Sunday, February 23, 2020

Wish for it All for PP479

Happy Sunday! Time for a new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, LeAnne is our fabulous hostess for our monthly 
Sketch Challenge
 Check it out and play along with us! 
Hooray, it’s Sketch Challenge Week! Sketch challenges are my FAVORITE challenges. It’s so fun to start with the “foundation” and build the card design around it. It’s also always fun to see how everyone interprets the sketch in their design. 

So, I have to share a story about this card and how it came together. This past week, I attended a crafting retreat here in San Antonio that started Thursday afternoon and ended last night. That’’s 2-1/2 days of stamping y’all! It was so much FUN to have all of that time to create, but most importantly it was such a blessing to be able to spend time having fun with some amazing friends! I’ve shared some photos over on my Facebook Page HERE, if you’d like to check them out. While you are there be sure to “Like” my page, if you haven’t already. :) 

Color Combo: 
One of the things I’ve noticed with craft retreats is that it can be a little challenging because unless you are SUPER prepared (which I was not) it’s tough to know exactly what to bring. I mean, I could have packed my entire craft room since it was local for me but that’s a little too extreme. I knew I had to create a card for the challenge while I was there, so I decided to see what I could come up with. Surely in a room of over 60 stampers I could make something work, right? 

This card uses the Wish for it All Bundle which I actually do not own (yet!). I borrowed it from the stamp “library” at the retreat because I thought it wold work well with the sketch. The Brights DSP I actually won in a raffle at the retreat, which was great because I wanted work with bright colors and didn’t bring any patterned paper with me that I liked for the card. As I got to creating the card, I knew what I wanted to use but lacked a few more of the supplies. Never fear, a few supply “donations” from around the conference room and I finished the job! My friend Robin had the scrap of vellum, my friend Mary Ann had the colored ink pads, my friend Nathan had the Versamark ink and Heat Tool and my new friend at the table behind me had the Embossing Buddy and the white embossing powder. My friend Erica happened to be tying some bows and when I asked her what else she though the card needed she said “How about this?” and tied a double bow for me on the spot. Talk about collaborative crafting! So much fun! 
Card Measurements and Details: 
  • Basic Black Card Base - 4-1/4” x 11, scored at 5-1/2” 
  • Whisper White Cardstock - 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Brights Designer Series Paper Stack  - 3-7/8” x 1-5/8”, cut one piece from each of the following colors,  Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight and Granny Apple Green
  • Vellum Cardstock - die cut 2 of the doily images from the Doily Wishes Dies, brush with Clear Wink of Stella for added sparkly detail
  • Whisper White Cardstock - die cut a 2-1/2” x 3-5/8” (the largest) scalloped rectangle from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies
  • On die cut rectangle, stamp the cake image by inking up the candles in Daffodil Delight ink and the cake in Bermuda Bay ink
  • Add rhinestones to the centers of the candles
  • Basic Black Cardstock - scrap to heat emboss the sentiment in White Embossing Powder and then die cut the banner using the Doily Wishes Dies
  • Tie a double bow using Whisper White Baker’ Twine and adhere with a Mini Glue Dot
Finally, here is a peek inside the card using more stamps from the Wish for it All Bundle.  

I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share your project for our Sketch Challenge. We’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday February 28th, 2020

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

The Paper Players Design Team

Thanks for stopping by today! 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

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Have a HAPPY day today! 

-Anne Marie

Product List
Brights Backgrounds Designer Series Paper Stack
Brights Backgrounds Designer Series Paper Stack


  1. I LOVE your color combination!!! I wouldn't have thought of these 3 colors together but they really work. I've saved to my Color Palette pin & plan to use it soon. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Oh...and I love your card! Nothing says happy birthday better than a beautiful cake on a colorful background!!

  3. How pretty! I love the drama the fancy black sentiment banner and card base bring!

  4. This is such an awesome card...the colors are fabulous! And apparently it took a village to create it, but how cool is that! Stamping friends are the BEST! Sounds like you had an awesome time...I am going to check out your FB page! Thanks for making my sketch look awesome!

  5. Such a pretty card and I love the bright colours - and so fun to have such a great collaborative effort to put it together too!

  6. Such a fun card and it sounds like it was a total group project! The pop of black really sets it off!

  7. What a great design! Love the colors and cute bow!

  8. Very very cool design! Love the mix of papers and colors!! :)

  9. I love, love, love this card Anne Marie, and it's especially awesome since it was a collaborative effort, at least in securing some of the components! The bright colors are so festive and that black sentiment banner just ties it all in so beautifully!

  10. Anne Marie, I LOVE the bright colors on this card! What a wonderful memory this card will hold for you with the collaboration of all your stamping friends. This stamp set was perfect to create this gorgeous card! Just perfect, My Friend! Have a wonderful weekend!!!! XX


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Anne Marie