Sunday, October 10, 2021

Sparkle of the Season for PP562

Happy Sunday, friends!
Time for a new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, I am super-excited to be your host with a fun Color Challenge.
When I selected these colors, I thought it would be fun to leave the 4th color choice open to see what color combos it inspired for the challenge. Pumpkin Pie is a color I tend to shy away from because it’s almost TOO orange sometimes but I just love it paired with the softer Pale Papaya. Once I decided on the stamp set I was going to use for the card, I selected Soft Succulent as my 4th color. 

*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.
I decided to use the Sparkle of the Season stamp set and coordinating Seasonal Swirls Dies for my card. I love this set because it covers many occasions from fall to Halloween to Christmas. It’s finally starting to feel like fall here in Texas, so a wreath to celebrate the season felt appropriate as I have been putting up seasonal decor this past week.  

The Cork Specialty Paper is currently one of my favorites! It adds gorgeous texture and is very lightweight so it doesn’t add bulk. This is one of the papers that you have to see “in person” to truly see how beautiful it is. I felt like it really went with the cozy fall theme of my card. I also added some texture to the Very Vanilla Cardstock layer behind the wreath. But it still felt like it needed something. 

I decided to add a few “speckled dots” to the background in Early Espresso. I squished my ink pad to get some ink on the lid, then picked up some of the ink on my Wink of Stella Glitter Brush. Then I tapped the brush against my finger to get those light ink “splatters” on the cardstock. It also added some sparkly detail that is tough to see in the photos. Just make sure to protect your work surface with scrap paper, because it can get a little messy once you start tap-tap-tapping. 
Card Measurements & Details: 
  • Pumpkin Pie Card Base: 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2"
  • Early Espresso Cardstock: 4” x 5-1/4”
  • Pale Papaya In Color Designer Series Paper: 3-7/8” x 5-1/8” 
  • Cork Specialty Paper: 2” x 4-1/2” 
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock: 3” x 3-3/4”, embossed with Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder, then add some “speckled dots” using Early Espresso ink and Wink of Stella Glitter Brush 
  • Pumpkin Pie Cardstock: 1-1/4” x 1/2”, stamp sentiment in Early Espresso ink
  • Early Espresso, Soft Succulent, Pale Papaya and Pumpkin Pie Cardstock: scraps to die cut wreath, leaves (3 sets in two colors) and pumpkins (layer two on front of card and one for inside)
  • Linen Thread and Champagne Rhinestones
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock (inside card): 4” x 5-1/4”, stamp branch image in Soft Succulent ink
  • Pale Papaya In Color Designer Series Paper: 3-7/8” x 7/8”  
  • Early Espresso Cardstock: 3-7/8” x 1/4” 
Finally, a peek inside the card! I added a leftover strip of DSP from the front of the card along with a little Early Espresso Cardstock to represent all of the colors. I had a leftover pumpkin which ended up being a perfect little accent along with a stamped branch. I left the sentiment blank for a handwritten note. 

I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share your project for our Color ChallengeWe’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday October 15th, 2021

Be sure to stop by and say hello to The Paper Players Design Team:  

Anne Marie Hile (that’s me!) 

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Have a HAPPY day today! 

-Anne Marie

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  1. I really like your layout here! The cork and DSP in the back work so well with the wreath. The extra leaves really fill out the wreath too. Thanks for a great set of colors! Have an awesome week!

  2. This was a fun color challenge especailly for fall!!! Just love your pretty wreath and fun background papers!

  3. That little pumpkin on your wreath is the icing on the cake! This is charming, Anne Marie!

  4. Beautiful, Anne Marie! The splattered paper is the perfect backdrop for this gorgeous fall wreath. What a great layout, too! Thank you for the awesome challenge this week! It was so much fun!!!

  5. Adorable! Love the addition of the Soft makes your fall wreath even more special!

  6. Such a great Fall inspired card, Anne Marie! Your choice of the Soft Succulent was a perfect touch! I adore this card! Have a great day!

  7. Another amazingly beautiful card, Anne Marie. Elegant and simple. I love it.

  8. Anne Marie, I absolutely loved these colors for our challenge this week. Thank you! The touch of sagey-green was perfect for your card and adds a touch of lightness to the color scheme. Your wreath with the swirling leaves reminds me of how our leaves have been blowing around with the winds this week. A fabulous fall card, my friend

  9. Love this Anne Marie - I can't get enough of these wreath dies! I love you layout too and the addition of the soft green works perfectly to tone down the orange. Loved your colour combo this week!

  10. Anne Marie, I just loved this color challenge! So many gorgeous entries. Your card is so pretty! Love that wreath and the Soft Succulent is a gorgeous color for the leaves. The splattered and wood grained backgrounds are perfect!


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