March 13, 2011

Paper Players - Ann's Color challenge #38

Hi everyone... back again!
This posting is for the Paper Players - Ann's Color challenge #38, and what pretty colors they are.. what do you think? Baja Breeze, Blushing Bride Early Espresso and Very Vanilla. Beautiful soft colors.
Here is my card.
I started with crumb cake base and embossed with the Elegant Lines emboss folder, then highlighted the embossed lines with espresso ink and a dauber to really make the lines stand out. Next I stamped two butterflies from the "Thanks for Caring" set in the occasions mini; one in baja breeze ink and the other in early espresso ink. I search my stash and decided to use some pale pink pearls I found that matched blushing bride to a tee, and ...  I only six left. Perfect!
Now here comes the sad part.. and pretend you don't notice, but as I went to apply the very last one to the butterfly's body... my tweezers pinched it and that sucker went flying. Heaven only knows where it is ... because I LOOKED HARD to find it, but no luck. So just pretend there are SIX pale pink pearls. Shhhh
I applied two strips of DSP to the front of the card. I used the scallop trim border punch on the baja breeze DSP from the Springtime Vintage and  I used a solid scallop border punch on the Blushing Bride DSP from the Designers Series pack. I punched hole where the two DSPs met and then wrapped crumb cake Seam Binding around the card used the no slip bow technique to secure my bow knot.
Next I used the "Elizabeth" stamp in espresso ink and cut it out, then distressed with baja breeze ink around the edges and slightly into the design. I stamped the sentiment from "Thanks for Caring' in espresso in, punched it out with the oval punch and inked the edge with baja breeze. I popped it up on the Elizabeth center with dimensionals, then popped the entire grouping up again with more dimensionals. I added a tiny flower from the Itty Bitty punch set in baja breeze DSP and added a white pearl to the center.
The finishing touch was to color a Rosette (LOVE) with a blushing bride write marker and added under my knot with a glue dot. {I so hope these rosettes carry over to the new IBC}.
I finished the inside with touches from the front and stamped the flower from  "Thanks for Caring" and sentiment from an older set (the name slips my mind).
Last but not least I finished my envelope off by lining it with some blushing bride DSP.
Well that is my card for the Paper Players Color challenge and I hope you like it. 

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Stacie Ford said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing! I am now following you from Utah.

Karen said...

Beautiful card Diane. I didn't notice the white pearl mixed in with the pink ones...LOL. I love these colours and I like how you mixed the different DSP patterns. The butterflies are awesome stamped in the two different colours.

Nance said...

So many pretty details, Diane! Love the sponging on the EF, love the mix of DSPs, the rosette all the pearls and the beautiful inside! So glad you play along with us at the Paper Players! :-)

Nancy said...

Very Spring-like card Di, great colors and DSP selections. Thanks for reminding me about the no-slip bow or knot. Pretty little butterflies.

LeAnne said...

Lovely images and embossing! The pearls are lovely! Thanks for playing with PP this week!

jaydee said...

Diane, love your use of the Elizabeth stamp on this card... it makes a fabulous layer. I actually like the one different color pearl! :-)
So glad you joined the Paper Players again this week

Carla Bazhenow said...

Diane, you card is so gorgeous!!! I love it and I have those same flyin' pearls!!! Hugs,

Anne Marie said...

Wow, Diane! You really went all out with this one! So many wonderful details, I keep going back to look at your card. I am in awe that you cut out that Elizabeth image so perfectly, too. It is all wrapped up perfectly with the dressed up inside and lined envelope. Awesome job with this one! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players this week! :)

Tiffany Bauer said...

This is breath taking!! I am going to feature this card on My Crafty Picks #8 on 3-20-11. If you wish to decline please email me at

Take care

Ann Schach said...

This is absolutely stunning! I love the embossing and the pearls!

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

Beautiful Card! I followed over from the Stampin' Connection Thread and I am now following your blog!! Please follow my blog. Thanks!!

Linda Callahan said...

I saw this on Crafty Picks today - lovely! Congrats!

Sage Kimble aka The Mad Stamper said...

Lovely card. What is this no slip bow technique you mentioned?


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