Sunday 10 September 2017

The Paper Players 361 - DT Card

This week's challenge at The Paper Players is a very pretty colour combination. by Jaydee. It made me think of Spring - as did the bunch of freesias that a friend gave me this morning.

Pink Pirouette is a colour I don't use much. I'm not sure why. Perhaps it's because Blushing Bride has always been my 'go to' pink. I hunted around and found that I did have a Pink Pirouette marker from when I bought a Subtles set and a couple of sheets of card from a mixed Subtles pack.

All the cards I've made using Oh, So Eclectic have been bright, so today I thought I'd try subtle.

The flowers were silver-embossed then coloured. I do love the leaves from Oh, So Eclectic! I adore that distressed look. The little silver glimmer stems are from the Eclectic Layers dies. You can see the vellum circle in behind, which I cut with the stitched circle framelit die. It's easier to see in real life because it contrasts the shiny surface of the foil acetate.

If you're thinking of joining us, there are just a few rules to remember.
  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!

We'd love to have you join us at The Paper Players.

This card was also inspired by the sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches this week.

If you hurry, you'll be able to join them too!

Update: Delighted to have this card chosen as Queen of Clean at Freshly Made Sketches.

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Card: Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Silver glimmer paper, vellum, foil acetate
Stamps: Oh, So Eclectic, Big on Birthdays
Inks: Pear Pizzazz, Tuxedo Black, versamark, Pink Pirouette and Pear Pizzazz markers
Other: Eclectic Layers thinlits, Stitched shapes framelits, dimensionals, Silver embossing powder, clear faceted gem


  1. Such pretty colors! Your flowers are lovely! Glad you joined us at FMS!

  2. Oh wow! You have created a card after my own heart with those gorgeous flowers and gorgeous colours! I'm in love Jan!

  3. Hello Jan: I saw this awesome color challenge and I thought I will give it a try.
    Your card is so beautiful, love the layer of the foil acetate, a very pretty accent for your lovely flowers.
    Maria Rodriguez.

  4. Beautiful card Jan! I love those flowers! They look so lovely outlined in silver. Gorgeous colours! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  5. This is so pretty, Jan! I loved that you used the foil acetate. I so often forget all about it, but it worked so well with this design. And I love the little glimmer stems too! What a great accent!

  6. I agree with Heather's comments on the foil acetate - I saw your card and had a real 'why didn't I think of that?' moment Jan! I love these flowers in the silver and soft pink, you've inspired me to work with more pastels with this set as like you I've majored on stronger, brighter colours and your card this week is really so pretty!

  7. Jan this is SO pretty! The flowers, the bits of glitter, the silver paper, all of it is just perfect!

  8. Oh, I love that foil acetate and the silver embossing! This is one gorgeous card! Your flowers are just beautiful, too! Hope you are having a great week! XX

  9. Such a pretty card, Jan! I love the silver embossing and that foil acetate is such a beautiful touch! BTW, my beachy Christmas tree set arrived yesterday and I have to blame you for that little shopping spree LOL! I can't wait to send beachy Christmas cards 'from the beach!'

    1. I think you'll enjoy it, so I'm happy to take the blame!

  10. This is a fabulous card Jan! LOVE the silver embossing and congrats on the win!!!

  11. Jan. this is gorgeous. I, too, thought of Spring when I put these colors together... I think it's because I am SO not ready for winter here in the Northern Hemisphere. I love your beautiful soft flowers, that wonderful trellis paper and your beautiful silver sprigs. Stunning card
    btw.... SO deserved the Queen of Clean at FMS!

  12. Beautiful card Jan! The silver embossed blossoms look fabulous! Love the beautiful foliage as well! Thanks for the inspiration!