sketch is a winner, too! I always love seeing what you create each week! Thanks for the inspiration! X

Lesley said...

Love how you used the colours, Sandy. Beautiful card. ♥

Nance Leedy said...

FABulous card, as alwasy, Sandy! The colors are rich and elegant as well as cheerfully spring. The white space really makes them pop and I love your use of the sketch. I hear ya on the stress-relieving aspect of's my favorite technique! Fabulous job...((hugs))

Lori said...

Beautiful! Love the fussy cut and layered flowers. Thanks for joining us for this week's Color Throwdown!

Sherri Scrapper said...

Lovely card!

LeAnne said...

I do NOT consider yourself lazy when you crank out something as fabulous as THIS! It is amazing....just jaw-dropping! Those flowers are stunning!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a wonderful card. Love the pretty flowers and the touch of black! Great layers. Thank you for playing along with us at The Color Throwdown.

Jaydee said...

Sandy, the colors are gorgeous and I love the layers you created. The flowers, the leaves, the banners, the DSP. Really striking card with the highlight of black and white.

Anne Marie Hile said...

So pretty, Sandy! Those colors really pop off the clean white background and that is some fabulous fussy-cutting. :)