Sunday 10 June 2018

The Paper Players 397 - Design Team Card

This week at The Paper Players, Nance has a colour challenge for us. Isn't it inviting?

When I was browsing the new Annual Catalogue, I noticed a card where the background had been made using Stampin' Blends. I've always liked those striped backgrounds that look a bit wonky, which is why I'd bought the now-retired Brushstrokes background stamp. It had never occurred to me that I could make my own using the wide tip of a Stampin' Blend!

Oh So Eclectic is a great set because there's such a variety of leaves and flowers and ways to arrange the various elements. I've not really used these cross-hatched leaves much before but they're a fun element. I couldn't resist adding in a touch of the washi tape, even though it has now retired.

Pop over to The Paper Players and see what the rest of the team have done, then why not join us?

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!
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  1. Well, your background is pretty amazing! I bought the Brushstrokes stamp because of something you created, and of course, now it's retired! So this is a great idea that I will have to CASE again (although I'm going to keep that Brushstrokes stamp anyway!)...I just hope I can get nice even lines like you did! Love the flowers too and the little leaves are adorable! Hope you're having fun!

  2. That background is very clever Jan (I'm going to have to pinch the idea too!) and the perfect way to add interest yet still showcase that lovely layered flower (this set is a favourite of mine and you've reminded me I haven't used it in ages!) - live the little scattered stamp pattern and the details on the leaves. Fab!

  3. I need to try that background...yours is awesome..such a beautiful card!

  4. Love, love, love your stampin' write background--such a clever trick! Stripes and flowers are such an elegant combination and you've layered up this floral set with skill and creativity. Even a little LLT for the center. Just beautiful. Hope you're having a great time!

  5. Love the striped background, the washi, and those cross-hatched leaves! Very pretty card! Hope you're enjoying your holiday and not reading this :)

  6. Jan, I'm with everyone else.. that background is wonderful. The layout is wonderful and I love the touch of glimmer. Gorgeous. Hope you are having a wonderful week!