Thursday, July 16, 2015

2 for The Paper Players

I immediately fell in love with the color challenge at The Paper Players.  I never would have thought to combine Sahara Sand and Smoky Slate (they look great together by the way) but toss in Mint Macaron and you have a fabulously soft stunning combination.  I had a hundred stunning card designs in my head, but I just couldn't seem to grab those threads when I sat down to make my card.  In the end, I made two cards.  Neither one is the most innovative as they are very simple in design but I love them both due to the fabulous colors.

For the first card I quickly water colored the flower image in the 3 challenge colors.  I didn't want detailed shading, just a blush of color.  I layered the image with a thin border of Mint Macaron on a dry embossed piece of Smoky Slate.  I wrapped a few turns of white twine around the panel and then mounted it to a Whisper White card base.

Most of the designs in my head included the use of Stampin' Up's Something Borrowed DSP as it includes lovely designs in Whisper White and Sahara Sand.  I just couldn't seem to get it to work in my first go, so I thought I would revisit it with a second card.  Again, I wasn't able to recreate what was in my head.  I went with a background of the DSP and topped it with a sentiment in Mint Macaron with the border image in Smoky Slate.  I added a little white ribbon and bow then attached it to a Smoky Slate card base.

There are so many lovely cards using this color combination over at The Paper Players.  I encourage you to take a peek.

Happy Stamping,


  1. So pretty! Love them both, your flowers are beautifully colored and the designer paper on your second card fits it perfectly! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players, hope to see you again soon!

    1. Thanks so much Amy! It was a great color combo.

  2. Dana, I love both of your creations and I'm so happy the colors inspired you! Your first card uses my favorite stamp set ever, and I love the simple sentiment on the second. Thanks so much for joining us this week at The Paper Players!

    1. Thanks Sandy! Elements of Style is one of my favorites too!


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