Saturday, July 30, 2011

Paper Players Sketch Challenge 57

My summer stint on the Design Team at the Paper Players is going by so quickly!  I have to say, the ladies on the team have really motivated me to step up my game!  They are so so talented and nice!!  So here is Sketch Challenge 57, by Nance.

I did not go to Convention this year but have seen lots of beautiful sample cards that were shown there.  One of my favorites was my inspiration for this weeks card, using the new HUGE stamp called Sweet Floral.

I stamped the En Francais background stamp in Soft Suede on Whisper White.  Then, I clear embossed Sweet Floral over it.  Then...sponged Rose Red, Melon Mambo, River Rock, Soft Suede and Old Olive over the image.  I rubbed the ink off the clear embossed with a paper towel and..there you go!  These also happen to be this week's Color Throwdown Colors (152).

The bottom of the image is punched with the Decorative Label punch, side by side.  I finished it off with Rose Red seam binding, an Antique brad and a few stamps from the Tiny Tags set.  Last, but not least, I embossed the background with the Vintage Wallpaper folder.

Let me tell you, the samples from the Design Team this week are beautiful (as always!)  Can't wait to see what you all come up with!  Stop by the other Design Team members blogs for their samples!

The Paper Players Design Team

Tui Nathan (GD)

stamps:  En Francais, Sweet Floral, Tiny Tags
cardstsock:  Whisper White, River Rock, Rose Red
Inks:  Rose Red, Melon Mambo, Soft Suede, River Rock, Old Olive, Versamark
punches:  Decorative Label, Tag
tools:  Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Clear Embossing Powder
accessories:  Rose Red Seam Binding, Vintage Brad, Linen Thread, sponges


  1. Lauri, this is so beautiful! I love how you've used the Color Throwdown colours; perfection!

  2. Lauri, they are so lucky to have you on the DT team. Your card is simply stunning. The colors are perfect. This is so elegant and gorgeous! Love this! Best, Curt

  3. Lauri, this is beyond gorgeous! Wowza!! I love how you mixed the colors together so beautifully and this technique looks amazing! See, we didn't need to go to Convention this year, did we? LOL!! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration! Hugs! :)

  4. Lauri this card is GORGEOUS! Love the colors, technique, just everything about it. Hugs.

  5. Absolutely stunning, Lauri! The colors and the overstamping are perfect! I love the border!

  6. wow, wow, wow - this is fabulous! I love everything about it!

  7. Sooo beautiful! Thanks for detailing your process. the final effect is gorgeous.

  8. Lauri this card is definitely a show-stopper, it's beautiful. Thanks too for the reminder of how it's done, gotta give it a try again.

  9. This card is gorgeous Lauri! You are so talented and I love your awesome work! This is a cool technique and one I would love to try!

  10. Pretty card... loved the colors.

  11. Ah, I knew there was a reason these colors were so pretty--they're CTD colors! Absolutely stunning technique, image & colors!!!

  12. Wow, this is lovely! LOVE the script background over the image! Thanks for joining us for the Color Throwdown!

  13. Ooooh! This is so pretty, Lauri! Thanks for explaining that technique. I can't wait to try it.

  14. I love the colors you used for this card. You are very talented.

  15. Absolutely stunning Laurie ... love the colours,love the technique and of course, love the card ....

  16. Lauri, what a gorgeous card. Love the colors and I love what you did with the decorative label punch at the bottom. brilliant. I have only used this stamp once and really need to get it out again, thanks for inspiring me
    p.s. we have loved having you as a part of our DT!

  17. Lauri, this is absolutely fabulous ~ LOVE the technique that you used on this card.....sharing this with my girls for sure...hope that is okay with you...thank you so much and have a wonderful day :-)


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