Tuesday 29 March 2016

The Paper Players 288

The sketch at The Paper Players this week was a real challenge for me, since usually I like lots of clean space in my card making. But I enjoyed the challenge and I'm really pleased with the result.

I tried out a new technique on this card too. I used an acrylic block to stamp the background of my garden scene, which I've used before, but this time I sprinkled salt over the area and left it to dry naturally. It's created some lovely patterns in the background, although most of the lower ones are relegated to subtly showing through the foliage. The flowers were coloured with diluted ink and a paintbrush. (Aquapainters are on the wishlist.)

Since I rarely use even one patterned paper in a card, the prospect of using three in one card was a bit scary! Thankfully, Stampin' Up papers coordinate so beautifully.

Update: So pleased to be picked as A Cut Above at The Paper Players.

Card: Lost Lagoon, Blackberry Bliss, DSP from Wildflower Fields, watercolour paper, Whisper White
Stamps: Flowering Fields, Kinda Eclectic, Four You
Inks: Pear Pizzazz, Lost Lagoon, Blackberry Bliss, Mossy Meadow, Tuxedo Black, Versamark
Other: White embossing powder, Elegant Butterfly punch, linen twine, brad base and candy dot, sea salt, Honeycomb embossing folder, dimensionals.


  1. Such a pretty scene for spring! Glad you joined us at the Paper Players!

  2. So pretty! What a plethora of beautiful blossoms and the colors you chose just spring off the page! Gorgeous! Thanks for playing with my sketch this week!

  3. Jan, this is fabulous! Your salt technique turned out beautifully, the flowers are so pretty and the dsp all coordinates perfectly. I {heart} this card very much!!

  4. Congrats, Jan! What a beautiful background! I love this card!

  5. This is a gorgeous card and I think I have to CASE if that is okay.