Sunday, May 24, 2020

Varied Vases for PP492

 Happy Sunday! Time for a new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, LeAnne is hosting our monthly Sketch Challenge. 
Check it out and play along with us! 
Sketch Challenge week is my FAVORITE and LeAnne’s sketch is fabulous! You can make it as simple or as layered as you like. I’ve been having fun inking up some stamp sets that will be retiring at the end of the month, so I decided to use the Varied Vases stamp set for my card for this challenge. This is a fun stamp set and also has a coordinating punch. It will be retiring on June 2nd, so if you like it, bet it while you can! For the color combo on my card, I was inspired by a swap card I received quite a while ago from a fellow demonstrator, Michelle Theriault. I just love Poppy Parade and Coastal Cabana together! 

Color Combo:

This stamp set is a Photopolymer set, which makes it easy to place and line up the images because you can see through them. Once I had my trio of vases stamped, I colored them in with Stampin’ Blends Markers. I’ve listed more detail and all of the measurements below. There is also supply list at the end of the post. 

When I originally made my card, I actually used a retired Poppy Parade Ribbon. Oops. You can still see a little pop of it behind the black ribbon. Haha! I was going back and forth between that ribbon and the Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon initially. So, I decided on the black ribbon in the end because I liked the added pop of sparkle, of course! 
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” 
  • Poppy Parade Cardstock - 3-7/8” x 2-5/8”, embossed with Scripty 3D Embossing Folder (overlap this piece on the Coastal Cabana Cardstock a little when adhering to the Whisper White Layer, the ribbon will help cover the “seam”)
  • Coastal Cabana Cardstock - 3-7/8” x 2-5/8”, embossed with the Scripty 3D Embossing Folder
  • Basic Black Cardstock - 3” x 4-1/8” 
  • Whisper White Cardstock - 2-3/4” x 3-7/8”, stamp images in Momento ink, color with Stampin’ Blends and add Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush to the “water” in the vases for added sparkle
  • Basic Black Cardstock - 1/2” x 2-1/4”, stamp sentiment in Versamark Ink, heat emboss using White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and a Heat Tool
  • Black Glittered organdy Ribbon and Basic Rhinestones
  • Whisper White Cardstock (inside card) - 4” x 5-1/4”
Finally, a peek inside the card. I stamped a coordinating sentiment from the set and popped in another vase to keep the party going from the front of the card. 

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 29th, 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. I love ALL of this....vases, the light coloring, the color palette, the snazzy layered ribbon....all of it! What a great way to highlight this retiring set! Cute inside AND out, as always! Thanks for making my sketch look awesome!

  2. Such pretty colors together and the black makes it pop! Happy memorial day!

  3. I love red and aqua together, this is pretty Anne Marie!

  4. Love your cute vases Anne Marie! I've never used Poppy Parade and Coastal Cabana together, so I'm happy to have a new combo under my belt because I love they way they look! You and I both love sparkle so I'm really loving that black ribbon, it dresses up the whole card!

  5. A great colour combo Anne Marie and one of my favourite retiring sets. The addition of the black and the sparkly ribbon really makes the red and Coastal Cabana pop - I just love this card!

  6. Oh - this is perfect! That color-block embossed card front is the most wonderful backdrop for your simple vases. I love it! :)

  7. Anne Marie, you know this is my favorite color combo! Such a happy card! I love the black background to make the colors pop! The embossing and bow make it even more special! I love it! Have a great weekend, My Friend!

  8. Anne Marie this is gorgeous. I love the colors together and using them as the background really highlights the colors on the focal image. The clean look of the background also allows your soft and whimsical focal image to shine. Stunning card, my friend.

  9. Beautiful, Anne Marie! I love how you used the two colors for the background. I never think to switch a sketch up like that. I never liked this stamp set until I saw this card, colored so lightly and sweetly. Just so perfect in so many ways!

  10. Such a gorgeous card! I so love your color scheme!


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Anne Marie