Living for The Paper Players

Today's Paper Players challenge is a sketch challenge by Anne Marie Hile, she did a great job, take a look and grab your provisions and play along!  Here is what I came up with:

I came up with the idea to upholster the Spice Cake fabric with batting and make little tufts on each rectangle.  It was not too hard, just time consuming.

I made a scallop border punch piece, crimped, crumpled, and separated it and ruffled it on the back of each fabric piece.  I used a piece of burlap thread and threaded it through the back and tied a knot to make some tufting.

The sentiment panel starts with a large circle punch in pool party, with a very vanilla large scallop punch on top.  The french words from French Foliage was stamped and the edges sponged in more mustard and soft suede.

The love life stamp is from You're a Gem, and since by this time I was thinking that this would be a framed piece instead of a card, it fit good.  The leaves were embossed in gold and sponged with more mustard and soft suede, are also from the French Foliage stamp set.

The little burlap flower was made by 1/2 inch strips of burlap, overlapped and sewn to hold the shape.  Some twine was looped around as well.  Two hand cut circles of the Spice Cake fabric were attached under the beautiful antique brad.  I glued on a circle punch on the back so I can secure it to the card front.  Burlap is very popular right now, and this color matches soft suede perfectly.

It was all layered on a piece of beautiful Spice Cake DSP and matted on soft suede.  I will head out tomorrow to see if I can find a frame so it can be hung on the wall.  It is a pretty good size at 5 1/2 x 5 1/2, so it has a great impact. 

This is my last card as a Design Team member, and I will miss all of the sweet ladies that I have been working with the last month.  Your October Guest Designer is Cindy Hall from I am sure she has some great stuff planned for you.  I hope you were inspired today, enjoy!

The Paper Players Design Team

Sandra Conner (September GD)
Stamps:  Fall Foliage, You're a Gem
Paper & Fabric:  Spice Cake DSP, Spice Cake fabric
Ink:  soft suede, more mustard, gold embossing powder
tools:  scallop border trim, circle punch, scallop circle punch, antique brad, twine, burlap


Patti Willey said…
Yikes! This is so gorgeous! I love Spice Cake! I would have your frame shop but this in a shadow box!

Love the burlap flower assembly! I love those gilded leaves! Yum! Tufting and ruffles! Right up my alley girl! I bet you'll be invited back to design for them real soon!
LeAnne said…
Oh my goodness, you'd BETTER frame this! It's wonderful!
Julie Marshall said…
Sandie, this is just gorgeous! What a clever way to use the fabric. The scallop ruffle is the perfect addition. So many fabulous them all!
Rita W said…
Gorgeous! I love the panels. I am completely sewing challenged. Sigh. I agree that you should frame this one; it is too pretty not to!
jaydee said…
Sandie, what a fabulous use of the fabric. It's a gorgeous card and the fabric really adds so much fabulous texture and detail. I love the "frilly" edges to the panels, too. Frame it! Definitely it!
Linda Callahan said…
Just gorgeous! - Love that flower!
Lesley said…
Love what you did with the fabric Sandie. This is a stunning creation! Thank you for all of your hard work at the Paper Players. Can't believe the month has flown by so quickly!!!
Anne Marie Hile said…
WOW Sandie! I love how you used the fabric. This one is completely worthy of a frame and I bet the dimension is even prettier in person. Absolutely stunning! So happy to have had the chance to work along side you this month at the Paper Players! Hugs! :)
Ann Schach said…
Yowza! Absolutely stunning, Sandie! I would definitely frame this masterpiece! I will miss you! You have done a fabulous job as our guest designer!
Tara Bilbao said…
Oh my you used Spice Cake!!! I love the way you added dimension and used batting to stuff the fabric. The burlap is such a great textural element and works perfectly with the color scheme. I also love how the sentiment just peeks out from under the leaves and burlap flower. Fantastic project!
Nance Leedy said…
Oh wow, Sandie, this is gorgeous! Love the way you've used Spice Cake fabric here and I ADORE that burlap flower you've made. What a stunning embellishment! Great job!
Linda Fisher said…
I see alot of love went into this absolutely gorgeous card!!!

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