Sunday, April 23, 2017

Happy Birthday To You!--PP #341 and SSC151

April 23, 2017

I am back from a wonderful trip to Aruba.  It was such a beautiful island.  The water was gorgeous and the time away refreshed my soul.  This was the view from our room.  Breathtaking!  

It's Sunday and time for new challenges at The Paper Players and Sunday Stamps!

The lovely Sandy is our hostess this week at The Paper Players.  Her sketch is fabulous and very versatile.  So many possibilities!  Since I was gone all week, I combined this sketch with the lovely color palette at Sunday Stamps!

Please make sure to use at least 3 colors from the color for Sunday Stamps

My card is created on a white card base.  A rectangle strip of green wood grained card stock was used for the background.  I cut the green square with a stitched die.  The lily is stamped in three shades of yellow using the Altenew Layered Lily stamp set.  I used 3 shades of green ink on the leaves.  The leaves and flower were cut out using the matching dies.  I stamped the sentiment in black on a banner cut with a stitched die.  Clear enamel dots were added to resemble water droplets on the flower. 

Don't forget to check out the fabulous inspirations from both design teams and I hope that you will play along with our challenges 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 four challenges, TOTAL.  Entries linked to more than 3 challenges, including ours, will be deleted without notification!
  4. Have fun!!
  5. All stamping products are welcome.  

Teresa Kline
Challenge Guidelines
  • Feel free to use any brand of product you have. 
  • Please Link up a new project created for this challenge (no back links). 
  • Enter as many times as you'd like.
  • Please provide a link to us or use the graphic above in your post. 
  • Have Fun!!!
The challenge will end on Friday May 5th @ 6pm EST. 

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  1. Claire, your view was beautiful. No wonder you came back refreshed in body and soul! I love your use of this set. You managed to capture so much rich texture and that color combo is gorgeous. Fabulous card, my friend

  2. Cool Aruba photo dear Claire
    wanna be there too yayyy
    I love always wood grain and you added cleverly with that sketch
    will join too if I have time my friend
    adorable flower and great used the color combo
    see you around my Blog teamie

  3. Your trip sounds gad you had a good time. Love your fresh and spring feeling Birthday card....the clear dots DO look like water drops!!!!

  4. So glad you had a great time in Aruba--what fun! I love this gorgeous flower and the detailed shading on the flower and leaves. Great background paper and the clear dots are perfect water droplets! Have a great week, my friend!

  5. Hey Claire,

    Aurba? Sigh sigh sigh. Happy you enjoyed.

    Your card is lovely with all the layered stamping and the soft greens and bold yellow!

  6. Claire, you card is just lovely! That layered lily is so pretty, and looks great against the woodgrain background. So glad you had a nice time in Aruba, it looks amazing!

  7. Welcome home. Gorgeous! And what a wonderful card, love your beautiful flower.

  8. Oh, how pretty this card is!!! The flower is simply beautiful and the background you arranged for it is perfect, subtle and textured.

  9. Wow! Your view was spectacular!!!! Glad you had a great trip!
    Love your beautiful card!!! The colors are gorgeous !

  10. Gorgeous Claire! Your lily looks very realistic with real depth and I love the water droplets! What a fabulous view too - so glad your r&r did you good!


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