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Hi Everyone.  Happy Sunday.

It's the fabulous Laurie's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and she has a color challenge for us:

Kraft isn't a color I use very often.... in fact, I think I can count on one hand the amount of times I have used it over the last few years, so this challenge was a great excuse to get some of that old card stock out!

I decided rather than running from the Kraft, I would put it front and center and make it the focal base layer for my card.

I began by stamping the anemone layers onto white card stock and die-cut it.  I stamped the leaves onto the kraft layer and then began to focus on the center of the flower.

I used some black and white irresistibles to create the pistils in the center.  I then used a large enamel dot for the very middle of the flower.  I also couldn't help myself and used my gel pen to add just a few lines of glimmer over the flower.  Here's a closeup of the flower

Build a Flower Anemone closeup (1 of 1)

Once the center of the flower was dry, I added the sentiment to the kraft layer using superfine white embossing powder and mounted that layer using fun foam.   The flower was added to that layer using foam tape.

Here's my full card:

Build A Flower Anenome (1 of 1)

On a personal note:

I really am trying to spend some time crafting this weekend, but must admit, I am finding the Olympics to be a total distraction!  I had them streaming on my iMac yesterday whilst I made cards.  It took me forever to make two cards as I kept stopping to watch. :-)  Let's see if I can make a dent in the cards that I have to create for the Altenew Educator Certification Program :-)

I'll be back tomorrow with another card - and some photos for you.  In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.



Card recipe:

  • Cardstock:  Neenah Solar White #110; Simon Says Stamp Kraft
  • Stamps:  Altenew - Build a Flower - Anemone
  • Inks: Altenew