Happy Sunday to all!
It’s the beginning of a new week so it’s time for another Paper Players challenge. This week, our talented LeAnne is giving us a Color Challenge. Misty Moonlight, Merry Merlot and Crumb Cake, plus a neutral. Wow! What a striking color combination it is.
There were so many ideas coming to mind for these colors, so I wasn’t sure in what direction this card was going to go. I had my Painted Poppies stamp set nearby, so I started playing with this poppy image, stamping random poppies on my top card layer. I decided to create a sticky note mask and use it to add some background ink splatter.
This is a clean and simple card. I stamped five poppies with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. An odd number is always better than an even number when adding images or embellishments. Three of anything usually works best but since I had a lot of white space, I went with five.
The Painted Poppies stamp set includes a filler stamp that you can use to “fill” the poppy image with color. Instead, I colored the poppies with Light Crumb Cake and Light Misty Moonlight Stampin’ Blends. I used the Stampin’ Blends Color Lifter to create shading in the flowers. Without a doubt this Color Lifter is a “miracle” add-on to the Stampin’ Blends product line.
Next up is my Merry Merlot ink splatter. I used a splatter image from an older, retired stamp set called Gorgeous Grunge. This stamp set maintains a place of honor on my stamp shelf. I use it often. I’m sure you all have stamp sets like that! I masked my flowers and stamped the ink splatter over them. While I was doing it, I snapped a few pictures and created a quick tutorial. If you’re unfamiliar with the masking technique, click on the button below to take a look.
The sentiment, from the Art Gallery stamp set, is stamped with Merry Merlot ink.
So, grab your Misty Moonlight, Merry Merlot and Crumb Cake paper and ink, create something fun, and link up with us over at the Paper Players.
For more inspiration, click below to see what the rest of the Design Team created.
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Happy Thursday my stamping friends! Hope you’re having a great day!
As promised in yesterday’s post, I’m sharing my latest note card set. I make these sets to keep on hand and give as gifts. They make beautiful gifts. I’m featuring the Boho Indigo Product Medley and the matching Refill Kit. Both are retiring. The Refill Kit is discounted at 40% off, making the price $13.80. For that amount, you can put together quite a few note card sets.
My feature card above is clean and simple. The embossed cardstock in the Product Medley and Refill Kit is gorgeous. The pattern matches the pattern in the die cut DSP vase. The Boho Dies are part of the Product Medley.
Card 2 is also clean and simple. I featured this card a few posts ago. You can see the original post here. The Night of Navy and Garden Green die cuts are from the Product Medley as are the printed die cuts. The vases are die cut from the DSP and the sentiment tag is in both the Refill Kit and Product Medley.
Card 3 is a bit different. It’s clean and simple with no sentiment. It’s a card for any type of personal note. I embellished this one with some Linen Thread and a Gold Metallic Pearl. The Metallic Pearls are a staple in my craft room.
Card 4 is a little more traditional. I wanted to showcase the beautiful Designer Series Paper. The gold foil flowers are in the Product Medley and Refill Kit. The sentiment is part of the Product Medley stamp set. Actually, all of the DSP is beautiful.
And last but not least, Card 5 was posted yesterday. It makes a great addition to the cards in the set. Click here to see more of this card.
Here are all of the cards together.
And here is the gift packaging. I used an Acetate Box tied with the matching ribbon from the Product Medley. I don’t have to say much about Stampin’ Up! ribbon. It’s soft, easy to tie and beautiful. I punched a quick tag and added some DSP, one of the Layering Circle Dies and a sentiment from the Quite Curvy stamp set.
Now for the surprise I promised you. Click on the button below to download a FREE PDF Tutorial with all of the measurements for the cards featured in this set.
I hope you enjoyed my note card designs. You can click on the images below for more product details.
So, get out your cardstock, cut some layers, add pretty patterned paper, a few sentiment layers and create a note card gift for someone special.
What a week it’s been. Stampin’ Up! released the new Annual Catalog to all Demonstrators. We were able to see the beautiful new products coming out in May and some surprises Stampin’ Up! has coming our way. Along with all the “new” over at Stampin’ Up, I’m excited that there’s some “new” here at expressively deb…
I’ve been working on transferring my email platform over to something new. I gave it a private test run and everything seemed okay, but this is the first post going out on the new platform, so I’m staying positive that this post will be delivered timely and without any surprises!
