Sunday, February 25, 2018

Sending Smiles--PP382 and SSC173

February 25, 2018

It's Sunday and time for a 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 sensational Sandy is our hostess at The Paper Players this week.  She has an amazing sketch for all of us! 
                Use a minimum of 3 colors and a neutral of your choice.

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 March 9th  @ 6pm EST. 

My card is created on a Sahara Sand base.  I used a piece of vellum for the panel in the sketch.  I stenciled a background using Twisted Citron Distress Ink.  A rectangle panel was added in bright green polka dots for the next part of the sketch.  I stamped the pot and cactus from The Stamps of Life Succulents2 stamp set.  The matching dies  were used to cut all the pieces.  I paper pieced the flower pot with the same polka dots.  The cactus was colored with Copic Markers.  The sentiment is stamped in black ink and a few sparkling sequins were added for fun! A simple and quick card to bring a smile to a special friend! 

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

                                             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. Wow...this works so well for both challenges! Love how you used the colors and added the sequins...just the right embellishment to finish off your card! Have a great day!

  2. Ooooh, I love those colors and your stenciled piece of vellum is gorgeous! Such a unique twist on the sketch. Great card, my friend!

  3. cuttte cactus Image
    and loveee your polkadots paper
    sweet card miss Claire

  4. Claire, I think that stencilled vellum strip is a marvel!

  5. This cactus is a cutie! Love the Vellum background...have a good week :)

  6. Cute, cute, cute! Cacti and succulents are all the rage right now so your card is right on trend, Claire. Love the color combo too, especially that lovely lime green!

  7. Such a cute card and I love the idea of a stenciled vellum layer...brilliant! I hope you're having a great week ~ Hugs, Annie

  8. Loving the coordination here and the stenciled vellum is amazing!! I am SO trying that out. Cx

  9. Love this Claire - great colouring and shading on the cactus and that stencilled vellum panel is awesome! A fab card this week!

  10. Such a cute card Claire! I love the polka designer paper and your layout is perfect! :)

  11. Eek, this is the perfect subject matter for this color challenge! I love the masked/sponged background.

  12. Claire, I love this card. The lime with the kraft is a fabulous color combo. I also love the stenciled background. Fabulous card, my friend

  13. Stenciling on vellum looks great with your fun cactus flower! Sending smiles right back at ya!


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