Sunday, January 22, 2017

Clean-and-Simple, You've Got This PP328

 Hi friends!  This week at The Paper Players, wonderfully talented Jaydee has a Clean-and-Simple (CAS) challenge for us--flowers! 
All we have to do is keep our projects CAS and feature a flower.  Oh boy, the only trouble here was deciding which flower set to use! There are so many wonderful ones. Each time a new one comes out I tell myself that I don't need another flower set.....yeah well, you can guess how long that logic lasts.

Since the You've Got This stamp set hadn't seen ink in awhile, my decision was made!  My colors came from an older challenge at Color Throwdown.  To stamp the two-color background, I laid the background stamp on my craft table rubber side up.  The top third of the image was inked with Perfect Plum ink by tapping repeatedly on the stamp.  The bottom two thirds were inked in the same manner with Pear Pizzazz.  I didn't worry too much about the inks blending, just made sure that there wasn't any open space on the stamp with no ink.

The flower was stamped directly over the background image with Night of Navy ink.  I inked up the background image again with Perfect Plum and stamped it on a scrap piece of white cardstock.  Then I stamped just the top of the flower so I could fussy-cut some of the petals out and pop them up for dimension.  Oh yeah, and I washed the popped up piece liberally with Wink of Stella of course!

I thought the leaves and stems needed a little more dimension but in keeping with the CAS look, I didn't want more layers or fussy-cutting.  I colored in the stem and one side of the leaves with my Pear Pizzazz Stampin' Write marker.  It provided just the right amount of shading and variation from the background.  A single navy flower was stamped off the inside corner and that completed my CAS Flower card! 
I hope you enjoyed today's card.  I know you will enjoy all the eye candy that the rest of the design team has for you at The Paper Players, so check 'em out!  Maybe you will be inspired to play along with us before the challenge ends on Friday, January 27th at Noon (CST).  Thanks for stopping by, friends!

The Paper Players Design Team 
Claire Broadwater
Nance Leedy
Sandy Mathis 



Kampin' Karen said...

I love the simplicity of your card and the technique you used. I know exactly what you mean by flower stamps. I too, have too many...and what is on my next demonstrator order...So Succulent! I kid myself by saying they are really flowers! Have a great week and I will be trying this CAS card.

Claire Broadwater said...

Nance, this is GORGEOUS! The color combo is just perfect! I love this single bloom and the way you created this amazing background! You make CAS look easy! I always struggle with it. Wishing you a fabulous week, My Friend! XX

Nancy said...

Oh so beautiful and two of my favorite colors, love the C&S look, you nailed it!
thanks for the inking idea too.

Joanne James said...

I totally understand your floral stamp set dilemma Nance - I keep telling myself 'no more', yet just can't resist! This is a great CAS floral card and would look fabulous in lots of colour combinations, although I am always partial to purple, so love your choice. Gorgeous!

laurie said...

I think I need more flower stamps..... like this one! Beautiful bloom! I happen to be partial to this color combo too... it's so pretty:)

Have a great week!

stampwithsandy said...

Nance I was in the same boat, which flowers to use. I couldn't decide so I went out and bought a new one, lol! I'm such a sucker for florals. Your use of the background stamp was genius, great way to use color in a super simple way. Love the single section of the flower popped up, too.

Cheryl said...

Absolutely Gorgeous AND Simple! Great Job! Thank you for sharing your card!

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

OMG, Nance, I love the technique you used to create flower and background. And the color combo is amazing.

Diane - said...

Nance this is fantastic way to use the background stamps! Love the colors.. (at first I saw gray not perfect plum .... until I read the post!). This clean crisp look of the sentiment just pops off the card! Hugs.

Marisa said...

Gorgeous!!! Love how you created the BG and glad I am in good company when it comes to flower stamps ;)

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Perfectly stamped and coloured! Lovely!!