Sunday, February 2, 2020

Forever Blossoms for PP476

Happy Sunday! Time for a new creative challenge over at The Paper Players. This week, Claire is our lovey hostess for our monthly Theme Challenge Check it out and play along with us! 
I’ll admit, when I saw the “Love is in the Air” theme, I immediately thought of a Valentine’s Day project, but I’m kind of stocked up on Valentine’s Day cards and treat holders right now. So, I decided to take a different direction and create a wedding card using the Forever Blossoms Bundle and Parisian Dies from the Stampin’ Up!® 2020 Mini Catalog. With a switch of the sentiment inside, this would also be a fun card to celebrate an anniversary, too. 

Color Combo:
I have been wanting to create with those beautiful Cherry Blossom Dies for some time now. I love the variety of sizes in the floral dies and I also love the embossed detail on the flowers and leaves. I popped up all of the flowers on Stampin’ Dimensionals to dress up the “branch”. Of course, I added some Wink of Stella Glitter Brush because you can never have TOO much sparkle. I’ve listed the card measurements and details below. 
I was inspired by the current sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches for my card layout. Have I mentioned that I LOVE a good card sketch? The team at FMS always delivers! 
The finishing touch on my card was inspired by the challenge over at Just Us Girls! I don’t know about you, but I never truly feel a card is “finished” without a bow, or at the very least some ribbon and/or twine. The Petal Pink Metallic-Edge Ribbon ties beautifully for a fun and fancy detail. 
 Card Measurements and Details:
  • Petal Pink Card Base - 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2” 
  • Early Espresso Cardstock - 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Parisian Blossoms Specialty Designer Series Paper - 3-7/8” x 5-1/8” 
  • Whisper White Cardstock - die cut largest circle in Stitched Shapes Dies
  • Scraps of Petal Pink, Pear Pizzazz and Early Espresso to die cut flowers, leaves and branch from Cherry Blossoms Dies
  • Sponge some Petal Pink ink around the larger flowers to add subtle shading and brush Clear Wink of Stella Glitter brush on the centers or just ALL over the flowers for sparkly detail 
  • Scrap of Champagne Foil Paper to die cut “Amore” sentiment from Parisian Dies
  • Whisper White Cardstock (inside card) - 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Parisian Blossoms Specialty Designer Series Paper (inside card) - 1-1/4” x 5-1/4"
Finally, here is a peek inside the card. I used sentiment from the Forever Blossoms Stamp Set along with more of the beautiful DSP and a little die-cut floral accent. 

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 February 7th, 2020

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

The Paper Players Design Team
All of the products that 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

This month’s Host Code is: VXZ333GZ. If you place an order over $50 (before tax and shipping) using this host code, you will also receive a gift from me: a free exclusive PDF project tutorial bundle. (see the sneak peek below) It’s also Sale-A-Bration, y’all! So for every $50 you spend, you also get free product from Stampin’ Up!®

If your order is over $150 (before tax and shipping), do NOT use the host code. You will earn host rewards from Stampin’ Up! AND you'll also receive the gift from me. Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Have a HAPPY day today! 
-Anne Marie

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  1. This confection is truly YOU, Anne Marie---pink and beautiful! What a great background and sentiment, but those florals really take center stage! Gorgeous!

  2. Anne Marie, I love that you made a wedding card!!! What says "LOVE" more than a wedding! Your background and sentiment (inside and Outside) are beautiful! The cherry blossoms are lovely and the little bow is so you! You certainly made my challenge shine this week, My Friend! XX

  3. This is just lovely Anne Marie, what marvelous colors!

  4. This is gorgeous! I love the pretty blooms!

  5. I love the arrangement of those pretty flowers around the circle! Very pretty card. Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

  6. Beautiful beautiful beautiful card! Love the gold die-cut sentiment and the gold scripty paper. Stunning!!

  7. Wow, Anne Marie, your card is so beautiful with the branch of cherry blossoms {LOVE!} mounted on the beautiful script dsp and that lovely silver die cut sentiment! What a gorgeous wedding card and so perfect for this theme!

  8. Such a lovely color palette. So glad you linked up with us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  9. Oh this is beautiful Anne Marie! I love those beautifully detailed die cut blossoms and the delicate colour palette - the pink and champagne. The inside of your card is as gorgeous as the outside! Vicky x

  10. Absolutely stunning, Anne Marie! Pink and Champagne are a beautiful color combination. As always, the inside is just as lovely as the outside.

  11. This is absolutely delightful! And, of course, I love the "Parisian touch" ... Thanks so much for joining us at Just Us Girls.


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Have a great day! :)
Anne Marie