Sunday, July 26, 2015

A Sketch for Vintage Leaves {PP255}

Hiya friends, and welcome to another week with The Paper Players!  This week the always fabulous Sandy has a great sketch challenge for us:
I told you it was a good one, right?!  Love it Sandy--thank you!  In addition to needing to design a card for this sketch, I also needed a card for stamp club that featured new stamps and product.  It may be a bit early for fall colors and themes but I just love the detail in the Vintage Leaves set:
Oh my word, these leaves are gorgeous!  And, you know what makes it even greater?  It's photopolymer--clear--AND there are matching framelits!  What more could we ask for?  Well how about some amazing detail:
Isn't that pretty?  To achieve the look of colored leaves without actual coloring, I stamped on cardstock slightly lighter than my ink color.  The smallest leaf was stamped in Delightful Dijon on So Saffron cardstock.  The medium leaf was stamped in Mossy Meadow on Old Olive CS and the largest one is Blackberry Bliss ink on Perfect Plum cardstock.  I crumpled and curled the leaves (with a bone folder) to give them a worn look. 
So, have you seen this new Corrugated Paper?  One word--fabulous.  No more using the sleeves from our Starbucks cups--this stuff is lighter weight and the ribs are smaller and closer together.  That makes it much more receptive to stamping as I've done here with the Watercolor Wash background and Gorgeous Grunge splatters stamps in Soft Suede.  Did I mention that the Corrugated Paper comes in a pack of Kraft AND Whisper White?  Lovely.
Just in case you had any doubts about the beautiful detail of these leaves, I'll show you the inside where they are featured more prominently on Very Vanilla cardstock.  And that sentiment?  One Big Meaning--yeah, you need it.  All the thank you sentiments you could ever need.  Yep, a must-have.

It's also a must-have to stop by and see all the fabulous creations from the rest of The Paper Players design team.  I'm so fortunate to work with this great group of gals!  I hope you will take up Sandy's sketch challenge; I can't wait to see what you create!  Just be sure to join us before the challenge ends on Friday, July 31st at Noon (PST).  Thanks for stopping by, friends!

The Paper Players Design Team


11 comments:

Jodi McKinney said...

OH Nance!!!! I adore all the elements of this card!!!! The torn corrugated paper, the newsprint, the burlap, the twine, the leaves - OOOOOHHHH!!! so many things to love about it! AWESOME card!!!!!

stampwithamyk said...

Wow, wow, wow!!! This is stunning!! I love your card, great colors and design and the corrugated paper background is the perfect touch!

laurie said...

What a great way to showcase some awesome products! Your card has so many fun elements.You sold me on the new paper and I agree... that leaf set is gorgeous!

Claire Broadwater said...

Nance, this is just AMAZING!!!! I love leaves and Fall! On these 95 degree plus days, this card made my heart happy! I was not going to buy these leaves, but I do believe you changed my mind! Love the stamping on the colored paper! Now, I am off to order that corrugated paper, too! Thank you for sharing this stunning card! XXX

barb mann said...

Lovely Card Nance! My favorite of the Paper Players this week. Hope to case for fall. TFS!

stampwithsandy said...

This card is just delightful, Nance! What wonderful texture you've added, particularly with that corrugated paper which I now must have. I agree with you, PP stamps and matching dies are a match made in heaven. Thanks for making my sketch look so great!

Joanne James said...

I have been 'on the fence' about purchasing these leaves, but I've just decided - they are in my next shopping basket!! I love the texture and combination of elements to your card this week Nance. That corrugated card is just fab and the natural ribbon and splaters just bring the whole thing together! A perfect 'sweater weather' card!

LeAnne said...

This is just lovely, Nance...a cool fall project for this sweltering summer day! I was intrigued by the corrugated paper, but didn't want to try it until I heard some other "reviews"! Now I know that I should probably try it out! Really gives a rustic feel to your gorgeous card. Now I need to use Plum more!

Nancy said...

Ahh, lovely fall and such gorgeous leaves. Fabulous card with so many details, even the 2nd tag behind, the twill ribbon, the circle thread, corrugated paper, stamping on a lighter than ink CS a real stunner, not to forget the gorgeous leaves and sentiment inside!

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

Nance Wowzer! Love the colors, and torn paper. The tiny tucked tag is precious.
So much going here.... love it all. hugs

Paula Knall said...

The colour combination is stunning Nance! Thank you for visiting my blog! xxx