March 13, 2011

Paper Players Color Challenge # 38

I loved the colors for this challenge so I thought I would give it a try. I don't often use light pinks but this was fun. The bird was first stamped in versamark, then Early espresso. I used clear embossing powder to emboss.. The Flower was made with die cuts from the Birds & Blooms Sizzlet. I thought the focal point needed to be grounded so I colored the small border with Early Espresso Marker. This card was fund to create. I will wait until I gift it to add a sentiment

Ink: Early Espresso, Blushing Bride
Stamps: Notably Ornate, En Francais
Cardstock: Blushing Bride, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Baja Breeze seam binding ribbon, Baja Breeze marker, blushing bride marker, Birds & Blooms sizzle, pearl accent

Rubber Inkspiration Tips:
  • Stamp off once when using darkink on lighter cardstock for a softer look.
  • Use a large rounded stylus or something similar, to rub flowers in a circular motion to break up paper fibers and curl the flowers up.
  • Ink flower petals before distressing.
  • Use small tip of marker to add color here & there for and "antiqued" look rather than coloring in solid.


  1. Lovely creation Wanda! The en Francais background is perfect for the mood of this card and I love the beautiful bird and flower! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players this week!

  2. Beautiful, Wanda! I love how the ornate frame was stamped onto the Top Note. The flower is gorgeous! Thanks for playing at The Paper Players!

  3. Thanks for your comment Sarah. I am now following you.

  4. Wow Wanda! Thia card is stunning, I love the vintage feel and the way you used the Top Note Die on this card!

  5. Great! You used the Top Note die too. I love how you tied the bow on both angles. Great idea.

    Thank you for playing with us!

    xo, Marian Garcia (Studio M)
    The Paper Players March 2011 Guest Designer

  6. So pretty, Wanda! This is a beautiful set of images! Thanks for playing with PP this week!

  7. Wanda, this is so pretty! I really like how you used the top mote with the frame stamp. All of your elements just work so perfectly together, too. Very pretty! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players this week! :)

  8. stunning card Wanda, love your sweet and elegant little bird!