Flowerpot Thanks For The Paper Players

by Joanne James22. March 2015 10:00

It's Sunday and time for a new challenge over at The Paper Players. There were some great CAS florals last week and this week we have my favourite kind of challenge. My good friend and talented team member LeAnne has a great sketch challenge for us:

I decided this sketch would be great for a DSP showcase, so today I have a very bright and colourful card to share with you:

I covered my entire card front with a piece of one of the 'busy' patterns from the Flowerpot DSP pack then used a piece of vellum to tone down the pattern so that my 'thanks' die cut in Night of Navy would still stand out against the pattern. I wrapped a piece of Tangerine Tango around the vellum in a bow before adhering it to my card base, using glue dots where they are covered by other elements so that they don't show through. I added the second part of my sentiment from the 'Crazy About You' stamp set and layered over my banner trio, punched out of colours I had picked up from the pattern using my banner punch. Lastly, I finished with a bold orange flower finished with a candy dot.

This card has such a clash of bright and bold colours and yet I think they work with the sketch beautifully. There are some great cards from the Design Team this week, all of whom have interpreted the sketch in interesting ways. Do pop by their blogs and take a look:

The Paper Players Design Team
Anne Marie Hile
Claire Broadwater
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 takes on this week's sketch in our gallery this week. 

No lie in for me as I am off for an early morning of hockey as today is tournament day and then hopefully home again to dinner cooked by the men in our house - this is becoming something of a habit! Back tomorrow with another project; until then, happy stampin'!


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Comments (9) -

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
3/22/2015 10:05:28 PM #

Joanne, you know I love this bright, cheery card!  Great use of this DSP and the vellum is the perfect touch!  Love the Night of Navy "Thanks" and that colorful flower!  Super card, My Friend!  XX

Laurie schmidt
Laurie schmidtUnited States
3/22/2015 10:17:52 PM #

I love the vellum behind the sentiment, Joanne! Such a bright, fun card!

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
3/22/2015 11:35:56 PM #

LOL, this paper always seems to shout at me, "USE ME!" but I can never quite bring myself to do it!  You've managed nicely and the vellum and sentiment are perfect on this bright background!  Love your little banners and the flower too!  Thanks for rockin' my sketch this week!

KarrenJNew Zealand
3/23/2015 5:00:03 AM #

I love that die-cut "thanks" - it looks fabulous in navy against the vellum.  Fabulous card!

Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
3/25/2015 11:36:56 PM #

What a cheery card! I love the orange flower.  I also love the thinlit "thanks"  with the stamped "so much".  This will be a day brightener for someone for sure!

Sandy M
Sandy MUnited States
3/26/2015 9:11:52 PM #

What a happy background this paper makes! I love how it peeks through the vellum with the sentiment on top.

Debbie Mageed
Debbie MageedUnited States
3/27/2015 3:22:36 AM #

I wish I had thought about showcasing some DSP! Wow! Brilliant idea and an absolutely gorgeous card! Definitely CASEing this idea!!

jaydeeUnited States
3/27/2015 8:54:18 PM #

Joanne, I love that you used the vellum underneath the die cut, it really helps the sentiment to pop off the background.  the touch of orange in the flower and twine is the perfect finishing touch

Anne Marie Hile
Anne Marie HileUnited States
3/28/2015 4:37:51 AM #

Joanne, everything about your card just says "spring". Love how you showcased the patterned paper and the vellum behind the die cut is a wonderful touch. Such a happy card! Smile

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