Sunday, May 12, 2013

Mosaic Madness for {PP145}

Happy Sunday peeps and Happy Mother's Day to all my friends who are mothers--furbabies included--out there!  This week is our color challenge over at The Paper Players and the talented Jaydee has a rich color challenge for us:
I was itching to use another of my sneak peek products with these gorgeous colors so I grabbed the new stamp set Mosaic Madness, available May 31st, and got to work:
Not only does this stamp set have a coordinating punch--love that!--but also a coordinating embossing folder.  I embossed the Whisper White cardstock and started stamping a bunch of different shapes until I found what I liked.  The outline mosaics are stamped in Midnight Muse and the centers--a separate stamp (again, love that!)--are Gumball Green.
I stamped directly on the embossed cardstock with Raspberry Ripple inside the smaller mosaics.  I just love these shapes--really clean but still ornate, ya know?  
I kept the inside super simple for a hand-written note.  Just added a few more outline mosaics with alternating colors for the center.  While these colors, on their own, are very rich and regal when paired with white they look crisp and faintly patriotic!  Perfect for summer--since that's what it feels like around here!  I hope you're feeling some warmer weather where you are for Mother's Day today.  Please drop by The Paper Players to check out the rest of the Design Team samples, I know you will enjoy it!  Then come on along and join in the fun before our challenge closes on Friday, May 17th at Noon (PDT).  Hope to see you there!

The Paper Players Design Team
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Supplies 
Stamps: Mosaic Madness [available 5/31/13]; Curly Cute 
Ink: Midnight Muse; Raspberry Ripple; Gumball Green; Versamark
Paper: Midnight Muse, Gumball Green; Whisper White CS
Extras:  Modern Mosaic Textured Embossing Folder [available 5/31/13]; Mosaic Punch [available 5/31/13]; 1.25" square punch; white embossing powder; Stamp-a-ma-jig

12 comments:

The Crafty Laydee said...

Beautiful card Nance-It is striking but still simple-i really like how you have taken the same shape from the embossing and made a feature of them :)
Have a great day,Nessa xx

Nancy said...

Gorgeous card Nance, I love the new EF, punch and stamp, all with the same pattern. I really like the colors and the way you draped the one punch over the sentiment banner, looks fabulous! The C&S inside is perfect as well.
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to you too!
Luv,
Mom

Marisa said...

Totally fun card!! Love how you covered a portion of the impression. Great card :)

Kristie said...

Great card design! Loving the mosaic look and can't wait to get my set this week.

Kristie
http://mypaperlife.com

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

Nance such a striking color combo for this matching trio. Very nice. I agree with your mom about overlapping the sentiment.
Hugs

Amy O said...

Love this, Nance! You've created a fun pattern, and these colors really pop on the white. Great card!

LeAnne said...

This set seems to be quite popular with the Paper Players today! I almost used it myself! LOVE your pattern, and how you stamped on the inside as well! It's so fun to have everything coordinate--embossing folder, punch and stamps--so cool!

Justin said...

What an awesome card! You are right about the stamps being clean but ornate! I love your layout too! :-)

stampwithsandy said...

I agree, very striking card, Nance. I like how you stamped on the embossed background, too, it adds another layer of depth. Hugs :) Sandy

Jaydee said...

Nance, my initial card used this set, too and when i went to load my card noticed that several of us had chosen this set this week. So, went and made another card :-) I think this set is perfect for this strong color scheme and you really rocked it! I love that you focused the mosaic on the one side of the card and left the white space on the right.
Fabulous!
Hugs
Jaydee

Anne Marie Hile said...

Such a fun card, Nance! I love the layout and the inside of the card just keeps the party going from the front. You stamped that inside "border" perfectly, too. Love it!

Bonnie said...

These colors are perfect for the mosaic look! I've still to ink this set up!