Sunday, May 20, 2018

Hope This Makes You Smile PP394 SSC179

May 20, 2018

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

It is not often I can combine these challenges but, this week it worked out perfectly!   I hope you will play along with both challenges! 

The lovely Laurie is the hostess this week at  The Paper Players.  She has a Clean and Simple Challenge for all of us.  Her theme is "Blooms".  Remember in addition to the theme of "blooms", this week is a Clean-and-Simple (CAS) challenge!  What do we mean by CAS?
  • Minimal layers and embellishments
  • Plenty of open space, aka "white" space
  • Simple and uncluttered

    The color challenge  at Sunday Stamps is perfect for any type of card.  So have fun and get creative!  

     Challenge Rules: Paper Players Challenge

    Create a NEW paper, or digital, project.
    2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us.
    3.  Please provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge entry.
    4.  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!
    5.  All stamping products are welcome.
    Have Fun!

    Challenge Guidelines For Sunday Stamps:
    • Feel free to use any brand of product you have. 
    • The colors from this challenge MUST be the primary colors on your project.
    • Please Link up a new project created for this challenge (no back links). 
    • Feel free to combine our challenge with up to FOUR other challenges.
    • We reserve the right to delete any links that do not adhere to challenge rules.
    • Please provide a link to us or use the graphic above in your post. 
    • Have Fun!!!
    The challenge will end on Friday, June 1st  @ 6pm EST. Looking for some inspiration?  Make sure you check out all the blogs of the Design Team Members.  You won't be disappointed! 

    My card is created on a white card base.  I used the Concord and Ninth Hope Stamp Set to create my sentiment.  The Hero Arts Ombre Pink to Red ink was used to create the sentiment .  The flowers were created using the Altenew Peony Bouquet stamp set.  
    I used Altenew Dark and Dark Night Inks for the blue peonies.  The circles were stamped off using the ombre ink using the same stamp set.  A few sparkling clear sequins were added to complete my card.  

    Looking for some inspiration?  Make sure you check out all the blogs of the Design Team Members.  You won't be disappointed! 

    The Paper Players Design Team
    Elizabeth Stewart 

                                                 Sunday Stamps Design Team

    Claire Broadwater (me)
    Teresa Kline

    Thanks for stopping by my blog today!  Leave a comment and let me know your thoughts!



    1. woow the blue flowers look funtastic against that dots in pink Claire
      I love your idea
      and great sentiment too
      beautiful excecution of the color combo on SS
      love this
      see you around teamie and happy weekend sweety

    2. As a matter of fact, this card does make me smile, Claire! Love your unique way of using these peonies in dark blue, and the pink dotted background. A very striking card.

    3. Wow, this is a stunner! Those colors are so deep and rich, they really make those florals pop! Gorgeous!

    4. Those peonies are beautiful! I would never have thought of inking them up with dark blues but they are stunning! Love the ombre sentiment too. Hope you're having a great week ~ Hugs, Annie

    5. Claire... I feel so lucky to have this card in my hands! Thank you! The card is beautiful!

    6. Those peonies are stunning in the blue, and that sentiment is so perfect, as it sure does make you smile!

    7. Those blue peonies are so unusual Claire yet look fabulous against the white with the pink dots. A lovely ombre to the word HOPE too!

    8. I have the Peony stamp set and I love it... but I've never thought of making them blue! Such a lovely contrast with the pink and white. So pretty, Claire.

    9. Claire, I love how you clustered the peonies against the bottom of the card and the deep blue with the pink is an unexpected, but wonderful, color combo. Fabulous card my friend


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