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Sunday, April 22, 2012

A Sketch for the Paper Players

Happy Paper Players Sunday, friends!  This week at The Paper Players, I am delighted to be the hostess with a sketch that I designed:
The sketch is based on this card I designed a few weeks ago and I liked it so much that I CASED myself, LOL!
This card is going to a very special blogging friend of mine who is celebrating a birthday this week.  She's probably going to see it here but she doesn't yet know it's for her.  Shhh, don't tell!  {wink!}  I hope she will be surprised when she finds it in her mailbox!  I took my color cues from the Timeless Portrait designer paper: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, River Rock, Cherry Cobbler & Island Indigo.  Designer paper is a great source for color combinations and takes the guess work out of the process!

Along each side of the center panel, I embossed the scalloped border with the Adorning Accents embossing folder.  Embossing Vanilla cardstock really lends an elegant feel to the whole project and coordinates nicely with the floral spray on the DSP.
The Mixed Bunch blossom was heat embossed with Cherry Cobbler embossing powder and the scalloped borders were sponged with Island Indigo ink to make them pop!  Because my friend adores pearls, I filled the center of the flower with as many as I could fit!
I hope you'll consider playing along with my sketch over at The Paper Players--just link up before Friday, April 27th at Noon (PST).  Be sure to check out the rest of the Design Team for even more amazing inspiration.   Thanks for stopping by today!
The Paper Players Design Team
Shirley Pumpkin (April GD)

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Supplies 
Stamps: Mixed Bunch; Sweet Cake; Bring on the Cake 
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Island Indigo, Jet Black Stazon, Versamark
Paper: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, River Rock, Island Indigo CS; Timeless Portrait DSP
Xtras: Cherry Cobbler embossing powder; Basic Pearls; Blossom punch; Scallop border punch; Adorning Accents embossing folder; Island Indigo ruffled ribbon

18 comments:

Nancy said...

Very pretty card, a tried and true layout, right. I like the idea of using the DSP as a focal point to fill up a major portion of the card. Love the embossing on either side of the panel and the pearls are just the right amount!

Rita said...

This is just stunning, Nance! I love the dramatic colors. I am totally pinning your sketch to keep for future inspiration. :) It's a great one for sure!

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

Nance there is just something about black/white/red that I LOVE! This is such a great sketch and it's terribly hard not to just CASE the entire thing. So pretty with the scallops on either side. Just beautiful. hugs.

Linda Callahan said...

Great sketch! And your card is bold and beautiful! Love the scalloped detail on the edges!

Shirley Pumpkin said...

Beautiful Stunner!! I love the color combo and the flower with all the pearls!! Just all over wonderful!! Thanks for the fun sketch, you killed it this week!!

Hugs
Shirley

Lesley said...

Enabler alert! Need that embossing folder for the sides...so cool. Love that floral stamp and punch too...cool, graphic card Nance! And awesome sketch this week!

Sandie Conner said...

Oh Nance! This is a lovely card, so full of color! The pearls and the scallop embossing are wonderful. I just love it!

LeAnne said...

LOL! I think we both had the same idea for our cards this week!!! My card will be going to a special friend as well! This is a big, bold, beauty and I am sure she'll love it!

Marisa said...

Great mix of colours and I'm loving the flower and flower center. Way to rock that sketch :)

Christy Q @ SchnauzerCrafts Creations said...

Wow - I love the colors and the pearls in the center of the flower. Your friend will love this, I'm sure!

Jenn Picard said...

Love the bold DSP and the embossed scallops on the sides are so clever. I also really like the contrasting colour choices that you used and why wouldn't you CASE yourself, the original design is a stunner too:) Thanks for creating such a great sketch to work with this week!

jaydee said...

Fabulous sketch, Nance. So sorry I wasn't able to play along this week. However, this will probably end up being a go to sketch for me. I love your strong colors.
Hugs
Jaydee

Mary said...

I love black, white and turquoise together! Hummm... I need to try that!

Anne Marie Hile said...

I think I may now that birthday girl, too! Lol! This is one absolutely STUNNING card, my friend! I love how the color pops off the black and white background. Absolute elegance! Thanks for the fabby sketch this week! Hugs! :)

Margaret said...

Beautiful! Wonderful layers and colors and love that pearl center!!!

Ann Schach said...

Absolutely stunning, Nance! I LOVE the color combination and the embossed border! The pearls are to die for!

Heidi said...

Nance, I adore the bold colors in this card!! All of those little pearls in the center is such a fun touch! I also love how you used the same color to create the scallop edge. Thanks for the fun sketch this week!!

Ann Schach said...

Hey...that's my birthday card! Not once did I ever put two and two together! lol