Sunday, January 16, 2011

Springtime Silhouette for the Paper Players {PP30}

Happy Sunday, everyone. I hope you are enjoying your weekend!  Welcome to another week with The Paper Players.  As this week's hostess, I am excited to bring you a gorgeous Color Challenge: River Rock, Baja Breeze, Rose Red and Very Vanilla.

To me this is a very soft and feminine color combination so I reached for some new toys from the Spring Mini Occasions catalog to make this for you:

Isn't she darling?!  I am sucker for silhouette images so when I saw this Easter Blossoms set in the new mini, I knew it would be one of the first ones I ordered!  Everything stamped here is from this set--it has so many great pieces!  The little girl is stamped in Baja Breeze onto a piece of Very Vanilla that had been cut out with the Oval Scallop Frame die.  The Rose Red scalloped oval was cut with my Nestabilities.  
Onto the River Rock background panel, I stamped these gorgeous cherry blossoms in River Rock ink coming out on either side of the Springtime Vintage designer paper.  I like how they appear to be growing right out of the paper!  I also love the tone-on-tone look of stamping cardstock with the same color ink.  It adds just enough interest to the background to keep things interesting!

I covered the seam between the two strips of designer paper with some yummy Rose Red seam binding ribbon that needed a little scrunching on one side...
and a bow on the other!  Matches the bow in our girlie's hair nicely doesn't it?
More River Rock cherry blossoms trailing along on the inside.  After stamping in River Rock, I colored a few blossoms with my blender pen and Rose Red ink.  I also put a dot of white in the center of each with a Signo gel pen.  Finally, a Baja Breeze sentiment finished the inside and brought all challenge colors together.

Now, I would love to see how you bring these colors together!  Be sure to check out the rest of the Design Team inspiration over at The Paper Players blog--they're sure to have some great eye candy for you!  If you decide to play along, please provide a direct link to your card at the Paper Players blog and use keyword PP30 if you upload to a public gallery.  You've got until midnight (PST) on Friday January 21st to create something wonderful!  Have a great week, my friends!

stamps: Easter Blossoms
ink: Baja Breeze, River Rock, Rose Red
paper: Very Vanilla, River Rock; Springtime Vintage DSP
xtras: Rose Red seam binding ribbon; Basic Pearls, white signo gel pen, blender pen


Christina said...

Look at you with an Easter card already! I wish I could be so organized! This is an adorable silhouette image, and it is so perfectly paired with those gorgeous papers. I hope I'll have time to play with these lovely colors!

Diane - said...

Nance this is adorable. I so wish I had that new DSP to play with.... one & half more weeks!
I love how you framed the silhouette with the scrallop oval and the DSP is beautiful, but the scrunchy seam binding ribbon is my favorite.

Lesley Croghan said...

Love this Nance as you know!! That silhouette image looks amazing in Baja Breeze.

Marisa said...

Gorgeous DPs and such a darling silhouette. Great use of the colours and a lovely layout.

LeAnne said...

Beautiful, Nance! She's my favorite from the mini, hands down!

Linda Callahan said...

Absolutely perfect colors to pick for this sweet card! It is beautiful!

Ann Schach said...

Adorable, Nance! I loved the one-sided scrunched ribbon!

Bev Gomez said...

Hey Nance, what a beautiful card. I will see what I can come up with to also do this challenge if I have time. Following you from the SC!!!!!

Julie Gearinger said...

Nance, I just love this soft, feminine card! Love the use of the new DSP, the oval and scallop and of course, that darling little girl! Thanks again for all of the inspiration you give to us!

Tara Bilbao said...


This is so beautiful. I love the bow and your paper choice ( I just ordered and can't wait to get it!) . I also love how you stamp the inside of the card to make it just as beautiful as the outside. Pretty pretty pretty.

jaydee said...

Nance, I love what you did with this color scheme. The card is so pretty. I love the profusion of flowers both inside and out. Playing with the ribbon adds so much interest. It is the perfect Easter/spring card!
fabulous job, my friend