Happy Sunday everyone! Hope you're having a good weekend. Welcome to Paper Player Sundays! Lesley is our hostess this week and she has designed this versatile sketch for us:
It's a good one, eh? I went with a traditional A2 size as it fit the focal image that I had in mind...
When I pulled the Build-a-Cupcake punch out of my Sale-a-Bration order box and looked at all the parts it punches, I couldn't wait to use the top part of the cupcake--that is, the frosting--as clouds! Believe it or not, this card started with the clouds! I knew I wanted to use the clouds where the flowers are in the sketch. Once I had the clouds, a tree seemed the next logical choice and it just snowballed from there! My three colorful and fun panels are taken from the Play Date designer paper.
This tree from Valentine Defined is one of my favorites in the set and it fit perfectly inside a 3" circle mat cut from Chocolate Chip cardstock with my new 3" Circle die. Of course, I used the same Pony Party grass I used in this card and added a red glimmer heart with the smallest heart from the Heart-to-Heart punch.
The clouds were punched from Whisper White cardstock with the Build-a-Cupcake punch:
and the edges were sponged with Tempting Turquoise ink so they would stand out against the other white cardstock.
The sentiment from You're a Gem seemed to fit the mood of this card and I matched the Old Olive ink and Chocolate Chip mat to the main image. For a little more texture, a strip of Chocolate Chip cardstock was edged with the Scallop Border punch and run through the Polka Dot impressions folder.
So there you have it--what do you think? I hope you like it! Be sure to hop on over to the rest of The Paper Players design team for some fabulous inspiration. If all that inspiration gets you crafting, come back to our blog and link up your creation by midnight Friday February 25th for a chance to be our "Headliner" or "A Cut Above"! Hope you'll join us!
stamps: valentine defined, you're a gem, pony party
ink: old olive, tempting turquoise
paper: so saffron, chocolate chip, whisper white CS; play date DSPxtras: build-a-cupcake, scallop border, 1" circle, 1 1/4" circle, heart-to-heart punches; 3" circle originals die; nestabilities; stampin' write markers; red glimmer paper