Thursday, March 20, 2014

Clean and Simple Springtime Card for The Paper Players

Ahh!  Spring is in the air!  I can tell by the smell of the air.  Even though today was rainy and chilly, there was a certain "greenness" in the air that can mean only one thing.  Spring is on the way!  Also, there were two ducks, mallards, in our fish pond this morning and they only stop off in the spring, maybe on their way north.


The Paper Player's Challenge #187 is a Clean and Simple Spring theme this week.

I looked on some of my Pinterest Colour Palette pins and came up with this one:

And the resulting card looks like this:

  • The image is from the Backyard Basics stamp set.  I inked it up with Daffodil Delight and Smoky Slate Stampin' Write markers.  
  • The sentiment is from the stamp set, Delightful Dozen, and is stamped in Soft Sky ink.
  • The Fancy Fan design on the Smoky Slate DSP from the Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stacks is a perfect background to the simple image on the main panel.  
  • Daffodil Delight is one of the few colours available in the 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon.  It adds a shiny pop of colour to an otherwise subdued card.
  • Have I mentioned just how much I like Candy Dots.  They are the perfect afterthought.  They look like brads, but unlike brads, can be added last minute to help give your card balance and eye-appeal.
  • If you ever get stuck for colour combinations, search for colour palettes on Pinterest!  You'll come up with more than you can ever use of delicious, mouth-watering combinations, some even labelled with Stampin' Up colours.  If not, just match the colours to Stampin' Up's and you've got yourself a beautiful combination to use on your next card.

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And if you want more than that, now is a great time to sign up for the Starter Kit and join my amazing team, the Papercraft Cats.  The kit is only $125, but during Sale-A-Bration, you not only get the normal $155 worth of any current products you choose, but Stampin' Up is adding an extra $35 on so you get $190 worth of any current products in your kit with free shipping!  And you get 20% discounts after that on all your stamping needs!  But here's the best part:


Stampin' Up is giving all Demonstrators who sign up between July 1, 2013 and the date that Convention Registration closes or registrations fills up, free registration for INSPIRE, CREATE, SHARE 2014!  (You would be responsible for your own travel and accommodation.)
Here's some highlights from Convention 2013:  Be The Difference!


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  1. What a pretty spring-y?? spring-ish?? spring-like?? card. That is a great color combo. I think I might have to check out the color scheme things on pintrest that you mentioned, it sounds so helpful.

  2. Very neat and beautiful. Love the way how you have incorporated the colors on your card.

  3. Beautiful, Heather! These colors are perfect together. What a classic layout! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players this week!

  4. Heather, I love the soft mix of colors. Simply stunning! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! :)


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