Sunday, April 12, 2020

Beautifully Braided for PP486

Happy Sunday and Happy Easter to those who are celebrating today
Time for a new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, Jaydee is hosting our monthly Color Challenge. 
 Check it out and play along with us! 
So, funny story…I had it on my head that it was also Clean and Simple Week and I have no idea why.  So, my goal was to feature these colors without too many added layers. If you have visited me before, you know that CAS cards are always a challenge for me but I actually really like how this came out and I hope you do too. 

I used the Beautifully Braided Stamp Set because I just love that gorgeous floral image, I thought the colors would really pop using the Emboss Resist Technique for the background. I heat embossed the image and then used Sponge Daubers to add ink to the cardstock. The image pops through and it gives a beautifully colored background. I added a little border to one side of the image using the Braided Border Punch. I also heat embossed the border for some added shine. It’s a little tough to see in the photo but it looks really pretty in person. I’ve listed all of the measurements and details below and there is also a full supply list at the end of this post. 
Card Measurements and Details:
  • Gray Granite Card Base - 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2” 
  • Whisper White Cardstock - 4” x 5-1/4”, embossed with Subtle 3D Embossing Folder
  • Whisper White Cardstock - 1-1/2” x 5-1/4”, punch using Braided Border Punch, then press Versamark Ink over punched image, cover with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat emboss using the Heat Tool
  • Whisper White Cardstock - 2-7/8” x 5-1/4”, rub Embossing Buddy all over the cardstock, stamp image in Versamark Ink, cover with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, tap-off excess and heat emboss using the Heat Tool
  • Using Sponge Daubers, rub So Saffron, Seaside Spray and Gray Granite ink over the Whisper White Cardstock with the embossed image to add color using the Emboss Resist technique
  • Scrap of Whisper White Cardstock - stamp sentiment in Gray Granite Ink and then die cut using the 2-1/4” oval from the Stitched Shapes Dies
  • Tie Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon around the Whisper White Layer 
  • Add three frosted accents from the Frosted and Clear Epoxy Dots
I decided to leave the inside of the card blank with a simple stamped image so that there was room to write a handwritten note. This card will be headed out in the mail in the coming week to a dear friend. 

I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share your project for our Color Challenge. We’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday April 17th, 2020

Be sure to stop by and say hello to The Paper Players Design Team: 
Anne Marie Hile (that’s me!) 

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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-Anne Marie

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  1. Beautiful card! I love the flower image & your choice of colors...happy colors!

  2. The color blocking with the embossed flower image is simply fantastic, Anne Marie! I love, love, love your CAS design and that wonderful sentiment. Love this!

  3. Funny story, I looked at your card in the gallery and thought - wow... that is such a CAS card for Anne Marie :-) I LOVE the color blocking and the embossed flowers. Really gorgeous card.

  4. That is too funny Anne Marie that you thought it was CAS week!! A lovely CAS card though using a favourite stamp of mine from the current seasonal. Love the blending - it works really well.

  5. Anne Marie, this is CAS perfection! I know you are like me and love layers! I adore the while embossing and the color blocking was genius! You rocked these colors! Have a great weekend, My Friend! XX

  6. So soft and pretty, Anne Marie! The sponging was such a perfect way to use the challenge colors. I love that you heat embossed the image in white. Great job...and so CAS!!!


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Anne Marie