Sunday, January 24, 2016

Botanical Beauty of a Sketch PP279

Hi friends!  I am hostess this week at The Paper Players and am delighted to showcase a sketch I designed:
This is a go-to sketch for me--the banner elements and the circle may change depending on what papers, stamps, etc I wish to use but the layout is one that I use over and over again.  I hope you like it too.  I took an abstract approach to the vertical panel because I was itching to use the border die from Botanical Blooms:
There is hardly any stamping on this card because these beautiful dies did all the hard work!  And, I didn't have to  think about the colors either because the combination is straight from the Botanical Gardens DSP.  Mint Macaron, Cajun Craze, Hello Honey, Mossy Meadow and Basic Black...who knew?!  I guess the designers at Stampin' Up did!     
I never would have put these colors together on my onw but my...they sure are pretty together.  Love how it all pops on the basic black too.  Can you believe these gorgeous flowers?  The die cuts those layers so you can pop out the flower--so pretty!  I also love the mix and match sentiments from the Endless Birthdays photopolymer set I used here....endless combinations!
You can see here that there is more stamping on the inside than the outside of the card!  All the inside elements....the flowers, centers and line image are from the Botanical Blooms stamp set which I just stamped in the same colors as on the front along with this great sentiment from the Fabulous Four set....and it really is fabulous!

The Design Team also has some fabulous inspiration for you so pop over and check them out at The Paper Players.  I hope you will be inspired to play along wiht my sketch this week before our challenge closes on Friday, January 29th at Noon (PST)....thanks for stopping by!

The Paper Players Design Team

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13 comments:

Joanne James said...

Love this sketch layout Nance - I am adding it to my 'go to' sketches too! These blooms really do make for a wow card - I love the paper combo too, it brings it all together beautifully. Gorgeous with a capital G!!

LeAnne said...

This is awesome....what a striking combination of colors and florals! That border die is just fabulous! It doesn't look like much in the catalog but when it comes to life, wowza! I love how you incorporated the sentiments inside and out, too...very clever! I love mixing and matching my sets!

laurie said...

LOVE the dies..that border is gorgeous!!! What awesome paper,too. I would never have put those colors together either, and they are so stunning. The black just makes them pop! It was such a fun sketch, Nance!Have a great week!

Doris said...

Can't wait for my Botanical Bundle to arrive! Your card is truly inspiring!

Andrea W said...

Such a beautiful card! I love all the wonderful details.

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

Absolutely beautiful outside and inside! You provide such inspiration with your cards!

stampwithsandy said...

Wow, this card is breathtaking, Nance! So much detail, gorgeous colors, and those die cuts are amazing! Thanks for an awesome sketch challenge!

Linda Callahan said...

Hello Gorgeous! So beautifully detailed with fabulous colors and oh those flowers! Total wow card girl!

Nancy said...

A fabulous card Nance and I loved making it at your card class, now if I can only bring myself to send it to someone (I have problems giving out cards I truly love).
Luv
Mom

Claire Broadwater said...

Nance, I LOVE this sketch! Your card is just fabulous! The color combo is spot on! I feel a CAS coming on! I adore this set. It is my favorite in the new catalog. You rocked this one, My Friend! XX

Mary Davidson said...

Fabulous card, Nance! The colors, how you put all the elements together, I love it! Thank you for sharing and inspiring! Also, thank you for the nice comment you left on my blog! I appreciate you taking time to do that.

Colleen Begley said...

Very pretty, Nance! I agree, who knew that these colors worked so well together, but they sure do.

Jaydee said...

Nance, the border is gorgeous and is even more effective with the flowers. Great sketch - and a great card. Hugs
Jaydee