Sunday, August 21, 2011

Thankful for Three {PP60}

Happy Paper Players Sunday, friends!  This week LeAnne has a great sketch for us that highlights the design principle of three.
The circles in the sketch can be any shape, accessory, stamp or element that you would like.  I played around with a few things but ended up sticking with the circles because I love circles as much as I love threes!
I was also able to play with my sneak peek items from the upcoming Holiday mini catalog including the gorgeous Spice Cake designer series paper which gave me the color scheme of More Mustard, Pool Party & Soft Suede.  For my fall card, I stamped the Woodgrain background stamp in More Mustard on my card base of the same color.   For a little extra "oomph" I sponged the edges of the cardstock with Champagne Shimmer paint:
It's just not a holiday card unless it glitters, lol!  Falling Leaves provided the graphic leaves for the focal point and I popped them out with the 1 3/8" circle punch and layered some Soft Suede 1 1/4" striped grosgrain ribbon as well as Spice Cake DSP.
Hand-Penned Holidays is another sneak peek item.  A gorgeous sentiment set that covers all the major fall & winter holidays in one beautifully elegant font.
The inside received some more Spice Cake DSP and a scattering of More Mustard, Pool Party & Soft Suede leaves.  So I hope you liked my Thankful for Three card today.  Please let me know what you think!  Be sure to check out the rest of The Paper Players Design Team for some amazing inspiration.  We hope that you will consider playing along with us this week and if you do, please link up your creation by midnight Friday, August 26th (PST) to be in the running for A Cut Above or Headliner.  Thanks for stopping by today!

supplies:
stamps: falling leaves, woodgrain, hand-penned holidays
ink: more mustard, soft suede, pool party
paper: more mustard, very vanilla, soft suede & pool  party CS; spice cake DSP
xtras: soft suede wide striped grosgrain ribbon; 1 3/4" circle punch, circles #2 die; linen thread; champagne shimmer paint

18 comments:

Rita said...

Very pretty, Nance. I finally cut into my Spice Cake dsp this week. It is gorgeous and looks great with the woodgrain and falling leaves. Great job on this one!

Tui Nathan said...

Oh wow ... what a great card Nance ... I love the idea of sponging the edges with shimmer paint, gorgeous effect ... love the ribbon treatment, very natural, very perfect!!!

LeAnne said...

Love this, Nance! I can't wait to play with my new DP and some fall images, and this has given me some inspiration for sure!

Christina said...

Such a fresh color combo for autumn! You really have me looking forward to cooler days and fall colors. Love the way you tied the ribbon to one side!

Lauri said...

Thanks for the inspiration! I have the set...and the paper....just have to open it up! Thanks for a great card!

Linda Callahan said...

This is wonderful! I think I will CASE it a few times for my library brunch cards if that's ok with you! Great fall card!

Marisa said...

Oooh, this is a great card! Love the way you used the sketch and the colour combo as well. Fabulous touch with the wide striped ribbon too. Wonderfully done as always :)

Ann Schach said...

I love the extra shimmer on the edges...what a clever idea! Adding Pool Party to the fall mix of colors was a great choice! This card is a perfect clean and classy card!

Jodi said...

Absolutely love it!!!! The colors are so pretty for fall. The woodgrain stamp is such a perfect background for the falling leaves. The new hand penned holidays is such a beautiful touch. Love love love the falling leaves on the inside as well. I really like the different shapes, colors & designs of the leaves.

Lesley said...

SO I want you to know that Ann made me order the stocking set and punch last night with her card! Jaydee made me get that embossing folder...you know, the new snowflakes one and YOU made me order the woodgrain background stamp and the new large sentiment set!!! Good grief, you gals are awesome! LOL! Love this card Nance, it is perfect!!!
Hugs,
Lesley

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

Nance what a great card. LOVE those colors and the font is fabulous. The wide stripped ribbon is a fav and I'm in love with the Spice Cake DSP but haven't used it yet.... still brainstorming. Love your leaf circles and the sparkle edge is an extra bonus. Just a wonderful card Hugs.

Joan said...

Love this card - I'm loving that Spice Cake DSP and I especially love how you've sponged around the edges with the shimmer paint - something to keep in mind for sure!

Christy Q said...

Beautiful, as always. I especially love what you did with the edges of the card and the colors are divine!

Sandra said...

What a fantastic card, Nance! I love the colours and the way you ties the ribbon with twine. It really gives the card that 'rustic fall' look.

Marie said...

Nance, this card is stunning. Beauty in simplicity. I love the different textures and layers.

Notes by Nina said...

Autumn is my favorite time of the year, your card reminds me it is just around the corner. Love the leaf images and the card colors.

Carrie Gaskin said...

I just adore what you've done here. Those circles and leaves are just perfect for this sketch. Great new banner too!

Julie Marshall said...

Pretty card Nance! I love how it all comes together with the wide striped ribbon.