Sunday 12 August 2018

The Paper Players 405 - Design Team Card

I enjoyed all the humorous cards submitted last week at The Paper Players. It was such pleasure seeing them all but much harder to choose someone to be Cut Above! Let's see what you all do with LeAnne's lovely colour challenge.

Of course, autumn is the first thing those colours brought to mind. The opening lines of  Keats' To Autumn, "Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness," popped into my head and never left - which is why this card has such an autumnal look and feel. Blame the poet!

I began by white embossing the leaf outlines onto some shimmery white cardstock. Then I blended over it Pumpkin Pie, Mango Melody and So Saffron. A quick spritz of water lifted some of the colour then I stamped over it using the small stamen stamp from Colorful Seasons. I like the way it looks likes seed heads blowing in the wind.

I blended together the three shades of ink on a scrap of card then stamped and cut out the solid leaf. The skeleton leaf, I cut from Mango Melody then sponged on some Pumpkin Pie.
Autumn is such a season of endings, with the promise of new beginnings, so to turn this into a sympathy card seemed apt.

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

LeAnne's colours can be used many ways and we look forward to seeing what you do with them.
Have a look at The Paper Players to see what the rest of the team have done, then why not join in?

Here's a quick reminder of the challenge rules.
  1. Create a new paper project.
  2. Upload your project to your blog with a link back to The Paper Players.
  3. Provide a direct link to your blog post for your challenge entry.
  4. Please link your card to no more than FOUR challenges (including ours).
  5. Enjoy!
Please take note of these few rules as entries that do not comply will be deleted from the gallery. 

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  1. Jan, I love every thing about this gorgeous card! Fall is my favorite time of the year and it will be here before you know it! Of course, not where you are! LOL! the white embossing is so lovely with all these gorgeous shades in our palette! You card made me smile! Have a fantastic week, My Friend! XX

  2. I'm not yet ready to say goodbye to summer, but what a wonderful autumnal card Jan - I can almost feel the leaves falling. The combination of sponged background, with white embossed leaves and seedheads in different colours all adds wonderful depth to your card.

  3. Ahhhh...I love leaves, I love fall, I love that poem and I love your card! SO pretty the way you have colored some leaves and embossed the background ones! A perfect blend of all the challenges colors and a great way to use that FMS sketch too! Thanks for rocking my challenge!

  4. How beautiful! The leaves are gorgeous and make a perfect sympathy card.

  5. Oh wow Jan! This card is totally awesome! The background you've created is like a work of art! thanks for joining us at FMS this week!

  6. Jan this is just beautiful. Fabulous layered stamping, and I love the delicate die cut leaf.

  7. I love love love your card, Jan. I think fall cards are my favorite to make, I love the colors and all the leaves. I need to remember this stamp set when I want to make my next autumn card, this is gorgeous!

  8. You've totally inspired me to start looking through my Fall stamps and dies! This card is gorgeous, from your beautiful background to the fun die cut leaves! Hugs, Annie

  9. Jan, I love the softness of the colors - the white works perfectly and the leaves are fabulous. Gorgeous card

  10. Jan, I love everything about this card. The leaves are perfect for these colors and you've achieved such a light and airy feel with the white embossing and the billowing shades in your background. A quietly elgant card perfect for the simple reflection of sympathy. Just gorgeous my friend.