Sunday, January 9, 2022

Pierced Blooms for PP573

Happy Sunday, friends! Happy New Year! 
Time for a fun new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, I am super-excited to be hosting our Color Challenge
If you have ever visited me before, you might know that I LOVE bright and cheery colors. In the middle of January when the weather is so cold (and snowy for many), a happy color combo can be really fun to get the creative mojo working. I hope you will join us and play along this week. We’d love to see what you create with the challenge colors! 

*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.
When I sat down to create my card, I knew I wanted to use the sentiment from the new Artfully Layered stamp set. I just love the mix of fonts in the sentiments in this set and know I’ll be using them a lot. I had originally planned to use the leaves in this stamp set as my focal images but as I pulled the cardstock colors out ALL I could think about was a bright and cheery floral bouquet. My “go-to” for fun flowers are the Pierced Blooms Dies. This set has such a great assortment of flowers in different shapes and sizes and I especially like the pierced detail, which really makes the images stand out even more. 

For my neutral color, I stuck with good ol’ Basic White. Pretty adventurous, huh? Haha! I just really liked how the flowers popped on the clean background. I added some texture to the background with the new Hive 3D Embossing Folder and added the sentiment on a Stitched Rectangle Die. I brushed some Wink of Stella on the centers of the larger flowers for added sparkle and popped on some rhinestones as a finishing touch. I really like how this card came together and I hope you do too. :) 
Card Measurements & Details: 
  • Calypso Coral Card Base: 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2"
  • Just Jade Cardstock: 4” x 5-1/4"  
  • Basic White Cardstock: 3-7/8” x 5-1/8”, emboss with the Hive 3D Embossing Folder 
  • Basic White Cardstock: 2-3/4” x 4-1/4”, die cut a stitched rectangle and stamp the sentiment in Just Jade ink
  • Calypso Coral, Pale Papaya and Just Jade Cardstock: scraps to die cut assorted flowers, centers of flowers and leaves from the Pierced Blooms Dies.
  • Accent the centers of the larger flowers using Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush 
  • Rhinestone Basic Jewels
  • Basic White Cardstock (inside card): 4” x 5-1/4”, stamp the sentiment in Just Jade ink and the accent images in Pale Papaya ink
Finally, here is look inside the card. I simply stamped a birthday sentiment from the Artfully layered stamp set along with two little accent images. I am always in need of birthday cards, so that’s what I went with but this card would work for many different occasions. 

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 January 14th, 2022Also, please be sure to stop by and say hello to our new 2022 Guest Designers! 

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 almost chose these flowers too - they are so cheery in your bright, fresh colours this week Anne Marie - I love it! Great sentiment too and I love the embossed frame - a great way to add additional subtle detail.

  2. Such a cheerful card, Anne Marie! Those pierced blooms are so sweet!

  3. Such a great color combo! Your card is striking!

  4. Anne Marie, this card is beautiful! I love the color combo and you certainly made them shine! I love the embossed background and the sentiment is lovely, too! This card will make someone very happy!

  5. These flowers are my go-to favorite as well! Great way to use them and great color palette for this week's challenge! Fun all the way around!

  6. Anne Marie, I loved playing with these colors and these gorgeous flowers are the perfect way to showcase them - and I love the layout, too!

  7. Bold and beautiful, bright and cheery, Anne Marie! I love all of the yummy texture. This was a fabulous color challenge!


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Anne Marie