Sunday, March 5, 2017

Life is Beautiful, PP334

Hi everyone! This week at The Paper Players, I have the pleasure of being your hostess. For my theme challenge I've chosen a simple one: Cut it Out! Just cut out an element for your card using the tool of your choice, plain old scissors are just fine if you wish.

I chose to use some brand new dies from Concord and 9th that I've had my eye on for a while and just purchased. They were sitting on my desk screaming "Pick Me!" I really love the clean lines of these stalks, which are inlaid and then backed with some sparkly glitter paper. 

I'm also playing along with the colors at Color Throwdown, which I blended on watercolor card stock for my background.

Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Beautiful Words (Concord and 9th)
Card Stock: Solar White (Neenah), Watercolor Card Stock (Tim Holtz), Mint Macaron Glimmer Paper (Stampin' Up)
Ink Pads: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers Distress Inks (Tim Holtz)
Tools: Big Shot, Stitched Rectangles Dies (Lawn Fawn), Layering Leaves Dies, Beautiful You Dies (Concord and 9th), Ink Blending Tool (Tim Holtz)

Thanks so much for stopping by! Please visit the rest of our Design Team at The Paper Players, and I hope you'll play along with my challenge this week, too! 


  1. Sandy, fabulous challenge:-) I am obsessed with the gorgeous simplicity of the wheat stalks. The fact that you took the time to add a little glimmer paper into each of them is amazing. CAS perfection, my friend

  2. This card is just beautiful!!! Thanks for playing the Color Throwdown Challenge this week! Hope to see you again next time!

  3. I love the stalks, they are very pretty. I like how you inlaided them too! Yes, life is beautiful.

  4. This card is so pretty Sandy - your inlaid diecuts are great and I just love that blended coloured background. What a great challenge this week!

  5. Pretty card! Love the inlaid dies

  6. I love your card, the inlaid dies are a great way to use this awesome set. That background is gorgeous too. Clairex

  7. Very pretty card, Sandy! Love the colors on the background and those inlaid die-cuts are stunning.

  8. Love your new dies Sandy...they look great inlaid!Your blended background is beautiful,too.

    Have a great day:)

  9. Swoooooon! I am in love with these stalks - so geometric and modern. Love that you paired them with a soft watercolor effect in gorgeous rustic colors. And the added inlaid sparkle? Stunning, my friend!

  10. Sandy, this is an amazing challenge! I am in love with your wheat stalks! The inlaid glitter is lovely! I am glad these dies screamed out to you! Have a great rest of the week! XX

  11. Gorgeous! I love these die cuts too! I have to put them on my list!