Sunday, March 14, 2021

In Bloom for PP532

Happy Sunday! 
Time for a new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, Joanne is hosting our monthly Color Challenge.
As soon as I saw these colors, i couldn’t wait to create with them! They are SO pretty together and perfect for the Spring season. They also happen to be featured in the Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper, so that was an added bonus. I actually purchased the DSP but not the stamp set and dies. I’m finding that the paper works really well with lots of other sets like the In Bloom stamp set and coordinating Pierced Blooms Dies

*I’ve listed all of the measurements and details for my card below and there is a full supply list at the very end of this post.
This card also uses the Hydrangea Hill Mercury Glass Designer Acetate Paper, which is what I used on the stitched circle. The paper has a soft shine which really adds elegant detail. It comes with two colors in the pack, Highland Heather and Rococo Rose. The mercury glass adds such a nice touch to this card in person, along with the Wink of Stella glitter I added to some of the flowers. That’s kind of tough to see in the photos but trust me, that sparkly detail really pops. I really like the way this card came out and I hope you do as well! 
Card Measurements and Details: 
  • Highland Heather Card Base: 4-1/4” x 11, scored at 5-1/2” 
  • Old Olive Cardstock: 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Basic White Cardstock: 3-7/8” x 5-1/8”, emboss with Dainty Diamonds 3D Embossing Folder
  • Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper: 3-1/4” x 4-1/2” 
  • Hydrangea Hill Mercury Glass designer Acetate: die cut the largest circle from the Stitched Shapes Dies
  • Old Olive Cardstock: scrap to die cut 5 of the double leaves from the Pierced Blooms Dies (4 on front, 1 for inside card)
  • Highland Heather Cardstock: scrap to die cut 3 of the flowers from the Pierced Blooms Dies (2 on front, 1 for inside card)
  • Seaside Spray Cardstock: scrap to die cut 2 of the small stitched flowers and a trio of mini flowers  from the Pierced Blooms Dies (1 on front, 2 for inside card)
  • Accent some the flowers with Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush
  • Basic White Cardstock: 2-3/4” x 3/4”, stamp sentiment in Highland Heather ink and punch banner on right side with Tailored Tag Punch
  • Seaside Spray twine and Rhinestone Basic Jewels
  • Basic White Cardstock (inside card): 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper (inside card): 3/4” x 5-1/4” 
Finally a peek inside the card! I used another strip of that gorgeous DSP and die cut flowers and leaves. Since this could be a congratulations card suitable for a few different occasions, I just left the rest blank to either add a sentiment later or simply write a handwritten note for the occasion. 

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 March 19th, 2021

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. This is layered in prettiness, Anne Marie!

  2. Wow!! This is stunning. Love the beautiful blooms!

  3. Beautiful Card!! Thank you for sharing.

  4. This is so pretty Anne Marie! I didn't get any of this suite and now I'm regretting it. I love the acetate and the diamond embossed panel! Have a great week!

  5. So beautifully done, Anne Marie! Love those stitched elements and the gorgeous papers!

  6. WOW! That is about all I have to say as this is fabulous Ann Marie! You really brought your a game!

  7. Anne Marie, this is so beautiful. The acetate circle hits the mark with your design and I love how you used the Pierced Bloom dies. They are a favorite of mine. Absolutely stunning!

  8. Beautiful, Anne Marie! I love the layout. The Mercury Glass circle is a stunning backdrop for the Pierced Blooms. You knocked this one out of the park!

  9. Anne Marie, this is gorgeous! I just love the acetate circle and the gorgeous hydrangeas in the DSP. I also adore the beautiful flowers you layered your circle with! This card makes me smile! Have a great weekend, My Friend!

  10. Anne Marie this is gorgeous! I love the pairing of the pierced blooms with the paper and making the acetate the centrepiece was a fabulous idea. Such a fabulous way to feature my colours this week!


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Anne Marie