Sunday, June 28, 2015

Neutral Flower Hello Card

It's been awhile since I've made a card using only neutral color tones. So this afternoon I sat down and created this Neutral Flower Hello Card. The layout is from this weeks sketch by Nance Leedy at The Paper Players challenge. I used the You've Got This stamp set by Stampin' Up! and patterned paper from the Go Wild designer series paper stack. The flower was stamped and fussy cut twice. Once on Whisper White cardstock and then on Tip Top Taupe cardstock. The white layer was cut a little generous and the taupe was cut right on the black line. Then they were adhered together. This made the flower stronger and helped to highlight the stem against the patterned paper and lace. Using the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set and Sahara Sand ink, I added some splatters directly onto the patterned paper. To get the black circle elements, I used a large lid from embossing enamel with black ink. The white circle was stamped with Sahara Sand ink and the Hello from the Crazy about You stamp set was added in black. A little Tip Top Taupe lace ribbon layered with another strip of patterned paper secured with three staples to the right. Using several dimensionals the flower was adhered on top at a slight angle. I hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day! 

5 comments:

  1. What a lovely card Andrea! It really packs a punch being all in neutral tones. Such a great idea. Lovely take on the sketch too! Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players this week!

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  2. Oh I love this, Andrea! So different with the neutral colours - it looks beautiful! Gorgeous design too!

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  3. Love your neutral flower and paper combo Andrea - unusual and lovely at the same time! Thanks for joining us over at The Paper Players this week!

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  4. Andrea, this is gorgeous! Love the elegant color combination and so many fabulous details. The background circles, the staples, the ribbon--it's all fantastic! So glad you could join us at The Paper Players!

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  5. Beautiful card! The neutral tones really let the elegance of the design stand out. Thanks so much for joining us at The Paper Players.

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