Sunday, April 13, 2014

Petite Petals Tropicale {PP191}

Happy Sunday, everyone!  The always-amazing-Ann has a beautiful tropical color challenge for us this week at The Paper Players:
Aren't they pretty together?  Coastal Cabana and Calypso Coral are both very bright colors so I knew that I would use a lot of white for balance.  I also wanted to play more with the Hexagon Hive die and try using only a section of it....
I like how using only a portion of the die shape and stamping underneath gives the illusion of flowers growing through a garden fence.  Two different flowers from Petite Petals stamped in Coastal Cabana and Calypso Coral and some Gorgeous Grunge splatters in Always Artichoke created the background. 
You can see that I just snipped away sections of the Hexagon Hive die to reveal more of the flowers underneath.  Cutting away a corner section left the perfect spot for a sentiment.  Adding texture with the Woodgrain embossing folder helps create depth to the tone-on-tone look of white on white.  A sprinkling of tiny basic rhinestones adds just a little sparkle and shine.
On the inside, it was very easy just to replicate the spray of flowers on the front, leaving enough space for a birthday sentiment.  I had fun making this card and I hope you've had fun touring it with me!  Be sure to check out the rest of the Paper Players Design Team for even more inspiration.  Our challenge is open until Friday, April 18th at Noon (PST)--we would love to see what you do with these colors!  Thanks for stopping by!

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12 comments:

Linda Callahan said...

Definitely like flowers peeking through the fence! Love it!

Kitty A. said...

Beautiful card, perfectly designed. Thanks for sharing your thought process about the elements you used.

Marisa said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! Love how you embossed the hexagon plate and added the flowers.

Mitzi said...

Nance, what a beautiful card! I love the new hive thinlet. It lends itself to adding dimension easily. It's great for layering as you've shown. Thank you for sharing your talent!

LeAnne said...

So pretty...it DOES remind me of a garden fence! Your florals are just divine!

Anne Marie Hile said...

I love how you used the hive thin let, Nance! I bet this has a lot of dimension in person. As always, the inside of the card is the perfect compliment to the front. Absolutely gorgeous! :)

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

Nance this is just gorgeous! love the look of the garden fence... and these colors are so darn pretty together! hugs.

Dawn Tidd said...

I love the Hexagon Hive treatment with the embossing and trimming. The sentiment fits in there so sweetly! Awesome job, as usual!

stampwithsandy said...

This is so, so pretty, Nance! I love how the flowers appear both above and below the hexagons and the bit of spritzing. Super use of the colors!

stampwithsandy said...

This is so, so pretty, Nance! I love how the flowers appear both above and below the hexagons and the bit of spritzing. Super use of the colors!

Jaydee said...

Nance this is amazing. I know this must have taken you a long time to put all of these elements together, but it works beautifully.
hugs
Jaydee

RitaR said...

So many super design elements!! The embossed hexagon hive layer and the cut-away design so that those pretty flowers peak through is simply inspired!! I just love this pretty card!