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Sunday, January 3, 2016

Happy Birthday 2 You! My First Post As A Guest Designer for The Paper Players

Hello and Happy New Year,

I'm thrilled to be posting my first card as one of the new Guest Designers for The Paper Players. It's such an honor to have been asked by the ladies to join as a Guest Designer for the first half of 2016 and I'm excited to get started.

Joanne kicks off 2016 with a theme challenge, "All About Numbers."

We have been seeing some really pretty layered flower cards on blogs in recent months, and I've been wanting to try making one. While looking through my stamps, I found some from My Favorite Things that I knew would work for this technique.

I started by stamping the flower in the lower left corner first, stamping and masking my way up to the upper right corner. The flowers and leaves are stamped in Memento tuxedo black and colored wth Copics. The sentiments are stamped in SU Archival black ink. I trimmed the panel then raised it with fun foam over a white card with a piece of black and white gingham patterned paper. It's finished with some small flower sequin. I'm pleased with way it turned out, and I mailed it to my friend whose birthday was Christmas Eve.

Here are the links to the other members of the Design Team. You'll find some wonderful inspiration when you stop by.

The Paper Players Design Team

Stamps: Birthday Sentiments, Layered Roses (retired), Label Maker Sentiments sets by My Favorite Things
Paper: X-Press It Blending card stock, SU heavy whisper white card stock, Simple Stories patterned paper
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Copics, SU Archival Black
Other: flower sequin, fun foam, dimensionals

I hope you have a chance to play along with us this week. I'm looking forward to seeing what you create.

Thanks for stopping by,


  1. This is amazing....the stamping and coloring are SO perfect! One beautiful card!I'm so glad to have you join us at PP. Have an awesome day!

  2. All I can say is WOW! Your friend is very blessed to have received this gorgeous work of art! Your florals are stunning and what a great numbered sentiment!!! Perfect!

  3. Wow is right! These flowers are gorgeous...your coloring is fabulous! Absolutely beautiful card!

  4. I am so impressed with your card! Love the layout, your masking, and especially the shading of your coloring. This is one I want to save and TRY to CASE!

  5. So excited to be working with you, Colleen! I adore your work! Your card is GORGEOUS! Love all the masked flowers and the color combo! HAPPY NEW YEAR! XX

  6. Colleen I'm so happy to have you on our team! I love all your work too, and this one in no exception. Amazing job masking and coloring, and I love the sentiment.

  7. Colleen, I am blown away by this card! Firstly, I love the bright, fresh colors with black & white. Your layered stamping and coloring is fabulous! What a great card and love the sentiments too. So glad to be working with you!! Happy New Year!

  8. Oh my Colleen, you are the queen of colouring and I always look at your cards in awe of your skill - this is a fabulous example of why! The colouring and masking on these flowers is exquisite. Your friend is so lucky! Looking forward to working with you over the next few months.

  9. This is GORGEOUS!! I love every detail!


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