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