Sunday, February 13, 2011

Paper Players Friends {PP34}

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.
I hope you enjoyed my card today and that it has inspired you to give this unique color combo a try!  Pop on over to The Paper Players to see what the rest of the design team has cooked up for you!  Then link up your creation on our blog by midnight (MST) Friday February 18th to be in the running for A Cut Above and Headliner! Have a great week my friends!

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 DSP
xtras: two tags die; framed tulips embossing folder; cherry cobbler seam binding ribbon; glimmer brad; basic pearls; decorative label punch


Marisa said...

Yummy colour combo and you have used it fabulously. Love the tag on the card and the woodgrain BG.

Linda said...

Thanks for the awesome layering ideas and showing how to cut that one stamped label apart..great ideas I may have to borrow sometime (with credit to you of course). I always like ways to re-use Christmas stamps for other purposes ;-)

Fantastic card!

LeAnne said...

Just wonderful! I love all the little extras you add to your cards to make them all the more fun!

Christina said...

My goodness, Nance, you certainly don't make it look like these colors were challenging for you! Love the woodgrain paper and the way you popped up the flower. And I'm still kicking myself for not getting the tulip frame EF. It looks great as a border, too!

Diane - said...

Nance this is just a fabulous sammple of "LAYERS"........... wow! Love how you cut out the flower design and popped it up. The pearls are always so pretty and the stitching is awesome! Nice card.

Ann Schach said...

Oh, wow! Way to use the challenge colors! The stitching is the perfect touch!

jaydee said...

Nance, in no way did you make this card look as though the colors challenged you. It's GORGEOUS. Your layering is perfection. The way you lined up the horizontal strips from the tulip embossing folder is fabulous. This layer really makes your focal point pop. The woodgrain is amazing as the background layer. I love the tags. I love the pearls. I love the glimmer brad. I love the ribbon... Heck, I LOVE IT ALL!

Kerin said...

Oh my this is awesome! I find the way you continued the tulip border on two layers so clever! I love the pearls, and the way you framed your main image...simply stunning!!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Nance, this is lovely! All of the layers pack such a fabulous punch! I love how you framed the main image with that punch, too. Of course, the stitching and the pearls are perfection! You have made me look at this set differently. (That one really challenges me for some reason) Just beautiful! :)

jjcreations said...

Oh my word, Nance. What a gorgeous card - so many layers - so many perfectly matched layers!!!! Gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

WOW!! I love how you have so many details yet your card looks so Clean & Simple. Love all the layering and the pearls in the middle are just the perfect touch! Great job at this weeks color challenge!

None None said...

This is absolutely stunning! I love the layering you did and you rocked the colors! I will pull out my two tags die so I can use it on a card. Thanks for the reminder!