Sunday, February 22, 2015

Four Feathers and Paper Pumpkin, PP233

Greetings, Friends! I have the honor of being hostess today at The Paper Players, and this week it's time for a sketch. I hope you like it!

I really didn't have a color scheme in mind, but I was inspired to go through some of my older Paper Pumpkin kits. There are some really cool papers in those kits. I chose this paper with the fun little triangles, and went from there. I used two shades of gray (I know what you are thinking, don't say it!) combined with Calypso Coral. I love these colors together! 

The smallest feather was stamped in Black Stazon and sponged with Calyso Coral. The large feather to the left was embossed with Silver Embossing Powder onto Basic Gray Card Stock. It's so shiny in real life! I wanted the sentiment (also from a Paper Pumpkin Kit) to be a bit darker, so I embossed it with Pewter Embossing Powder on Vellum Card Stock.

Stampin' Up Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Four Feathers
Card Stock: Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, White Vellum
Ink Pads: Black Stazon, Versamark, Calypso Coral
Tools: Big Shot, Feathers Framelits, Heat Tool
Accessories: Calypso Coral Baker's Twine, Frosted Sequins, Silver and Pewter Embossing Powders
From Paper Pumpkin Kits:
Sentiment from Hello To You Kit
Patterned Paper from Good Life Brag Book Kit
Card Base from Hey There Kit

Please visit the rest of the amazing Design Team at The Paper Players! But first, please leave me some inky love in the form of a comment! 



laurie said...

First of all, what a great sketch! I loved it.

I love how you stamped on vellum,too, and the colors you chose work SO well together. The embossed feather steals the show pretty!

LeAnne said...

I LOVE your two shades of gray, love the sketch and I love everything about your card! Gray and orange are really popular right now....but you are always trendy, my friend! :D

Nora Noll said...

This card is beautiful. I love that triangle paper and the shades of gray you used. Stunning design!!

Debbie Mageed said...

Sandy, I really enjoyed working with your sketch this week! Great job!! I really love your card and totally agree with you that Paper Pumpkin has some great products to use and then save leftovers for later. Thanks for reminding us!

Melaniestamps said...

Hi Sandy, I love your card and the great colors. I'm so happy to see others reuse the Paper Pumpkin stamps and products. I think they are some of our most overlooked tools!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Hey, 2 shades of gray are just as effective as 50 on this gorgeous card! Hee hee! This. Is. FABULOUS! I love the color combo and the detail in the design. You are making me look at those Paper Pumpkin kits in a whole new light. Thank you for a fantastic sketch this week and such awesome inspiration with your card. Big hugs! :)

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Karren said...

Everything about this card is gorgeous! The colors look amazing together and that embossed feather looks so rich and elegant. Fabulous card!

Ann Schach said...

Wow, Sandy! I LOVE this card! The sequins add the perfect touch. This paper is fabulous!!! You hit it out of the park, my friend!

Nance Leedy said...

Sandy, these colors, this paper, the subtle is all fabulous! What a great sketch and you've used it beautifully! Thank you for the inspiration! ((Hugs))

Andrea W said...

Your card is so clean and well coordinated. The embossed feather and sentiment look fantastic. Stunning card Sandy!

Jenny Engelke said...

This is an awesome sketch and an even more awesome card! I'll be using this sketch over and over it!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Sandy, your sketch this week is fab - a keeper! - and I absolutely love your interpretation of it. That paper ties all of the elements of your card together beautifully and I love the different treatment to each of your feathers. Great card!

Jaydee said...

Sandy, this is such a great sketch! I love the feathers with the DSPs and your sequins are the perfect finishing touch. I love how you tied all of these elements together.