Sunday, March 12, 2017

Corner Garden of Emeralds PP335 & FMS278

Green is my favorite many pretty shades.  From deep forest green to the softest sea green, I love them all!  So, it was with great anticipation that I looked forward to the fabulous Jaydee's challenge this week at The Paper Players:
The hardest part was deciding just which shade of green to use?  I went from Old Olive to Pear Pizzazz and none of them turned out like I envisioned....until I spotted a new pack of Emerald Envy cardstock and my Corner Garden of Emeralds was born!
This background stamp, Corner Garden, is retired but I still love it.  The delicate layering of flowers is just beautiful and embossed in white on Emerald Envy cardstock, it really pops!  I needed a subtle layer of color behind the focal panel and this Mint Macaron designer paper is just perfect.  Believe it or not, it's actually the reverse of some SU 2016 Christmas paper.  The DSP featured Mint Macaron and Emerald Envy together and they really do pair well.  The subtle pattern "reads" like a solid--meaning your eye picks up the solid color--but the slight pattern adds just enough interest.
The gals at Freshly Made Sketches have an awesome sketch this week and it gave me the perfect layout for this card.  Per the sketch, I tried a couple pieces of cardstock behind the main panel but they all looked to heavy.  I tried some bits of ribbon instead and really liked the look so I went with it!  The 4 pieces of Whisper White Organza ribbon were attached to a scrap piece of cardstock with snail adhesive.  I attached the ribbon + cardstock to my base card and trimmed the ribbon to the width of the card.  I like the soft white color it provides while the satin adds a little elegance to the design.
Also per the sketch, I added an extra flower that was embossed in white and fussy-cut.  It's a little higher than the sketch placement but I think it works!  The sentiment is from Birthday Blooms and I use it all the time!  Love the mix of fonts.  Here, I inked it in Versamark, then Emerald Envy ink and heat set with clear embossing powder for a custom embossed sentiment.
I used Corner Garden again on the inside, this time stamping in Mint Macaron ink. The sentiment is an old one from a long-ago retired stamp set that I can't even remember the name of!  I kept it just for this sentiment because, well...good friends are hard to find and they should be celebrated!

Come on over to The Paper Players and celebrate by playing along with us!  Check out all the fabulous inspiration from the rest of the Design Team and then link up your creation before the challenge closes on Friday, March 17th at Noon (PST)!

The Paper Players Design Team 
Claire Broadwater

Sandy Mathis 


Darnell said...

I love that shade of green, too, Nance, but I would have had trouble choosing. I remember a period I went through where I couldn't stand green and then Old Olive came into my life and now I love all shades and have them all. Too funny. Your beautiful garden card is gorgeous outside and in!! Hugs, Darnell

Claire Broadwater said...

Oh Nance, this is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!! I love this stamp set and forgot I owed it. I am going to pull it out. Thanks for the inspiration! Emerald Envy is a favorite of mine! The embossed flowers are LOVELY! The inside of this card is just as pretty as the outside. Your creation will brighten someone's day! Wishing you a fantastic week, My Friend! XX

LeAnne said...

I can see why you've hung on to this background's beautiful! And even more striking against the green...what a great way to highlight the gorgeous blooms from the stamped image! It's so pretty on this dreary day we're having here in PA! Enjoy your week!

Nora N. said...

This is amazing!! I LOVE the shade of green you used!! It just POPS!!! Such a beautiful card!

Joanne James said...

What a great idea to emboss your corner stamp in white onto green Nance - it makes the florals really stand out and I love the addition of one fussy cut bloom as an accent. The subtle pattern of the base panel really compliments the design too. A gorgeous card!

Amy O said...

Just gorgeous, Nance! I love the layer of ribbons, and the white embossing on the Emerald is so eye-catching. Always a joy to see you in the gallery at FMS!

Diane - said...

Nance so pretty... I love the greens too... all them as well. This card reminds a little of your blog header..... right?
Your mix of Emerald and Macaroon are so pretty and they really compliment each other well. The white embossing just pops against the emerald CS... and the inside is just beautiful. Hugs.

laurie said...

How beautiful Nance! I especially like that ribbon..such a pretty effect...awesome card.

Have a great day:)

Jen Timko said...

This is so pretty, Nance! I love that set too and it is so fresh with the green. Always glad to see you at FMS!

stampwithsandy said...

Wow that Emerald green is really striking, especially embossed with your white corner garden! A simply stunning card Nance, love it.

Jaydee said...

Nance, that white on the emerald green is stunning. So bold and graphic. I love the texture you created behind with both the card base and the ribbon. fabulous card. thank you for rocking my challenge this week, my friend

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Gorgeous! I love this shade of green and have yet to use it. Thanks for the inspiration!