Affectionately Yours - All About Copper

by Joanne James28. August 2016 10:00

It's Sunday and time for a new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's the turn of our fearless leader Nance turn to host this week and she has a great sketch for you to work with:


When I saw our sketch for this week, I knew that it would be perfect to showcase some designer series paper and I knew exactly which one! I've been saving this sheet for just such an occasion and by pairing it with another new product from the forthcoming seasonal catalogue I knew I had my card. Take a look:


How sparkly is that?! Here's the low-down on today's card:

Affectionately Yours - The Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper includes some colourful florals and two sheets that are embossed with copper. One of these is a monchromatic Crumb Cake base that is covered by an all over copper-floral pattern. I really wanted to feature this paper on its own on a card to really give it the opportunity to shine so today's sketch is perfect.

The Perfect Foil Mat - Did you spy the new product on my card? Yes, copper foil is coming in the new seasonal catalogue - woohoo! I am in love with this new copper foil and it was perfect as a mat for my patterned paper and embossed sentiment. The split in the top layer of the sketch allowed just a little bit more of this to shine through too - perfect. I just know I am going to use lots of this over the forthcoming festive season.

And Copper Thread Makes Four - As if copper DSP, copper foil and a copper embossed sentiment wasn't enough, I added a little twist of copper metallic thread to the end of my sentiment banner for a little extra decoration. 

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 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any.

I liked this card so much, I actually made a couple more and some using a Crumb Cake/night of Navy colourway and the same design:


All I need now is to make a fancy box to put them in - a project for another day!

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 
Linda Callahan
Hannelie Bester
Colleen Begley
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 sketch. I am hoping that yesterday's thunderstorms have now passed and I will get to spend some time outside today pottering in my garden and enjoying some later summer sunshine. I hope you all enjoy a lovely weekend too, whatever your plans.

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


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Comments (9) -

Linda Callahan
Linda CallahanUnited States
8/28/2016 2:09:21 PM #

Wow this is gorgeous!  That copper just shines!  I wish I could get my embossing to come out so clean!  Mine is always messy and full of stray bits!  


sandymUnited States
8/28/2016 3:48:23 PM #

Wow I love this, Joanne! The paper is just beautiful, love the copper!


Colleen Begley
Colleen BegleyUnited States
8/28/2016 4:50:29 PM #

You certainly have it right. Nance's sketch is perfect for these beautiful papers. Isn't it great when you do something very simple and it looks so rich?


LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
8/28/2016 5:06:48 PM #

Both are gorgeous, Joanne!  A perfect way to highlight these DSP patterns!  Sometimes they are a bit busy and a sketch like this is just right to let them shine!!


Nance Leedy
Nance LeedyUnited States
8/28/2016 7:57:57 PM #

Absolutely gorgeous and the perfect way to highlight these gorgeous papers!  I'm so glad you were able to use them with my sketch.  The added bits of thread and twine are just the right amount of embellishment.  Thanks for rockin' my sketch this week!


Robin Feicht
Robin FeichtUnited States
8/31/2016 5:35:37 PM #

So simple, so elegant!  Love the copper.


Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
9/1/2016 1:48:18 PM #

Joanne, these are so gorgeous!  I love the papers and the copper!  Such a fantastic way to use the sketch!  You rocked this challenge, My Friend!  XX


LaurieUnited States
9/1/2016 2:44:27 PM #

This is so elegant! The DP is really gorgeous, and I like how you did the banner sentiment. That copper is really stunning. Have a great day Joanne!


jaydeeUnited States
9/2/2016 11:35:04 PM #

Joanne, I love both cards.  The copper shine is stunning and elegant.  The purple softer.  I can't decide which I like best.  Gorgeous.


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