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Sunday, June 12, 2016

Happy Thoughts


It's time for a new Paper Players challenge. This week my friend LeAnne is our hostess and she has a fun color challenge for us.

I decided to challenge myself and use this patriotic color palette to make a floral card using some new to me stamps from Altenew.

My card layout is a CASE of the bottom card in this post by TaeEun. I really like the layout of her card with the flowers and patterned papers along the bottom. I kept the layout in my mind and decided to give it a try for today's card.

This is one of Altenew's stamp sets with stamps for "three layer" stamping. The flowers are stamped entirely with Cherry Cobbler ink. For the lightest layer, I "stamped off" twice before stamping onto the vellum. The middle layer was "stamped off" once. The final layer I used the ink full strength, re-inking and stamping it again for a really dark finish. The Misti stamping tool sure helped with perfect placement for the layering! For the leaves, I used the outline leaf stamp and inked it in Dapper Denim. The three flowers and the leaves were cut out with the coordinating dies from Altenew.

The background is made with another of the stamps from the set with Dapper Denim ink, as is the sentiment in the lower corner. I added a few light blue rhinestones for minimal embellishing, since I "need" some embellishment on my cards.

Here is a look at the inside:

I'm looking forward to seeing your creations using this fun patriotic color combination from LeAnne. You can see the rest of the DT's cards on the Paper Player's blog or visit their individual blogs here:

The Paper Players Design Team
Hannelie Bester

I hope you all have a nice and relaxing Sunday. Unfortunately, I'm working to get finished with a work project that I was given very little time to complete. (Woe is me!) As always, thanks for stopping by.


Stamps: Beautiful Day set by Altenew
Paper: SU Dapper Denim and X-Press It Blending card stocks, SU vellum, Simple Stories patterned papers
Ink: SU Cherry Cobbler and Dapper Denim classic ink pads, SU Dapper Denim marker. On the inside, Memento tuxedo black and Copics
Other: Altenew Beautiful Day dies, Fiskars corner punch, light blue rhinestones, the Big Shot, dimensionals, glue dots, Misti Stamping tool


  1. Colleen your card is so beautiful and I couldn't wait to comment on it! I love your layered stamping on the vellum, just gorgeous. And I just bought this stamp set so I thank you for the inspiration!

  2. Your bright flowers are wonderful....perfect with the gingham! The look with the vellum is gorgeous!

  3. Really beautiful card. I love the design and the bright gingham paper.

  4. I really like that gingham..I used some on my card too this week!I never thought to stamp on it...what a great idea. Your blooms are gorgeous,too.

  5. Colleen, I love the gingham and those beautiful bold flowers. Great sentiment, too. Wonderful card.

  6. Love those gorgeous flowers Colleen - so dramatic against the blue background and the touch of gingham is perfect.

  7. I am amazed each time I look at these flowers...I keep going back to them, they're so striking on the vellum! And of course, you had me at GINGHAM!

  8. Oh this is lovely, Colleen! You really demonstrated how versatile these colors can be and the flowers are gorgeous. Love your layout and the finished inside--fabulous card!

  9. Colleen, the gingham is just perfect to show off these gorgeous blooms! I love this card! PERFECT! XX


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