Sunday 4 November 2018

The Paper Players 417 - Design Team Card

It's theme week at The Paper Players and this week our theme is to give thanks.

There is no equivalent holiday to Thanksgiving in New Zealand, and it's rapidly heading towards summer here, but there's always room for Thank You cards in the stash. I opted for some autumnal colours for this card though, brought on by the sunflowers and leaves in the challenge graphic.

I totally fell in love with Floral Statements when the set first appeared in the Stampin' Up stable and now that I've got Stampin' Blends as well as coloured pencils to use with it, I love it even more! The blends are also really useful for giving us fully customised embellishments - aka coloured rhinestones.

I borrowed the little 'so much' from A Big Thank You, a real go-to set for all kinds of thank you cards. I used the label die from Petals & More and cut it shorter to suit the sentiment.

I also took inspiration from the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches this week.
We'd love to have you join us at The Paper Players and show us how you're giving thanks. Before you do, just check out our few 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. So pretty and perfect for a thankyou card!Love the gems!

  2. OMG Jan, I saw this over at the Paper Players page and I had to come and say how much I love much so I think I need to buy that stamp ;) Claire x

  3. Gorgeous! I love how you embellished this and mounting it on the black makes it even more stunning! That little diecut peeking out helps to carry out your color theme too! Love it!

  4. Gorgeous card, Jan! That big image is fabulous and your colouring is great! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  5. Beautiful, Jan! Your coloring is wonderful. You have such a knack for picking the perfect accents, such as the die cut and rhinestone. LOVE this card!

  6. love how you used this stamp with the layout...just perfect! The "flourish" is the ideal added touch.

  7. This is a favourite stamp set of mine too Jan to colour with Blends; I just love the warm orange tones and it looks fabulous and striking against the black background, I would never have thought to do that. Great use of the Petal Palette framelit piece for the horizontal too. A gorgeous card!

  8. Jan, this is so beautiful! I love the floral entwined sentiment, so unique, and your black background really makes the orange layers pop!

  9. Jan, I love the unexpected touch of orange on your card it really does pop off the background and works beautifully with the yellow of the flowers. Wonderful job coloring the image, too!

  10. Jan, this is fabulous! I love this stamp and the fantastic layout you used, the black background and the bling! GORGEOUS! You rocked my challenge this week! THANKS! Have a great weekend! XX