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


Nancy said...

YAY you're back, I did miss your blog!
A lovely come-back card, great idea to use Sahara Sand ink for a shadow effect under the Dapper Denim ink color, it looks great. Love the little touches of your "copper" pearls and the paper in the corners.

Linda Callahan said...

I did miss you! And you are back with a flourish!😊. This is gorgeous.....and I love the added copper!

LeAnne said...

This sketch is perfect for these gorgeous flourishes! VERY pretty accented with the copper, too! Awesome sketch, I love it and will be using it often!

Colleen Begley said...

Beautiful color combo, Nance. The copper is so shiny and I bet it's gorgeous IRL. Perfect images to fill up the spaces in your great sketch. Nice to have you back, of course.

Diane - said...

Nance what a great sketch and the color combo is fantastic. I love the shadow effect of the Sahara Sand and it blends so well with the Dapper Denim. The copper pearls are genius! Love that and touch in the opposite corners pulls it all together. The inside is so very pretty too.

On a side note... YOU are the reason I FINALLY bought the Sahara Sand ink. I initially didn't care for it, but I kept seeing the cards you made using it and finally I folded. Now I really like the color! So thanks for that! Hugs.

stampwithsandy said...

Welcome back and I hope you are all re-charged, Nance! Great sketch and a gorgeous card. I love the Sahara Sand stamping underneath the flourishes, almost give a shadow effect. Love the embellishments too, especially your copper pearls. Pure genius!

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Nance! Love the stamped and die cut foliage! Thanks for the inspiration!

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Claire Broadwater said...

Nance, this is so gorgeous! I love the color combo! The copper pearls are perfect! I just love this sketch! It is one I will use many times! You nailed it, My Friend! XX

laurie said...

Those colors are so sharp and I love that die. What a gorgeous card! That copper is so fun too. I see I need to order a few things..LOL!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

A gorgeous comeback card Nance - love your colour scheme and I'm so glad you are into the whole copper thing too. The copper embellishments are genius - I so need to try this!

Jaydee said...

Nance, thanks for a great challenge this week! I love your multiple layers from the stamped images, to the twine to the filligree. You aded so much texture and movement. Fabulous