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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Paper Players-Summer Challenge


Happy Thursday peeps!!

Today I am sharing a couple of cards made using the challenge this week on the Paper Players Blog.
The challenge is to create a project showcasing something that represents Summertime to you.
Well, these flowers from the Stampin Up "Inspired by Nature" stamp set, now retired, certainly does that for me! I created two cards using this set making one in yellow and one in purple.


I also used the Stampin Up "French Foliage" stamp set to "age" my images. Using the script and water splotches stamps. I then sponged the edges heavily with some early espresso ink.
I kept the rest of the details on the cards pretty simple, just a scruncy bow with an antique brad, a couple more brads at the top and a tiny sentiment.


The base of both cards are Early Espresso card stock and then the yellow flowers image is matted with daffodil delight card stock and the purple flower image is matted with some retired card stock, pale plum.


I used some crumb cake seam binding ribbon to make the scrunchy bows. I just wadded a bunch up in my hand and then wet it and kept it all scrunched up while drying it carefully with my heat tool. then i just looped it back and forth to make a loopy bow and added my antique brad to the center.
I added the main image panels to the base of the card at a slight angle. I do love me a tilted panel from time to time!!!

Well, that is all from me, thanks for stopping by and 
HAPPY STAMPING!!!

Vicki

19 comments:

Marisa said...

I never tire of this set and most likely will never give it up. You've used it fabulously. Great work on both cards :)

Welcome to my Stamping Blog! said...

Absolutely beautiful work Vicki!

Allisa said...

Love them both! This is one of my favorite SU sets!

Wendy said...

Both are so beautiful, Vicki! Love how you "aged" these and your pretty bows! Gotta learn how to do that! Great use of this stamp set! :)

Kelly Toth said...

Wow! These cards are gorgeous.

Penny Duncan said...

Oh WOW Vicki....This is SO VERY GORGEOUS!!!! I LOVE the softness and vintage look of this creation!!!

Wanda Cullen said...

LOVE these cards with the muted colors! I need to dust off that set and get it inky after being inspired by your creations!

Karren said...

Vicki, these cards are absolutely gorgeous. I love the softness and ageing.

debra said...

Vicki - This stamp has been a favorite, but you've taken this to a fabulous new level. Just gorgeous!! I was pleased to see you now are involved in Stampin 411. It/we will benefit from your design sensibilities and skill.

Joan said...

Oh-My-Word----this is stunning! I love how you've created the aged look. It's gorgeous. I've tucked this stamp set away to keep even though it's retired. I love using it!

Dawn Easton said...

Gorgeous, Vicki!!! LOVE that stamp set and don't think I'll ever part with it! You've created beautiful cards with it!

Nance Leedy said...

Oh my gosh, Vicki, this are beautiful! I love how your artful sponging has given the center of each panel a glow effect. The background stamping with the text and spots is superb. Stunning cards! So glad you joined us at The Paper Players!

Lynda said...

Without doubt Vicki, these 2 have to be up there with my faves of yours. They are fantastic, fantabulous and delish. Stunning work.

jaydee said...

Vicki, I love them both. The aging from the French Foliage set works so well with the Inspired by nature set. Fabulous card. So glad you joined us at the Paper Players this week
Jaydee

Anne Marie Hile said...

Vicki, BOTH of your cards are gorgeous! The soft distressed accents look amazing and I love that fabby bow. Wow! Thanks so much for joining us this week over at the Paper Players! :)

Lesley said...

WOW! Your cards are a work of art Vicki! Absolutely amazing! Love the distress elements and the bow...both colour combos are beautiful. Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players.
Lesley

Conniecrafter said...

pretty stamp and colors, neat text background for them!

JenMarie said...

These are absolutely STUNNING!

Dee in N.H. said...

Oh wow!! Gorgeous!