Happy Sunday, friends, and Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers out there! Today I rejoin the gals on The Paper Players DT and it's good to be back! Ann is our color hostess this week and she has chosen a beautiful color palette of Cherry Cobbler, Not Quite Navy and Early Espresso plus a neutral of your choice.
I couldn't wait to use these colors with another new stamp from the summer Mini Catalog...Sail Away...which was perfect for a masculine card:
As my neutral base, I started with Naturals White cardstock stamped with the Sanded background stamp inked in Early Espresso and stamped off once. Naturals White is a great weight for the card base--a little heavier than Whisper White--and the subtle flecks are perfect for this nautical card. A piece of Not Quite Navy cardstock was cut with the Two Tags die, stamped with Sail Away in Versamark, sprinkled with white stampin' emboss powder and heat set. I also sponged a little NQN ink to the water for more depth. Next, I layered Cherry Cobbler patterned paper, Early Espresso cardstock edged with the Spiral Border punch and some retired Botanical Gazette DSP that I ran through the Big Shot with the Kit #4 Texture Plate.
I brayered the texture plate with Early Espresso ink before running it through the Big Shot and that really helps define the de-bossed areas and make the texture pop! I created my own tag for the sentiment from Something to Celebrate with a rectangular piece of Naturals White CS and the Corner Rounder punch.
Were you just as excited as me to see Baker's Twine in the Summer mini catalog?! Oh, yeah! Here, I've wound some Cherry Cobbler/Whisper White Baker's Twine and Early Espresso 1/4" grosgrain ribbon around a [retired] silver circle designer brad.
Lastly, even a masculine card deserves a finished inside--although maybe not one with all the frills and layers I normally do! Here, I inked Sail Away in Early Espresso and stamped off once before stamping on the card. A simple, but effective, sentiment from Word Play was inked in Not Quite Navy and overstamped on the sailboat.
So, now it's over to you...will you join us this week? I hope so! Check out the DT inspiration over at The Paper Players and then link up your project by Friday May 13th at midnight (PST) to be in the running for A Cut Above or even, Headliner. Before you go, I would love to hear what you think of today's card. If you leave me a little note, please also leave your email or blog address so I can return my thanks! Have a great day friends!
stamps: sail away; word play, sanded BG
paper: naturals white, not quite navy, early espresso CS; botanical gazette [retired] DSP; patterns DSP stack (regals)
ink: early espresso, not quite navy classic ink; versamarkxtras: early espresso 1/4" grosgrain ribbon; cherry cobbler/whisper white baker's twine; two tags die; spiral border punch; corner rounder punch; white stampin' emboss powder; texture plates kit; circle designer brads.