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Paper Players Challenge 6 - Color Challenge

Hi Everyone CC2

Happy Saturday night.  I hope you all had a fabulous start to your weekend.  Lesley's challenge this week is to use the gorgeous color scheme of Certainly Celery, Rose Red, Very Vanilla and Basic Gray.  What a luscious, gorgeous color scheme it is, as you can see from the beautiful inspiration photograph.

Don't forget to pop along to Lesley's Paper Players site and play along with us.

You can see the fabulous creations from the rest of the Paper Players design team here:

Corie's Amazing Inspired by Nature

LeAnne's Delicious Strawberry confection

Lesley's gorgeous thank you card

Marlene's fabulous Petal Pizzazz for you

SR sketch 5-001 I love combining color challenges and sketch challenges, so I chose to use the fabulous sketch from the talented team across at stampinroyalty  Don't forget to visit the site and play along.  Why not combine both challenges - the sketch and the color?

I thought the light airy, flowery inspiration photograph was a great match with the sketch. 

It was also a great excuse for me to pull out two of my new stamp sets - Just Believe and Butterfly Prints.  I love the sentiment from the Butterfly Prints set.

Here's my card:

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Card recipe:

  • Card stock: Very Vanilla Textured (used because I wanted to image to look as though it was matted in a frame); Certainly Celery, a smidge of Wild Wasabi), Basic Gray
  • Stamps:  Just Believe (120453 clear, 116948 wood), Butterfly Prints (120738 clear, 121049 wood), En Francais (109521)
  • Inks:  Rose Red, Certainly Celery, Wild Wasabi markers.  Rose Red ink (for the background stamp)
  • Accessories:  Beautiful Wings embosslit (118138), Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon (117291)
  • Tools:  Big Shot with the Beautiful Wings embosslit, Wide Oval Punch, Paper Snips, Snail, Stampin' Dimensionals

Card instructions:

  • Basic Gray was cut to create a card 5 1/2" square
  • Certainly Celery was cut to 5 1/4" square
  • Very Vanilla was cut to 5 1/8" square. 
  • Adhere Certainly Celery and Very Vanilla base layers and adhere using Snail.  Then wrap first piece of Very Vanilla Ribbon around both sides of the Celery and Vanilla layer.    Secure and then adhere this to the Basic Gray card base
  • For the focal layers - Wild Wasabi was cut to 3 3/4".  Certainly Celery was cut to 3 5/8".  Very Vanilla layer 3 1/2".
  • Ink up the En Francais background stamp with Rose Red ink - stamp off a couple of times to create an image that is softer - you can see that mine is darker in some areas than others - you really want to create a background here, so inking off is a key component of that. 
  • Ink up the Just Believe flower stamp with your makers and stamp onto Very Vanilla card stock.  Cut out using your Paper Snips.
  • Ink the sentiment from the Butterfly Prints "Love is like a butterfly.... it goes where it pleases & pleases where it goes". using Rose Red and Certainly Celery and stamp onto Very Vanilla. Punch out using your Wide Oval Punch
  • Run your Beautiful Wings embosslit through your Big Shot (or, as I did in my case, go into your Beautiful Wings stash and pull out the appropriate color :-))
  • Assemble the remaining layers.  I wrapped a final piece of Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon underneaeth the sentiment and cut a fork into one of the ribbon and wrapped the other end underneath the Wild Wasabi layer and secured it.


  • To create a sense of movement with the butterflies, secure only 1/2 the body.  That allows you to life the other wing to give the feeling that they are in flight.
  • The textured Very Vanilla layer helps to add the touch of texture that was required on this card.  So many of the elements are soft, that a little texture really helps to finish it off.
  • I used Rose Red, Pretty in Pink and Regal Rose butteflies.  Why?  Because they really picked up the colors from focal image, the sentiment, and the stamped off image of the En Francais background stamp.
  • You could just stamp the Just Believe image over the background.  But I chose to use my snips to cut it out so that I could hang some of the leaves off the matted pieces, it also gives just a little dimension to this image

Now is your turn.  The Paper Players would love to have you join us.  You can use any brand of stamps and you don't have to use Stampin' Up! colors, use whatever you have that matches the Certainly Celery, Rose Red, Very Vanilla and Basic Gray challenge.  You have until midnight on Friday July 16 to join us - and we would really love to see the creative things you come up with using this color scheme.

On a personal note... It's cooler here today and less humid!  Oh YEAH!  that makes me happy.  No time in my stamping space today as we will be out and about, but I do hope to get there tomorrow.

As always, prayers for Trish, Germaine, T, Pri, Arthur, Jim/Lynn, Rach and Missy.

I hope you all have a fabulous Sunday - filled with joy, laughter and love.




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Oh My Goodness! That card is beautiful! I just think it just went to one of my favorites! I just don't know where all these beautiful cards every single day come from but I wish I could get just a little of it! You never cease to amaze me Jaydee!
To all my dear cyber friends I send you HUGE HUGS & PRAYERS to everyone of you! I hope all is well and that you all have a wonderful weekend!

Beth Rigden

I think you have created the perfect card today! All of yours are great, but this one just really stands out!
I love the idea of stamping off some of the ink from the background stamp before using it.
Keep up the good work and keep inspiring us all!

Corie F

Jaydee this is so elegant and beautiful. I love all the texture!!

Big hugs,


This card is so pretty, thank you for taking the time to share your recipe thoughts and tips about the card too. Thanks for playing with us at Stampin' Royalty this week!


Oh, Jaydee, this card makes my heart SING. It's so perfect!! :o)


Oh, Jaydee you took my breath away, love your card, and I am jealous as you have cut that image so intricately, I cannot even hold my pen for a few moments.... I want to cry looking at this card, as it is so gorgeous!
Thank you to all my cyber pals for all the prayers - I am doing so much better, it is just my right hand that is not behaving itself... take care and lots of love and hugs to all as always! G

Lynn Hayes

This is just one of THE PRETTIEST cards I've seen in a long time! Simply gorgeous.


Stunning card..I love that textured paper! Such a pretty image for the sketch too!

Kath Ricks

I love this card! Thanks for inspiring.


I am just wowed by this card...I love the colors AND the butterflies. I will be adding that butterfly set to my wish list. I also love all of the did wonderful. Wish me first workshop is tomorrow :)

Marlene Peters

WOW oh WOW! I love everything about this wonderful card. It is a must to save as one of my faves!

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