Sunday, June 7, 2020

Hand Drawn Blooms for PP494

 Happy Sunday! Time for a new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, I am super-excited to be hosting our monthly Theme Challenge. 
Check it out and play along with us! 
There are a lot of different ways to interpret this theme. Think sunny days, umbrellas, rain boots, water elements/accents and of course, rainbows. It’s no secret that I LOVE bright and happy colors, so I decided to showcase a RAINBOW of colors on my project this week. 

The new Hand Drawn Blooms Bundle has to be one of my favorites in the new Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog. The Hand Drawn Blooms stamp set is awesome and many of the all-occasion sentiments fit perfectly on the big, bold image on the Banner Blooms Dies. I’ve listed all of the measurements for my card below along with a supply list at the end of this blog post. 
I’ve had a little extra time to get acquainted with this bundle. I was asked to do a presentaion at the Stampin’ Up! OnTour Online event in mid-May. I was incredibly fortunate to receive this suite of products at the end of April, before they were available in the new catalog. It was such an absolute honor to be considered for this opportunity. I had a great time! SUCH an amazing experience to do a Live presentation for a group of over 13,000 demonstrators, although a little scary, too. *Gulp!* 

I also added some extra sparkle to the card by spritzing both the floral die and the embossed Basic Black layer with a mixture of Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint and rubbing alcohol in a Stampin’ Spritzer. (put 2-3 drops of paint in the bottle and fill with rubbing alcohol, shake well before using) It’s tough to see in the photo but the sparkles really pop on the dark background.
For that big floral die cut, I adhered 3/4” x 4" strips of cardstock to a 4” x 5-1/4” piece of Whisper White Cardstock, then die cut the big, bold floral image from the Banner Blooms Dies. This is a great way to use up some cardstock scraps. My Bermuda Bay scrap was a bit short, but it still worked. Notice, the strips are a little bit of an angle, that was intentional. In retrospect, I kind of wish I angled them just a wee bit more, but what’s cut is cut. Lol!
Card Measurements and Details: 
  • Melon Mambo Card Base - 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2” 
  • Whisper White Cardstock  - 4” x 5-1/4”
  • Basic Black Cardstock - 3-7/8” x 5-1/8”, embossed with Brick and Mortar 3D Embossing Folder then spritzed with a mixture of Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint and rubbing alcohol in a Stampin’ Spritzer (Tip: use 50-70% rubbing alcohol for best results)
  • Whisper White Cardstock - 4” x 5-1/4”, adhere strips of Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Bermuda Bay and Gorgeous Grape Cardstock using liquid glue and die cut floral image from Banner Blooms Dies
  • Whisper White Cardstock - scrap to die cut the banner section from the Banner Bloom Dies, stamp sentiment in Melon Mambo Ink and fussy cut banner, adhere to big bloom die using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Silver Glimmer Paper (retired) - scrap to die cut three leafy images from Banner Blooms Dies
  • Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon and Artistry Blooms Sequins
  • Whisper White Cardstock (inside card) - 4” x 5-1/4” and scraps of Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Bermuda Bay and Gorgeous Grape Cardstock 
Finally, a peek inside the card. I simply added more cardstock scraps to one side of the Whisper White Cardstock for a pop of color and left the rest blank for a handwritten note.  

I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share your project for our Sunshine and Rainbows Theme Challenge. We’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday June 12th, 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. Flowers, rainbows, polka dots and ribbon! What's not to love? A beautiful card, Anne Marie! The swirly sentiments top it off with flair.

  2. Your rainbow blooms are so fun and creative!!

  3. So bright and happy Anne Marie!

  4. Anne Marie, this is such a fun challenge! Your creation is spectacular!!!! I love the way you created the rainbow and then used that gorgeous die! GENIUS!!!! The polka dot ribbon is so pretty! The black embossed background just makes the whole creation pop! You outdid yourself this time, My Friend!

  5. Such a clever way to create your rainbow with this die cut floral bouquet, it turned out so, so beautiful!! Layering it on the black embossed background really made it pop. I bet you were spectacular in your presentation, but I would be nervous too, that's a lot of people. Congratulations and thanks for the great challenge this week!

  6. What a fun card! I love how you created your own rainbow paper. Great always!

  7. Anne Marie, I love your rainbow bouquet on that black background it really does pop. I also love how you keep showcasing this set so beautifully. I still remember how great you were on your presentation - so engaging, relaxed and talented!

  8. I love this bright bouquet Anne Marie and is striking against the sparkly black background - you did a grand job of presenting it too!

  9. Such a gorgeous card, that is one awesome die!

  10. Wow! This is gorgeous, Anne Marie! I love it - and am betting it's even prettier in person with that pop of "shine"! :) Congrats on your presenting gig! :)


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Anne Marie