Sunday, June 9, 2013

By the Colorful Tide {PP149}

Happy Sunday, friends, and welcome to another week with The Paper Players! This week, the incomparable Ann has brought us a wonderful color challenge:
Aren't these colors pretty together?  All that coral and pools made me think of oceans so I turned to my By the Tide set and got to work.  I sure am glad this set continued into the new catalog so I could use it some more!
The saying goes, the devil is in the details, right?  Well, that was true of this card!  I started with the basic elements: Pool Party base, So Saffron layer die-cut with an Oval Framelit.  Then, I filled in with some smaller elements: stamped the fan coral in Calypso Coral on Naturals White cardstock and added the text stamp from By The Tide to the So Saffron layer.  After I stamped the sentiment from Bring on the Cake to the banner, I needed to pull in some more Early Espresso so I used my retired color spritzer to sprinkle some on the So Saffron cardstock with an Early Espresso stampin' write marker.
A Naturals Designer Button and some Early Espresso Baker's Twine finished off the sentiment.  To adorn my seascape, I stamped the seahorse and shell in Calypso Coral and Pool Party inks and fussy-cut.  Pearls and some Dazzling Diamonds add just the right amount of shimmer and sparkle.
I hope you like today's card for The Paper Players.  Be sure to check out the rest of the design team and their amazing projects.  We would love for you to join us before the challenge closes on Friday, June 14th at Noon (PDT).  Thanks for stopping by today!

The Paper Players Design Team
Stamps: By the Tide; Bring on the Cake; Sanded (retired)
Ink: So Saffron, Pool Party, Calpyso Coral & Early Espresso
Paper: So Saffron, Pool Party, Early Espresso & Naturals White CS
Xtras: Naturals designer buttons; Early Espresso Baker's Twine; Basic Pearls; Dazzling Diamonds; Color Spritzer (retired); Oval Framelits; 1.25" square punch; Dotted Scallop Ribbon border punch


Marisa said...

Fabulous! Brings me back to memories of my childhood days in the oceans of Costa Rica. Love the coral with the bits of pearls in it and the seahorse and shell. Great take on the colours. Hugs to you!

LeAnne said...

Just lovely....perfect colors for your beachy, ocean-themed card! LOVE the inside too! It's so pretty!

Linda Callahan said...

By the sea by the sea by the beautiful sea........gorgeous card!

Nancy said...

Very pretty card Nance lovely colors and great details, love the pearls in the coral and the little seahorse is adorable looking on.

Mitzi Luttrull said...

This is one of my favorite sets and your card makes it shine! Just to let you know, I received the blog candy you sent from your birthday/blog anniversary. Thank you again for your generous gift, Nance.

Diane - said...

Nance this is so pretty. I just love the subtle spritzer marks and the natural button and twine "ties" it all together. But LOVE your pearl bubbles - at least I'm calling them bubbles..So cute.
I love this set in general and have been using it so much lately. It looks FAB in any color too.

Amy O said...

This is beautiful, Nance! And your details are stunning. Love it!

Margaret said...

Such a wonderful card! I love that every layer has a little something extra to look at! Now all I need is an ocean...

Andrea W said...

Very cool! The colors are perfect for that stamp set and I love the details.

Jaydee said...

Fabulous, Nance. I didn't get this set, but really think I need to. I love that you created a window for the fan coral and the pearls are the perfect touch. Gorgeous card.

stampwithsandy said...

So pretty, Nance! These colors were perfect for your tropical creation. I'm super happy this stamp set is in the new catalog, too!

Mary said...

Great card Nance! We just returned from a week the beach. Your card instantly took me back there. Thanks for the escape!

Justin said...

LOVE it! Such a pretty card! I really have to start doing something with my card insides too! :-)