Sunday, July 31, 2016

Floral Note, PP306

Hi, everyone! It's Sunday and time for a new challenge at The Paper Players. This week, our wonderful Laurie is hostess and she has a fun tic tac toe board for us to play along with. I went diagonally from the top left: Enamel Dots, Patterned Paper and Die Cut. 

BTW: Scroll all the way down if you want to see some of my vacation pics :)

Today I'm playing with some new Altenew products. I know... every time you read one of my posts I am talking about new stuff. Hello, my name is Sandy and I am a stampaholic, lol! Anyhow, I used three stamp sets here, mixing some floral images from two sets and a sentiment from another. My strip of patterned paper is to the far left, and you can see the subtle pattern a bit better in the close up. I really like the way this card came out. These Altenew images are so beautiful.

I'm also playing along with the challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, which is to add some texture to your card.

Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Peony Bouquet, Beautiful Day, Beautiful Lady (Altenew)
Card Stock: Solar White (Neenah), Woodgrain White (Altenew), Black (Simon Says Stamp)
Patterned Paper: Words of Love (Carta Bella)
Ink Pads: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Peach Parfait, Rouge, Crimson (Altenew), Versamark
Markers: Copic
Tools: Big Shot, Peony Bouquet and Beautiful Day Dies (Altenew), Heat Tool
Accessories: White Fine Detail Embossing Powder (Simon Says Stamp)

And now, just a few pics from my vacation in Niagara Falls...

I took sooo many pictures of the amazing falls and certainly won't bore you with them all. We stayed on the Canadian side of the falls, and this is a view of the New York falls on the Canadian side.

This is from the top of Horseshoe falls, which is kind of cool because it was like being on the top of a bottomless abyss. 

We were on this boat (or ship? I can never get that right) going into Horseshoe Falls. I didn't realize how soggy I would be all week! A very bad hair week, lol! 

Finally, just a short video to help you appreciate the force with which these waters fall. Certainly not a trickle. Six million cubic feet a minute, to be exact. I took this while on the Journey Behind the Falls.

Thanks for visiting and I do hope you will leave a comment! Then please head over to The Paper Players to see the awesome creations from the rest of our team, and hopefully play along, too!

Inky hugs!


Justin said...

Your card is stunning! You stamped the flowers perfectly! So happy that you had a nice vacation! Thanks for sharing the pics! I've never been there! Hugs! :-)

LeAnne said...

Did you hear my jaw drop down here in PA when I saw your card? It's STUNNING! Those florals are gorgeous...and I just bought my first Altenew set, waiting impatiently for it to arrive! And I LOVE Niagara Falls....such great shots and they bring back fond childhood memories!

laurie said...

WOW! those flowers are gorgeous..and the subtle pinks and grays are so soft and pretty together!

Looks like you had a fun time...awesome pics!

Vicki Finger said...

I think this is a gorgeous card and not so ultra feminine even though there are flowers. I love the bold graphic imagery here!

Flo said...

Breathtaking card; I love peonies, too. 😍
Those Niagara Falls pix are stunning; where is the video?

Linda Callahan said...

Wow - the flowers are gorgeous....and then some! Beautiful elegant card! Glad you had fun at Niagara Falls - it's a great place to visit!

Hannelie said...

Sandy, as always I LOVE your card!
Your coloring looks amazing and the design is just perfect!

Unknown said...

You certainly have used Altenew's beautiful stamp set to glean every bit of beauty from it. I also found you video very enjoyable! Thank you for lots of inspiration! Blessings.

Jaydee said...

Sandy, I am obsessed with Altenew products at the moment and feel that I am going to have to join you in confessing to be a stampaholic at the moment :-) You really did showcase these products beautifully. I especially love the flower set against the woodgrain with the single vertical strip that matches your sentiment. Stunning card, my friend
P.S. I got my woodgrain at SSS

Claire Broadwater said...

Sandy, I too am a Stampaholic! I really do have a problem! LOL! I love Altenew stamps and this card is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!! Your coloring is fabulous! So much detail!
I have never been to Niagara Falls, but these pictures make me want to visit. So happy you had a great trip! XX

Colleen Begley said...

Gorgeous, Sandy! I love the colors that you've used on the flowers and they are perfectly showcased by that wood grain background. Awesome!!!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Oh my Sandy, your card is so beautiful, really elegant. Love the holiday photos too - I would love tho go there; one day!

Dottie said...

Sandy you nailed the beauty of this my most favorite Altenew stamp set. Gorgeous colors with fab paper and all. Loved the Falls little video. Though I have seen it many times you just can’t get over how magnificent they are. Thank you for bringing back sweet memories of the place.