Wednesday, 25 January 2017

The Paper Players 328

With the summer holidays drawing to a close and return to work looming large, I did not want to waste a chance to play at The Paper Players.


Today was yet another experiment for me. I wondered how things would turn out if I had one bold flower against outlines of foliage, almost acting as a kind of spotlight. I do love Altenew's Peony Bouquet as it's so dramatic and quite challenging to use. It's a multi-step stamp, and I've used the whole four steps for the peony but have only used the outlines for the buds and foliage in the background. I masked them to create a foliage background.


Since this was a friendship card, a yellow flower seemed the right choice.


As this was an experiment, I also made one on a white background with black ink. Sadly, that one just did not look anywhere near as effective has been consigned to the snippets bin.

Update: Delighted to be A Cut Above at The Paper Players this week!

Ingredients
Card: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, So Saffron
Stamps: Altenew Peony Bouquet, Stampin' Up Thoughtful Banners
Inks: Early Espresso, So Saffron, Hello Honey, Delightful Dijon, Tuxedo Black
Other: So Saffron enamel dots, Peony Bouquet die, dimensionals


6 comments:

  1. Beautiful card Jan, that flower looks wonderful on the kraft card stock, really eye catching. Love it.

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  2. Jan, I am swooning over here! This is stunning. The soft yellow pops on the Crumb Cake and your masking is fabulous. Gorgeous card...so glad you joined us at The Paper Players!

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  3. Wow Jan, this is such an amazing card. The outline images are fantastic enough but that flower is absolutely stunning! I love how you've put these images on kraft colored cardstock because it really shows them off beautifully.

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  4. Oh, Jan, what a gorgeous card! Yellow coloring of outlined flower and the kraft background are fantastic. Thanks for sharing at Paper Players!

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  5. Love that you did the simple buds surrounding your gorgeous peony. I just bought this stamp set myself and am dying to use it! Thanks so much for playing along at The Paper Players.

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  6. This is so beautiful! I love how much the flower stands out! Your friend is going to love this card!

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