Sunday, September 14, 2014

World of Dreams for The Paper Players


Wow, check out this awesome autumnal color combo Anne Marie has for us this week at The Paper Players! Love, AM! Though these are perfect colors for an fall card, I had something a bit different in mind. 


Four colors can sometimes be difficult to incorporate into one card, but not if you are doing collage style stamping, which is what I did. I used the World of Dreams Stamp Set, and allowed Blackberry Bliss to be my predominant color, with the other colors being accent colors.


The awesome sketch is from Mary Jo at the Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge. I know I will be using this layout again.


The background was created by inking up one side of the Honeycomb Embossing Folder with a sponge, placing the card stock inside, and rolling over it with a brayer.


For my focal panel, I stamped the bird and nest image with Blackberry Bliss full strength. All the other images were stamped off once for a lighter, more subtle shade.


Stampin' Up Products Used:
Stamp Sets: World of Dreams
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Blackberry Bliss
Ink Pads: Blackberry Bliss, Baked Brown Sugar, Cajun Craze, Always Artichoke
Tools: Honeycomb Embossing Folder, Brayer, 3/16" Corner Punch, Stampin' Sponge
Accessories: Blackberry Bliss Stitched Satin Ribbon, In Color Sequins

Thanks for visiting today! Be sure to visit the rest of the Design Team at The Paper Players and leave them some inky love!

Hugs! 




15 comments:

Nancy said...

How did I miss that gorgeous stamp set, I love the birds in the nest, it's gonna be on my next order. I really like how you stamped off once for the leaves and let the image take center stage being full color. Nice touch too with the brayering (is that a word) of the EF.

Nance Leedy said...

FABulous, Sandy! Love the muted tones of the colors and you rocked the collage stamping! You're making me re-think this stamp set. Love what you've done with it. :-)

Andrea W said...

Beautiful stamping Sandy! I love how you created the background panel using the brayer, it adds a nice subtle detail. Wonderful card!

LeAnne said...

Oh, I couldn't WAIT to comment on this lovely creation! That silhouette image is just beautiful, especially with the leafy background stamping! LOVE it!

laurie said...

The blackberry bliss is so striking on this card. it just ties it all together, great idea to use that as your focal color. Beautiful card!

Yapha said...

Gorgeous card, Sandy! Thanks for tips on how you created honeycomb background. I have to try that sometime!

Nance said...

Hi Sandy, I love the inked up honeycomb folder. So slight, great.
😊

MJ said...

This is just stunning! I adore those colors and that stamp. Super job on the collage look! Just beautiful, thanks so much for playing along with my sketch challenge this week!

Mike said...

Love your card today, Sandy! The multi stamped images make the perfect background for the branch!

Claire Creates Cards said...

Sandy, I love the inked folder for your background! Love the stamped silhouettes! Just gorgeous! XX

Penny Hanuszak said...

Sandy this is such a beautiful and overlooked stamp set, I'm really glad you featured it on your card. The silhouettes are beautifully placed in this collage and the colours are a perfect blend. Thanks for sharing.

debbie reed said...

Oh my gosh, I am in love with this card. You have done an outstanding job of putting all these colors together and making it with most of the stamps in the set. Love, Love, Love it!

Jaydee said...

I love the collage style, Sandy and you are right, it is a great way to incorporate them. I didn't know what to do with this set, but you showcased it beautifully.
Hugs
Jaydee

Joanne James said...

What a beautiful collage style card Sandy - I find this style so difficult to successfully achieve, so I am in awe of such a beautiful result!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Sandy, I absolutely love how you layered all of the silhouette images to create such a perfect scene with the colors. Awesome tip on the inked up embossing folder, too. If I ever figure out which box my Big Shot is in, I am going to try that. Ha! You really showcased the colors beautifully, my friend!