Sunday, July 13, 2014

Bloom for You Card

Hello! Is it just me or did last week go by quickly? I can't believe it's Sunday already but I'm glad it is! Today is the start of a beautiful color challenge at The Paper Players hosted by LeAnne. You may already know that I love color challenges and this one was no exception. When I started this Bloom for You Card I had already decided floral was the way to go. As luck would have it the wonderful UPS driver delivered my package of new Stampin' Up! goodies last week and I was able to play with a few new supplies. The Bloom for You stamp is the main focal image for my card and it looks lovely in Wisteria Wonder. Just a quick reminder to use your new punches on some scrap paper before punching your stamped images. I got all excited and forgot this step and the residual oil on the punch soiled my first attempt. However, it was re-purposed for another project. The leaves are from the Kinda Eclectic stamp set. I used the stamp off technique to give them a less saturated look and I masked one leaf each time to leave more white space. Once my focal panel was complete I played around with the rest of the card until I ended up with what you see. I hope you like it and I hope you will join us over at The Paper Players (click here). The challenge is open through Friday, July 18th at Noon (PST). Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic day!


Bloom for You Card supplies:

  • Paper: Blackberry Bliss, Wisteria Wonder, Lost Lagoon and Whisper White cardstock. Patterned paper from Moonlight paper stack and Flowerpot dsp.
  • Stamps: Bloom for You, Kinda Eclectic and Teeny Tiny Wishes.
  • Inks: Blackberry Bliss, Wisteria Wonder and Lost Lagoon.
  • Other Stuff: Fancy Fan embossing folder, Fun Flower punch, Small Oval punch, Banner punch, 7/8" Scallop Circle punch, rhinestone basic jewels and dimensionals.
Stop by and see the wonderful creations by the design team members. Here are the links to their blogs:

The Paper Players Design Team

10 comments:

  1. Gorgeous, Andrea! I've yet to ink up this flower and you're inspiring me. It's so pretty in Wisteria. I love your layout--especially the little banner border!

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  2. Love your card this week Andrea - that Bloom for You flower looks great in the Wisteria Wonder. I love the stamped off leaves behind too. As for those cute little banners - the perfect touch!

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  3. First, the layout of your card is so sweet...and I love that sketchy leaf image behind your beautiful flower! Just wonderful!

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  4. I thought the same thing..floral was the way to go with this challenge! Your card is lovely, and I especially like the little banners!

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  5. Such a pretty card! I love the flower combined with those leaves!

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  6. I LOVE your card, Andrea! The layout is super! I always like lots of layers! The leaves look gorgeous behind your flowers! Super card! XX

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  7. What a wonderful design you created to use the colors selected -- the card is great..... Thank you for sharing.

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  8. This is so beautiful, Andrea! I love your use of the colors and those leaves in the background are so pretty. I think I am going to need that stamp set!

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  9. OHHHHHH! Those LEAVES! I love them! utterly fabulous layout too :)

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  10. Andrea, I love that the UPS man arrived in time for you to play with some new goodies :-) I am obsessed with your leaves - they really do add so much interest to your fabulous card.
    Jaydee

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