It's the fabulous Joanne's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and it's color week. There are so many great colors to choose from and I used them with a set from The Stamp Market called Wild Stems and use some of the hollyhocks that I had die-cut from The Greetery's Botanicuts Hollyhocks. I also used a die called Curvy Borders - also from The Stamp Market and finished all of that off with the brick embossing folder from Stampin' Up! Here's a quick preview:
Did you see some of thee yummy colors that Joanne chose?
I stamped and die-cut all the flowers and colored the hollyhock die-cuts. I die-cut the curvy border from some 110# cardstock as I wanted that to have a little more heft than my normal 80#. I assembled the base of the card and then arranged the flowers. I stamped and die-cut the sentiment from A Note to Say set - also from the greetery and added that on top. It was a little fiddly to put it all together, and this card has way more elements than I normally use, but I love the way it turned out.
Here's my card:
Such a wonderful selection of summery colors to choose from. I hope you will play along with us. We would love to see what you create with these colors. As always, the design team have some fabulous inspiration for you:
On a personal note:
Well, sadly my few days off come to an end today. It was wonderful to switch off, turn off my work laptop and just do some fun things. The weather has been decidedly fall like the last couple of days, but we have been advised it will be getting warmer again this week. So, the green leaves on the rees outside our windows will be here for a little while longer - as well as the little humming birds. Some of the leaves have started to change color, but for now they are mostly green. I'll be back later in the week with another couple of cards. In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.
- Stamps: Wild Stems, A Note to Say - The Stamp Market
- Dies: Wild Stems, Curvy Borders - The Stamp Market. Botanicuts Hollyhocks - The Greetery
- Embossing Folder: Stampin' Up!
- Inks: The Stamp Market, Catherine Pooler