Sunday, March 13, 2016

Birthday Blooms of Color! PP286

Hiya friends!  We have a really pretty (I think) color challenge this week at The Paper Players.  I may be a little biased because I am the hostess but check it out:
Pretty, right?!  So, I knew I wanted to use my recently acquired Birthday Blooms stamp.  Have you seen this flower?  Really pretty.  I kind of let this one develop on it's own.  I stared by coloring the flower and let the design go from there:
I stamped the flower onto Shimmery White cardstock with black archival ink and colored it with my Blendabilities markers.  I wanted a funky edge to the banner piece and decided to fussy cut around the flower to make the bottom on the banner. 
You can probably see better here what I mean.  The banner ends with the edge of the flower  I stamped the flower a second time, colored it and popped it up.  The background was stamped tone-on-tone with Calypso Coral ink on the card base.
And because the shimmery cardstock wasn't enough :-) , I added some Wink of Stella to the flower for extra sparkle.
This flower stamp is so pretty that I had to stamp it on the inside.  It looks so pretty just on its own with no coloring, doesn't it?.  And have you seen the sentiments in this stamp set?  Love the combination of fonts.

I hope you will check out the inspiration from the rest of the Design Team--they really rocked it this week!  Once you've checked out the eye candy, go get busy in your craft space and join us before the challenge ends on Friday, March 18th @ noon (PST).

The Paper Players Design Team
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12 comments:

Linda Callahan said...

Gorgeous flower! I love how you cut around it and stamped the outline behind it! And oh that Stella knows how to wink,,,,,such a pretty effect! Beautiful card!

Claire Broadwater said...

Nance, this is just gorgeous! I love that big shimmery flower and the way you cut around it to form the border is beautiful! I just adore this color combo, and will use it often! Thank you, My Friend! XX

JoAnn said...

Wow, this is gorgeous Nance. I love that flower and the way you layered it at the end of your banner. A great color combo also.

Marisa said...

Great colour combo and a gorgeous flower!!

Nancy said...

A beautiful stamp and your certainly played it well. Great idea with your banner ending with the fussy cut flower, beautiful colors and the inside is just as pretty as the outside!

Joanne James said...

Wow Nance - such a beautiful card with so much detail. I love the way you fussy cut the flower at the bottom of the banner, and the shimmer and shine makes this such a special card! Beautiful both inside and out - what a great colour challenge this week!

stampwithsandy said...

Wow is right! Nance this card is drop dead gorgeous! I love the partial cutting, the background stamping, the bit of glitter, everything!

LeAnne said...

Just gorgeous! I love the shading & depth you achieved on your flowers and the shimmer is an added bonus! I thought the colors would be challenging, but I had to admit they came together nicely! Just beautiful!

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

Nance this is fabulous! Love the "banner" fussy cut bloom... so clever and such a focal point! love it against the polka dotted black DSP and the background stamping is fab. The touch of Stella... is a surprise for the eyes .... Always gorgeous details... love it. hugs.

Deb Macdowell said...

Great colour choice Nance! I really like the way you have used a watermark effect under the flower - great idea!

Cindy Brumbaugh said...

Oh my...this is just breathtakingly beautiful, Nance. I am in awe...

Jaydee said...

Gorgeous, Nance. Beautifully colored and I love how you stamped it behind the main panel, too. Stunning
hugs
jaydee