Sunday, August 22, 2021

Hand-Penned Petals for PP555

Happy Sunday, friends!
Time for a new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, Laurie is hosting our monthly Sketch Challenge.
Sketch Challenge week is ALWAYS my favorite and Laurie has a great layout this week! If you have ever visited me before, you might know that I tend to shy away from “tilted” layers on my cards. I have no idea why, it’s just one of those weird card making quirks, I guess. 

When I saw the sketch, I was immediately inspired to ink up the Hand-Penned Petals stamp set and coordinating Penned Flowers Dies. It happened to be on my desk and I thought “hey, I can tilt the floral image when I add it to the card.” Whew, tilting-crisis averted! To accentuate the tilt, I added a zig-zag ribbon treatment behind the flowers. And that’s how I handled my card making quirk. Haha! (I’m a mess, I know!) 

*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.
Color Combo: 
This color combo just makes me happy! I usually don’t tend to grab purple as a first choice but there is something about Fresh Freesia that draws me in. I especially love how it pops with the yellow and green. 

Originally, I had planned to JUST add the colored die-cut floral image to the card front, but I thought why not dress it up a little more with some extra dimension. Dimension is like sparkle, you can never have too much. So, I stamped another floral image, fussy-cut the Fresh Freesia Flowers and popped them up with dimensionals. This ended up being a “chunky” card which will require another stamp to mail, but that’s easy to do. 
Card Measurements & Details: 
  • Fresh Freesia Card Base: 4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2” 
  • Daffodil Delight Cardstock: 4” x 5-1/4”
  • Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper: 3-7/8” x 5-1/8” 
  • Basic White Cardstock: 3-1/2” x 5”, to die cut the scalloped frame from the scalloped Contours Dies
  • Basic White Cardstock: scrap for stamping two of the floral images in Momento ink, color with Stampin’ Blends, accent with Wink of Stella for added sparkle
  • Daffodil Delight Cardstock: 1-7/8” x 7/8”, stamp sentiment in Momento Ink
  • Fresh Freesia Ribbon and Fresh Freesia (In Color) Jewels
  • Basic White Cardstock (inside card): 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper (inside card): 3-7/8” x 3/4” 
Finally, a peek inside the card! I added a little strip of the gingham DSP and fussy cut a few of the extra flowers I had left from the front of the card. I didn’t want to waste them and they added a nice pop of color inside the card. I decided not to add a sentiment in order to leave room for a handwritten thank you 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 August 27th, 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. Love your "chunky" looks fabulous with the colors you chose as well as the ribbon embellishment and those popped-up flowers! Gorgeous!

  2. Beautiful blooms and I just LOVE the colors!

  3. I love sketches too, Anne Marie! Your colors and layout are so pretty! You take every card to the next level when you so perfectly include the inside in your creation. This is beautiful!

  4. So much to love on this card Anne Marie! The colors are perfect; not too bright but not too pale either. And the popped up blossoms are a great idea. the tilted layer gave me fits so apparently I'm afflicted too! Hope you're having a fantastic week so far!

  5. Gorgeous Anne Marie and a perfect way to overcome the tilt! Tilts and diagonals always challenge me too and I usually avoid them if I can!! Love your colours too - they make your blooms so fresh and summery!

  6. Anne Marie, this is soft, sweet and beautifully done as usual. Hope you're enjoying your week.

  7. What a unique and beautiful take on the sketch, Anne Marie! Beautifully colored blossoms...I love the color palette! Have a wonderful weekend!

  8. That little twist of ribbon finished this sweet and colorful card off nicely. Thanks for sharing.


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Anne Marie