Monday, May 30, 2011

Because I Care - Paper Players Anything Goes Challenge

Monday, May 30, 2011
How could I resist an "anything goes" challenge?  Play along and  get to use whatever techniques I bet.  I've had the Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set (by Stampin' Up!) sitting on my craft table for a week, because I wanted to use it.  I was just looking for the right opportunity.  And...this was it!

This is the challenge at The Paper Players - Challenge #49, Anything Goes

Also...I have found so many inspiration photos on Pinterest.  Gorgeous photos!  I took the colors for my card from this photo on Pinterest.

There are SO many fun paper crafting techniques.  But, I have to admit, heat embossing and dry embossing are still two of my favorites.  And...I've recently discovered how much I enjoy fussy cutting or paper piecing.  For some reason it relaxes me, and that's something I didn't expect.  Who would've thought?
Anyway, I've incorporated all 3 techniques into this card.
I am really pleased with the results  :o)   I stamped several images for each rose, then cut them into 3 layers and used dimensional adhesive to assemble them.  Oh, before I adhered them I used a SU marker to add a little extra color to the edge of each petal.

Thank you so much for stopping in.  I hope you'll leave a comment; I read them all.  And I love to get inspiration from your blogs!

Stamp: fifth avenue floral (SU)
Card stock: perfect plum, pale plum, blushing bride, always artichoke, very vanilla (SU)
Ink: perfect plum, pale plum, elegant eggplant (SU)
Embossing folder (Cuttlebug), lace trim (Offray), antique brad (SU), winter white embossing powder (SU)


  1. Oh Susie! This is so pretty! I love the embossing and the way you cut out the pieces to highlight them! Happy you joined us this week at the Paper Players!

  2. I love how you've added the shading with a marker to the edges of the flowers--really makes them pop off the page. Gorgeous colors and we're so happy you joined us at The Paper Players this week!

  3. I LOVE all the dimension on your flowers! I am a huge fan of purple and love the colors! Thanks for joining The Paper Players this week.

  4. Very pretty, Susie! It is nice to see the lavender shades you used...not many people use them! Thanks so much for playing with the paper players this week!

  5. What a beautiful card! I love the colors and the lace! A clean and vintage card! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

  6. Susie, this is so pretty! Love how you layered the roses and the highlighting you added is a great touch. Thanks so much for joining us at The Paper Players this week! :)


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