Hello stampers! It's Sunday, and I am the Paper Players hostess this week with a soft, subtle color challenge for you:
When I chose these colors, I must have had some project in mind, but when it came time to actually use them, I drew a blank! I originally intended this card to be a masculine one, but it turned out to be kind of generic! I was inspired by all the fun folds I saw in last week's gallery, so it does incorporate a different take on a normal top-fold card. So here we go:
I started with stamping the large sentiment from Happiest of Birthdays in Seaside Spray and cutting it with a stitched rectangle die, then matting it with a scalloped die; the diecut wasn't quite large enough, so I actually cut two and pieced them together...you can see the seam at the top, but in the whole scheme of things, it's barely noticeable! For the fold, I cut of half of the front at the top and down the middle, added a piece of Peony Garden DSP on which I stamped some leaves from Rooted in Nature. I also stamped some leaves separately and diecut them out to embellishment my front panel. So here's how the card looks as you open it:
I stamped the Buffalo Check background stamp in So Saffron, added another sentiment from the Happiest of Birthdays set and another diecut leaf; the front panel covers up the inside sentiment panel. Just another fun way to add interest to a card.
The final step before adhering everything was to add some Seaside Spray and silver baker's twine to the front panel! I think the bow turned it into a non-masculine card, at least that's what threw it off for my in-house critic John!
Anyway, I think the final outcome is fine and hopefully someone will appreciate it on their birthday! And since it does use a different sort of fold, I am entering this at Inspire.Create, as their challenge this is Fancy Folds:
I hope you like these colors and can find something fun to stamp with them! Be sure to share it on the Paper Players blog and while you're there, check out what the DT created! Have fun and thanks for popping by!
A little trip in the jeep with the doors off on a warm summer's night......
Final destination....ICE CREAM SHOP!
Enjoy your day and be blessed!
|Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified|
|Stamps||Happiest of Birthdays, Buffalo Check, Rooted in Nature|
|Card stock & Papers||Whisper White, Seaside Spray, Peony Garden DSP|
|Ink||Seaside Spray, So Saffron, Smoky Slate|
|Accessories||Flowers for Every Season Ribbons (baker's twine), Dimensionals|
|Tools||Big Shot, Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Nature's Roots Dies|