So versatile! So many things to do with that center panel--stamp it, use pretty patterned paper, whatever you would like! I chose to use it for a friend's birthday card using a new-to-me stamp set, By the Seashore:
My friend loves the beach as well as blues and greens so I used that as the inspiration for my color palette of Midnight Muse, Pool Party, Lucky Limeade and River Rock. Each seashell was stamped in one of those 4 colors in a random pattern. And by random, I mean it took me 5 attempts to achieve "random", lol! The background was stamped with a long-retired stamp (Aida) for a natural wicker/tropical feel.
I took a liberal approach to the sentiment panel in Jaydee's sketch but I think the flagged ends of the Itty Bitty Banner and my ribbon ends mimic the sentiment banner in the sketch. The sentiment I used was a bit small so I backed it with a Decorative Label that had been stamped with the Four Frames set on Pool Party cardstock. I added
And speaking of pearls, I just had to show you what our sweet dog, Sadie, was sportin' after Stamp Club last week. Those darn pearls end up everywhere...and I guess Sadie thought this one looked like a tasty morsel! Or maybe she was just taking after a certain pair of Boxer Twins...
Lastly, I peek at the inside with a spray of seashells across an all-time favorite birthday sentiment from the retired set, On Your Birthday. I'll never tired of this stamp!
I hope I've inspired you to play along with us at The Paper Players this week. The hardest part about getting started, I think, is the layout of the card and Jaydee's sketch is a fantastic place to begin your design. Be sure to visit the rest of the design team and check out their interpretations of Jaydee's sketch. Our challenge ends on Friday, November 30th at Noon and don't forget, our Guest Designer call too! Have a great day, friends!
The Paper Players Design Team
Stamps: By the Seashore; Itty Bitty Banners; Aida Cloth (ret.); On Your Birthday (ret.)
Ink: River Rock, Midnight Muse, Pool Party, Lucky Limeade
Paper: River Rock, Midnight Muse, Pool Party, Whisper White CS
Xtras: Scallop Ribbon Border punch; Decorative Label punch; Itty Bitty Banner Framelits; Basic Pearls; Midnight Muse stitched satin ribbon