Sunday, October 2, 2022

Brightest Beauty for PP611

Happy Sunday, friends!
Time for a fun new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, the always lovely Joanne is hosting our Theme Challenge.
Can you believe it’s already October? I feel like the second half of this year is just flying by, I’m not sure why. Our theme this week is perfect for this time of year: Changing Seasons - AutumnAutumn is my favorite season, although we don’t really get the best of it here in south Texas. Our temps are STILL in the 90’s during the day (ugh, already…) but it is cooling off to the high 50’s at night. We are getting there, slowly but surely! 

*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 decided to use a new to me set from the Stampin’ Up July - December Mini Catalog. The Brightest Beauty stamp set and coordinating Golden Beauty Dies are just gorgeous and paired with this color combo are perfect for the fall season. I love how easy it is to layer up the die cut images and that label for the sentiment is just so pretty with the delicate detail. The Texture Chic Specialty Designer Series Paper added a little pop of gold which I thought added a subtle elegant touch. I also added some texture to the background with the Timeworn Type 3D Embossing folder and I just noticed the word “harvest” in the embossing, which is kind of cool for the theme as well. 
Card Measurements & Details: 
  • Cajun Craze Card Base: 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2”
  • Sahara Sand Cardstock: 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Texture Chic Specialty Designer Series Paper: 3-7/8” x 5-1/8” 
  • Sahara Sand Cardstock: 2-1/2” x 5-1/8”, emboss with Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder and add some Sahara Sand ink around edges and raised areas with a Sponge Dauber
  • Sahara Sand Cardstock: scrap to stamp sentiment in Soft Suede ink, die cut with label and add some Sahara Sand ink around the edges with a Sponge Dauber
  • Soft Succulent, Cajun Craze & Crushed Curry Cardstock: scraps to die cut the leaves and flowers 
  • Add Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush to flowers for added sparkle 
  •  Linen Thread and Brushed Brass Butterflies
  • Basic White Cardstock (inside card): 4” x 5-1/4”, stamp sentiment in Soft Suede ink, stamp decorative images in Soft Succulent ink stamped-off once to lighten the ink
  • Texture Chic Specialty Designer Series Paper: 4” x 1/2” 
Finally, here is a peek inside the card! I added another strip of that beautiful DSP to bring a pop of gold inside. I also added some texture with that beautiful stamped image along with a coordinating sentiment. I really like how this card came together and I hope you do as well. :) 

I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share your project for our  Changing Seasons: Autumn - Theme ChallengeWe’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday October 7th, 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. Love that background paper as well as that pretty embossed panel! And your foliage is just as pretty!

  2. Anne Marie, what a pretty soft fall card! Enjoy your week!

  3. Gorgeous card, Anne Marie! I think that's the first time I've seen anyone use that stamp set and dies, can't imagine why as you made it look amazing. I like how the brass butterflies tie in with the gold on the patterned paper.

  4. Anne Marie, I just LOVE that background paper! The embossed panel adds so much detail and makes the pretty foliage pop. I love the sentiment, too! Have a great rest of the week!

  5. I love the colours you used on your card this week Anne Marie - and I had totally overlooked those dies, which are just perfect (thanks for that - I think?!) Such a pretty autumn-inspired card.

  6. Beautiful, Anne Marie! I love these colors together. You have made me wish I had bought this stamp set. This is one gorgeous card!!!

  7. I love the colors, this is so pretty!


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Anne Marie