Sunday, March 27, 2016

Have a Beautiful Day, PP288 & CTD385

Hi friends! To those of you who celebrate, a very Happy Easter to you! My family and I will be going to my brother-in-laws house for dinner today. We always like going to his house for Easter because he is sure to have bunnies in his yard!

Today at The Paper Players, my sweet friend LeAnne is hostess. She has a fun sketch for us to play along with, and I liked it so much I made two cards. You'll have to tune in tomorrow for the second one.

I was initially perplexed about what to do with the main panel with three sections, but once I decided to treat it as one piece in sections, it made more sense to me. I used one of my new favorite stamp sets, You're So Lovely from Hero Arts. I also used my Mini Misti for the first time, and I love the fact that you can ink up your stamp twice over the same image for some nice rich color. I'll have to check out You Tube for some other ideas of what to do with it. Suggestions are welcome!

I adore this rich, beautiful color combo from Color Throwdown and couldn't wait to play along.

Products Used:
Stamp Sets: You're So Lovely (Hero Arts)
Card Stock: Solar White (Neenah), Coastal Cabana, Island Indigo (Stampin' Up)
Ink Pads: Soft Sky, Coastal Cabana, Island Indigo (Stampin' Up), Versamark
Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, Sponge Dauber, You're So Lovely Dies (Hero Arts), Oval Framelits (Sizzix), Grid Stencil (Simon Says Stamp)
Accessories: Island Indigo Satin Ribbon, Gold Embossing Powder (Stampin' Up), Gold Sparkle Enamel Dots (Simple Stories)

Thank for stopping by, and please visit the rest of the Design Team at The Paper Players!  We hope you'll play along with our challenge this week, too!

Inky hugs!


Hannelie said...

Your card this week looks stunning Sandy!

Linda Callahan said...

Oh I love my Misti.....just got the mini one too! And I love these flowers and colors on your card! Beautiful!

Wanda Cullen said...

Beautiful card for both the sketch and the throwdown colors! Love it! Thanks for playing along with us at CTD!

Vickie Z said...

Great design and use of the colors!! Love those flowers with gold leaves!! So glad you joined us at CTD!

LeAnne said...

This is truly beautiful...that subtle background on your panels is perfect for those big beautiful blooms! I just LOVE the sentiment...that sweet font is wonderful! Can't wait to see version #2!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

I just adore this card Sandy! The subtle pattern on the panelling is the perfect backdrop for your flowers and I just love how you used this great colour combo in an unorthodox way. I too am looking forward to seeing the second card with these colours! I am also considering purchasing a Misti, so appreciate the feedback!

Nance Leedy said...

What a stunning card, Sandy! Gorgeous use of the colors--those flowers are beautiful. Love your stenciled panels--what a clever way to use the sketch. Just beautiful! The Easter bunny brought me a mini Misti and I can't wait to try it!

laurie said...

I LOVE this!The flowers are so fun, and I love how you used them for the sketch...great card!

Claire Broadwater said...

Sandy, I hope you had a very special Easter! This card is GORGEOUS!!!!!!! That color combo is beautiful and I just love your stenciled panels! Those flowers steal the show! XX