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Sunday, April 10, 2016

Number of Years Birthday PP290

Hiya friends and welcome to another week at The Paper Players!  Our dear friend across the pond, Joanne, has a happy and bright color challenge for us:
I know sometimes a 4 color challenge might be,well...challenging...but I started by looking at the Soft sky color as a background for the other three.  While I don't always want to go with the first thing  that pops in my mind, this time...I did!
To me, these colors were crying out for flowers and leaves with a soft background.  I needed a card for a friend in my stamp club who recently turned 72 years young so the Number of Years photopolymer set and Large Number Framelits were the answer!  I used the birthday girl's numbers to stamp a subtle background with matching Soft Sky ink.  Then layered some retired DSP in polka dot Pumpkin Pie to ground my focal point.
I stamped the leaves and stems in Mossy Meadow ink and used Melon Mambo and Pumpkin Pie for the various flowers.  The numbers were stamped in Veramark ink and heat embossed with gold powder.  Love how evenly the framelits cut those numbers!  To coordinate with the gold numbers, I tucked a snippet of gold foil doily underneath both sides of the circle.  I backed it with some retired ruffled ribbon.  It's Strawberry Slush, not Melon Mambo, but close enough that I thought it worked.
Soft Sky was used for the stems on the inside so the background stamping doesn't compete with the Mossy Meadow sentiment.  The flowers were stamped off once to keep the whole color scheme light and keep the sentiment the focal point.

I hope you've enjoyed my card today....pop over to The Paper Players and check out the rest of the design team's inspiration.  I hope you will join in the fun before our challenge closes on Friday, April 15th at Noon (PST).
The Paper Players Design Team

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12 comments:

Linda Callahan said...

I love the flowers behind the numbers too! You always add such pretty details.....like the ribbon and touches of gold! Pretty card!

LeAnne said...

What a great idea to use the numbers to create a background...and you're right, the Soft Sky is a perfect shade for these bright florals! Your "young" friend will enjoy this card inside and out!

Joanne James said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous Nance - I love the subtle stamped background and the layered detail around your circle focal point. What a great way to celebrate a birthday and a great showcase of my colour choices this week!

laurie said...

Wow Nance, this is so pretty! I love that sentiment you stamped inside. So fun how you attached the ribbon too!

Nancy said...

This is really nice, like how you used the numbers in the background ever so lightly love the soft flowers on the front and the inside. The touch of gold foil mimics the petals on the flowers, love the numbers and the sentiment is perfect.
Great card!

Lesley said...

This is fabulous, Nance! I love the way you used the colours!

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

Nance how pretty is that! Love your choice of using the soft sky at the card base and the watermark numbers is so subtle... it is a surprise! The stamped off flowers inside are so soft... love it. She will too! Hugs.

Marisa said...

Love the flowers behind the 72. Great use of the colours and a card sure to be enjoyed by the recipient.

stampwithsandy said...

What a fabulous card, Nance! I've always admired this stamp set and you are convincing me it's a must have. It's so wonderful to make an age personalized card, particularly with the great sentiment inside. I'm sure your friend was quite thrilled with it!

Claire Broadwater said...

This is just fabulous! Your friend will cherish this work of art! I love the background you created and the beautiful sentiment inside is perfect! Just gorgeous! XX

Colleen Begley said...

Super cute, Nance! I have this set and can't seem to make it work for me. I may have to CASE this one, as I really like the flowers behind the numbers.

Jaydee said...

Nance, what a wonderful use of the colors and I love the bold pop of the 72. I bet your friend really appreciated this gorgeous card - I know I do!
hugs
jaydee