Sunday, April 26, 2020

Dandelion Wishes for PP488

Happy Sunday! Time for a new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, Laurie hosting our monthly 
Sketch Challenge. 
 Check it out and play along with us! 
It’s always fun to have a good starting point for a card layout and that’s why I love sketch challenges. Often, as soon as I see the sketch I’ll have a stamp set pop into my mind to use with it. That is exactly what happened here. I love the Dandelion Wishes stamp set so much and I knew that little trio of dandelions would fit perfectly on the card layout. 

Then it was time to pick some colors to use. I always seem to use this stamp set with soft subtle colors, so i thought it would be fun to brighten it up a bit using fun patterns in the Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper. I’ve listed all of the card measurements below along with a supply list at the end of the post. 

Color Combo:

I’m on a kick right now with Heat Embossing. I seem to be using it on a LOT of cards lately. I just love the added shine and detail it adds to an image and I thought the white embossing really helped the dandelions pop. Of course, the Gold Gilded Gems (my new favorite embellishment) added the perfect finishing touch to the centers of the flowers. 

I needed a thank you card and the sentiments in the Dandelion Wishes stamp set weren’t really working for the occasion OR the  card layout, so I pulled out the Kindness and Compassion stamp set. I just love the scripty font, don’t you? 

Just a quick note that the Kindness and Compassion stamp set, Grapefruit Grove cardstock/ink and  Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper are on the Last Chance List right now and are available while supplies last through June 2nd. You can see all of the items on the Last Chance List HERE
Card Measurements and Details:
  • Daffodil Delight Card Base - 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2” 
  • Grapefruit Grove Cardstock - 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper (striped pattern) - 3-7/8” x 5-1/8” 
  • Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper (confetti pattern) - 2” x 5-1/8” 
  • Grapefruit Grove Cardstock - 3-1/8” x 4-1/8” 
  • Daffodil Delight Cardstock - 3” x 4”, rub Embossing Buddy all over cardstock, stamp dandelion image in Versamark ink, cover image with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, tap-off excess powder and heat emboss using Heat Tool
  • Whisper White Cardstock - 3-3/4” x 1/2”, stamp sentiment in Grapefruit Grove ink, then snip off the ends at an angle
  • Whisper White Cardstock (inside card) - 4” x 5-1/4”, stamp sentiment in Grapefruit Grove ink
  • Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper (inside card) - 1” x 5-1/4” 
Finally a peek inside the card. I simply added a little pop of that striped patterned paper along with a coordinating sentiment from the Kindness and Compassion stamp set. 

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 May 1st, 2020

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

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Anne Marie

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  1. This is sunny, cheerful and ever so lovely!

  2. Love the yellow!AND that cute polka dot bow!!!

  3. I do love that sentiment font, it's always something I'm on the lookout for. The striped background works so perfectly to highlight the embossed panel and that polka ribbon is just dreamy. You always make a gorgeous card, Anne Marie - I love this one too!

  4. Gorgeous card! I so love how you added your sentiment and of course the polka dot bow!

  5. Love the white embossing against the yellow Anne Marie - so bright and cheery! The addition of the stripes for the frame works really well and the gold gems and polka dot bow make the perfect finishing touches!

  6. This is just wonderful, Anne Marie! Don't be surprised if I CASE this - I just love your dandelion image!! :)

  7. Anne Marie, this is so pretty! I LOVE dandelions and this card is so happy! I smiled looking at it! The color combo is perfect! Polka dots, stripes and embossing make the perfect combo! Have a great weekend, My Friend!

  8. Such a classic Anne Marie card! Beautiful! I can't believe I never bought Dandelion Wishes. After seeing this, I just might have to order it! Great color cheery! AAA (Awesome As Always!)

  9. Anne Marie, I love the mixture of colors and papers. This is such a wonderful bright and sunny card. I love how you kept the dandelion so simple. Gorgeous


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Anne Marie