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Sunday, July 15, 2018

Climbing Orchids for the Paper Players PP401

Hi friends--WOW what a turnout we had these last two weeks for our 400th challenge over at The Paper Players.  Randomly selected winners of all 41 prizes will be announced on Wednesday July 18th - so be sure to check back.  In the meantime, our sweet friend Joanne has a lovely color challenge for us this week:
Flowers were all my mind could come up with for these colors so I pulled out one I was so glad to see return in this year's SU catalog...Climbing Orchid:
I have to admit that I haven't purchased many of the new SU colors so I had to make do with what's already in my craft room...Melon Mambo, Wisteria Wonder [retired], and Granny Apple Green [new!].  I think they're a pretty close match.  The main panel of Wisteria Wonder DSP was trimmed with a stitched border die from My Favorite Things.  I found the little strip of Melon Mambo cardstock in my scrap bag and it was already embossed!  I think it's a long ago retired SU folder called Lattice.
The orchids were heat embossed in gold on thick whisper white cardstock and colored using a sponge dauber and Melon Mambo ink.  The center piece is stamped in Wisteria Wonder and them and even tinier image is heat embossed in gold.  I can't believe there is a die tiny enough to cut out these little centers!  The gold stem holding the orchids is cut from Gold Foil paper using the branch die from Seasonal Layers Thinlit dies.  I used Granny Apple Green for the leaves and die cut them with the coordinating dies.  One thing I did purchase right away from the new catalog are these Basic Adhesive-Backed Sequins.   There are 5 colors in the pack and 50 of each color--that's a lot of sequins!  

There's also a lot of inspiration waiting for you over at The Paper Players!  Check it out and come play along before our challenge ends on Friday, July 20th at Noon (PST).  Thanks for stopping by today!

The Paper Players Design Team 

9 comments:

Nancy said...

Very pretty card Nance, great colors & close enough to Color Challenge. The die cut panel brings your eye right to the nice sentiment!

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

Nance what a pretty orchid... I really like how the touch of the embossed strip of CS adds a bright spotlight to the flowers, and the A-symmetrical DSP cut does brings focus to the sentiment. Very pretty. HUGS.
PS: The colors here are definitely close enough, and I personally do not care for the new ink cases. Not enough finger room for me.

Jaydee said...

Nance, gorgeous use of the colors. Great layout, too. You colored the orchids beautifully. Stunning card
hugs
jaydee

Annie Abrahamson said...

Your orchids are beautiful against that fab background! I hope you're having a good week ~ Hugs, Annie

Jan Clothier said...

I don't have this set but I thought of it a lot while we were on our recent cruise as every table in the dining room had a potted orchid - and they looked just like this! I love the way you've toned down the colours yet retained their richness. The little golden stems add elegance. It's a lovely card.

stampwithsandy said...

Nance, what a gorgeous card and I absolutely love the layout! (Future sketch, maybe?) You did a fabulous job coloring those orchids. And isn't it wonderful when you find the perfect little element in your scrap bag?!

Cindy Beach said...

Oh, I just love this, Nance! The way you've highlighted the colors is beautifully done. I love the way the flowers pop in your gorgeous card.

Joanne James said...

I was so glad that this set didn't retire either Nance - every card you make with it is absolutely fabulous and this one is no exception! Those orchids are stunning and the whole thing is a fabulous combination of the challenge colours!

Eliz Stewart said...

Nance...love this card! I just love how you gradiated the flowers and used solid leaves. Great effect. The gold branches were the perfect compliment. Great die set!