Sunday, March 16, 2014

Memories of Summer Silhouettes {PP187}

Hiya friends, and welcome to another week with The Paper Players where the fabulous Jaydee is our hostess for a Spring themed Clean-and-Simple Challenge:
So, first, a little background about the inspiration for today's cards.  Even though we live in Florida now, I am a native of Michigan.  Maybe it's the years of separation or the sweet memories of childhood but I find myself melancholy for the beauty of it's land. Certainly not the snow...but the beauty of pine forests, blue skies and the long light of summer.  Gwen Frostic is a treasured Michigan artist renowned for woodcut images depicting the simple beauty of the flora and fauna of my home state.   The Summer Silhouettes stamp set evokes her woodcut images of gentle leaves, delicate flowers and sweet sentiments....while this week's beautiful color combination at Pals Paper Arts really spoke to me...

The colors turned out so pretty that I was inspired to make a few more cards with the same stamp set and layout.
I found that Wild Wasabi works equally as well with Soft Sky and Tangerine Tango...
as well as Blushing Bride and Melon Mambo:
Clean and simple with just a little paper piercing for texture.  A hint of rhinestone sparkle, polka dots for fun and I've got a trio of cards for my customers that really speak of home.  I hope you enjoyed today's cards as much as I enjoyed creating them.  Be sure to check out the rest of The Paper Players design team inspiration and don't forget to join us before the challenge closes on Friday, March 21st at noon (PST).

The Paper Players Design Team
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Supplies used to create these cards; click any image for more details. (Not including retired Woodland Walk DSP):
Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

18 comments:

Linda Callahan said...

What a beautiful set! Love all of the color combos you came up with! Can't wait for this snow to melt......it has been a very long winter!

Cindy Hall said...

Oh my gosh, Nance! All three are gorgeous! The color combinations are perfect.

Mitzi said...

Very nice Nance! I like all the color combinations you came up with. All are very attractive.

Diane Roberts said...

Nance, this is so beautiful! I especially like the paper piercing! Thanks for joining us at Pals Paper Arts this week.

Nancy said...

Great cards, love the simplicity and the colors! Especially like your thoughts and comments on your inspiration.
Luv,
Mom

Ginger said...

Love these cards Nance! They are simply beautiful and of course, they make me yearn for spring!

LeAnne said...

These are just lovely! I think I bought this floral set after seeing the pretty creations you made with it...I never get tired of seeing them, either! Love the piercing and your color combos, too!

mamichelle said...

Fabulous set! I love the paper piercing.

Marisa said...

Great images and a wonderful card :)

Paper Potter said...

Beautiful cards, Nance, and a beautiful remembrance of Michigan. I am a native of Michigan and when I spent 6 years in FL I just couldn't get over HOW MUCH I missed going through four seasons.

byheleng said...

Love your watercolor background and stamping on it. Beautiful card set!!!

stampwithsandy said...

Nance, how lovely this set of cards is, and even lovelier to know the memories they conjured up while you where making them. Those are my favorite kind of creations, the ones that are most personal. The recipients are quite fortunate!

Anne Marie Hile said...

I just loved reading your post Nance! Such wonderful inspiration for your beautiful trio of cards. I just love the water colored image in the background. So pretty! :)

Brian King said...

I love everything about these cards, Nance! They scream "Spring" and showcase some beautiful color combinations. Thanks for playing along with this week's PPA color challenge.

Ann Schach said...

I am squealing with delight, Nance! This is a gorgeous, springy set of cards...and you shared them with my other favorite challenge site, Pals Paper Arts! I love all of the color combinations, and would be hard pressed to pick a favorite. Awesome job, N with an E!!!

Nicole Watt said...

Such a a wonderful group of cards! Perfect for all your springtime thank-you needs! The would also make a great gift-pack, wouldn't they? I'm glad that Pals Paper Arts could be an inspiration for you! Thanks for playing along with us!!

Joanne said...

Love these cards Nance - a great combination of stamp sets and another way to get more mileage from both. Love the colour combos too - the pinks are my favourite!

Diane - oliver.mdiane@comcast.net said...

Nance I LOVE your layout for this set... I've been using this set more and more and I really like the watercolor background stamps. I'm HookeD! Can't use them enough. hugs.