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Happy Sunday

It's the fabulous Claire's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week.  It happens to be my favorite challenge week.  Clean and Simple!  Here's Claire's CAS challenge.  Initially I made a fall theme card.  But, then I had a look at the little Leafy Bits from The Greetery's newest release and had an altogether different idea.  I combined that with the new Jumbo Curiosity Buckeye Leaf die - also from the Greetery.

Here's a sneak peek:

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I know some of hem are hard to see, but the leaves that look a little dull are actually beautifully bright and almost holographic!

Here's Claire's challenge:

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I began by die-cutting the leaf inside a stitched circle.  I cut that out twice and layered the two negative pieces with a piece of acetate in the middle.   I then set about blending pinks and a green onto the die-cut leaf.  I added foam tape behind the shaker layer - make sure that my leaf was in just the right position.  I added it to the card, stamped and die-cut a sentiment - and everything was ready to go.

Here's my card:

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Now you can see those dull looking leaves are actually beautifully bright and shiny!  I made this card for a friend who is celebrating her birthday in a couple of months and pink is her favorite color!  It was only when I had a close look at the Leafy Bits that I realized there was so much pink in them.  So, I celebrated that and went with it!

I hope you will join us and play along.  As always the design team have some fabulous inspiration for you:

The other thing that struck me about this card.   This is the second Paper Players card in a row that has been PINK!!!!  Those of you who have been following me for a while, know that I almost never use pink.  So.... two weeks in a row - I think I need to go and get my health checked - thee has to be something wrong with me :-)

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

Hugs

Jaydee

Card recipe:

  • Dies:  Jumbo Curiosity Buckeye Leaf die - The Greetery
  • Cardstock: Neenah Solar White, The Stamp Market pink
  • Shaker elements:  Leafy Bits - The Greetery

 

 

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jaydee

Jennie, thanks! I love it, too!
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jaydee

jaydee

Claire, thanks! So glad you liked it. I must admit, I love all the floral elements together and that brick embossing folder is a favorite to add texture!
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jaydee

jaydee

Thanks, Ann. Might be the last you see of pink from me for a while though :-)
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LeAnne
thanks! Isn't that leaf everything! I just love it
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Jaydee

jaydee

Thanks, Laurie. I just love all that detail on the leaf and those little leafy bits are everything :-)
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Jaydee

jaydee

Thanks, Joanne! I think it's going t be a little while before you see more pink here though :-)
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jaydee

jaydee

Thanks, Christy. I don't do shakers very often, I find them very fiddly. I love the end result, though:-)
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jaydee

Anne Marie, thanks! Pink.... not my color as you know. But I couldn't help go that color with the sequins!
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Anne Marie Hile

Perfectly pretty in pink, Jaydee! Love the pop of shine from the sequins, too. A fabulous fall card all around!

Christy Stanford

I love that you focused on the pink for your leafy card, that makes it unique and beautiful! Love the shaker element!

Joanne James

Get you going all pink Jaydee!! I think it suits you - this leaf shaker is stunning and I love that some of the sprinkles are leaf-shaped too! Your friend will love it - hopefully as much as I did the recent birthday card you sent me - thank you so much!

Laurie Schmidt

This is exceptional! I LOVE it...so beautiful.

LeAnne Pugliese

This is stunning! What a gorgeous color palette for your beautiful shaker card! That big leaf shape is just amazing!

Ann Schach

Oh, Jaydee! What a gorgeous creation in shades of pink! It's an absolutely stunning card, and your friend will LOVE it! Have a wonderful week!

Claire Broadwater

Jaydee, you amaze me! I saw that you used pink again and I can not begin to express how much I love this card. The leaf is shape s so gorgeous and the shaker part is amazing! I love all the shine! Thank you for rocking my challenge, My Friend!

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