Sunday, March 13, 2022

Boughs & Blossoms for PP582

Happy Sunday, friends!
Time for a fun new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, the always fabulous Joanne is hosting our Color Challenge.
Talk about a fun color combo! So bright and cheery, it just puts me in the mood for spring. Of course, what goes perfectly with the spring season? Flowers! For my card, I decided to use the Boughs & Blossoms stamp set and coordinating Bough Punch from the Stampin’ Up!® January - June Mini Catalog. Such a fun bundle to create beautiful cards for so many occasions!  

*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 started by stamping a trio of flowers in Mango Melody ink and colored in the centers with the Daffodil Delight Light Stampin’ Blends. These flowers are pretty easy to fussy-cut and after I cut them out I accented them with some Wink of Stella for sparkly detail. The punch is great because it has two sizes of leaf accents. For the larger leaves, I used a Sponge Dauber to add  some Pear Pizzazz ink for shading and of course, more Wink of Stella. The sparkle is tough to see in the photos but it really adds a nice detail! 

In my hunt for Daffodil Delight patterned paper, I came upon this fun print from the Hand Penned Designer Series Paper. I just love the simple, subtle pattern. I also used the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder to the Basic White layer for a pop of texture. I went back and forth a few times about adding that third flower in the top right corner. I have a “crafty quirk” about adding pieces in odd numbers. (Three flowers, seven leaves, three pearls…) But if you didn’t want to fussy-cut an extra flower, just using two also works! I love how this card came out and I hope you do as well. :) 
Card Measurements & Details: 
  • Mango Melody Card Base: 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2”
  • Pear Pizzazz Cardstock: 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Basic White Cardstock: 3-7/8” x 5-1/8”, emboss with Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder
  • Hand Penned Designer Series Paper: 2-7/8” x 3-3/4” 
  • Pear Pizzazz Cardstock: scraps to punch three of the larger leaf images using the Boughs Punch (add some Pear Pizzazz ink with a Sponge Dauber for some shading, then accent with Wink of Stella)  
  • Vellum Cardstock: scraps to punch four of the smaller leafy branch images from the Boughs Dies
  • Basic White Cardstock: scraps to stamp thee floral images in Mango Melody ink, color centers with Light Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends and fussy-cut
  • Basic White Cardstock: 2-3/8” x 1/2”, stamp sentiment in Early Espresso ink and punch the right side with the Banners Pick A Punch
  • Pearl Basic Jewels and Linen Thread
  • Basic White Cardstock (inside card): 4” x 5-14” , stamp image once in Pear Pizzazz ink (full strength) and again without reinking the image
  • Hand Penned Designer Series Paper (inside card): 1/2” x 5-1/4” 
Finally, here is look inside the card. I simply added another strip of DSP and then stamped a coordinating image, once full strength in Pear Pizzazz ink and once stamped-off once. I left the rest of the inside of the card blank to add a handwritten thank you note. 

I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share your project for our fab        Color ChallengeWe’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday March 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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Have a HAPPY day!

Big hugs, 
Anne Marie

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  1. This is sunny and ever so lovely, Anne Marie!

  2. Oh, Anne Marie! Your cards are always a delight - just as pretty on the inside as they are on the outside. Of course, I love the pearl accents. What a perfect balance of the challenge colors! Have a wonderful week!

  3. Anne Marie, this is such a cheerful, pretty card! Love your colors of the flowers and the green boughs! The textures are wonderful too! So pretty! Have a great week!

  4. So purdy!! I'm loving all the sunny blooms!

  5. Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing all the details and measurements. I have recently acquired this stamp & punch set and love it.

  6. A very bright and cheery card! Spring is coming!

  7. Your card looks great, Anne Marie! And I've read that the eye is naturally drawn to groups of items that are uneven in number, so you're definitely onto something with your three flowers :) I think the third flower on the top corner helps balance out the other flowers on the left.

  8. Anne Marie, this is so pretty! I love the embossing and the way you used the vellum. These flowers are just gorgeous! Such a happy card!!

  9. This is just one big dose of sunshine! Love those bright blooms and pretty pale background! Beautiful way to use those florals!

  10. This is just the kind of cheery, sunny card I envisaged when I chose my colours this week Anne Marie! I love the flowers and would totally have added the third one too (it just has to be odds, right?!) Just lovely!


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Anne Marie