A Purple Floral Sentiment for PP388

by Joanne James8. April 2018 09:00


I've been away at Stampin' Up!'s UK Onstage event for the last couple of days, having a ball with some of my team and lots of my fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrators. Today it's Sunday though, I'm back and it's time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's the turn of my awesome friend LeAnne to host this week and she has a fun colour challenge for you to work with:


I love purples although was a little short on time to prepare my card for this week so I decided to go for a large focal sentiment to help me along the way this week. It was a good opportunity to open my as yet un-inked Floral Sentiments stamp set  - take a look:


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

Floral Statements - I chose the feature the large 'Thanks' sentiment from the Floral Statements stampset and coloured it with a mix of markers: my 3 retired Wisteria Wonder Blandabilities for the petals and my Tranquil Tide Stampin' Write marker for the leaves. This stamp set is great as it really does much of the work for you - it doesn't leave room for much else! 

Layered Leaves - I backed my stamped panel with an offset panel of Elegant Eggplant that I embossed with my layered leaves Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder; I know you can't see much of it, yet the peeks of texture add a welcome added detail.

Drops of Glitter - I added a few of the Glitter and Clear epoxy dots, along with some clear Wink of Stella on the flower petals and a sliver of doily, to complete my card.

This card really was quick to put together with some built in de-stress as a result of the time it took to colour it in too - bonus! In hindsight, I wish I'd heat embossed the stamp in black for a little more shine and contrast; something to try next time.

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. 

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
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 can't wait to see what you create with this week's colours and look forward to visiting your blogs this week! Enjoy the rest of your weekend; my day will hopefully be a quiet one as I relax with my new catalogue for the umpteenth time to drool over the new stamp sets and product coming our way. Do come  back tomorrow as I will have lots of important announcements with regard to this month's retirement list; until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used: 

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

Comments (7) -

LaurieUnited States
4/8/2018 4:58:47 PM #

That's awesome..what a clever design! I love the bits of texture you added,too. Sounds like you had a great time at Onstage!


LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
4/9/2018 3:23:04 PM #

This is a great stamp to use when you're short on time....the purples look wonderful with it, as do your embellishments, and it really packs a punch with its big statement!  Just beautiful!  Glad you had a good time at On Stage!


Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
4/11/2018 4:15:52 AM #

This is such a pretty set, Joanne. I thought of using it myself before changing ideas. I do like how you've used it. The doily is a nice touch.


Annie A.
Annie A.United States
4/11/2018 8:53:58 PM #

This card is stunning and really showcases the colors beautifully!  Glad you had fun at On Stage and hope you're having a great week ~ Hugs, Annie


sandymUnited States
4/11/2018 11:23:19 PM #

Joanne this is just beautiful! I love the way the flowers are entwined with the sentiment, and your coloring is spot-on. Fabulous card, my friend!


Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
4/12/2018 9:50:13 PM #

Joanne, this is so gorgeous!  I love the entwined leaves in these pretty roses!  Such a bold sentiment!  The doily adds so much softness to your card!  SO happy you had fun at OnStage!  Hope your week is going great!  XX


jaydeeUnited States
4/12/2018 10:03:41 PM #

Joanne, this is wonderful.  I love the way you angled the papers and added the doily.  It adds a feminine touch without distracting from your focal image.  Beautiful


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