Hiya, friends and welcome to another week with The Paper Players. Happy Mother's Day to all the mamas, grandmas, sisters, aunts and friends out there! I hope you all are enjoying a relaxing day full of family, friends and whatever makes you happy! Color makes me happy and this week our ever-talented hostess, Ann, has challenged us with this Schach-a-licous beauty:
It's too bad that it's taken me two years to warm up to Poppy Parade since it retires at the end of the month! Oh well, I'll still keep my ink pad for the occasional bird or flower that just needs a pop of color. Today it is a flower that needed a little zing and I love how this color looks with the Fabulous Florets stamp set:
Can you tell I've been trying to use up my enormous stash of designer paper? It's really amazing how it starts to accumulate! I layered 3/4" strips of paper in the challenge colors on top of some whisper white cardstock embossed with the Polka Dot impressions folder. The ends were flagged with a 1 1/4" square punch and attached with SNAIL adhesive.
Onto the Whisper White Framelit Label, I stamped the stem/leaf image from Fabulous Florets in Baja Breeze and popped up a fussy-cut Poppy Parade flower from the same set. I had to show you the crisp, clean sentiment I achieved with a sneak peek of the new firm foam ink pads coming out from Stampin' Up. OMG, these are fabulous! Great ink coverage with just a single tap on the ink pad. I always struggled with Basic Black ink--it looked deep purple, never true black--until now. The firm foam is great for a crisp image--thank you SU!
I did a little masking on the inside with a companion flower from Fabulous Florets--stamping in again in all the challenge colors. The sentiment is from the soon-to-be-retired set, On Your Birthday, which will remain a go-to set even after it retires!
On a side note, a big thank you to everyone who left a supportive comment on my final card for the Connie & Mary design team. I appreciate your kindness and support as I let go of some commitments (as hard as it is to do). I will still post to my blog--at least weekly--and will work to bring you all the latest from SU!
So, I would love to know what you think of today's card. Be sure to pop along to the rest of the Design Team for even more eye-candy. If you can join us this week, please link up to The Paper Players by Friday, May 18th at Noon (PST). I hope to see you in the gallery! Thanks for taking the time to stop by today!
The Paper Players Design Team
Narelle Farrugia (May GD)
Stamps: Fabulous Florets; On Your Birthday; Friendly Phrases
Ink: Baja Breeze, Poppy Parade, Daffodil Delight; Basic Black (new firm foam!)
Paper: Whisper White, Baja Breeze CS; Flirtatious Specialty DSP; Greenhouse Gala DSP (retired); Hostess designer patterns stack (retired)Xtras: Whisper White organza ribbon; Labels Framelits; Basic Rhinestones; Polka Dot impressions folder; 1 1/4" square punch