Sunday, October 18, 2015

Nature Gives To Every Season A Beauty All It's Own--PP267

October 19, 2015

It's Sunday and time for a new challenge at The Paper Players!  The multi-talented Nance, is our lovely hostess this week and she wants us to create a "Clean and Simple" card using leaves!  Fall's beautiful array of colors are magnificent and we can't wait to see what you create! 

My base card is white.  I cut the top layer with the SugarPea Designs--Zig Zag Design Dies using watercolor paper.  The Vintage Leaves-Stampin' Up! stamp set was used.  I masked some of the leaves when I changed colors to add dimension.  

The sentiment is from Verve Stamp--Every Season Plain Jane.  I stamped it in vintage Versa Fine Ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.  I absolutely love this sentiment!  I used the Gorgeous Grunge stamp from Stampin' Up to add some grunge. This card was very easy to make, but I think it speaks volumes.  Clean and Simple is always difficult for me, but I am happy with the outcome. 

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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.

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!

All stamping products are welcome! Thank you for joining the Paper Players this week.  

Have a wonderful week!!



  1. Fabulous card Claire, love the colors and the leaves are so realistic looking.

  2. So pretty Claire! The colors are perfect for fall and I love the zig zag border. Perfect CAS card! :)

  3. Oh Claire! You are right - sometimes simple speaks volumes - and this one does! I struggle to keep it simple sweetie - KISS :) - but usually love the results if I can restrain. I love your sentiment and the way you layered your leaves in those beautiful colors and then finished it beautifully with the ever amazing gorgeous grunge! Bravo on a beautiful card - again! :)

  4. You should be happy with your card this week my friend - it's gorgeous! Perfectly CAS and your masking is perfect and really does add a sense of depth to your card. Love it!

  5. I just love the fall mix of colors you pretty Claire! I can see why you love that sentiment...beautiful ans so true.

  6. This is so pretty, Claire! I love how you masked the leaves and used the Grunge behind them. This is a great CAS card!!

  7. Ooooh, a beautiful leafy creation! Love that zigzag embossing too....I thought you hauled out the sewing machine! Just gorgeous!

  8. Claire this is stunning! What a one layer beauty! I love the layered leaves, the bit of grunge, the stitching, everything!

  9. Claire, this is just GORGEOUS!! I love the colors you've selected and the masking/layering is beautiful. A CAS beauty for sure! Thanks for rocking my challenge!

  10. Claire, this is gorgeous. The layered leaves are beautiful and the sentiment is perfectly placed to balance the leaves. Stunning. Hugs


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