Sep 13 2011

Field Flowers


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This week, The Paper Players has a COLOR CHALLENGE to try!  I couldn't resist playing along!



I loved the colors and immediately thought of my new Field Flowers stamp set.  This is SUCH an easy two-step stamping set to use!  It seems to always make great looking cards!  No coloring either…my favorite kind!  lol!




I started with the base of Rich Razzleberry.  I added some Old Olive print from Paisley Prints Designer Paper, layered on Old Olive cardstock for the bottom background.  I decided to do some angled panels of Old Olive and Basic Gray, layered under the Whisper White focal element.  I stamped the stems in Old Olive and the tops with a stamped-off base flower, then darker outline on top.  I stamped the centers again with Old Olive ink.


I wrapped the Old Olive Dotted Scallop Ribbon around and tied a knot.  I added the greeting stamped in Basic Gray on Old Olive and then used my Decorative Label Punch…yep…I put it back in the punch after I first punched it and made it a smaller sized label!  Cool trick, huh?  My customers loved it last month!  I added a couple Pearls for some bling along the side.  I think this will be my daughter-in-law's birthday card…now just to find a gift!  lol!


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9 People have left comments on this post

Sep 13, 2011 - 10:09:08
Terry Schultz said:

Love it!!!  Thanks for the tip on another way to use the DL punch, too!

Sep 14, 2011 - 08:09:49

So pretty!  I love your two step stamping and you incorporated the colors fabulously.  Love the little punch, its a great trick.  Thanks for having fun with The Paper Players this week.

Sep 15, 2011 - 02:09:51
Judi 'Stamparooni' said:

What a stunning card!  Your use of the punch to make the little label ROCKS!

Sep 15, 2011 - 08:09:06

Connie, what a beautiful take on the color combo.  I love all of the Olive Green and that DSP.  It all ties together so nicely.  The lighter centers on the flowers also add a nice soft touch.  Thanks for playing along with the Paper Players this week!

Sep 15, 2011 - 08:09:25

Beautiful card Connie–this stamps set is perfect for my colors this week!  Thanks so much for joining us at The Paper Players!

Sep 15, 2011 - 08:09:41
LeAnne said:

This is lovely!  A perfect use of the challenge colors!  Thanks for playing with the Paper Players this week!

Sep 15, 2011 - 11:09:32
Rita said:

Very pretty, Connie!    I totally agree that these colors are perfect for that stamp set.   I love the little sentiment tag and the yummy pearls.   Thanks so much for joining us at The Paper Players this week.  

Sep 15, 2011 - 11:09:50
Lesley said:

Lovely card as always! Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players.

Sep 16, 2011 - 06:09:23
Ann Schach said:

Beautiful card, Connie! Great use of the challenge colors! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!