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Sunday, April 10, 2016



It's Sunday again and for today's Paper Players challenge, Joanne has a nice color challenge for us to use.

Around blog-land lately, we've been seeing cards where the front panel is stamped with several images and colored. Sometimes the background is colored, sometimes the images are colored. Kind of like making your own patterned paper. I thought I'd give the technique a try using these fun colors from Joanne.

I used a stamp set from Paper Smooches and stamped the outlined butterflies with Memento tuxedo black and colored them with Copics matching the challenge colors. For the small solid blue  butterflies, I used my Misti so I could stamp them twice for a darker shade. I added the little green dots and pink swirls which are also in the same stamp set.

The layout is from the Freshly Made Sketches #230 challenge from last week. The banner die is Die-namics and the sentiment die is Stampin' Up.

I know you'll have fun playing with this color palette. I can't wait to see what you come up with. Stop by the rest of the DT's blogs for some great inspiration.

The Paper Players Design Team
Colleen Begley-Me

Thanks for looking in today. Have a great Sunday and week ahead,

Stamps: Flap Happy set by Paper Smooches
Paper: X-Press It Blending card stock and SU Soft Sky card stock
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Copics, SU Mambo Melon, Soft Sky and Mossy Meadow
Other: Die-namics Frame Banner die, SU Enjoy die, the Big Shot, Misti, dimensionals, enamel dots


  1. Wow you created one gorgeous background! I love this! Beautiful card!

  2. This is SO cool! The background is fabulous, but that peek-a-boo banner is what caught my eye! Neat! Hope you arrived home safe & sound!

  3. What a gorgeous pattern you created Colleen - those vibrant butterflies are just fluttering across your card! I love the frame and sentiment treatment too. A great take on my colour challenge this week!

  4. What an awesome stamped background! Beautiful card!

  5. A stunning background, Colleen! I'm so impressed with your stamping and color placement. I love the look but I would agonize for an interminable time about the placement of the butterflies and which colors go where, LOL. You've made it effortlessly beautiful!

  6. I love this card, Colleen! How clever of you to create your own background in the challenge colors, and the butterflies are such fun!

  7. Colleen, I just love the beautiful background your created. You made the colors shine! The enamel dots and candy dot are just perfect, too! XX

  8. Colleen, I love those wonderful butterflies and creating a frame for the sentiment was genius! Fabulous card


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