Lotus Blossom For The Paper Players

by Joanne James15. March 2015 10:00

It's Sunday - my favourite day of the week! Why? Well, I usually get a cup of tea in bed before I start my day (and I definitely will today, as it's Mother's Day here in the UK) and it's time for our new challenge over at The Paper Players. This week the hugely talented Ann has a great clean and simple challenge for us:

   

I love CAS cards and decided that this week's challenge was the perfect opportunity to use my Lotus Blossom stamp that I received during the current Sale-A-Bration promotion. I also paired it with the colours over at Color Throwdown this week as I just love the purples and green of the inspiration photo - here is my card:

This set has been the most popular of all the Sale-A-Bration promotional items that you can receive free with a £45 spend amongst my customers and whilst I've used mine to demonstrate how to stamp the flower to my customers on a number of occasions, this is the first time I've actually used it to make a card - shocking! It's a great flower and perfect for CAS cards. I stamped the sentiment and my first image of the flower in Elegant Eggplant and the same for the second one, having stamped off first. I then stamped the third solid image in Perfect Plum. I used Old Olive for my stem and then stamped the first image again in Versamark, and overstamped the sentiment in Versamark too and heat embossed both of them in clear embossing powder. Try as I might I couldn't get it to show up in the photo, but this does look lovely in real life with a lovely glossy sheen and it adds a little texture to the flower. I matted my stamped panel on a piece of Elegant Eggplant cardstock and a Whisper White base, which really allows my blossom to take centre stage. To finish, I added a trio of pearls that I coloured with the darkest of my Wisteria Wonder Blendabilities (I'm not ready to part with these just yet, even though they are sadly no longer available). If the Lotus Blossom stamp is still on your wish list, you have until the end of March to receive it free with a £45 spend - 16 days left, so don't leave it too late. 

There are a whole host of amazing floral CAS cards from the Design Team this week; do pop by their blogs and take a look:

The Paper Players Design Team
Anne Marie Hile
Claire Broadwater
 Jaydee
Laurie Schmidt
Nance Leedy
Sandy Mathis 
Debbie Mageed
Karren Johnson
Shannon Jaramillo
 
Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
 
1.  Create a new paper project
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us and provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge submission.
3.  Please link your card to no more than three challenges, TOTAL.
4.  Have FUN! 

I look forward to seeing your floral CAS creations in our gallery this week. 

I am off for a morning of hockey and then hopefully home to roast dinner cooked by the men in our house! Back tomorrow with another project; until then, happy stampin'!

 

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

 

Comments (10) -

Debbie Mageed
Debbie MageedUnited States
3/15/2015 1:41:01 PM #

Your lotus blossom is so pretty! It is the perfect choice for a CAS card. I don't stamp enough with the purples and your card is inspiring me to get them out. Happy Mother's Day!!

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Monika Davis
Monika DavisUnited States
3/15/2015 2:57:35 PM #

How pretty Joanne. The flower is so elegant. Love the little pearl jewels.  Thank you for playing along with us at The Color Throwdown.

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LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
3/15/2015 6:31:02 PM #

Lovely!  I think this is the prettiest of the SAB sets and you, Sandy & Jaydee have all used purples so nicely!  And I find them such a challenge!  Beautiful pearls, too!  

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KarrenJ
KarrenJNew Zealand
3/16/2015 5:35:29 AM #

The purple and white look so wonderful together and I love this flower.  This is a stunning CAS card.

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Lori
LoriUnited States
3/17/2015 1:41:20 AM #

This is lovely!  The flower looks so pretty in purple.  Thanks for joining us at the Color Throwdown!

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Sandy M
Sandy MUnited States
3/17/2015 8:17:55 PM #

Joanne this is so pretty and sweet. I don't know why but I can't seem to get inspired to ink this stamp up, yet you've done it beautifully and inspired me! A perfectly CAS creation.

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Shannon Jaramillo
Shannon JaramilloUnited States
3/18/2015 11:33:30 PM #

Love your card, Joanne! That stamp is perfect for the challenge and I adore your colored pearls! Mine always turn out blotchy, your look fantastic!!

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Anne Marie Hile
Anne Marie HileUnited States
3/20/2015 4:22:22 AM #

I just added this stamp set to my most recent SAB order just the other day, because of your beautiful card. I love the clean design and all of that fabulous white space. Just gorgeous, Joanne!

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Nance Leedy
Nance LeedyUnited States
3/20/2015 6:33:36 PM #

Absolutely gorgeous card, Joanne.  Your stamping is perfection and I love the thin layer of elegant eggplant.  It really makes the flower pop.  Gorgeous card for this challenge!

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Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
3/20/2015 9:03:08 PM #

Joanne, this is so pretty!  I love the color combo!  I bought this set and have not inked it up.  You have inspired me to get it out!  The colored pearls are a perfect finishing touch!  Just lovely, My Friend!  XX

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