Sunday, November 23, 2014

Hello Sweet Friend Card

Hello stamping friends! It's time again for another challenge at The Paper Players. This week the lovely LeAnne is hostess for a wonderful sketch challenge. The sketch is really versatile. I can't wait to see how you use it! To play along at Crazy 4 Challenges I've used a Hello sentiment from the Six-Sided Sampler stamp set.

As you can see, I went with a non-holiday card. The black and white was accented with Bermuda Bay and Real Red. When I make cards I don't plan everything out first, I create as I go. However, by doing it this way there is always something I wish I did differently. The polka dot panel needed to be a little narrower to bring the flower up. There needed to be more space between the flower and sentiment area. Other than that, I like the way it turned out. Do you plan out your card or create as you go?

We would love for you to join us this week! Click here for more inspiration from The Paper Players design team. You have until NOON (PST) on Friday, November 28th to link your creations. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day!

Here's the sketch:

Hello Sweet Friend Card Supplies:
  • Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Bermuda Bay and Real Red cardstock, patterned paper from the Back to Black dsp and polka dots by Recollections.
  • Stamps: Flower from Beautiful Bunch set and sentiment from Six-Sided Sampler set.
  • Inks & Coloring: Memento black ink, VersaMark and Zing Red Glitter embossing powder.
  • Other Stuff: Finishing Touches edgelit, oval punch, scalloped oval punch, red button, Bermuda Bay twine, black glitter brad and stampin' dimensionals.


  1. Very pretty! Love the flower and gorgeous colour combo!

  2. What a gorgeous card, Andrea! The Bermuda Bay with the Real Red is striking!

  3. I love that you did a non-holiday card! I always love polka dots, too!
    Sometimes I plan my card ahead....but mostly, it's plan-as-I-go!!!

  4. I like your card as is..wouldn't change a thing! The colors go so well together,too.

    I kinda do both...I plan what kind of card and choose a stamp or paper, etc. and then go from there to create a card.

  5. great card and good luck on the challenge
    hugs from california bibiana
    TBT challenge

  6. Great card Andrea and I especially like your chosen colour combination. The Real Red looks really striking against the Bermuda Bay and makes for a very cheery card.

  7. I love this striking color combo, Andrea! I try to plan my cards but I also tend to change my mind alot!

  8. Such a bright and cheerful card! Refreshing to see a non-holiday card and I love the combination of patterns you've used!

  9. I find if I plan it in my head, it doesn't work out as well! I did two cards with this sketch, and the one I made first was completely planned & I hate it. lol!
    I think this is lovely - I especially like the colours!

  10. Adorable, Andrea! I love these colors together...such an awesome retro vibe!

  11. Andrea, I love the colors and the big bold flower. Such a striking card.


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