Sunday, October 23, 2011

Gratitude for the Paper Players {PP69}

Happy Paper Players Sunday, friends!  Today I am the hostess over at The Paper Players and delighted to bring you a sketch I designed:
I hope you'll play along with us!  For today's card, I featured the "B" sides of the beautiful Spice Cake designer paper and went with a palette of soft greens:
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My base is Soft Suede cardstock, layered with River Rock onto which I stamped a Pear Pizzazz flourish from Creative Elements in place of the sentiment:
My sentiment took center stage on the flagged banner with an embossed oval made with the Designer Frames embossing folders:
I sponged the edges with homemade Champagne Shimmer mist and popped out the sentiment from Day of Gratitude with the Extra Large Oval punch, adding a Linen Thread and Chantilly crochet trim bow.
The real stars are the leaves I made out of Pear Pizazz and Soft Suede cardstock with the Leaves #2 die.  They were embossed with the Finial Press and Square Lattice embossing folders, sponged in Soft Suede and spritzed with Shimmer Mist.  It's amazing that they're still standing after all that "distressing"!
Lastly, I finished the inside with one of my favorite [retired] stamp sets Seasonal Sentiments adding another Creative Elements flourish behind and sponging the edges.

So, I would love to hear what you think of today's card!  Has it inspired you to play along with my sketch?  Be sure to check out the rest of the Paper Players Design Team for some amazing inspiration:

The Paper Players Design Team
Tara Bilbao
Cindy Hall (October GD)

I hope you'll play along with us...if you do, please link up your creation to The Paper Players by Friday, October 28th at midnight (PST).  I can't wait to visit you!


stamps: day of gratitude,  creative elements, seasonal sentiments [retired]
ink: soft suede, pear pizzazz
paper: soft suede, pear pizzazz, river rock, very vanilla CS; spice cake DSP
xtras: linen thread; chantilly crochet trim; extra large oval punch; designer frames embossing folders; leaves #2 die; shimmer mist; scalloped ribbon border punch


Christina said...

Lovely work, my friend! This is a gorgeous sketch, and the muted colors you chose for your design give it such a soft and elegant look. The leaves looks incredible with the embossing and shimmer!

Linda Callahan said...

Love your sketch and your design is gorgeous! The greens are beautiful - and I love how you framed the sentiment and tucked those gorgeous leaves in!

LeAnne said...

Very pretty....I don't have that leaves die, but you're making me think perhaps I "need" it. Love the green and brown hues!

Marisa said...

Fabulous interpretation of the sketch, Nance! Love all the green (my fave colour) and the texture you added with the embossing. Great card :)

Joan said...

Fabulous card, Nance. I used those leaves so much this fall, but I don't think I ever put them through an embossing folder - duh!!! They looks great, especially with the ink sponged on top. Your oval sentiment is beautiful with its' layers and shimmer - it looks great on the leaves too.

Diane - said...

Nance this is gorgeous! LoVE those leaves... the embossing adds a whole other dimension. Wow!
The sentiment is just center stage for sure and beautiful. Hugs.

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful, Nance! Such serene colors and awesome texture! I LOVE the leaves that you creative!

Anne Marie said...

Nance, only you can give those "B-sides" so much pizzazz!! Loving all of that glorious green and the detailing on those leaves is fantastic! I always love how you create the inside sentiments so beautifully. I don't even remember that sentiment stamp set but I am now on the hunt for it. Thanks for the fabby sketch this week, my friend! This was FUN!!! Hugs! :)

Lesley Croghan said...

Oh so lovely Nance, this is a terrific sketch and the fine details on your card are perfect! Love that flourish, inked at the bottom and the shimmery leaves. Have a great week.

Cindy Hall said...

You're right! The whole card is gorgeous, but the leaves are the stars and steal the show! TFS!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

It is great to read the details ... because there are some elements that you don't see straight away. Gorgeous ... and elegant. Hugs xx

Tara Bilbao said...

Nance, This was such a fun sketch to work with and I adore your card. The oval frame and sentiment are just so lovely especially paired with the ribbon and linen thread. The leaves are so textural and pretty. As always your interior is just fantastic. I especially like the layer of DSP on the side. Beautiful!

Christy Q said...

Nance - this is a great sketch and I loved it. Made me think for a bit but it is so fun to work with and I especially love your take on the sketch. That oval with the shimmer and the popped up sentiment is gorgeous!!! And the distressed leaves are fantastic!

Marie said...

Love the color combo that you chose and the sketch is FAB. Oh what fun.

Margaret said...

The 'B' side! I love it! (you do realize in a few more years people won't know what we're talking about...) Anyway, this is so full of beautiful texture and patterns, yet it all fits so well together!

DAWN Braun said...

awesome sketch Nance and I LOVE how you used an EF on those leaves, beautiful card!

Cam said...

Hi again, I think I am in trouble... as I look through your artworks, I keep adding the stamp sets / supplies into my order list. Your sketches are very effective and fresh. Thank again for the inspiration.