Welcome to the first Paper Players challenge of 2011! This week we're getting ready for the next big card holiday--Valentine's Day!
Show us a little love with your Valentine's themed projects this week--any colors, any stamps, any layout just a theme of Valentine. For my card, I used this great sketch over at Create with Connie & Mary
and with the Greeting Card Kids stamp in hand, here's what I made for you:
I love non-traditional color schemes for holidays and I was itching to use my recently acquired Marina Mist striped grosgrain ribbon so I let the ribbon do the talking! The En Francais background stamp was inked up in Marina Mist and stamped on the MM card base. I used my square Nestabilities to cut out a piece of Very Vanilla on which I stamped this little sweetheart in Jet Black Stazon ink. From there, I got to work coloring her with my Stampin' Write markers:
I used Marina Mist, Blush Blossom and Real Red for her clothes, skin & valentine heart and Daffodil Delight with just a touch of River Rock for her blonde tresses. Using just the teensy-weensy heart from the 2-step Owl punch, I popped out a little heart from our new Glimmer Paper to give her Valentine some pizzazz! And because you can never have enough sparkle, I also added Dazzling Diamonds to her crinoline.
I really love the big bow in the sketch so first I wrapped my card with the Marina Mist striped grosgrain ribbon, securing the ends underneath the square with glue dots. For the bow, I made a big loop of ribbon, secured the ends with glue dots, pinched the center, tied it off with Linen Thread and secured it to the card with more glue dots (love those!). I think it's so cute how it matches the bow in her hair!I made a quick panel of Very Vanilla for the inside (cut to 5 x 3.75") and stamped our sweetie again in Marina Mist and with a sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes in Real Red:
I realized with all this blue, this card also qualifies for the Winter Blues Color Splash challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments too!
I do hope you'll make a Valentine project to share with us at The Paper Players this week. The deadline is midnight (PST) Friday January, 15th to be in the running for "Headliner" and "A Cut Above". Each week the challenge hostess chooses one "Headliner" and the Design Team each chooses "A Cut Above" to feature on The Paper Players blog. We can't wait to see what you will share with us!
stamps: Greeting Card Kids, En Francais, Tiny Tags (love), Teeny Tiny Wishes
ink: Marina Mist, Jet Black Stazon, Real Red
paper: Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight, Very Vanilla CSxtras: Marina Mist 1 1/4" striped grosgrain ribbon; basic pearls; Nestabilities; Stampin' Write markers; linen thread; dazzling diamonds; Glimmer Paper
I'll have another post later today...
This stamp was popular for this week's challenge! Cute card! I like the non-traditional Valentine colors you used...blue and yellow. Thanks for playing the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge!
Love the non-traditional colors, Nance! The big bow is fabulous, but I love how the yellow frame keeps the focus on your image and sentiment. Great design!
Awh, isn't she precious? I love the blue with the yellow and the glimmer paper really pops! Great job on the sketch and the striped ribbon with the hemp twine just sets it off!
What a cute and sweet card. I love it.
Absolutely adorable, Nance! I love that fabulous Marina Mist bow!
what a fabulous take on the challenge and I love the use of the sketch challenge, too. The scripting behind the focal image is wonderful and gives it a sophisticated edge. Wonderful coloring job and I am TOTALLY in love with the non-traditional Valentine color scheme.
Another wonderful card
OMG! This is adorable! I LOVE your bow that is tied with twine. The touch of sparkle on the hem is sweet and of course I the pearls are always a favorite of mine. So sweet!
Ooooh! This is just so sweet! I just love this image! And the colors you used are very lovely! I love everything about it! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!
Love how you used Marina Mist for a Valentine - so pretty with that pop of red! And every girl needs a bit of sparkle :)
I love the non-traditional colors....but where did the "love" sentiment come from? I am drawing a blank...I know there is a "thank you" like that in All Holidays.....
This is too CUTE! Love the glitter. Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.
Totally awesome card, Nance. You've done a fantastic job with this wide ribbon! Wide ribbon scares me - but this is wonderful!
What an adorable card!! Thank you so much for participating in Hand Stamped Sentiments.
Wow! I just love everything about this page! I like the way you did the twine on the bow! I always love that look!Thanks for playing at Create with Connie and Mary!
This is so very cute Nance and I love that you've used non-traditional Valentine's colours. Great job!
Love the Marina Mist, next one on my list. Your card is adorable! Thanks for playing with us at Create with Connie & Mary!
Oh she is just so SWEET and the yellow frame just makes the entire card 'pop'! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!
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