Sunday, August 2, 2015

Go Wild for your Birthday {PP256}

Hi, everyone!  This week, at The Paper Players, the wonderfully talented Jaydee has a fun challenge for us and I found it to be just that....a challenge!  Take a peek:
So, I don't make square cards often....and probably for that reason, I struggled to find a layout that I liked.  I am so used to working with a traditional 4.25" x 5.5" layout that this really pushed me outside my comfort zone.  But, that's good--I need to stretch my creativity!  I ditched the first card I made coz it was too boring but I think I really like my second effort:
I think I was still channeling Laurie's frame challenge from a couple weeks ago because I couldn't get this idea for a vellum window out of my brain.  I HAD to make something of it!   The base is 5" x 5" heavy whisper white cardstock to which I adhered a piece of Go Wild DSP.  I cut out a window with my square framelits and attached a piece of Vellum Cardstock from the back.  Inside the card I cut another frame out of Whisper White cardstock and used it to cover over the edges of the vellum. The big, beautiful greeting from the hostess set Happy Birthday, Everyone was heat embossed in black onto the vellum.  
Doesn't the Melon Mambo pop against the white and black?  I thought the loopy, scribble flower from the Flower Shop set was the perfect playful companion to the funky zebra print.  The double-layer flower was also heat embossed in black.  Two Petite Petals flowers balance the corner layout.  And the Silver Thread?  Oh my, I use it on almost every project!  Probably one of the best items in the new catalog!
Here's a little peek to the inside....yes, I stamped inside even with the opaque vellum window.  The inside flower is closely placed under the flower on the front so it isn't visible through the vellum.  Also, the inside sentiment is stamped behind the one on the front so it's hidden as well.  Once I figured out my design, I really had a lot of fun pulling this card together.  Big props to Jaydee for taking me out of my comfort zone!  

The rest of the design team will have some amazing projects for you over at The Paper Players.  Do go check them out.  I hope you will join us before our challenge closes on Friday, August 7th at Noon (PST).  Thanks for stopping by today, friends! 

 The Paper Players Design Team 
Ann Schach

The fabulous team over at The Friday Mashup is also hosting a square card challenge--how fun is that?!  I am excited to link up at another challenge because I rarely have time to do that anymore....thanks for the opportunity ladies!  Check out the work of their fabulous design team too!


14 comments:

Claire Broadwater said...

Nance, I LOVE this! The animal print looks amazing with the Melon Mambo flowers! The vellum adds such a lovely accent and the silver thread and rhinestone just make the whole image pop! I would love to receive this beauty in the mail! You rocked this challenge, My Friend! XX

stampwithamyk said...

Awesome card Nance! I love, love, love the color combination and the sentiment is just perfect for your design. Fabulous!! :)

Andrea W said...

Very cool! I love the zebra patterned paper and the Melon Mambo is the perfect color to make your card pop. Definitely a fun card!

Jaydee said...

Nance, you might have struggled but... seriously... this card is stunning. I love the graphic background, the texture from the embossed flowers, the dimension from the popped flowers and the color combo is fabulous. It really was well worth the effort and you proved that you can, in fact, make amazing square cards
hugs
jaydee

laurie said...

This is amazing!You rock at square cards. I love the design you came up with and that zebra paper is perfect with the pink. Great card!!!!

LeAnne said...

Love it! The pink and zebra together really make a designer statement!! The vellum window is such a nice touch too....I'll have to remember that next time I want a stepped-up creation!

Jodi McKinney said...

Oh Nance!!! Melon Mambo with Zebra black and white!!! Vellum - Frame - Embossing, Die cut - flowers - absolutely STUNNING card!!!! I am always so inspired by this design team's creativity!

Lisa said...

LOVE the colors, LOVE your design!! This is fantastic!

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

Nance,
It is such a cool looking card! Love the Black/Pink/White and melon mambo is just the right shade of pink to makes things POP! WOW.!!! Also love the embossed sentiment on the vellum window, very nice and the Zebra strips really set the mood for WILD!
Inside is cute too.
Hugs

Amy Kunkle said...

Nance, this is fab! I am in love with the It's Wild background and this card works great with it. Thanks for joining in the Friday Mashup challenge!

brrenwick said...

I'm so happy you were able to link up with our challenge as well because this card is amazing! Thanks for playing along with us at Friday Mashup!

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful, Nance! I LOVE how those pink flowers "pop" off the zebra! Fun and feminine!

stampwithsandy said...

Hot pink and zebra... Love! As soon as I saw this I thought what a great frame this would make for a mirror, maybe inside a girls locker, though the embossed sentiment on vellum is gorgeous too!

Joanne James said...

I'm late commenting on this one Nance - apologies! - I love the funky pink and zebra combo! This would be a great card for a teenager; my niece would love it! I love the way you cleverly stamped the flower inside behind the outside one so that it didn't show through the vellum too.