Sunday, September 11, 2011

Paper Players #63


Welcome to this week's color challenge.  Grab your matching colors and try them out!  These are very pretty colors, and when looking at my supplies, a lot of what I have falls into the Halloween category.  Since I have been doing a lot of Halloween lately, I wanted to do a regular card.  Here is what I came up with:

I had seen this technique with this stamp set Creative Elements, and it was one of the reasons that I choose this stamp set.  I love that you can stamp the background stamp and either emboss and color, or just stamp and color in the flowers.  It does give this card a very elegant feel.



The floral vine stamp was stamped first in versamark and embossed with silver embossing powder.  After cooling, I colored in the images with both rich razzleberry and old olive stampin write markers.



The ribbon flower was made using the whisper white satin ribbon.  I cut about a 24 inch long piece and made cuts every half inch or so vertically, but not all the way through.  I tried to use the heat gun to curl the edges, but I could not get it to work, so I got out my iron.  That did not work either, but it did put a little curl on the edges, so I worked with what I had.  I punched a circle punch and loaded it up with sticky strip, and stared on the outer edge, just curled the ribbon around toward the center.  I thought that the flower was pretty but I felt it needed something in the center.  So out comes my silver glass stampin glitter, and it was just what was needed.



The sentiment is from the stamp set Curly Cute, and it is also embossed in silver embossing powder.  A bit of basic gray taffeta ribbon, some polka dotted old olive and done, just enough bling for this card.

This happens to be my third try at a card for this challenge, to quote Buzz Lightyear, in Toy Story, my crafting abilities seem to be "Gone, all gone, bye bye, who hoo, see ya".  Everything I touched did not turn out good, my craft room is a mess, and I don't know where my mojo went.  So as much as I hope someone found it and is enjoying it, I would like it back please!  LOL.  I have a blog hop to prepare for on Tuesday, so I really hope I get it back.  But for now, I hope I inspired you, enjoy.

The Paper Players Design Team









Sandra Conner (September GD)


Stamps:  Creative Elements, Curly Cute
Paper:  Basic Gray, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive
Ink:  versamark, Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive Stampin Write markers
Tools:  heat gun, silver embossing powder, whisper white satin ribbon, basic gray taffeta ribbon, polka dots EF, sliver glass stampin glitter, circle punches

18 comments:

Lesley Croghan said...

Oh Sandie love how you embossed the vines and then colored them in. Gorgeous flower too!

julie said...

I think you found your MOJO with this card! It is gorgeous and I can't wait to try out that embossing technique myself.

Cindy Hall said...

Wow! That is soooo pretty! I love the technique.

Linda Callahan said...

Beautiful card - gorgeous technique with the embossing and coloring! And the flower - wow!

Patti Willey said...

Ha ha! Funny story! I've been there. and believe me I don't have your missing Mojo! when that happens to me I have to Walk Away!

So, Love the tip on embossing that flourish, I have this stamp set and love your silver on Rich Razzleberry! Keep it up!

LeAnne said...

I just got that Creative Elements set, I can't wait to use it as you did---just gorgeous! That flower is too....my glitter just sits in the jar waiting for me to figure out what to use it on!! Stunning!

Julie Marshall said...

Well, third time's a charm! This is a gem. That technique just knocks the elegant meter for this card up about 10 notches. That flower is the perfect finishing touch.

irishgalkelly said...

Your card is stunning! The embossing is so pretty with the little bits of color from your markers. And your flower is gorgeous too! I love it.

DAWN Braun said...

WOW!! this is STUNNING! Love all the silver embossing, how you colored in certain bits and your flower is an awesome pop with that burst of glitter!

Joan said...

Oh WOW - this is gorgeous! I love how you created your background - very rich!

Anne Marie said...

Sandie! I am seriously speechless...which pretty much NEVER happens! Lol! Your card is gorgeous! The silver embossing with the colored details is FABULOUS! Yup, I think I need this stamp set, ASAP...thanks for the enabling! Just LOVE your work! Big hugs sent your way! :)

Newbie said...

STUNNING!!! Your card is stunning! Love the embossed and colored background!! And the flower with the glitter center is beautiful! Definitely a WOW card!!

Newbie said...

SUTNNING! Your card is stunning! Love the embossed and colored background! Silver on gray-beautiful! And your flower with the big glitter center is just lovely! Definitely a WOW card!!

Tara Bilbao said...

Sandie, I just love this embossing technique. It is so beautiful and elegant for this card. I also like how you used glass glitter for your flower center. Fantastic!

Sarah said...

Love the combination of techniques on the card and the colors are great! Thanks for sharing!

Nance said...

Gorgeous use of my colors this week Sandie! I love the rich and elegant feel to your card. All the touches of silver just take it over the top and the flower is stunning! Fabulous!

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful, Sandie! I love the stamped and embossed background. This is such an awesome stamp set, and I love what you created with it! The flower is gorgeous with its glittered center!

Bonnie said...

I love the embossed and colored design on the Basic Gray card. How elegant!

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