Saturday, September 10, 2011

PP63: My Dear Kind & Wonderful Friend


This week at the Paper Players, Nance has challenged us with a stunning color combination. These are not colors that I would naturally throw together, but they work together so perfectly. We actually made this card at my workshop on Thursday. My girls didn't know it...but, they got a sneak peek ;) I must say...this was one of their favorites of the night:


I think my favorite part of the card is the layering of these colors. The gray on the focal image and the postage stamps brings it all together with the gray card base. Those cute postage stamps were some of my new goodies that I pulled out: the Pretty Postage stamp set and the Postage Stamp punch. Can you see a theme here? This card originally started out as a postcard design....but, you can see that it transformed itself.

Have these colors inspired you to hit the craft room and create a project? Be sure to pop on over to the Paper Players blog to see what the other talented ladies have created...and better yet, upload your creation. We'd love to see it!

The Paper Players Design Team

Ann Schach

Ann Marie Hile

Rita (for Jaydee)

LeAnne Pugliese

Lesley Croghan

Nance Leedy

Tara Bilbao

Sandra Conner (September GD)


Stamps: Pretty Postage, Because I Care & All Holidays
Paper: Basic Gray, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive and Whisper White Cardstock
Ink: Basic Gray, Rich Razzleberry & Old Olive Classic Pads
Accessories: Postage Stamp Punch, Rich Razzleberry Polka Dot Ribbon, Green Rhinestone Brad and Pop Dots/Dimensionals

18 comments:

Susie said...

Wow! This is SO pretty. I love the way you've layered the colors. And the postage stamps? Just perfect!

Denise Willerton said...

what a beautiful card! I LOVE these colors ~ may I copy this card...I know my girls would love to create this ~ TFS and have a wonderful day!

Lesley Croghan said...

So pretty! Both of these stamps sets are favourites of mine!!!

Cindy Hall said...

Gorgeous! I love the ribbon treatment and how you stamped the sentiment over the image. So pretty...

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

Very pretty card! I really like the color combination.

Rita said...

Very pretty, Julie! I love the ribbon treatment!

Linda Callahan said...

Very pretty - love the ribbon!

LeAnne said...

Gorgeous, Julie! Just love the way you combined the images and script!

Joan said...

This is beautiful. I love how pale your flower is and the ribbon treatment is stupendous.

Becky Rusher said...

Such a great card, Miss Julie! Just another one for me to CASE. ;)

Anne Marie said...

Wow, Julie! There are SO many fabulous elements to your card, I don't know where to start! You showcased the colors beautifully! Hugs! :)

Sandie Conner said...

So pretty, I love the postage stamps, they tie all of the colors in perfectly. Love it!

Tara Bilbao said...

Hi Julie, This is just an amazing card. I love how you combined all the different stamp sets into one fabulous card. Your ribbon treatment is so delicious! Beautiful take on the challenge colors.

Bonnie said...

I can see why this was a favorite at your workshop! Beautiful stamping and ribbon treatment!

Nance said...

Oh Julie, this is gorgeous! I am a huge fan of layered stamping, or overstamping, and the hydrangea is fabulous with the big, bold sentiment! Love the ribbon teatment and the postage stamps are the perfect touch! Thanks for making such a beautiful card with my colors this week!

Ann Schach said...

Absolutely stunning, Julie! From the pleated ribbon to the adorable stamps, this card is perfect!

Colleen Dietrich said...

My goodness! You do such nice work, Julie. I love this, and believe I have all the stamps to make this same card. I'm saving a copy of the photo to my computer, for inspiration! THanks for sharing such beauty.

veronica said...

love your looped ribbon. looks great!