Sunday, February 5, 2012

Flowers for The Paper Players #81

Hello and Happy Super Bowl Sunday to you! Are you planning to watch the big game today? Or are you just planning to watch for the commercials? 

Well, before the Super Bowl begins, why not check out this week's challenge over at the Paper Players? This week, the lovely Nance Leedy is our challenge hostess and she has a fun theme challenge to play along with. We've got Spring Fever this week at the Paper Players and having fun with FLOWERS. 
For my card, I pulled out a few products I haven't used in a while. I started with the colors in the Paisley Petals DSP and then decided to do a punched flower for the main image. This is not the flower I had planned on using originally. I had a different plan with the Blossom Petal Builder punch but just couldn't get it to work the way I wanted it to. THAT flower is currently sitting in "time-out" on my desk. I'm going to attempt to make friends with it again this week. We will see how it goes. In the mean time, I needed a card for a friend who just had surgery, so that is who this card will be on it's way to. I hope she likes it. :)

I distressed the edges of the card with some sponged ink and broke out the Color Spritzer Tool to "dirty" it up a little more. I'm pretty sure this is the second time I have ever used that Elegant Lines embossing folder, too. I forgot I had it...whoops! The layered flower was made from the Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer punch and the stem was created from the branch of the Bird Builder punch. All of the supplies used are listed at the end of the post, too. 
Thanks for visiting today. Please stop by and visit the rest of the gals on the Design Team. If you are ready to get some crafty "flower power" on, it would be great if you would join in the fun this week at the Paper Players. You have until Friday, February 10th at *noon* (PST) to link up to the challenge.
The Paper Players Design Team
Have a SUPER day! :) 

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Stampin' Up! Supply List: 
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Paisley Petals DSP, Always Artichoke, Bravo Burgundy, More Mustard, Sahara Sand and Very Vanilla card stock
Ink: Bravo Burgundy and Crumb Cake Classic ink
Punches: Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer punch, Word Window punch, Modern Label punch and Bird Builder punch (flower stem)
Accessories: Stamping Sponges, Color Spritzer Tool, Crumb Cake Stampin' Write Marker, Chantilly 1/2" Crochet trim, Elegant Lines Embossing folder, Basic Pearls and Stampin' Dimensionals
Non-SU! Accessories: green marker (to color pearl), oval and scalloped oval die


  1. My Blossom Builder punch is permanently in timeout. We are most definitely NOT friends! :) This is really pretty; you must have picked up a bit of the whimsical touch at Regional.

  2. Ann Marie this is gorgeous. I just LOVE that DSP combo and your center piece flower is beautiful using the colors of the DSP. Love it. Hugs.

  3. SOOOO elegant and just over the top beautiful! Love the flower and the DP and just the entire look of this wonderful card! So very pretty.

  4. Just gorgeous; the warm colors of the florals, the elegant embossing & lace....a work of art! And yes, I'll just be watching the commercials!!!

  5. Lovely work Anne-Marie - there are so many different elements to look at on this stylish card. X

  6. Absolutely gorgeous, Anne Marie! I LOVE this layout!

  7. I haven't used that DSP in awhile and it is so pretty the way you layered it. Very nice card!

  8. Watching the commercials for sure! Love that embossing folder AM, it looks wonderful peeking out from the edges. Great colours too!

  9. i love the colors chosen in the layers of the flower on this card! striking...

  10. Your flower is absolutely beautiful! I love the pearl center! Here's hoping your other flower will learn to behave and come out of 'time out'! :)
    I will be one of the commercial fans this evening -oh, and the food!

  11. Love how you've used the blossom builder punch here, AM! It's gorgeous...I seem to have a love/hate relationship with mine so I understand the "time-out". Love the stem from the bird punch too--clever girl you are! Beautiful colors and all the spritzing is the perfect touch! Thanks for rockin' the flowers this week! ((hugs))

  12. Wow, the colors are gorgeous! I love this card. I watched most of the game but I was also cooking so i was running back and forth.

  13. This is so pretty and I just love the colors and layers you used. I was totally excited the Giants won, if you haven't been to my blog today, check it out for Lucky's updated photo :)

  14. Love, Love, Love!! The layout and the warm colors are perfect!! So many dimensions!! Great job my lady!!! :C) Amy L.

  15. So, I'm way behind on your blog too since being on vacation!!! Eeks!!!
    Love all the pearls around the inside of the flower!! And the embossing on the kraft is so crisp!!!

  16. AM, I love your take on the challenge this week. The colors are so summery and bright. Perfect for the depth of winter. Love that focal flower and the way you got texture and pattern on each layer.
    Have a wonderful week, my friend

  17. Gorgeous card Anne Marie! Love the paper you used and that embossing folder is perfect.

  18. Wow!! All the love that you put into your cards is so wonderful! The flower is very pretty:)

  19. Your flower is lovely Anne Marie and goes beautifully with those gorgeous papers. Hope you had a happy Super Bowl Sunday!

  20. So pretty, Anne Marie! I LOVE that layered flower! I hope you are having a great weekend, it's finally not snowing here, so I love that. :) BIG hugs!!


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Anne Marie