Sunday, March 15, 2015

Indescribable Gift for the Paper Players {PP236}

Hi friends and happy Sunday!  This week at The Paper Players the amazing Ann Schach has a really pretty challenge for us:
As I contemplated what I would do for today's card, I think I was subconsciously inspired by the challenge badge.  I liked the idea of line art on a colored background and when I saw the sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch, I knew exactly what I would do!  Here's the sketch:
and here's my card:
As you can imagine, it was difficult to capture the subtle elegance of this card but it's really pretty IRL!  I heat embossed the floral spray from Indescribable Gift on Smoky Slate cardstock with Crushed Curry embossing powder and paper pierced the exposed edges. 
Perhaps this close-up will show the embossing in a better light.  I think this design could easily be replicated with other colored embossing powders and cardstocks.  Maybe I'll have to try a few more and post them here.  What colors would you like to see?
I know you would like a peek at the inside--love the look of the floral spray trailing down from the corner!  I wondered if the overall look was too subtle--even for a CAS card--and tried a few pearls (for Ann) and rhinestones but....in the end, I thought it best to leave it just that: clean and simple.

I know you would love to see the Clean-and-Simple inspiration from the rest of the design team so do pop over to their blogs and have a look!  Then come back and join us at The Paper Players before this challenge ends on Friday, March 20th at Noon (PST).  Thanks for stopping by!

The Paper Players Design Team
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13 comments:

Debbie Mageed said...

So elegant, Nance! I can't imagine this not be stunning in every color but would love to see it in a deep color like Bermuda Bay. Wonderful card with just enough detail - love the paper piercing!

Betty Keefe said...

beautiful card, Nance - will be adding it to my Pinterest board! will look forward to seeing it done it different colors!

LeAnne said...

This is a striking card, and I love how you mimicked both challenges! The inside is just as pretty as the outside! Hmmm....what other colors? I think GOLD would be beautiful!

Karren said...

The Crushed Curry EP on Smoky Slate looks so striking and the fact that it's a line art image makes it all the more striking. Gorgeous card!

Nancy said...

Beautiful card Nance and I love the colors you chose, Although, many moons ago fashion colors were grey and pink, I think that too would look lovely (even though I know you're not truly a "pink" gal).
Luv
Mom

laurie said...

Beautiful embossing!Such a stunning card!

Joanne James said...

Subtle is good - a fabulous CAS card Nance! I've been using this set a lot lately as it featured in my last class and LOVE this idea - I'm off to add some Blushing Bride embossing powder to my next order to give it a go!! The paper piercing on the spare corners also adds detail and interest without detracting from the flower. I love it!!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is so pretty! I love those flowers! Great take on the sketch!

stampwithsandy said...

Nance your challenge badge is amazing, and I was so hoping that somebody would CASE the layout. Of course, who better than you! Love, love, love this. The flowers are so elegant, and they look great embossed in Crushed Curry.

Marybeth said...

Gorgeous inside and out!

Shannon Jaramillo said...

Great Idea to emboss! That Crushed Curry is such a rich color to work with, it's beautiful!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Nance, I don't just like...or even love this card...I am completely head-over-heels SMITTEN with this card! Love the yellow on craft and you totally made me look at this stamp set in a different light. Now I want it! Lol! I'm nicknaming you "The Enabler." :)

Claire Broadwater said...

Nance, this is just so beautiful and elegant! I love the Crushed Curry embossed flowers and the paper piercing! The inside is fantastic, as well! A real beauty! XX