Sunday, March 20, 2022

Artistically Inked for PP583

Happy Sunday, friends!
Time for a fun new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, our lovely Laurie is hosting our Clean-and-Simple (CAS) Challenge.
Today is the First Day of Spring here in the Northern Hemisphere, so the “BLOOMS” theme is perfectly timed for this challenge! I just love this time of year, when all of the plants in the yard start to grow and blossom. Last night, we saw the return of our little hummingbirds, too! The weather has been beautiful here this past week, so I finally feel like Spring has finally sprung.

*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.
Clean-and-Simple cards are always a bit of a challenge for me…but I’m getting better. Sometimes less is definitely more on a card, especially when it comes to mailing! As I was searching through my stamps to try to decide what to use for this challenge, I decided on the Artistically Inked stamp set and coordinating Artistic Dies. I just love that beautifully detailed floral focal image. 

I decided to die cut the image from the gorgeous Rainbow Glimmer Paper for some added sparkle. This paper is seriously one of my favorites. I just love how the rainbow colors just flow together. I initially was going to do the card in pink (shocking, I know) but really liked how the blues, greens and purples looked with the flowers. I tried adding some texture to the background initially with an embossing folder but it felt like it was too busy. So, I added a little stitched frame using the Stitched with Whimsy Dies. I heat embossed the sentiment to make it pop and added two little rhinestones as a finishing touch. 
Card Measurements & Details: 
  • Coastal Cabana Card Base: 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2”
  • Basic Black Cardstock: 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Basic White Cardstock: 3-7/8” x 5-1/8”, die cut the stitched frame with the second largest Stitched with Whimsy Die
  • Rainbow Glimmer Paper: die cut the floral image from the Artistic Dies (Tip: use an Adhesive Sheet on the back of the paper before die-cutting to make it easier to stick tot he card front)
  • Basic Black Cardstock: 3-7/8” x 3/8”, heat emboss the sentiment using white embossing powder
  • Rhinestone Waves Basic Jewels (while supplies last)
  • Basic White Cardstock (inside card): 4” x 5-1/4”, stamp sentiment in Momento ink
  • Rainbow Glimmer Paper (inside card): 4” x 1/2” 
Finally, here is look inside the card. I stamped a coordinating sentiment from the Artistically Inked stamp set and a strip of the Rainbow Glimmer paper to bring all the colors from the front inside the card. Simple, yet so beautiful! 

I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share your project for our fab        Clean-and-Simple “Blooms" ChallengeWe’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday March 25th, 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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Anne Marie

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  1. My poor rainbow glimmer paper hasn't seen the light of day in ages, so I am glad to see that you used some to remind me that I actually still have it! What a great way to add color and interest to your CAS card! Great idea!

  2. You had me at Coastal Cabana and Rainbow Glimmer paper, Anne Marie! The die is beautiful and the combination of colors and shine is just stunning! Yes, the blues were a great choice too. Fabulous!

  3. Pretty card, Anne Marie! Happy Spring!

  4. I love the rainbow die cuts! Perfect way to add a bit of color for the CAS card! Have a great week!

  5. Coastal Cabana is such a beautiful color...and looks perfect on your spring card. I love how you used rainbow glimmer paper. So clean and lovely! Have a wonderful week!

  6. Oh wow, this looks amazing with the glimmer paper! What a fabulous use of those dies. I'm excited I finally bought the Stitched with Whimsy dies and can't wait to have them in my hot little hands :) Love how the black sentiment panel across the front makes all the beautiful colors pop on the floral die cut.

  7. Oh, I love this card! CC is one of my favorite colors! This rainbow glimmer paper makes a stunning arrangement with this die! Just WOW! Have a great weekend, My Friend!

  8. What a stunner Anne Marie! Less certainly is more and those rainbow glimmer flowers really pack a punch, whilst your card is still perfectly CAS. Way to go!

  9. Anne Marie, I love the choice of colors and the touch of rainbow glimmer paper looks gorgeous. I also love the slim black mat and how well it ties in with the black sentiment strip. Fabulous card


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Anne Marie