Sunday, March 27, 2022

Artfully Layered for PP584

Happy Sunday, friends!
Time for a fun new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, the always lovely LeAnne is hosting our Sketch Challenge.
Oh, Sketch Challenge week is always my favorite and LeAnne’s sketch does not disappoint! As soon as I saw the sketch, I knew it would be great to showcase Designer Series Papers. Although I think a simple card without pattern would work well with this sketch too. I’m just on a mission to use more DSP this year, so I had a bit of “tunnel vision”. Haha! There are a lot of possibilities with this sketch and I will definitely be filing it in with my favorites. :)  

*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: 

I just love the bold images in the Artfully Layered stamp set and Tropical Layers Dies! The coordinating Artfully Composed Designer Series Paper coordinates beautifully too. I decided to showcase one of the patterns on the three focal layers of the card and accent with a couple of the die cut leaves. 

I also layered in a piece of the Vellum Layering Designs paper between the Old Olive layer and the DSP. I haven’t used this vellum yet and I have no idea why! It adds such a fun subtle pattern and the vellum compliments the color layered behind it perfectly. The key when adding vellum to a card is to only use adhesive in the areas that do not show through to the front of the card. 
Card Measurements & Details: 
  • Evening Evergreen Card Base: 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”, scored at 4-1/4” ”
  • Old Olive Cardstock: 5-1/4” x 4" 
  • Velum Layering Designs Paper: 5-1/8” x 3-7/8”
  • Artfully Composed Designer Series Paper: Start with a piece that is 4-1/2” x 3-1/2” , then cut into three 1-1/2” x 3-1/2” strips. Layer the strips with about 1/8” between them on the vellum. 
  • Gold & Rose Gold Metallic Specialty Paper: 2-1/2” x 3-1/4”, for die cut leaves
  • Bumblebee Cardstock: 2-1/2” x 3-1/4” for die cut leaves
  • Evening Evergreen Cardstock: 3-3/4” x 3/4”, stamp sentiment in Versamark ink, heat emboss using White Embossing Powder and punch both ends with Banners Pick A Punch
  • Linen Thread and In Color (Evening Evergreen) Jewels
  • Basic White Cardstock (inside card): 5-1/4” x 4”, stamp sentiment in Evening Evergreen ink
  • Artfully Composed Designer Series Paper (inside card): 1/2” x 4” 
Here is a peek inside the card. I simply added another strip of Designer Series Paper and a stamped a coordinating sentiment. You can never have too many birthday cards ready to mail out, right? 
I decided to make a second card using a slightly different color combo using a different pattern of the beautiful Artfully Composed Designer Series Paper. For this card, I used the same measurements as the first but spread out the DSP layers a bit more, leaving about a 1/4” border around the vellum layer and between the DSP pieces. 

Color Combo: 
For this card, I used some of the Evening Evergreen Shimmer Vellum for one of the die cut leaves. For the other leaves, I die cut them in Basic White Cardstock, then heat embossed them in White Embossing Powder for added shine. It’s tough to see in the photo, but it’s a really nice detail, in person. 

I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share your project for our fab        SketchChallengeWe’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday April 1st, 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 sketch was perfect for showcasing these wonderful papers, Anne Marie and I especially loved the added die-cuts. Fabulous card

  2. I love how you used all those fun layers on your card, Anne Marie! I think this time of the catalog year, we're all looking to use up the plethora of DSPs we've collected! So glad you chose this set to complement the papers, too! Awesome creation! Thanks for rocking my sketch!

  3. I always love the layers on your cards, Anne Marie. But the luscious colors have my jaw dropping this time! I have a hard time picking the favorite of your cards - both are great designs. Love that DP!

  4. With our snowy weekend, your lovely leafy cards make me want to go somewhere warm and tropical!

  5. Awesome cards!! Love the dies cuts you added too!

  6. Love both of these Anne Marie - such a beautiful showcase of papers in that pack that I haven't seen used so much. Fabulous!

  7. Beautiful, Anne Marie! This is a lovely pattern, and you have accented it perfectly. I have to give that vellum a go! It looks fabulous on your card. Have a wonderful week!

  8. This is so gorgeous Anne Marie! I love the tropical patterned paper and the
    pretty die cut leaves. I love leaves. Now, I want to go for a walk outside and enjoy nature in the Spring!

  9. I loved this sketch for showcasing patterned paper too, Anne Marie! Love your choice of the Artfully Composed DSP for a great tropical vibe. I like the addition of the die cut tropical leaves under your sentiment, too.


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Anne Marie