Sunday, January 5, 2020

Forever Blossoms for PP472

Happy New Year friends! After taking some much-needed time off over the holidays, I’m excited to be back for the first challenge of 2020 over at The Paper Players. The week, the lovely and talented Jaydee has a Theme Challenge for us and we are also welcoming three AWESOME new Guest Designers. Check it out and play along with us! 
What better way to start the New Year than with a “Something New” theme, right? I love that there are so many possibilities with this theme: new year, new house, new pet, new baby…and so on. I decided I wanted to create a wedding card this week (new marriage…wink, wink) and was immediately inspired by one of the photos in the challenge badge. The card could also fit into the theme using the "new blooms” that come to life in the Spring season. 
Color Combo: 

As soon as I saw this challenge, I knew I wanted to ink up the Forever Blossoms bundle from the new Mini Catalog. I just love that cherry blossom image, which really comes to life using the Stampin’ Blends markers. I inked up the image in Tuxedo Black Momento Ink and then colored it with the Stampin’ Blends. I added in a bit of Flirty Flamingo to accent the Petal Pink Flowers to give them a little more depth. 

This suite of product is absolutely gorgeous! The Parisian Blossoms Specialty Designer Series Paper has gorgeous foil accents on one side and I paired it up with a layer of Champagne Foil to really make it pop. I popped up the die cut flower on a Crumb Cake layer embossed with the Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder. I also sponged the edges and the raised embossed detail with some Crumb Cake ink. 
When it came to the sentiment, I tried a banner, a punch and another die cut that was just too big for the card. In the end, I went back to the trusty Layering Circles Dies. This is the third from the smallest circle die and the sentiment was heat embossed using Pewter Embossing Powder. What’s that? Pewter Embossing Powder is NOT in the current Stampin’ Up!® catalog? You are right. I didn’t even realize it was retired until I wad typing up this blog post. *shakes head* If you don’t have Pewter Embossing Powder, you could substitute Silver or just use Soft Suede ink for the sentiment. In the words of Tim Gunn from Project Runway: “Make it work!” I also sponged more Crumb Cake ink around the sentiment circle. 

Let’s talk about that Petal Pink Metallic Edge Ribbon, shall we? It’s GORGEOUS!! I may be stockpiling it…just saying. As much as I love it, I decided to layer a linen thread bow on top of it to add more texture and color to the card. I also added some Clear Wink of Stella to the center of the flowers because you can never go wrong with sparkle.

Card Measurements:
  • Old Olive Card Base - 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2” 
  • Champagne Foil - 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Parisian Blossoms Specialty Designer Series Paper - 3-7/8” x 5-1/8” 
  • Crumb Cake Cardstock (embossed with Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder) - 3-1/8” x 4-1/4” 
  • Scraps of Whisper White Cardstock for stamped and dies cut floral image and sentiment
  • Whisper White Cardstock (inside card) - 4” x 5-1/4” 
Finally, here is a peek inside the card. I added another floral image and heat embossed the sentiment in that good ol’ retired Pewter Embossing powder. I just love the mix of fonts in that sentiment, don’t you? 

I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share your project for our Theme Challenge. We’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday January 10th, 2020Also, please join me in welcoming our three fabulous new Guest Designers for 2020: Alisa, Stef and Mary. 

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

The Paper Players Design Team

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

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Have a HAPPY day today! 
-Anne Marie

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  1. Beautiful! Your blooms are gorgeous and make for such a lovely wedding card!Happy New Year!

  2. Wonderful layers Anne Marie, this is pretty!

  3. Your card is stunning! Love the color combo and all of the great textures.

  4. Wow, this is stunning! What a gorgeous wedding card...all the elements are so very pretty together!

  5. What a gorgeous wedding card with those soft colors and beautiful foil elements!

  6. Absolutely stunning, as usual, Anne Marie! I LOVE all the texture! Have a wonderful new year, my friend...

  7. So soft and pretty Anne Marie! I love the embossing behind your blooms and the addition of the ribbon is perfect. Just beautiful!

  8. What a beautiful card Anne Marie! That beautifully coloured spring blossom is a lovely metaphor for the beginning of a new life together. And I am loving that ribbon too - it's definitely worth stockpiling! Vicky x

  9. AM, I love all that wonderful texture - and the colors. The distressing on the sentiment is the perfect way to tie it into the background, but also separate it. Fabulous! Thanks for rocking my challenge this week

  10. Anne Marie, this is so beautiful! The soft colors and the embossed background is perfect. Such a perfect card for the new couple! They will cherish this card. Wishing you a wonderful New Year, My Friend! XXX


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