Sunday, July 14, 2013

Stippled Blossoms {PP154}

Hello friends and happy Sunday to you!  This week I am delighted to host a color challenge over at The Paper Players.
Cool Bermuda Bay pairs up beautifully with the warm tones of Baked Brown Sugar and Crushed Curry.  I dove into my box of new goodies and came up with this:
Sneak Peek alert!  The background image is stamped in Baked Brown Sugar onto Crushed Curry using a stamp set from the upcoming Seasonal Catalog called Truly Grateful [love!].  The chevron woodgrain pattern looks like parquet flooring and adds a textured look without the bulk.  Isn't it pretty?!
Stippled Blossoms is a new-to-me set that creates gorgeous flowers every time.  The simple two-step stamp technique creates a depth and dimension that makes the flowers and leaves jump off the page.  The solid flower image was inked in Bermuda Bay and stamped off once while the outline image was stamped full-strength Bermuda Bay. I did a little bit of fussy-cutting and added some pearl and Linen Thread accents just because they make me happy.  :-)
The outline flower image makes a lovely background all on it's own.  Here I inked it in Baked Brown Sugar and stamped opposite corners of the background and sentiment panels.  Can you spot the spots?  Yes, I used Gorgeous Grunge, again, this time in Crushed Curry.  The coordinating Chalk Talk stamp set and Framelits gave me a quick way to add the sentiment here.  I simply scored and folded it over the top of the cardstock--a finishing touch that's nicer than a rough edge.
I'm not really sure what I will use this card for so I left it free of an inside sentiment but just had to stamp more of these flowers.  I resisted this stamp set for a long time, thinking it a bit too much like Grandma's couch (you know what I mean!) but it really is gorgeous.  And done up in Bermuda Bay, it's an unexpected twist!

What isn't unexpected, is the fabulous work of my gal pals on the Design Team.  Please check out their gorgeous work on their blogs below.  They're the best team around!  We do hope you'll join us over at The Paper Players before our challenge closes on Friday, July 19th at Noon (PST).  Thanks for stopping by!

The Paper Players Design Team


Stamps: Stippled Blossoms; Chalk Talk; Gorgeous Grunge; Truly Grateful (available 8/1/13)
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Baked Brown Sugar, Crushed Curry
Paper: Very Vanilla, Baked Brown Sugar, Crushed Curry CS
Extras: Linen Thread; Chalk Talk Framelits; Basic Pearls; Distress Tool


Nancy said...

Nance, such a lovely card love the flower stamp and how you used it also on the base card, very subtle! Gorgeous colors and the inside could be an outside card for another time.
The new chevron stamp is nice.

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful, Nance! You just can't go wrong with Stippled Blossoms! I love the new wood textured chevron stamp, and how you paired it with the flower...a perfect blend of grunge and elegance!

Linda Callahan said...

Gorgeous and that grunge comes in so handy for details! Your flowers a beautiful!

Shirley Pumpkin said...

Love your card this week! It's Grunge with a touch of Beautiful!

Marisa said...

Beautiful flower and use of the colours!!

LeAnne said...

Love your color choice and it is amazing how we all chose different styles for our cards! I would not have thought "florals", but you have proved that these colors CAN do florals....what a beauty! LOVE that new set from the mini on the background.....that's def on my wish list!

Margaret said...

Beautiful! The colors work wonderfully on your card and the flowers are gorgeous! I really need to buy that stamp set...

Dawn Tidd said...

Oh, wow, Nance! This is an absolutely gorgeous card! I think you've made me turn the corner on the Stippled Blossom set and I love how it shows up it little places over the whole card. Love it!

Andrea W said...

Delightful card! I love how you used the wood chevron and stippled blossoms together. Very pretty!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Nance-and it looks just as pretty on the inside too :)
Nessa xx

Mary Hogenmiller said...

Fun card Nance. Love that you showed the inside as well. I don't have my fall set yet......but I imagined it for lots of background uses. You have proved that point well. Thanks for sharing.

Anne Marie Hile said...

Oh Nance, this is stunning! I love the weathered look to your card and all of the fabby details you added, as always! Hugs! :)