Sunday, July 12, 2015

Sending Love and Sympathy--PP253

July 12, 2015

It's Sunday and time for another challenge at The Paper Players.  The lovely, Jaydee is our hostess this week and she has a beautiful color combination for us!  We can't wait to see what you create!  

I absolutely love the new SU color, Mint Macaron!  I debated with the Smokey Slate and Sahara Sand choices for my base card, but finally went with the Sahara Sand.  My base card is 5 1/2 X 4 1/4.  The next layer is Mint Macaron (5 1/4 X 4) with rounded corners on right side.  The next layer is Natural White.  (5 X 3 3/4) I embossed it on the edge with a retired SU folder and used Sahara Sand ink and a dauber to add color.  I also used the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set to add grunge.  I stamped the sentiment in Sahara Sand.  

The flowers are from Altenew-Peony Scrolls Flowers.  I stamped the flowers with Versa Mark on Whisper White and heat embossed them with white powder.  I used Copic Markers to color the flowers and cut them out with the matching dies.  They are adhered with foam tape for dimension.  Sequins from Pretty Pink Posh were added for sparkle. 

I am so glad you stopped by my blog today.  Please leave a comment and let me know your thoughts.  I love to hear from you!

Don't forget to check out the fabulous inspirations from our design team and I hope that you will play along with our challenge this week.

The Paper Players Design Team
Challenge Rules:

 Create a NEW paper, or digital, project.
  1. Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us. 
  2. Please provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge entry.
  3. Please link your card to no more than three challenges, TOTAL.  Entries linked to more than 3 challenges, including ours, will be deleted without notification.
  4. Have fun!

Please link up your creation here! All stamping products are welcome! Thank you for joining the Paper Players this week.  This linky will close on Friday, July  17th at Noon (PST).

Have a wonderful week!!!



  1. Claire this card is just stunning! I love every thing about it. Those peonies are gorgeous (and on my wish list), and I love the subtle embossing on your background. Great minds think alike regarding the sentiment!

  2. This is just stunning! Those Altenew stamps are beautiful; every single card I've seen made with them are fabulous! You did an amazing job with the coloring as well as all the other details you added! A+++++!

  3. You out did yourself on this one Claire! I think it's stunning too! I just love everything about it. It is beautiful!

  4. Beautiful Claire!! Your flowers are perfectly done and I love the background. Fantastic card!! :)

  5. I just LOVE your card. I might have to cheat and make one similar. love the colors etc. What retired die did you use for the edge.

  6. Swoon! This is simply gorgeous, Claire! What a stunning take on a basically neutral palette! Love those blooms to bits!

  7. Oh those flowers, Claire! LOVE LOVE LOVE them! GORGEOUSSSS Card!

  8. Oh those flowers, Claire! LOVE LOVE LOVE them! GORGEOUSSSS Card!

  9. Those flowers are stunning Claire and so beautiful in the grey. I love the embossed edge detail too - such a subtle but clever detail. Gorgeous!


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