Happy Paper Players Sunday, friends! Glad to have you here with me for my week as hostess over at The Paper Players. We're hosting a sketch challenge this week and I designed it especially for you:
Some more goodies from the new catalog arrived on my doorstep last week and I couldn't wait to ink up Field Flowers.
I turned to my Color Coach for inspiration and found this fresh color combo: Soft Suede, Island Indigo, More Mustard and Lucky Limeade isn't it pretty? Field Flowers is a gorgeous two-step stamp set and the best part is that the stems are separate from the flowers so they can be two different colors without using markers! The stems were stamped in Lucky Limeade directly onto some First Edition Specialty Paper--love this look!
One flower was stamped directly onto the DSP while the other was stamped two-step style onto Very Vanilla cardstock and snipped out for some dimension. Both flowers received a Soft Suede center with yet another stamp in the set. Because I was channeling my teammate, Ann Schach, (!) I sponged the edges of the flower with Soft Suede. In fact, I think I sponged all the edges and oh, yes I even used one of Ann's favorite tools the 7-sided distressing tool! Love how it roughs up the edges!
I rolled one corner and separated the layers of Island Indigo cardstock--I told you I was channeling Ann, LOL! The corner was just crying out for something so a sweet little Soft Suede bee floated out of the Nature Walk stamp set and landed on my paper!
The opposite corners of the Soft Suede base got a background stamping treatment with the water spots and script stamp from French Foliage. As well as the More Mustard Top Note peeking out from the bottom. Isn't that new In Color ruffled ribbon lovely?Another new stamp set saw ink on this card...Friendly Phrases is a must-have--love the mixed fonts and the cursive handwriting.
More fun with water spots on the inside too! Can't get enough of them! So, I hope you've enjoyed today's card and that you'll cruise on over to the rest of the Design Team for some lovely inspiration:
The Paper Players Design TeamIf you decide to join us this week, please load your craftiness on The Paper Players blog by Friday, August 5th at midnight (PST) to be in the running for A Cut Above or even Headliner! I can't wait to see what you do with our sketch! Thanks for stopping by!
stamps: field flowers, french foliage, nature walk, friendly phrases
ink: lucky limeade, more mustard, soft suede
paper: soft suede, island indigo, more mustard, very vanilla CS; first edition specialty DSPxtras: lucky limeade ruffled ribbon; top note die; 7-sided distressing tool; sponges;