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An Open Heart and Very Versailles for Paper Players #458

Hi Everyone.

Happy Sunday.

It's the fabulous Ann's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week - and it's color week:

I love the rich, regal color combo that Ann created.  However, I wasn't quite sure how to use it!  I had in mind to color the little bird from an An Open Heart.  A really old SU stamp set.  It really is one of those sets that will always be in my stash.  However, the colors were a problem as I only own Cajun Craze :-)  So, I had to try to match the Peacock and Merlot as closely as I could.

I felt that the central images needed a little grounding, so mixed the images with a very new set - Very Versailles.  I used the text stamp from that stamp set as the base of my images.  I stamped this onto a Neenah Solar White 80# piece of card stock and then die-cut that layer with my stitched rectangles.

I stamped the bird image onto another piece of 80# and colored it with pencils.  I fussy cut it and then mounted it over the text from the Very Versailles set.  All that was left was to add the sentiment and mount the panel onto a Cajun Craze card base.

I added a little more color to the berries on the image with my pencils.  Here's a closeup.  You can just see the background text and the detail on the berries:

An Open Heart closeup (1 of 1)

Here's my full card:

Open Heart Versailles (1 of 1)

I hope you will join us and play along with our challenge this week.  As usual, the design team have some fabulous cards as inspiration for you:


On a personal note:

I haven't had the chance to get into my craft room this week, however, I am hoping that I will be able to spend a little time in there tomorrow!  If I do, then I will have a card or two to share with you during the week.  In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.



card receipe:

  • Cardstock:  Cajun Craze - Stampin' Up!.  Neenah Solar White 80#
  • Stamps:  Very Versailles and An Open Heart - Stampin' UP!