Half Full For The Paper Players PP403

by Joanne James29. July 2018 09:00

Another busy week in the James household with little time for crafting - too busy having holiday fun with the Juniors and putting everything back into my fabulous new kitchen which is pretty much finished at last! I Today it's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players - yay! It's the turn of my awesome friend Claire to host this week and she has my favourite, a sketch challenge, for you to work with:

    

A card with a tag - I haven't made one of those in a while! I decided that the sketch layers lent themselves to a card using the Half Full stamp set which I haven't yet used for a non-Christmas card, along with a little DSP too - take a look:

 

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

Half Full And An Old Faithful - My starting point for today's card was the tag and I decided to use the ready-to-stamp one that comes with the half Full stamp set. This makes the tag element really easy to create, with the sentiment, decoration and border all laid out. Not only that, it perfectly co-ordinates with one of my most-used punches, the fabulous Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, which makes tag creation a breeze. I fussy-cut the bunch of grapes for extra interest and also used the single glass and bottle stamps to create a tone-on-tone background panel and to decorate the inside of my card and the envelope, whilst I stamped the row of glasses in white kraft ink to create a contrasting border too. I am quite partial to a glass of red (or white!) so this set is perfect for cards for my wine-loving friends and also to quickly dress-up a bottle to say thank you to a party hostess, for example.

Tranquil Textures Colour Combo - I often use colour combinations straight from Stampin' Up!'s designer series papers as the basis for my cards and today as I looked for something with a non-descript pattern that would compliment my various stamped layers and tag I decided upon this Night of Navy, Whisper White and Fresh Fig combination from the Tranquil Textures pack. Here is the colour combo for you to save should you wish to use it as inspiration for your future projects too:

Whilst this pack is designed to co-ordinate with the Tranquil Textures Suite, which has an under-the-sea theme, I wasn't constrained by this. The pack has lots of interesting textured designs that can be used in many other ways too. This is my 'twist' for the challenge over at Just Add Ink this week, although it is a little more tenuous than some of those that the JAI design team have come up with - check them out to see which items they have used in a different way on their projects. Don't forget these papers are available for just 3 more days as part of the current 'buy 3, get 1 free' DSP offer that is running this month; if you missed the details, you can read all about it here.

A Trellis Textured Border - The final element to my card was some actual texture, courtesy of the Garden Trellis Textured Impressions Embossing Folder on the navy border panel. It creates just enough interest to differentiate and separate the layers, without detracting from the stamped images.

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!

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

Enjoy your day; I will be spending mine in London at the Vitality Hockey Women's World Cup with the rest of the James family, as we have tickets to watch the India v USA and England v Ireland matches that are taking place this afternoon. I'm hoping we will escape the thunderstorms and it will stay dry for us and the players, although I'm sure they will appreciate the slightly cooler temps that we have been having this week.

I'll be 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) -

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
29/07/2018 19:31:16 #

Joanne, I LOVE every thing about this amazing card!  The color combo, the sentiment and all those stamped wine bottles are FABULOUS!  I would frame this card.  I am a huge wine lover and this card makes me SMILE!  Thank for rocking my sketch!  Can't wait to see pictures of your new kitchen.  So happy for you, My Friend!  Have a wonderful week!  XX

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Jan M
Jan MAustralia
30/07/2018 14:20:24 #

This is gorgeous Joanne! Your sea textures DSP works beautifully as a background for your liquid of a different kind and I love that you've used the tag as a feature on your card front as well - so clever! Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week.

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Lou Kitzelman
Lou KitzelmanAustralia
31/07/2018 05:41:36 #

I just love how you have used the DSP as your twist. Such a great idea to feature the tag as the main design element to. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week Joanne.

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Chantell Randall
Chantell RandallAustralia
31/07/2018 14:17:15 #

Ohhh I love the colours you have put together, they are perfect for the theme of your card.  The DSP really works well on your card.  Chantell  Just Add Ink

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Elizabeth Stewart
Elizabeth StewartUnited States
31/07/2018 15:05:09 #

Joanne... love the color combination!  I would never have thought of blue and purple as the predominant colors.  The sentiment is wonderful!
BTW... love how your demonstrated the Stampin Up papers...so fun to watch.

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Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
31/07/2018 21:08:52 #

I love this one too, Joanne. I sometimes think we must be mental twins because I was so close to using this set for this challenge too. I have only just bought the set and have yet to ink it up. It looks lovely in these colours.

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Kim Badelt
Kim BadeltAustralia
01/08/2018 10:44:55 #

What a great way to use the Tranquil Textures paper Joanne, it suits your "wine" theme perfectly. I love how the tag is such a feature! Thanks for joining us Just Add Ink this week.

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Laurie
Laurie United States
01/08/2018 11:17:09 #

These colors look stunning with this sketch...beautiful card! Love it!

Have a great day!

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Annie A.
Annie A.United States
02/08/2018 14:14:31 #

Another gorgeous card in such a fabulous color combo!  I'm a wino and just fell in love with that stamp set! Congrats on the new kitchen and I hope you're having a great week ~ Hugs, Annie

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sandym
sandymUnited States
02/08/2018 20:07:44 #

Joanne, what a gorgeous card. You've got so much going on with all those patterns and layers, yet it all works perfectly. I especially love the tone on tone wine glass layer.

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