Happy Paper Players Sunday, everyone! I hope you're having a fabulous weekend and Happy Father's Day to all the men out there! Hmmm, I wonder if I have any male readers?? Paper Player Jaydee is our Clean-and-Simple hostess this week and she has challenged us with a simple and classic sketch:
Lovely, isn't it? Lots of options with this one. I like to mix it up a bit so I turned the sketch on it's side which put the focal piece on the right side like this:
And what a perfect sketch to show off one of Stampin' Up's newest In Color...Pool Party! A beautiful soft and cool ocean blue that is just gorgeous and will be available with the new catalog on July 1st . I've stamped the background with the retiring Sanded background stamp inked in Pool Party. Another retiring stamp set, Paradise, was inked in Pool Party, More Mustard, Soft Suede and Lucky Limeade (another new In Color) and stamped onto Whisper White.
Here you can get a good close look at Pool Party and Lucky Limeade. I trimmed out the main piece with a scalloped border of More Mustard that I distressed a little with the bone folder. Then wrapped the whole thing with Early Espresso Baker's Twine. This Baker's Twine is a chameleon; it magically matches whatever shade of brown it is paired with. Doesn't it look like Soft Suede Baker's Twine here?
A clean and simple card deserves a clean-and-simple inside too! Because I want to use my Sanded background stamp as much as possible before it retires :-), I stamped it again on the inside behind my Whisper White panel onto which I repeated more tropical leaves from the Paradise set.
So, I hope you've liked my Simple Paradise card; I would love to hear what you think! Be sure to check out the inspiring work of our amazing Design Team and then head off to your craft room from some clean-and-simple fun! Be sure to load up your lovely creations by Friday, June 24th at midnight (PST) to have a chance for the Design Team's winning selections. Hope to see you at The Paper Players!
stamps: paradise; curly cute, sanded
ink: pool party, lucky limeade, more mustard, soft suede
paper: pool party, whisper white, more mustard CSxtras: scalloped border punch; early espresso baker's twine.