Sunday, June 28, 2020

Celebrate Sunflowers for PP0497

Happy Sunday! Time for a new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, Claire is hosting our monthly Sketch Challenge.  
Check it out and play along with us!
I *might* have mentioned it before but sketch challenges just make me HAPPY! I’m always so inspired by simply looking at the layout and figuring out which products come to mind to bring the card layout to life. The first thing that came to mind for this card (with all of those fabulous layers) was to showcase some of the new In Colors along with the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle, which is one of my new favorites.  

Color Combo: 
The star of the card is obviously that big, bold sunflower! I just love all of the detail in the Sunflower Dies and there are also fun little accent dies in the set too. I popped in a couple of leafy accents die cut in Vellum, for some added detail. The Vellum just adds a light layer that adds detail but not a lot of extra bulk to the layout. I’ve listed all of the measurements and details below and there is a full supply list for this card at the end of this post. 
Card Measurements and Details: 
  • Just Jade Card Base - 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2” 
  • Bumblebee Cardstock - 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper (Cinnamon Cider pattern) - 3-7/8” x 5-1/8”
  • Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper (sunflower pattern) - 3-1/4” x 4-1/4” 
  • Just Jade Cardstock - 1” x 5-1/8”, embossed with Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder
  • Bumblebee Cardstock - scrap to die cut solid sunflower inage from Sunflowers Dies, use Sponge Dauber to add some Bumblebee ink to image 
  • Cinnamon Cider Cardstock - scrap to die cut sunflower outline and center of flower from Sunflowers Dies, use Sponge Dauber to add some Cinnamon Cider ink around image
  • Add Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush to accent the sunflower and add three Gold Gilded Gems to center of sunflower
  • Vellum Cardstock - die cut two if the leafy accents from Sunflowers Dies
  • Whisper White Cardstock - stamp sentiment from Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set in Soft Suede Ink, then die cut using the 2-1/4” scalloped stitched rectangle from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies
  • Approx. 2” piece of Bumblebee Gingham Trim, adhere behind the scalloped rectangle sentiment
  • Whisper White Cardstock (inside card) - 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper (inside card) - 1” x 5-1/4” 
Finally, a peek inside the card. I added a little pop of that beautiful DSP and left lots of space to write a handwritten note. 

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 July 3rd, 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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Have a HAPPY day today! 

Anne Marie

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  1. Anne Marie, I agree... I love sketch challenges. They really do make me see things differently and I love the challenge of it. I also love your use of the sunflowers. The just jade and bumblebee color scheme works beautifully. Also love the vellum leaves and the touch of ribbon. Fabulous use of the sketch

  2. Anne Marie, this is gorgeous!!!!!!! I absolutely love your color combo and the big, bold sunflower! You know how much I love layers and embossing! Your card certainly makes my sketch shine! Have a great week, My Friend!

  3. I love a good sketch too Anne Marie and your card is a great example of how we can reach for the same suite of products yet create entirely different cards. I love your bold sunflower - just beautiful!

  4. Wow, this says summer and it's so pretty!

  5. So stunning, love all the little details!

  6. That sunflower is amazing! I love your color choices and all the pretty papers used for the sketch layers! The vellum leaves and small bit of ribbon are wonderful finishes Anne Marie! Gorgeous!

  7. Love your big sunflower, especially with that pretty DSP! Your little accents are perfect!

  8. Gorgeous! Love that big sunflower - he just pops perfectly against the wonderful DSP. Perfectly designed, Anne Marie! :)

  9. Stunning as always, Anne Marie! Great paper/color choices...perfection!


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Anne Marie