Sunday 20 May 2018

The Paper Players 394 - Design Team Card

I enjoyed seeing the various ways people used the colours in last week's challenge: so much variety and so much skill! This week at The Paper Players, its Clean and Simple week with Laurie's "Blooms" challenge.

We'd love to see what you do with blooms and we want to see a CAS (Clean and Simple) treatment. So - minimal layers, minimal embellishments and lots of clean space.

The stamping over the sponged circle gives the illusion of layers but there's still plenty of clean, white space left to keep that CAS look.

This little bloom stamp out of Love What You Do is rapidly on the way to becoming my favourite item from the forthcoming Annual Catalogue, available for order after 1 June.  I've coloured it with Stampin' Blends here but it colours well using any medium. The Stampin' Blends also turned my rhinestones into Rich Razzleberry rhinestones.

Pop over and see what the rest of the team have done with Laurie's CAS challenge at The Paper Players

Here's a quick reminder of the rules at The Paper Players.
  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!
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. 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 by clicking the SHOP NOW button in the sidebar of this blog or on any of the products listed below.

The stamp set Love What You Do and the specialty DSP Share What You Love will be available from June in the Annual Catalogue or can be purchased this month as part of the Share What You Love promotion. The Mint Macaron ink is an old favourite colour that is returning with the new catalogue. The other supplies used are listed below.

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  1. Jan, this is absolutely lovely and perfectly CAS! Those blooms are so sweet, and look wonderful against your sponged background. Your razzleberry rhinestones are the perfect finishing touch!

  2. What a pretty card and a great way to create dimension but still keep it CAS! That sponging is amazing! I can never seem to get the colors blended smoothly, but you've done a perfect job! The little strip of DSP is a perfect accent!

  3. Jan - loved your beautiful "Thank You" card. I'm into purples, so it caught my eye right away! I'm going to use your card as my inspiration for this week's challenge. I also pinned it to my Pinterest card ideas board for future inspiration as well! -Donna

  4. Love the blended background for your beautiful blooms! I also envy the color combos you come up...always gorgeous! I hope you're having a great week ~ Hugs, Annie

  5. your blooms and the blended background! Did you color the border as well... seems so perfect!

  6. The purples are so pretty, and your blooms are gorgeous!

  7. So much to love about this card Jan - I adore the sponged circle and variagated colours, gorgeous with a capital G!

  8. Jan, this is lovely! I love the color combo and those gorge flowers stamped on top of the blended background! CAS perfection, My Friend! Have a great weekend! XX

  9. Jan, your sponging is wonderful and such a perfect background for your blooms. Wonderful CAS card!