Sunday, August 28, 2022

Hand-Penned Petals for PP606

Happy Sunday, friends!
Time for a fun new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, I am super-excited to be your host for our Sketch Challenge.
If you have visited me before, you might know that Sketch Challenges are my FAVORITE! They are such a great starting point to get your creative mojo working. I had fun designing this sketch and I hope you are inspired to share your creativity with us this week! 

*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:
For my card I started out with a stamped images that was sitting on the corner of my desk. I had stamped the floral image from the Hand-Penned Petals stamp set for another project I was working on and didn’t end up using it. I didn’t want it to go to waste, so I added it to the little pile of “misfit card bits” to hopefully use on another project. It caught my eye when I sat down to create with this sketch, so I picked out my color palette and went from there. 

I’m on a bit of a Pool Party kick lately, so I searched for some DSP in that color for one of the layers. The Design A Daydream Host-Exclusive Designer Series Paper is one of my favorites. Not only is it a HUGE pack of paper but the patterns are so versatile for so many designs. It is available for a great price as a host reward for a (minimum) $150 order. 

Pool Party and Pale Papaya are two colors that really pair beautifully together, so that was my pick to color the flowers along with a little pop of Old Olive on the leaves. Such a soft and pretty color combo, don’t you think? 
Card Measurements & Details: 
  • Pale Papaya Card Base: 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2”
  • Pool Party Cardstock: 4” x 5-1/4”
  • Basic White Cardstock: 3-7/8” x 5-1/8”, emboss with Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder
  • Design A Daydream Host Exclusive Designer Series Paper: 2-1/2” x 5-1/8” 
  • Pale Papaya Cardstock: 3-7/8” x 1-1/4”, stamp sentiment in Momento ink
  • Vellum Cardstock: scrap to die-cut the 1-3/4” x 3-1/4” rectangle from the Stitched Rectangle Dies
  • Basic White Cardstock: scrap to stamp image in Momento ink, die-cut image with Penned Flowers dies and color with Stampin’ Blends
  • Accent flowers with Wink of Stella for added sparkle
  • Champagne Rhinestones Basic Jewels and white baker’s twine
  • Basic White Cardstock (inside card): 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Design A Daydream Host Exclusive Designer Series Paper: 3/4” x 5-1/4”
Finally, here is a peek inside the card! I added a strip of the DSP along with a little pop of a stamped image to "keep the party going" from the front of the card. I didn’t add a sentiment to allow room for a handwritten thank you note.   

I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share your project for our Sketch ChallengeWe’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday September 2nd, 2022

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

Thanks for visiting today! All of the products that I used on this card are listed below. You c
an click on any of the photos to go directly to my 
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Thanks for stopping by.
Have a HAPPY day!

BIG hugs, 
Anne Marie

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  1. This is layered in loveliness, Anne Marie! A wonderful card!

  2. Anne Marie, I love this sketch! I'll be using it many times! Your card is so soft and pretty! Have a great week!

  3. Anne Marie, I love this sketch! It is one I will use many times! You layers make me smile and the color combo is gorgeous! The vellum makes the pretty flowers pop! Have a great rest of the week, My Friend!

  4. Gorgeous card, Anne Marie! I love that combination of Pale Papaya with Pool Party--so soft and pretty!

  5. Anne Marie, what gorgeous colors together. It's such a pretty combo. The little rhinestones are the perfect finishing touch for this gorgeous card

  6. Beautiful, Anne Marie! These colors are gorgeous together. Thank you for the fabulous sketch this week!

  7. So pretty! Love the bouquet of blooms!

  8. ThIs beautiful card is fresh and pretty as a breath of spring air, Anne Marie! The colors are gorgeous together, and I love that you paired them with lots of white and a bit of vellum. Soft and stunning!

  9. This card is so soft, and stunning! I love the pretty papers and the colors are gorgeous! Using lots of white and a bit of vellum make this as fresh as a breath of spring!


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Have a great day! :)
Anne Marie