Sunday 13 August 2017

The Paper Players 357 - DT card

Last week, I was stunned by the wonderful entries in our Great Outdoors Challenge. It was very hard to pick a winner! This week, we have a bright and cheery colour challenge for you and I'm keen to see what everyone does with it.

During the week, I got a box of goodies from Stampin' Up, so I was really keen to start playing with some of my new things. First out of the box was Lovely Inside and Out, bundled with the Lovely Words thinlits. The summery colours got me thinking of the beach and the stylised floral images in the stamp set got me thinking of the flowers on the pohutukawa tree, so often seen on the coast around Christmas time.

It's great the way that the thinlits co-ordinate with the Layering Oval framelits. I cut the word out of the white card base, then an oval out of the card front that had been stamped with the Hardwood background stamp. On a separate piece of Bermuda Bay, I cut the word 'friend' out again and this time used the oval framelit to cut it out with a border. I've layered those three pieces together, which gave some extra strength to the cut out and gave a wee white outline shadow to the Bermuda Bay 'friend'.

When it's shut, it looks like this:

If you'd like to join us at The Paper Players, there are a few simple rules to keep in mind.
  1. Create a NEW paper-craft project specifically for this challenge.
  2. Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us.
  3. Please provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge entry.
  4. Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL. Entries linked to more than 4 challenges, including ours, will be deleted without notification.
  5. Have fun!
Pop over to The Paper Players and see the inspiration from other members of the design team to help get your ideas flowing.

Card: Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral
Stamps: Harwood, Lovely Inside and Out
Inks: Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Pear Pizzazz
Other: Lovely Words thinlits,  Layering Oval framelits, dimensionals


  1. I almost went with this set too this week Jan - but I'm not sure I could have made a card as lovely as yours! I love the addition of the wood background stamp to the front of your card - and the flowers peeking through from the inside add a gorgeous splash of colour.

  2. How pretty Jan! Love the sweet flowers peeking through the cute!

  3. Fab woodgrain and layout! Those flowers are gorgeous and match the ones in the photo perfectly.

  4. What a great card, Jan! I enjoyed reading how you layered up the sentiment and the oval, and also about your pohutukawa tree. I learned something new today!

  5. Jan, this is a lovely card! I love the fabulous woodgrain background and those flowers are gorgeous peeking through! You rocked this challenge, My Friend! XX

  6. Such a beautiful layout! Love the window!!

  7. Jan, such a great take on the challenge. I love how you used the Bermuda Bay on the woodgrain and the open window is a perfect way to highlight the bright colors on the inside.