Sunday, February 5, 2012

Loving Thoughts for The Paper Players

It's Sunday...and time to play with The Paper Players! The lovely Nance Leedy has a theme challenge for us this week.  Just use a floral image on your card! I decided to meet this criteria by using the beautiful floral pattern from the Attic Boutique Designer Series Paper Collection, as well as by using the Apothecary Art stamp set.  I hope you enjoy today's delightfully feminine and romantic card!


The Stampin' Schach Design Tips: Feminine and Romantic
  • Patterns!  One way to create an air of  femininity is through the pattern papers you select. This romantic Floral design from Attic Boutique is a perfect choice for a romantic, feminine look!
  • Pearls! Nothing says "Girls" better than "Pearls"!  I could not resist mimicking the Doily pattern of this designer paper by adding three different sizes of Basic Pearls.
 
  • Dazzle! Dazzling Details add soft sparkle to the centers of the flowers in this Apothecary Art label.  (Tip:  For even more sparkle, dust with Dazzling Diamonds while still wet!) To get the narrow border around the label, I paper snipped around the stamped image, and then adhered it upon the Framelits label which is the same size as the original stamped image.
  •  Blossoms! Poppy Parade blossoms were snipped from a second Apothecary Art image and used to accent the sentiment.  I used the Simply Scored tool to form creases at each end of the sentiment, which I then folded to form an elevated banner.

I hope you enjoyed today's card.  Don't forget, I will be selecting one of you to be it's new owner.  As always, your comments are important to me, and I do appreciate each and every one of them.  Of course, I am always available to answer any questions you may have about the cards that I create and the techniques that I use.  I am only an email away! Until next time...



Stamp Sets:  Rue Des Fleurs (W 125485, C 125487), Apothecary Art (W 125525, C 125527), Loving Thoughts (W 125843, C 125845); Inks: Island Indigo (122937), Soft Suede (115657), Poppy Parade (119782), Pool Party (122938), Daffodil Delight (119667), Always Artichoke (105219);  Stampin' Write Markers: Blushing Bride (119801---2010 - 2012 In Color Set), