Rich Razzleberry is one of those colors that when I use it, I wonder why I don't use it more often! So pretty and...well...RICH! I just received an order with the Circle Card Thinlit Die and wanted to give it a try.
I used the die to cut my card base from Basic Black cardstock and layered some Modern Medley DSP and retired Pool Party paper on the two panels of the base. To get the sizing right, I measured each panel, cut the paper to size and then from the back side traced the circle and hand cut the window.
Before I SNAIL'ed down the DSP, I wrapped some Very Vanilla Seam Binding ribbon around each panel, lining them up so they appeared as one. Of course, this isn't just Very Vanilla seam binding! I really wanted to use Rich Razzleberry ribbon but the only one I had was too narrow. So, I stamped the border pattern from Summer Silhouettes directly on the ribbon in Rich Razzleberry ink. The ink bled a little and I rather like the effect--a bit like the Ikat pattern that is so trendy right now.
I stamped the flowers in Rich Razzleberry with the Flower Shop set and coordinating Pansy punch. Lots of other products used there too: Secret Garden Framelits for the Pool Party leaves, Boho Blossom punch for the center of the flowers, Candy Dots, and finally a sentiment from the Banner Greetings hostess set! I made sure to place the flowers well inside the circle so they do not interfere with the flipping action of the center circle--I promise you they don't!
I found that the 2.5" circle punch makes the perfect size circle to fit on the back of the focal point. It was the perfect size to feature this fun sentiment from the Remembering Your Birthday set.
I hope you'll remember to check out the fabulous inspiration from the rest of the Design Team and then consider palying along with us before the challenge ends on Friday, September 13th (gasp!) at Noon (PDT).
The Paper Players Design Team
For those who are interested...here's a few more pix from our recent trip. We ended our dusty safari trip with 3 days on the island of Zanzibar where we relaxed, snorkeled and washed the dust off in the Indian Ocean. Here's an entirely different view of Africa:
Thanks for stopping by today, friends! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Stamps: Flower Shop, Remembering Your Birthday, Banner Greetings
Ink: Pool Party, Rich Razzleberry
Paper: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Pool Party CS; Modern Medley DSP; 2012-2014 In Color Pattern Stack (retired)
Xtras: Circle Card Thinlit die; Secret Garden Framelit die; Very Vanilla seam binding ribbon; Pansy punch; 2.5" circle punch; Boho Blossom punch; Neutrals Candy Dots