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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Happy Hooray for PP204

Hi there, friends!  Things have been crazy around here as I finish swaps and other details before traveling to Salt Lake City on Wednesday for SU Convention!  I've been a demo for five years but this will be my first convention and I am so excited to be sharing it with some of my best stamping buddies!  But before that fun can begin, the lovely LeAnne has a beautiful color challenge for us this week at The Paper Players:
Not really being a purple girl, I wasn't sure how to combine two shades of purple onto one card so I got the idea to make my own DSP incorporating two of the four colors:
This card was one of those where I started with one idea and ended with something else entirely!  I used the feather image from A Happy Hooray to stamp a pattern in Blackberry Bliss ink onto Wisteria Wonder cardstock.  The fun hexagon sentiment is also from this set and is actually bigger than I thought.  It does not fit into the Hexagon punch--it's bigger than that--but the straight sides are easy enough to hand cut.  The fringe scissors--have I mentioned how I love those?--made a sort of grassy border for a big beautiful bloom from Flower Patch.
By now you probably know that these flowers have coordinating Framelits--how great is that?!--even the leaves have a framelit!  The stamps are photopolymer which is great to work with and perfectly clear.  The leaves were stamped off once with Mossy Meadow ink and then stamped with the vines full strength.  Normally, with red rubber stamps, I stamp off onto scrap paper and then my cardstock.  When I tried that with the photopolymer stamp, I either got an uneven look or it tok off too much ink.  I found that stamping off on a Kleenex took off the right amount of ink and did so evenly.  A little trick for you!

There's no tricks about the Design Team's eye candy this week--it's all just beautiful creations.  Be sure to check out the rest of the team and then pop over to The Paper Players and join us before the challenge ends on Friday, July 18th at Noon (PST).

The Paper Players Design Team
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17 comments:

joeytipping said...

A stunning card...love all those colors together. You inspire me to make my own background paper! Your card blows me away!

Rita Wright said...

Gorgeous, Nance!

Andrea W said...

Absolutely beautiful Nance! Your stamped background paper pulls the purples together perfectly! Love it!!!

Marisa said...

Love the flower and the bg you created. Fabulous use of the colours too. Enjoy Convention :)

Amy O said...

Wow, Nance! This is gorgeous! I love your custom-made feather dsp and grassy border. So looking forward to meeting you this week! Have a great trip!

Joanne James said...

Nance this card is amazing! I love the layers, the homemade DSP (I would never have known!) and the bold flower and sentiment pack a real punch! Enjoy your very first Convention this week - have fun! xx

Dawn Tidd said...

Simply gorgeous! I love the DSP you created, Nance. The stacked flowers are beautiful and fit so nicely with your cute design.

Mitzi Luttrull said...

You did a very nice job with the purples especially since they are not your favorite. Lovely card, Nance.

LeAnne said...

Oh, I just LOVE that feather image you used to make your own DP! I love the details of your flower, too! Very pretty way to use these colors! I am thrilled with your creation!

Claire Creates Cards said...

Nance, I just love the feather DSP your created! The grassy border is so much fun and your card is beautiful! Can't wait to meet you this week! XX

LeAnne said...

Oh, and thank you for the hint about stamping off on a tissue...I had the same issue and am happy to hear you've found a fix!

Nancy said...

Lovely card Nance and I know purple is not one of your colors, so a great job especially making your own DSP! What, do I see a panel on an angle, no couldn't be!
Luv
Mom

Yapha said...

I love that DSP you made, and the flower layers are fabulous!!

laurie said...

I have been eyeing that feather in the catty! I love how you used it in this card. I love all your layers,too, they just work so well together!

stampwithsandy said...

This is gorgeous, Nance! Love the background paper you created, the polka dots peeking out from beneath, and of course that gorgeous flower. Have fun at convention! Wish I was coming with you!

Jaydee said...

Nance, I am so sorry that I wasnt going to convention this year so that I could finally meet you in person!

I love your card. I love the feathers and the flower. What a great combo. Gorgeous, my friend
Hugs
Jaydee

Diane - oliver.mdiane@comcast.net said...

Wow... loving these colors together! Look fantastic! hugs