Sunday 4 March 2018

The Paper Players 383 - Design Team Card

Welcome to a new challenge at The Paper Players. This week, Jaydee has a theme for us.

I see that the tulips in the graphic really grabbed the attention of the rest of the design team. For me, I know it's really spring when the camellias start to bloom so I got out the retired Avant Garden for this challenge. I know they're not really camellias but when they're stamped together like this, they do put me in mind of a laden camellia tree.

The Petal Burst embossing folder adds in a subtle touch of spring to the card as well.

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. 

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Inspiration for this card also came from the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.

Update: Delighted to be a Perfect Princess at Freshly Made Sketches this week.

Ingredients - all products Stampin' Up
Card: Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo, Basic Black
Stamps: Avant Garden (retired), Perennial Birthday
Inks: Powder Pink, Flirty Flamingo, Wild Wasabi, Tuxedo Black, Versamark
Other: Petal Burst embossing folder, White embossing powder, rhinestones


  1. Beautiful card. Love how you stamped the flowers over the background. I have this set and need to get it out. Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. Your stamping is beautiful..the blooms are gorgeous!

  3. Such pretty colors used on your stamped floral background!

  4. Gorgeous colors to use for your springy creation, Jan! I love that Avant Garden set, so versatile!

  5. Gorgeous flowers, and I love the embossing folder you've paired with them. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  6. This is really lovely! Your colors, that sweet background, all perfectly combined. So glad you joined us this week at FMS!

  7. Beautiful, Jan! Congrats on your win at FMS! Well deserved, I might add! I just love the colours in this one!

  8. Jan your card is beautiful! I love that fresh floral panel and contrast of the white-on-black sentiment. So pretty and definitely one to welcome spring!

  9. So pretty, Jan! You've used my favorite colors, pink and green. Add to that a bit of black contrast, a touch of sparkle and some texture, it all adds up to a perfectly fabulous card!

  10. Beautiful stamping, Jan! Your flower placement looks effortless and so perfect I thought it was DSP! Great colors together especially with the pop of black and white. The petal burst folder is just the right amount of texture—a beautiful card! I love camellias too, lots of old growth ones in my area. For us they are always the first sign of winter setting in, well Florida winter anyway!

  11. Congrats, Princess! Loved this card the minute I saw it. The colors you used are beautiful! Sadly, our camellias try to bloom this time of year but it's also the rainy season so they get quite beat up before they even have a chance :( Hope you're having a great week ~ Hugs, Annie

  12. Jan, I too love camellia's. Mine have already bloomed. Your stamping is so gorgeous! Your flower panel looks like DSP! The black and white sentiment just pops off these lovely blooms! The embossed panel is just perfect to showcase your flower panel. I sure hope you are having a great week in sunny NZ! XX

  13. Congrats! Great win! So love your card!

  14. Such an inventive card, great stamping and thank you for the wonderful inspiration x