Thankful Thoughts Meets Succulent Garden

by Joanne James12. March 2017 09:00

It's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's the turn of the wonderful Jaydee to host this week and she has a fun colour challenge for us to work with:


I love green, especially bright greens - Cucumber Crush is one of my all time favourites! - but for today's challenge I decided to go with an altogether more subtle green in Mint Macaron - take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

Succulent Garden - I chose to use a 'tricky' piece of designer series paper on my card today from the Succulent Garden pack. I have been at a loss as to how I should use some of the papers and patterns in this pack and I felt that this sheet in particular lent itself to a monochromatic card in green and white, so used is to cover my entire card front.

A Bold Sentiment - With such a busy paper pattern, I needed a simple, bold sentiment so I chose this bold thank you from the 'Thankful Thoughts' stamp set. I stamped in Mint Macaron onto Whisper White and I used my Stitched Shape Framelits to add a little interest to my otherwise plain circle. With the exception of my row of stamped cacti inside my card and on the front of my co-ordinating envelope, this is all the stamping to feature on my card.

Triple Banners That Sparkle - I added a trio of banners to anchor my sentiment circle, one each in green and white and the third in Mint Macaron glimmer paper, the latest in the Sale-A-Bration free product offering. The sparkle and texture of the glimmer paper introduces another element yet is still in keeping with the overall monochromatic feel of my card.

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my Product and 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

So a super simple card today, but one with a very calming colour scheme that I hope Jaydee will appreciate.

Before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

The Paper Players Design Team
Laurie Schmidt
Nance Leedy
Sandy Mathis 
 Crystal Komera
Valentyna Komisarenko
Deanne K
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 four challenges, TOTAL.
4.  Have FUN! 


I look forward to seeing what you create with this week's colour palette. Enjoy the rest of your weekend as it will be over all too quickly; I'll be back tomorrow with another project; until then, happy stampin'!



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Comments (9) -

VikkiUnited Kingdom
12/03/2017 16:53:49 #

I love the simplicity of just 2 colours - it enhances the design Smile


Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
12/03/2017 21:27:54 #

Thanks Vikki - sometimes simple can be really effective!


LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
12/03/2017 18:10:11 #

This is (truthfully) my favorite green after Sage Shadow!  What a brilliant idea to use the glimmer paper and show off that dazzle!  So pretty!


Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
12/03/2017 21:30:48 #

I'm more of a Cucumber Crush gal LeAnne I must confess - I am missing it already, however I do find Mint Macaron quite a calming and restful shade of green.


Nance Leedy
Nance LeedyUnited States
12/03/2017 23:14:37 #

Oh this is a wonderful monochromatic card.  I struggle with this look but you've mastered it with different textures and sparkle.  Lovely way to feature the SAB glimmer paper in all it's glory.  Beautiful sentiment and way to use that tricky DSP!  Lovely card, my friend!


LaurieUnited States
13/03/2017 22:59:59 #

Cucumber crush is perfect for this challenge Joanne! I love the glittery banners and big sentiment too!

Have a great daySmile


sandymUnited States
14/03/2017 15:53:20 #

So pretty, Joanne! I love the fresh shades of green and the sparkly glitter paper is gorgeous!


jaydeeUnited States
16/03/2017 13:40:33 #

Joanne, I love the patterned background with the bold sentiment - it works beautifully and that touch of glimmer paper is a fabulous finishing touch.  Gorgeous.    thank you for rocking my challenge this week, my friend


Deanne @ Three Trees
Deanne @ Three TreesCanada
17/03/2017 16:53:04 #

So pretty!  I love how you used the pattern paper with this card!!


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