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Petite Petals for Paper Players #187

Hi Everyone.  Happy Sunday.

It's my turn to host the Paper Players challenge this week and it's a clean and simple theme challenge.


As I have been attending the online card classes clean and simple class this week, I decided I would try one of the techniques that Jennifer McGuire used and that was to create an image surrounding a negative space using the masking technique.   I also decided that I would be true to the name of the class and create a one layer card.

Now, one layer cards are fabulous to put into the post, as they cost no extra for postage and they are less likely to arrive damaged :-) 

I pulled out my Stampin' Up! Apothecary labels and due cut one of the labels using Eclipse masking sheets.  I placed the mask onto the middle of my front layer and went to town with my Petite Petals using Crisp Cantaloupe and Strawberry Slush inks.  Once I had the flowers on the card, I then used two different types of leaves from two PTI sets.  Then, I took two small dot stamps and placed Smokey Slate and Crushed Curry dots to add just a little more interest and color. 

All that was left to do was to remove the mask, ink up the sentiment and stamp the sentiment in the negative space that was left.  I decided it need just a little "sparkle" and went over the leaves, dots and flowers with my gel roller.  I couldn't get a shot of the whole card with the sparkle, but you can see from the close up that it's there..... it really does little pretty in real life.  You can also see that the Eclipse masking sheet gives a very clean edge to the masked off area.

petite petals closeup
I used Naturals Ivory for the card base.  It's a nice weight for a card and I love the soft color and little touches of fibre and color that are inherent in this card stock.

Here's my finished card


Mmm... looking at the masked area it doesn't look straight, but I promise you it is, it's the angle of the photo.    I was really pleased with the way that it came out and even though I was really tempted to add some pearls and rhinestones, I held off and left it alone and I'm glad that I did. :-)

The design team have, as always, outdone themselves again this week.  Don't forget to pop along to their blogs and check out what they have as inspiration for you.  Then, come and play along with us this week.

As always, thank you for your visit and for your comments.  They really are always much appreciated.  Warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.



Card recipe - all ingredients Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted:

  • Card stock:  Naturals Ivory
  • Inks:  Crisp Cantaloupe, Strawberry Slush, Gumball Green, Pear Pizzazz, Crushed Curry, Smokey Slate
  • Stamps:  Flowers:  Petite Petals.  Sentiment:  Hero Arts




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Linda Callahan

Gorgeous! I am taking that class too and will be trying this techniques for sure!

Sandy M

This is such a sweet, beautiful one layer card, Jaydee! What a lovely bouquet of flowers surround your sentiment, and I love the bit of sparkle. Great card and a great challenge!


Spring, yes, I could use some. Couldn't we all?!? We're under a winter storm advisory with possible 2"-4" of snow. Argh! It was 70 yesterday. 70!!

Oh how lovely is your spring-y card. :o) :sigh: I love the sparkle, the colors you selected, and how elegant it is. It's just beautiful. :o)


P.S. Hi Lou!


This is perfectly lovely! It looks straight and beautiful to me! Where do you get your eclipse masks? I think I might have to do a masking class, since this is so pretty!

Dona S

This card is Brilliant!! The colors are perfect, the masking is sooo effective here, the message and graphic completely support each other without competing for attention. It's like Spring personified. Super, super, super job!!
Dona S


It's gorgeous, Jaydee. Truly worthy of a special friend.


Spring Jaydee!

So fresh, so colorful .. . sooooooooo Spring!!

Tell me, please . . . a silly question . . . do you color all the flowers by hand?

If so . . . it's clear . . . but not simple -- ha!ha!ha!

Much love and a lovely week for you and your followers.

Marina . . . from far Africa.

Helen Gullett

Gorgeous card! Love your masking work and... GLITTERS too! :)


oooh, this is so pretty. I am taking the class too and have not tried this technique yet. Next on the list....
beesmom at splitcoast

Anne Marie Hile

Jaydee, I'm pretty sure this is my favorite card you have ever made! I absolutely love the mix of colors, the sparkly detail and the masking technique. So much detail, yet perfectly clean and classy. Thanks for a fun challenge this week. Hugs! :)


Ooh, this is just so lovely. What do you mean by the "eclipse" masking sheet?

Man, I so wish spring would arrive, and then STAY!

Nance Leedy

What a fabulous technique Jaydee! I couldn't believe that you stamped all those images've blended them perfectly and the colors are spot-on freshly spring! Fabulous card, my friend!

Sue Sherer

Such a beautiful and fresh looking card...lovely!

Joanne James

Love this card Jaydee - perfect spring inspiration! I would never have realised this wasn't one stamp if I hadn't read your blog; I didn't even notice the Petite Petals flowers at first glance!

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