Sunday 25 February 2018

The Paper Players 382 - Design Team Card

Sandie has a great new sketch challenge for us this week at The Paper Players. I love a sketch where there are so many possibilities about how it can be used.

I'm still playing with things from the Occasions catalogue and Sale-a-bration, even though it's been out since the start of January. This Lots of Lavender stamp set is a Sale-a-bration item, so not something that can be bought, only earned free with a qualifying order. Message me to find out how.

I started with a piece of Whisper White and stamped it using the bunch of lavender stamp and some of the leaves. Then I covered it with a layer of vellum. I like the soft, floaty, dreamy look a piece of vellum adds when used like this.

The centre image is the same bunch of lavender stamp but coloured using Stampin' Blends. To get variations in the flowers, I've used Pink Pirouette (light and dark) and Rich Razzleberry (light and dark). I've added in a double twine bow, although there is a perfectly lovely ribbon as part of the stamped image.

For the horizontal element of the sketch, I did something I rarely do. I used ribbon. This 5mm Old Olive ribbon is so lovely to work with as it has enough body to sit well but is soft enough to tie a sweet bow. It too is an item from the Occasions catalogue.

Just because there was no sentiment on the front, I'm showing you the inside as well this time.

We'd love to have you join us at The Paper Players this week. Here's a reminder of the rules of the challenge.
  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 to see the creations of the rest of the Design Team.

If you live anywhere in New Zealand and don't have a Stampin' Up demonstrator, I'd love to help you with ideas and Stampin' Up products. Sale-a-bration is on and there's a new Special Occasion Catalogue out. Please message me through my Facebook page, linked in the sidebar of this blog or leave a comment below. 

And, of course, you can shop with me from anywhere in New Zealand. If you make a qualifying order with me ($110 or more before postage) and you choose Lots of Lavender as your Sale-a-bration item, I'll send you step by step instructions for this card.

Ingredients - all products Stampin' Up
Card: Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, vellum
Stamps: Lots of Lavender, Beautiful Bouquet (sentiment inside)
Ink: Tuxedo Black, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive
Other: Stampin' Blends, dimensionals, linen twine, 5mm Old Olive ribbon.


  1. So soft and the colors you chose to use!

  2. This is an awesome card, Jan. I do believe I have to CASE it! Thanks for sharing your work.

    1. Thank you, Karen. Go for it. I'd love to see your CASE, if you do one.

  3. So soft and pretty, Jan! Love your background stamping and the brilliant idea to soften it with vellum, such a pretty effect. This is my favorite card with this stamp set. Great coloring job!

  4. Such a beautiful card, Jan! I love how you layered your background stamping with vellum for a soft and unique look, and how you used the ribbon as a sketch element. Just lovely!

  5. Beautiful coloring and I do love the vellum layer. Stunning card! Hope you're having a great week ~ Hugs, Annie

  6. Jan, I love this! I too, want to CAS your card. Love the gorgeous coloring on the lavender and the vellum is fabulous! I hope you are having a great week! XX

  7. Jan, I love this card. the background stamping with the vellum overlay adds so much wonderful interest and I also love the double bow. Gorgeous card