Sunday, August 28, 2016

Flourishing Phrases for a Sketch PP310

Hi friends...I'm back!  Did you miss me?!  I missed you!  Today I'm happy to share a fun sketch I designed over at The Paper Players...take a look:
So, I finally ordered and received some goodies from the (new) SU catalog--yeah, the one that premiered in June.  One of the first sets I couldn't wait to use was the Flourishing Phrases stamps and dies.  They're gorgeous!  I thought that they would work great with all the space in the sketch:
I worked with a color scheme of Dapper Denim, Sahara Sand and Copper.  The stamping is pretty straight forward here, just a lot of extra details.  The flourish was stamped in opposing corners with Sahara Sand and overlaid with the coordinating diecuts in Dapper Denim.  I wanted a little shine so I added a bit of Copper Foil sheets also in opposing corners.
To pull in more copper, I die cut anotehr flourish and cut just a snippet of the flower which I backed with some Copper Thread.  I used spray adhesive to adhere the first layer of the flourish die cut and some carefully applied glue with the Fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere the second layer of dies.  Did you also notice that copper colored pearl?  I didn't have any copper embellishments, so I made my own!  I covered some pearls with Versamark ink, sprinkled on some (new) Copper Embossing powder and heat set on low.  Voila!  Copper "pearls"!
A little more stamping of the flourish on the inside....well, because it's so pretty!  The Sahara Sand stamping gives a nice shadow effect ot the Dapper Denim stamped images doesn't it?

Well, that's all for me today...I hope you like my "comeback card"--ha!  I know you'll love what the gals on the rest of the Design Team did with my sketch so be sure to check them out over at The Paper Players.  If you're inspired to play along, just make sure to do so before our challenge closes on Friday, September 2 at Noon (PST).  Thanks for stopping by!

The Paper Players Design Team