Sunday, February 3, 2019

Wonderful Romance for PP427

It’s Sunday and time for another challenge over at The Paper Players! This week the lovely and talented Joanne has a Theme Challenge for us: “Love is in the Air. Does anyone remember that song from the 70’s with the same name? I think it was John Paul Young. How I remember that is beyond me. When it comes to random music trivia, I’m sharp as a tack…but ask me what I had for breakfast yesterday. Nope, couldn’t tell you that. But seriously, Google that song if you don’t know it. It’s SO full of 70’s awesomeness! 
What’s great about this week’s challenge is that not only is it perfect to motivate you to get to creating those Valentine’s Day cards (tick, tock) but there are so many other ways to interpret the theme. I decided to finally ink up my Wonderful Romance stamp set to create what could be either a wedding, engagement or even an anniversary card. I’ll decide what occasion I’ll actually use it for later. I just love the sentiments in the set and that mix of fonts is just beautiful, isn’t it? 
Let’s talk about the Floral Romance 12x12 Specialty DSP. The weathered wood background pattern is subtle, yet really adds some interest to the background. But the star of this paper pack is the patterned vellum. Look at the shading on those leaves and flowers. Swoon! I layered the vellum over a piece of Whisper White Cardstock and ran it through the Big Shot using the Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies. The stitched border is a subtle touch but I love the detail that it added throughout the card. I added it throughout the card on three different  elements, to keep it consistent. I wanted to layer the Whisper White behind the vellum to make the shading on the vellum stand out a bit more. 

Here is the cool thing…normally vellum and adhesive are kind of a tricky mix. You can actually run SNAIL adhesive behind this patterned vellum and it doesn’t show through! Can I get a “woop-woop”? 

Color Combo: 

For the layered focal image, I started with a Pearlized Doily, added the next to largest circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits and then cut out the leaves and branchy-type shapes from from the Wonderful Floral Framelits. I really like how Framelit I used for the Mossy Meadow leaves also embossed for some added texture. The ribbon and rhinestones were the finishing details. 
For the inside, I simply took a 1” x 5-1/4” strip of the patterned vellum and added it to a piece of 4” x 5-1/4” Whisper White cardstock. Since this card could work for a few different occasions, I’m going to leave it blank until I need it. 

I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share a project using Joanne’s theme challenge. We’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday February 8th, 2019.  

Be sure to stop by and say hello to The Paper Players Design Team: 

All of the products I used are listed below. You can click on any of the photos to go directly to my Stampin’ Up!® online store. Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Have a HAPPY day today! 
-Anne Marie

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  1. Don't you love this stamp set? It has so many ways to create lovely cards. This one is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing. Marlene

  2. AM, I love the way you tied the fabulous cluster on the front to that pretty background DSP. The ribbon is the perfect finishing touch. Sounds like we needed you on our recent cruise when we were (attempting) to play music trivia!

  3. This is stunning - so fresh and spring like - Jacqueline xx

  4. I agree..this is stunning! That paper is gorgeous and I love the spray around the sentiment!

  5. Such a beautiful and romantic card, Anne Marie! I swear, this has to be my favorite paper out of the entire Occasions catalog! I'm lovin' all the layers. And yes...It was indeed John Paul Young. age is showing. Have a wonderful week!

  6. I love this bundle, and your card is gorgeous, Ann Marie!

  7. This is ever so lovely Anne Marie!

  8. Wowza, this is gorgeous! And I must admit, I didn't even NOTICE that vellum in those papers...I must go back and look at them more closely! All your elements put together make for one stunning card!

  9. Gorgeous with a capital G, Anne Marie - lucky for me I have this set and the papers so no envy this week, but still need to break the seal on it - I feel a CASE coming on:-) That vellum is really gorgeous and I love the detailing around the sentiment. A beautiful card for my theme this week!

  10. This color combo is so gorgeous! Love your romantic interpretation of the challenge theme!

  11. Anne Marie, seriously, this is STUNNING! I love the color combo and every detail is perfection! Just WOW! I hope you are having a wonderful week, My Friend! XX


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Anne Marie