Happy Paper Players day everyone! Thank you to all who showed us some love last week with all your LOVEly creations. With so many fabulous entries, you're making it more and more difficult each week to choose our winners! Our friend and Paper Player Jaydee is our hostess this week for a color challenge:
and she is challenging us with Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze and Whisper White! Now, I cannot tell a lite...these colors were challenging for me but that's what it's all about, right? That's how we grow by stepping outside of our comfortable box every once in awhile!
Yesterday, I mentioned that I've been trying to create more mat stacks--love the way they look and it's a fun way to incorporate several colors. This card actually started with the "Friends" stamp from Friends Never Fade which I stamped in Cajun Craze and a second time in CC to cut out the flower and pop it up:
A few Basic Pearls added to the center added even more dimension.
The Tags til Christmas set has a great stamp that fits the Decorative Label punch perfectly. I inked it in Crumb Cake and stamped on the same cardstock, cut it in half and used each piece to frame my center panel.
The Two Tags die makes a fun focal point for my little mat stack. I cut out a piece of Cajun Craze and stamped it with the Dot, Dot, Dot stamped inked in more Cajun Craze.
My Crumb Cake card base needed a little something so I stitched a piece of woodgrain designer paper from Woodland Walk DSP onto the base. I really need to do more stitching--it adds such a subtle accent. Next, I made a border of Whisper White with the Framed Tulip embossing folder and placed it behind the mat stack and behind the Two Tags.
The other fun thing about using a tag as a mat is that it already has a hole ready for your ribbon! I added some yummy Cherry Cobbler seam binding ribbon and a basic glimmer brad to hold it there in style!
Lastly, a retired set Best Blossoms, has this lovely sentiment that is perfect for any friend. I inked a flower from Friends Never Fade in Crumb Cake and overstamped with my Cherry Cobbler sentiment.
stamps: friends never fade, tags til christmas, dot dot dot, best blossoms
ink: cajun craze, crumb cake
paper: crumb cake, cajun craze, whisper white CS; woodland walk DSPxtras: two tags die; framed tulips embossing folder; cherry cobbler seam binding ribbon; glimmer brad; basic pearls; decorative label punch