Sep 25 2009

Bloggers Challenge 118 – Designer Paper


Today’s Bloggers’ Challenge is using Designer Paper.  No brainer for me…I have trouble NOT using Designer Paper on my cards!  I think Stampin’ Up!’s designer papers are fabulous!

I really kind of cheated on today’s card.  The base part of it with the designer paper was already done.  I had started using it and didn’t like this background with the focal element I was using, so I took it off and used it on another card.  This base card has been sitting on my desk for a couple weeks.  So…when I saw the challenge was Designer Paper, I already had a good start on my card! 

This uses the new Autumn Meadows Designer Paper from the Holiday Mini.  These papers are GORGEOUS!  I love the addition of Taken with Teal in with the Earth Elements, although I don’t normally associate blues with fall colors.  The Taken with Teal really POPS off the paper!  Love it!  I also used the set Autumn Days with the Pheasant stamped on Soft Suede with Chocolate Chip ink and cut out.  I used the Circle Scissors Tool to make 3 sizes of circles…easy as pie to turn the knob a little to make the different layering sizes!  The grass stamp behind the Pheasant was inked with Soft Suede and stamped several times without inking for a dimensional look.

The greeting, Let’s Celebrate, is from On Your Birthday.  The base card is Kraft cardstock with a layer of Taken with Teal that has been distressed on the edges.  I tore off the upper corner of the Autumn Meadows paper and added a torn edge of Soft Suede cardstock.  I also added a band of Soft Suede Polka Dot Ribbon across the front and beneath the circles.

Hope you have a great weekend coming up!  My Stamp Clubs met last night…such a FUN group!  They liked the projects we did!

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Sets:  Autumn Days, On Your Birthday

Cardstock:  Kraft, Taken with Teal, Very Vanilla, Soft Suede

Inks:  Soft Suede, Chocolate Chip

Accessories:  Autumn Meadows Designer Paper, Circle Scissors Tool, Soft Suede Polka Dot Ribbon, Distressing Tool, Sponge Dauber



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17 People have left comments on this post

Sep 25, 2009 - 06:09:35
Tami said:

Beautiful card! Love the torn edges and how you layered up the pheasant…

Sep 25, 2009 - 06:09:14
Nikki said:

This is so pretty! Love the blue and brown together! {SMILES}

Sep 25, 2009 - 08:09:18
Lisa said:

Love this, Connie! The layout is great! Fantastic fall card or masculine birthday card.

Sep 25, 2009 - 09:09:06
kim howard said:

Connie, this card turned out fabulous, love the colors of it!

Sep 25, 2009 - 09:09:38
Lorie said:

This is beautiful! Using leftover pieces is not cheating…it is recycling! :o)

Sep 25, 2009 - 10:09:20
Kerry D-C said:

What a lovely card Connie! Not cheating…smart crafting! 🙂

Sep 25, 2009 - 11:09:24

This is lovely! The DP is so cute…Leftover pieces cheating??? Uh-Oh I am in trouble then! I always save my scraps!!! LOL Great card, Connie!

Sep 25, 2009 - 12:09:51
Ida said:

Really pretty. Love the use of the blue with the brown (very nice combo) and the torn edges are great.

Sep 25, 2009 - 12:09:42
Ida said:

Not sure but the comment thing doesn’t seem to like me today for some reason.

Anyway I think this is a lovely card. The color combo is so pretty and unique for a Fall card but it works.

Sep 25, 2009 - 06:09:32

Very pretty! Great image to use with this DSP (another fave of mine!)

Sep 25, 2009 - 11:09:03

Such a pretty card! I love this unusual (for fall) color scheme and the use of the pheasant with it!

Sep 26, 2009 - 01:09:47
Marcia P said:

A beautiful and classic card, love the details.

🙂 Marcia P

Sep 26, 2009 - 08:09:34
Toni Tessler said:

I’m so glad to see someone use this paper out of that pack – I’ve been stumped. Great job on it!

Sep 27, 2009 - 12:09:02
Lori said:

Beautiful color scheme, Connie.

Sep 27, 2009 - 12:09:50

What a lovely card Connie! Such a beautiful mix of rich colors! As always, so well done! 😀

Sep 29, 2009 - 07:09:50
Lisa Bohler said:

This is a stunning card! So warm, yet masculine!

Sep 29, 2009 - 09:09:24
Patti Chesky said:

Very nice Connie!!