Sunday, April 29, 2018

HOPE This Makes You Smile PP391

April 29, 2018

It’s Sunday and it's time for a new challenge at The Paper Players!

Our super talented Joanne is the hostess this week!  She has a fabulous Tic Tac Toe  challenge for all of us.  We can't wait to see what you create!  

I used the top row for my card:  flowers, die-cut, twine.  
My card is created on a white card base.  I used a scalloped die to cut the dark yellow background.  The white rectangle is cut using a stitched rectangle die.  I used two shades of yellow ink to create the flowers using the Concord and 9th HOPE stamp set.  The leaves are created with two shades of green ink.  The top layer is cut using the HOPE Label Die.  I used distress inks and sponged the yellows and oranges on a scrap paper and attached it behind the die.  The rest of the sentiment was stamped in black ink.  A twine bow was added to complete my card.  

Looking for some inspiration?  Make sure you check out all the blogs of the Design Team Members.

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!!
All stamping products are welcome.  Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!

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  1. Claire, this card sure makes me smile! I love the HOPE die-cut and that fabulous paper. This card is full of sunshine and I love how your twine matches your craft layer. Beautiful card.

  2. So pretty with that stamped floral background. Love the way you did the paper behind the pretty Hope die cut.

  3. What a bright, fun, cheerful card!! That diecut and the colors behind it are wonderful...just like you!

  4. Claire your beautiful sunny card definitely made me smile - so cheery! Love that die cut and the twine co-ordinated perfectly with your base mat too. Gorgeous!

  5. This is beautiful Claire! I love that hope die, and your background is so pretty. The twine bow is perfect!!!

  6. That hope die is fantastic and I love how you've ombre-d the colours in behind. This card is relentlessly cheering, with its message and gorgeous flowers. Twine bow - such a big tick.... I love twine bows.

  7. WOW... those yellow flowers are fabulous! I have to double check and see if I have that C&9 set... your colors for the background are great!

  8. What a beautiful stamp set and die cut! This is gorgeous and I'm sure will make a lucky someone smile. Hope you're having a great week ~ Hugs, Annie

  9. Hi Claire, I loooooove this die cut, need to have LOL.

    The loose florals in their gentle yellow is an excellent backup!

  10. What a happy field of yellow flowers, Claire! I love how you stamped them as a background with a bold sentiment on top, and love the die cut layers, too.

  11. Such a pretty card Claire. Love the yellow flowers in the background and the ombre color behind the word. Lovely and so springy! :)


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