I’ve had my eye on the Boho Indigo Product Medley since last year. When I saw it in the Last Chance Sale, I didn’t hesitate. This is one of Stampin’ Up!’s premium kits that includes everything you need to “let your creativity run free”. I know I’m going to give this Medley a good work-out.
- There’s no doubt this card is Quick and Easy. I used two of the vase dies and the Designer Series Paper to make my vases.
- The gold and green leaf spray is one of the die cuts that come with the kit.
- The Night of Navy and Garden Green leaves were die cut with dies from the set.
- “Thank You” is stamped with Night of Navy ink onto one of the sentiment tags included.
Garden Green, Night of Navy, Very Vanilla and a hint of gold are beautiful together. I can envision some Bumblebee or Melon Mambo with Night of Navy and Very Vanilla. Bermuda Bay would work well, too. Maybe a little Poppy Parade! (Okay, no more of that. We all know Stampin’ Up! coordinates these things purposely).
The Boho Indigo Product Medley (#153132 page 9 in the Annual Catalog is $70.00) is on the Last Chance List and is Retiring. If you don’t need all those components, try the Refill Kit. It has the same Designer Series Paper, dry embossed paper, die cuts and flowers. The Refill Kit is discounted 40% and priced at $13.80.
I hope today’s card inspires you to create something lovely!
So, take a look at the Boho Indigo Medley, cut a few layers, add some Gold Metallic Pearls and create something simple and lovely!
…the only limitation is your imagination!
For all of the product details, you can click on the images below.
I spent time in my craft room over the weekend doing a little purging and organizing. I’ve used much of the True Love Designer Series Paper, but haven’t really done much with this polka dot pattern. Without a doubt it is “clean and simple” pretty and makes a great card layer. The trio of colored cardstock strips add some color to the black and white. They also anchor the sentiment circle focal point.
Stampin’ Up’s Vellum cardstock is a quality weight and cuts beautifully, as well. No creasing at the ends or ragged edges and it’s very smooth.
I randomly colored a butterfly from Butterfly Brilliance with Blends and attached it to the circle. I colored three little pearls with my Blends for a bit more color. The sentiment stamp from the Garden Wishes stamp set. works well with the clean and simple card design. I like the informality of the mixed font in the sentiment.
This project is quick and easy. The card design will work well paired with a favorite stamp set and patterned paper. I chose a circle for my focal point because it created a pattern repeat with the polka dot patterned paper. Any shape would work depending on the patterned paper you choose.
So, (I know you know what I’m going to say) … grab your favorite patterned paper, add a focal point with a great image and stamped sentiment and create something clean and simple with a pop of color.
…the only limitation is your imagination!
For details on the products I used in today’s post, you can click on the images below.
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It’s Sunday and time for another Paper Players challenge. This is Joanne’s week with a soft and subtle color challenge for us. She chose Highland Heather, Seaside Spray and Old Olive.
Any time is a perfect time for flowers! The Basket of Bloom stamp set has pretty flower blooms, a few leaf stems, a flower pot, basket and vase. These images can take your flower arranging imagination from simple to stunning and anywhere in between.
When I saw Joanne’s colors for this week’s Challenge, I thought of the Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper. All three colors are together in this paper pack. Below is how today’s project came together.
- Starting with an A-2 Basic White card base, I added a layer of the Highland Heather and Basic White striped pattern paper.
- On Basic White cardstock, I stamped the flower pot image with Sahara Sand ink and lightly shaded the edges of the pot with my Blender Pen.
- I stamped the twine bow image to the flower pot with Seaside Spray ink.
- Next, I stamped the flower blooms on Basic White cardstock.
- I fussy cut the pot and flower blooms.
- I cut a Basic White card layer 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ and added some texture with one of the Stitched With Whimsy dies.
- In the center of the white layer, I stamped the leaf stems with Old Olive ink.
- With a few Stampin’ Dimensionals, I attached the flower pot and arranged my flower blooms.
- The Seaside Spray stamped sentiment is from the Lots of Heart stamp set.
- The Stitched With Whimsy frame did the embellishing for me.
So, match up your colors to Joanne’s Challenge and create something subtle to link up with us at the Paper Players.
…the only limitation is your imagination!
For more inspiration, pop over to the rest of the Design Team’s blogs.
The Paper Players Design Team
For more details on the products I used in my project today, you can click on the images below.