Today is all about The Paper Players and another Sketch Challenge from Anne Marie. It's a neat sketch with lots of opportunity for displaying pretty patterned paper and embellishments.


After talking about color and layout for the past couple of days, it's interesting that I went more neutral today. Truly, I wanted to use Crisp Cantaloupe and the natural trim ribbon, so I worked it in with the Modern Medley Designer Series Paper.

  • I wanted my card to have an easy, relaxed look. The polka dots, natural ribbon trim and Linen Thread give it just that.
  • The warm Crisp Cantaloupe pairs well with my Very Vanilla card base and the Basic Black makes the Crisp Cantaloupe look even crispier!
  • I only used two butterflies since they lay just above my sentiment. The butterflies coupled with the sentiment make a very balanced corner of three elements. Lots of "threes" in this card!


This is definitely a Clean and Simple since there's lots of open space and once I made my decisiion on which DSP to use, putting together the card went pretty quickly. I enjoy Sketch Challenges for this reason. Anne Marie came up with the design, so I didn't have to.

Thanks, Anne Marie, for a really neat sketch!


Tomorrow, I'll share some information on balancing color and layout so be sure to check in. 

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used: Card Stock – Very Vanilla, Crisp Cantaloupe, Modern Medley DSP. Ink – Jet Black Staz On. Stamp Set – Express Yourself. Tools – Elegant Butterfly, Bitty Butterfly and Owl Builder Punches. Embellishments – Naturals Trim and Linen Thread.