Sunday, February 13, 2022

Let’s Set Sail for PP578

Happy Sunday, friends!
Time for a fun new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, LeAnne is hosting our Color Challenge.
Isn’t this color trio beautiful? I couldn’t wait to use them together. I’m going to share a little secret with you about me and Color Challenges. When I sit down to create with specified colors, I pretty much always want to grab flowers. Flowers are my “safe zone”, not that there is anything wrong with that. These colors would actually create a beautiful bouquet! I just had to challenge myself not to use my "floral safety net" this week and as I was looking through my stamp sets, inspiration struck. 

*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 recently ordered the Let’s Set Sail stamp set and coordinating Sailboat Builder Punch and thought it would be fun to use with this week’s color trio. I love stamped that coordinate with punches. It makes it easy peasy to cut out the stamped images, which is especially awesome if you have to cut out lots of them at a time. This set has a great mix of images and sentiments to really create some fun cards! This little scene came together pretty easily, you can get the details below. 

Overall, I wanted to keep the layout pretty simple but I also added some texture to the background using the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder. I thought it looked a little bit like water. I kept thinking I wanted something else in the background and then I remembered the Metallic Mesh Ribbon. This is one of those trims that I tend to overlook simply because of its size, but it really does add some awesome texture and shine with minimal bulk. In this case, it reminded me a little of a fishing net which worked with the nautical theme of the card. 
Card Measurements & Details: 
  • So Saffron Card Base: 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2"
  • Bermuda Bay Cardstock: 4” x 5-1/4”
  • Basic White Cardstock: 3-7/8” x 5-1/8”, emboss with Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder  
  • Metallic Mesh Ribbon
  • Bermuda Bay Cardstock: 2-3/4” x 3-7/8”
  • Basic White Cardstock: 2-5/8” x 3-3/4”
  • Stamp the water image three times (stamped-off once for lighter ink), then add some So Saffron ink to shade the “sky” using a Blending Brush. 
  • Stamp the birds in the top right corner in Soft Suede ink and stamp the boat shadow in Mint Macaron ink (full strength).
  • So Saffron Cardstock: scrap to die cut a 2” scalloped circle from the Layering Circles Dies, stamp the sentiment in Soft Suede ink. 
  • Add some Bumblebee Gingham Ribbon to the back of the circle as an accent, trim ends at an angle.
  • Basic White Cardstock: scrap to stamp sailboat in Soft Suede ink, one sail in So Saffron ink and the other sail in Bermuda Bay ink, then punch out using the Sailboat Builder Punch.
  • Accent the boat shadow and some areas on the water with Wink of Stella for added sparkle.
  • Rhinestones Basic Jewels
  • Basic White Cardstock (inside card): 4” x 5-1/4”, add the water image in Mint Macaron ink, stamped-off once and add the sentiment and the birds in Soft Suede ink. 
Finally, here is look inside the card. I simply added a fun sentiment and coordinating images from the stamp set. This card is perfect to celebrate a birthday or maybe even the start of a new endeavor. I really like how it came together and I hope you do as well! :) 

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 February 18th, 2022

Be sure to stop by and say hello to The Paper Players Design Team: 
Anne Marie Hile (that’s me!) 

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  1. This is a fabulous non-floral card Anne Marie - way to go! I love that warm, sunny seascape and little sailboat; great sentiment too.

  2. Love this! I am thrilled that you thought outside your "flower box" and went with this wonderful nautical card. That metallic ribbon looks fabulous as an ripples on the water! Great job with the colors, all the little extras work together to make this a terrific card!

  3. Anne Marie, I LOVE this card. The background you created is gorgeous! That little sailboat, the embossing and the sentiment steal the show. Such an amazing way to showcase this color combo! Have a great week, My Friend!

  4. A beautiful card, Anne Marie! I love the blended background. It's so funny we picked the same layout. Great minds think alike...although with my missing mojo, I did gravitate to my floral "safe space". Have a wonderful week!

  5. This is such a cute card and perfect for the color combo! The sailboat, water, sky-perfect! Have a great week!

  6. Love that pretty little sailboat! This is a marvelous card, Anne Marie!

  7. Outstanding card! Had to swing by and let you know!

  8. Anne Marie, love your beautiful nautical scene! I love that you made the water Mint Macaron instead of the possibly more expected Bermuda Bay :) And I agree with you--if there's a green in a color challenge, I immediately want to do flowers, and then I challenge myself to do something different!

  9. A perfect card for the challenge, although I do love your flower creations as well! I often go that direction too when in doubt!

  10. AM this is gorgeous. The white base really allows that gorgeous scene to shine. Fabulous use of the colors

  11. I often think of florals first too, Anne Marie. Your challenge to yourself yielded fabulous results! Your lovely water scene seems just made for these colors. Love this so much!


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Anne Marie