Sunday, September 11, 2022

Sending Smiles for PP608

Happy Sunday, friends!
Time for a fun new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, Joanne is hosting our Color Challenge.
This week’s color combo is a fun one! All of these colors can be found in one of my favorite Designer Series Paper packs (Design A Daydream) but I love that we could use ANY combination of the colors on our cards. So pick one, two…or all six and have fun creating! 

*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 actually did use the Design A Daydream DSP as my starting point. Just a note: the DSP is a Host Exclusive, which can be purchased with a minimum $150 (USD) order. Once I came upon the floral pattern, I decided to use the Sending Smiles stamp set and coordinating Sending Dies from the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog. I just love how easy it is to create the beautiful stamped flowers and you can never go wrong with a big, bold sentiment! 

I also added some texture to the Basic White layer using the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder. I wanted to bring in a little more of the Daffodil Delight color, so I created some ink splatters on the textured cardstock. I simply smooshed my closed ink pad to transfer some ink to the lid and picked up the ink on my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush. Then I tapped the brush against the side of my finger to “flick” the color and sparkle on the cardstock. If you try this, be sure to protect your work surface with some scrap paper and also make sure to clean out your ink pad lid when you are finished. 

I kind of wish I added a little more ink, but you know how it goes. Sometimes it’s better to quit while you're ahead to avoid adding TOO much and making a mess…which was exactly what I did on the first try. Haha! 
Card Measurements & Details: 
  • Blackberry Bliss Card Base: 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2”
  • Old Olive Cardstock: 4” x 5-1/4”
  • Design A Daydream Host Designer Series Paper: 3-7/8” x 5-1/8”
  • Blackberry Bliss Cardstock: 3-1/8” x 4-3/8” 
  • Basic White Cardstock: 3” x 4-1/4”, emboss with Brock & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder, add Daffodil Delight ink “splatters” as described above
  • Petal Pink Cardstock: scrap to die cut the second largest circle from Stylish Shapes Dies
  • Basic White Cardstock: scrap for stamping (flowers, flower stem & sentiment) and die cutting
  • Blackberry Bliss Cardstock: scrap to die cut the sentiment (don’t forget to save the little dot on the “i”)
  • Champagne Rhinestones and Silver Metallic Edge Cotton Ribbon
  • Basic White Cardstock (inside card): 4” x 5-1/4”, stamp floral image 
  • Design A Daydream Host Designer Series Paper (inside card): 3-7/8” x 1” 
Finally, here is a peek inside the card! I simply stamped another flower and added a little strip of leftover DSP from the front. I left the sentiment blank to write a handwritten note. 

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 September 16th 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 my most favourite paper in this pack Anne Marie so I am so pleased to see you feature it on your card! I love the addition of the flower and diecut sentiment and the splatter detail is perfect against the textured brick. A fabulous card - way to go!

  2. Anne Marie, I thought of that DSP too! Your card is really pretty! Have a great week!

  3. I like your pretty Blackberry Bliss flowers! This is charming, Anne Marie!

  4. I love Petal Pink and Blackberry Bliss together. Your attention to detail is amazing, Anne Marie! This card is stunning!

  5. Gorgeous way to use Joanne's colors, Anne Marie! That big bold flower really pops against the subtles you used! Very pretty!

  6. Oh, Anne Marie, I just love the BB and PP together! Just WOW! Such a pretty card and the sentiment is perfect. Certain to make someone feel loved! Have a great rest of the week, My Friend!

  7. Such a gorgeous card, Anne Marie! I love the little touch of glitz on the edges of the ribbon, such a great detail for your card.

  8. Beautiful, Anne Marie! You have showcased the challenge colors so perfectly with these amazing flowers and designer paper. I LOVE this layout. Have a wonderful weekend!

  9. Anne Marie you used the colors beautifully. I love that fabulous focal flower and the pink circle behind it really grounds it. Fabulous layout


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Anne Marie