Simple Stems Meets Fresh Prints For The Paper Players

by Joanne James1. May 2014 21:48

Back again with a creative post today - just in time to share my card for The Paper Players this week, where Anne Marie has this sketch challenge for us:

I decided to use a sheet of the flower patterned paper from the Fresh Prints DSP Stack as the starting point for my card; I love the pattern on this paper, but have been almost afraid to use it as it's so busy. Today I took the plunge - here's my card:

I used a Coastal Cabana base for my card, then matted a piece of Crumb Cake on Real Red and adhered to the base. I used the flower DSP for the main panel and broke slightly from the sketch to put my sentiment on the second rectangular panel, as opposed to the Crumb Cake layer. I stamped the blossom stamp from the Morning Meadow hostess set around it, having coloured it with my Crumb Cake and Coastal Cabana markers, then punched three flowers from Coastal Cabana cardstock using my Itty Bitty Flower punch and moulded them around the end of my paper piercing tool to shape them before adhering over some of the stamped blossoms. I then finished with a Real Red stamped flower from Simple Stems and three red candy dots (I really need these to be sold in packs of red only - I use more red ones than any other colour!!)

I'm quite pleased with the final result - the bold red borders really ground the busy flower pattern I think. I'm also linking this card up with SUO Challenges, where the challenge this week is to use a flower on your card.

Must go - I've grocery shopping to do before I turn in for the night (thank heavens for online grocery stores!)

Back tomorrow with another project; until then, happy stampin'!

 

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Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
5/2/2014 5:55:13 PM #

Beautiful, Joanne! I love the color combination, and the tiny blossoms with bling.  Such a classic card! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

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Joanne James
Joanne James
5/2/2014 8:27:51 PM #

Thanks Ann - glad you like it!

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Julie Gearinger
Julie GearingerUnited States
5/3/2014 3:15:49 AM #

Love the use of the Fresh Prints DSP and all of your gorgeous accents!! Thanks for playing along with us at SUO ChallengesSmile

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Joanne James
Joanne James
5/3/2014 9:14:46 PM #

Thanks Julie - I've made a few flower cards this week but keep forgetting to link up!

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Anne Marie Hile
Anne Marie HileUnited States
5/3/2014 6:10:02 AM #

Gorgeous, Joanne! I love how the patterns and colors really pop off the kraft background. The bling and Candy Dots are the perfect accents, too. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! Smile

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Joanne James
Joanne James
5/3/2014 9:18:13 PM #

Thanks for your kind comments Anne Marie - I love the colours on this card too.

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