Sunday, February 6, 2011

Love is in the Air {PP33} & candy winner!

Happy Sunday everyone and welcome to another week at The Paper Players.  What a time we had last week with our first-ever Blog Hop.  I am so grateful for all those who stopped by during the Hop and became one of my followers.  I just love to see all your little smiling faces on my blog each day--it warms my heart to know you're out there! 

So first order of business is to announce the winner of the Blog Hop candy!!  I used to generate the winning comment and it selected #65...Michelle!!! 
Congratulations Michelle!  Please email your snail mail address to and I will put your Polka Dot impressions folder AND my blog hop card in the mail to you right away!

Alright, now onto this week's's February and that means Valentine's Day and all things LOVE-ly!   Please join us for our "Love is in the Air" challenge to create a romantic card of any style.
I like to try and find other uses for holiday stamps and so it was with that approach that I used Valentine Defined to make an anniversary card.
I started with a card base of Basic Gray and a piece of Bashful Blue run through the Elegant Lines impressions folder and matted with Rich Razzleberry.   To make the focal medallion I stamped the heart grass from Valentine Defined in Bashful Blue and overstamped the lovin' flamingos in Rich Razzleberry.
I punched the flamingos with a 1 3/4" circle punch, backed it with a 2" Brushed Silver circle and a 2 1/2" scalloped circle in Rich Razzleberry.  I punched a bitty heart with the two-step owl punch (really, this time!) and added some Crystal Effects.  It makes a sweet little puffy heart!
I needed a place for the sentiment but didn't want to interfere with the embossed background.  So I stamped a piece of cardstock Vellum with a Basic Gray sentiment from A Word for You, punched a scallop border and added some pearls.  Some Basic Gray taffeta ribbon hid the adhesive perfectly!
On the inside I added a strip of more embossed Bashful Blue cardstock, a scalloped border of Rich Razzleberry and a sentiment from Occasional Quotes in Basic Gray.

Be sure to check out all the inspiration from the rest of The Paper Players design team and then link up your love-inspired creation on the Paper Players blog by midnight (MST) on Friday February 11th.  The design team will each choose A Cut Above and a Headliner.  Have fun all my lovely friends!

stamps: valentine defined, a word for you, occasional quotes
ink: basic gray, rich razzleberry, bashful blue
paper: basic gray, rich razzleberry, bashful blue, brushed silver, whisper white, vellum CS
xtras: basic gray taffeta ribbon; basic pearls; 1 3/4" circle and 2" circle punches; 2 1/2" scalloped circle punch; scalloped border punch; crystal effects; elegant lines impressions folder


Marisa said...

I turned away from this EF when I first saw it but am quickly changing my mind! Love how you used it on this card. Gorgeous creation.

Christy Q said...

Gorgeous!!! I love this card down to the color combo you used, the embossing folder, the vellum, etc. Just stunning!!!

Christina said...

Beautiful, Nance! You know I love this embossing folder, and it looks fantastic on this card. I never would have thought to combine these colors, but they are so fresh and fun. Once again, your layered stamping is perfection--love those cute flamingos with the heart grass!

Kerin said...

Wow, all of the elements on this card are so beautiful together! The vellum & pearls give it such a soft, romantic it!!

Diane - said...

Nance this looks so elegant! Love the vellum sentiment and the embossing folder is a super favorite. The flamingos look almost 3D... so it must be the color. Love the tiny puffy heart. So pretty.

Ann Schach said...

Wow, Nance! I love the embossing and the vellum! Beautiful!

Anne Marie said...

Nance, I love everything about this! The color combo is just fabulous, so elegant and sophisticated for an anniversary card. The stamping on vellum looks awesome...I always forget about vellum, why is that? Lol! As always it is all of your amazing details that make the card a stand out. Very pretty! :)

jaydee said...

Nance, I love the colors - really fresh! I love the vellum for the sentiment. I love the silver paper behind the focal point. heck, there's almost nothing I don't love about it!

Julie Gearinger said...

Hi Nance! This card is so beautiful- you have taken a set that I normally would consider "cutesy" and turned it into an elegant card! Love all the embossing, the vellum, pearls and the little puffy heart:-) Thanks again for sharing and miss you too!