June 17, 2012

100th Challenge Celebration at The Paper Players

Wow! I was so excited this enjoying my coffee when I discovered....  It's the 100th Challenge celebration at The Paper Players; can you believe it? This is one of my favorite sites to visit because it was one of my first 'challenge' blogs to follow faithfully. I love all the designers and their inspiration is topped only by the friendliness of their comments.

I am going to choose sketch #3 as my starting point and here it is.
I like this sketch because it allows you to showcase some of the fabulous LARGE stamps, and the catty has a few I love, including the ones in "Blooming with Kindness". Here is my card.
I started with a base of Calypso Coral card stock folded into an A2 card. I added a strip of Everyday Enchantment DSP (SAB) to the bottom. Then I layered another piece of the DSP on matted to basic black card stock. I know the DSP is from the SAB mini, but I the old IN colors are still current, and LOVED that DSP. 
I just love the large blossom in this set and I stamped it in Calypso Coral on WW cut with the large scallop circle die. I sponged the edges in the same ink, and added a large pearl to the center and popped up with dimesionals.
I die cut the sizzix large swirl in pool party and tucked over and under the focal piece.
The small sentiment was stamped on WW and punch with the scallop circle punch. These edges were also sponged in calypso ink and layered on a basic black piece die cut with one of the middle sized Floral Frame framelits, also added with a few dimesionals. 
A few Itty Bitty blooms with pearl centers and a tiny rhinestone complete the front.
  Here's a peek at the inside with elements from the front.
Well I'm off tomorrow morning to visit my grandchildren for a whole week! Can't wait to see them but I'll be whooped when I get home!
Hootie says " Hoot Hoot Hooray... Thanks for stopping by today!
Please leave a comment with your thoughts; I hope you will stop by again!"


Pam~ said...

Oooo, this is beautiful, Diane! Love the colors and the stamp set that you used! The flourish gives this card the real WOW factor!

Have a wonderful time with your grandchildren!

Andrea said...

I love all the little details in your card and how you finished the inside. Very pretty!

Nancy said...

Such a pretty card Di, love the blossom and the colors you chose making this a show-stopper card. Of course I love the image under the sentiment on the inside of the card as well, it just finishes the card.
Have a safe trip and see ya when you return, have fun!

Jaydee said...

Di, thank you for your kind words! We've loved having you play along with us so frequently. :-)
Another great card today. You are right, this sketch is perfect for the larger stamps. I love the way you decorated the inside, too. Gorgeous card. As always... so glad you could play along with the Paper Players on our centennial challenge!

Nance Leedy said...

Gorgeous card Diane! The flower is beautiful in coral and I love the pearl center. The flourishes are the perfect touch and I love how you finished off the inside! ;-) Thank you for being such a loyal friend of the Paper Players -- we love seeing your lovely creations! Thanks for celebrating 100 with us! Safe journeys...

Margaret Moody said...

Love your beautiful card, Diane! I haven't purchased this set yet, but really love it! You've featured the floral image nicely here! Great color scheme too!

Anne Marie Hile said...

I hope you are having a wonderful visit with your grandbabies, Diane! I LOVE this! The flourishes are such a gorgeous touch and I always love the extra-special details you add to your projects. Thank you so much for joining us for the Paper Players 100th Challenge this week! :) Big hugs sent your way!!


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