Sunday, September 4, 2011

Paper Players Challenge #62 Just for You


I'm just so excited! This is my first week as Guest Designer at The Paper Players and boy have the girls come up with some fabulous cards. It's a Theme Challenge this week: Birthdays. Who doesn't need Birthday cards?

I had just gotten a new SU! order and in it was the gorgeous Mocha Morning Specialty DSP. I knew I wanted to cut this up and get it on a card. All I needed was a sketch. I came acro
ss this one at The Sweet Stop.


I had envisioned lots of layers, so this was perfect. The DSP has Soft Suede, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla. I wanted a pop of color, so I threw in some Melon Mambo. Melon Mambo and Soft Suede were In Colors together, so I thought they would pair together beautifully . H
ere's the card I came up with:

The colors and layers came together so easily...but, the hardest part for me is finding that perfect finishing touch. After much deliberation, I punched out the banner from the Petal Cone Die, cut it apart and trimmed it down to size. I added a button to each end and I think it adds the perfect balance to the card without being too much.

What do you think? Are you inspired to create a card for that special girlfriend, husband, sister, brother or maybe even a coworker? Well, if you need some inspiration or want to upload your design, be sure to pop on over to The Paper Players and check us out. We'd love to see your creation!

The Paper Players Design Team

Ann Schach

Ann Marie Hile

Jaydee

LeAnne Pugliese

Lesley Croghan

Nance Leedy

Tara Bilbao

Sandra Connor (September GD)


Stamps: Simply Soft (Hostess) & Hodgepodge Happiness
Paper: Soft Suede, Melon Mambo, Crumb Cake & Very Vanilla Cardstock; Mocha Morning DSP
Ink: Melon Mambo Classic Pad & Timber Brown StazOn
Accessories: Petal Cone Die, Scallop Border Punch, Paper Piercer & Mat Pack, Embroidery Floss, Blender Pens, Seam Binding-Crumb Cake, Pink Buttons, Stickles

21 comments:

Lauri said...

Julie, this is so pretty! I love how you matted the image and paired the DSP with Melon Mambo!! Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting soo!

Joan said...

This is gorgeous. I love this paper to begin with and it works perfectly with the Melon Mambo. I also love how you fanned out the matts around the image.

Becky Rusher said...

This is beautiful, Julie! Congrats on making the fall guest design team over at The Paper Players!

Leigh said...

Wow, I love this card. Gorgeous colours, fabulous sketch.

LeAnne said...

Just gorgeous, Julie! So glad you are playing with us for a while! Your card is stunning, as usual. Great sketch for these papers, too!

Jean McKenzie said...

Very very beautiful!!! Love that paper and now I NEED that stamp set!! You have used a gorgeous colour combo.

Nance said...

Gorgeous card Julie! Love these colors together and the little bits of stitching are the perfect addition. Great job on your first challenge! So happy to have you with us! :-)

Jen said...

Wow Julie, this is gorgeous! I LOVE all those layers. How do you do that little bit of stitching?

Ann Schach said...

A stunning card, Julie! I love the layers!

Anne Marie said...

Hi Julie! *picture me jumping up and down waving to you* Wanted to give you a big, HUGE welcome shout out! I am really looking forward to having you on board! Your creations are gorgeous and this is certainly NO exception. I love the fabby color combo and all of the gorgeous details you added. That stitching accent is FABULOUS! It adds so much to your already gorgeous card! Love it! Hugs! :)

Mary said...

A great card Julie. I love all of the components - just perfect.

scrappingnana said...

Very pretty card. Love the pop of color with the Melon Mambo.

jaydee said...

Julie,
what a great way to kick off your team with the Paper Players. It's absolutely gorgeous. I would never have thought to put Melon Mambo with this DSP - but it is perfect.
Hugs
Jaydee

Allison said...

This is absolutely stunning! Love the colours and everything!

Tara Bilbao said...

Julie, This card is just stunning. I love how you stacked the matting on the stamped image. Your color combination is just fabulous. I am going to have to put that one in my file. Can't wait to see more of your beautiful work.

DAWN Braun said...

your colors are so yummy, reminds me of a layered cake with PINK frosting, mmm! Love the perfect little bow and Melon Mambo seems to be the color I keep running out of, love it!

Cindy Hall said...

Love the colors, love the layout and love the finishing touches!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHH! I love this--those little flowers are beautiful! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the stitching too! It's perfect! Wish mine looked like that--any tips?? LOVE:) Beautifully done;)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Well howdy neighbor! So unusual to actually have a stamper close! Too fun you are the GD for this challenge this week!! Congrats to you -- Fabulous card BTW!

Susan Joyce said...

Totally delightful Julie, love all the different elements you have used.

Bonnie said...

congratulations on your pick as guest designer on The Paper players. This is a great birthday card. Love the colors and the sketch!