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Sunday, March 13, 2016

Birthday Wishes

Good morning,

It's Sunday and time for a new Paper Players challenge. This week for challenge #286, Nance has a bright and bold color palette for us.

I have drawers full of single, wood mounted stamps that I rarely use any more. Sometimes, I get ambitious and pull them out to see what's there. Last weekend, I got in my head to do some organization in my craft room, and of course, I had to pull out a few drawers of stamps and look through them. It's almost like shopping, going through them. I decided that I'm going to try to start using some of these stamps and did just that for my card today. I think it looks good in these bold colors.

I stamped the image in Memento tuxedo black and colored it with Copics then cut it out with a Die-namics square die. I used my SU hexagon EF because the black patterned paper has a hexagon pattern in it. The patterned paper is from a large 12 x 12 piece that I picked up in a local store and I have no idea the manufacturer. I used yellow Stickles in the center of the flower and some black enamel dots for embellishments.

The DT ladies have some awesome cards, so be sure to stop by their blogs today.

The Paper Players Design Team
Colleen Begley-Me

I'm looking forward to seeing what you create with Nance's color palette. Enjoy your Sunday and thanks for stopping by,

Stamps: Zinnia stamp by Stampassions and Endless Birthday Wishes set by Stampin' Up
Paper: SU Bermuda Bay and Calypso Coral card stock, X-Press It Blending card stock, ???patterned paper
Ink: Memento tuxedo black and Copics
Other: SU Hexagon embossing folder, Die-namics Double Stitched square die, the Big Shot, Stickles, enamel dots


  1. This is one gorgeous flower.....so bold and beautiful! Your coloring is wonderful! I love the script pattern behind the flower as well!

  2. Colleen, I love this big gorgeous zinnia! Your script and coloring is fabulous! Such a great way to showcase these vibrant colors! I love looking through all my stuff, too! I certainly need to use some of my old items! XX

  3. You used the colors perfectly Colleen! I love that gorgeous bloom you colored, REALLY pretty card!

  4. You used the colors perfectly Colleen! I love that gorgeous bloom you colored, REALLY pretty card!

  5. What a beautifully coloured flower Colleen - wonderfully combined with texture and pattern too. Don't you just love re-discovering forgotten stamps, especially when they look as good as this?!

  6. Colleen this is SO beautiful! I love the layout and your coloring is wonderful. You really made these colors shine!

  7. LOL, I think we have all been looking through some of our older stash and giving those poor neglected stamps some love! I just love this image...perfect for these colors! In fact, I can't wait to plant some zinnias myself this spring...they are so bright and cheerful!

  8. What a gorgeous flower, Colleen! Fabulous coloring and I love the way you've outlined it in turquoise--it really adds dimension to the flower. Simply gorgeous use of the colors, my friend!

  9. Wow Colleen! The flower looks fabulous and really pops with the Bermuda Bay around it!

  10. Colleen, I love the bold direction you took with this card. The flower really pops off the background. Fabulous.

  11. Amazing birthday card and I wish you a very very
    Happy Birthday to you and Birthday Wishes fill the life with joy and blessings.


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