Wednesday 25 January 2017

The Paper Players 328

With the summer holidays drawing to a close and return to work looming large, I did not want to waste a chance to play at The Paper Players.

Today was yet another experiment for me. I wondered how things would turn out if I had one bold flower against outlines of foliage, almost acting as a kind of spotlight. I do love Altenew's Peony Bouquet as it's so dramatic and quite challenging to use. It's a multi-step stamp, and I've used the whole four steps for the peony but have only used the outlines for the buds and foliage in the background. I masked them to create a foliage background.

Since this was a friendship card, a yellow flower seemed the right choice.

As this was an experiment, I also made one on a white background with black ink. Sadly, that one just did not look anywhere near as effective has been consigned to the snippets bin.

Update: Delighted to be A Cut Above at The Paper Players this week!

Card: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, So Saffron
Stamps: Altenew Peony Bouquet, Stampin' Up Thoughtful Banners
Inks: Early Espresso, So Saffron, Hello Honey, Delightful Dijon, Tuxedo Black
Other: So Saffron enamel dots, Peony Bouquet die, dimensionals


  1. Beautiful card Jan, that flower looks wonderful on the kraft card stock, really eye catching. Love it.

  2. Jan, I am swooning over here! This is stunning. The soft yellow pops on the Crumb Cake and your masking is fabulous. Gorgeous glad you joined us at The Paper Players!

  3. Wow Jan, this is such an amazing card. The outline images are fantastic enough but that flower is absolutely stunning! I love how you've put these images on kraft colored cardstock because it really shows them off beautifully.

  4. Oh, Jan, what a gorgeous card! Yellow coloring of outlined flower and the kraft background are fantastic. Thanks for sharing at Paper Players!

  5. Love that you did the simple buds surrounding your gorgeous peony. I just bought this stamp set myself and am dying to use it! Thanks so much for playing along at The Paper Players.

  6. This is so beautiful! I love how much the flower stands out! Your friend is going to love this card!

  7. I've just been cruising thru your blog, pinning as I go. This one is a real beauty!! Thank you for sharing your creations with us!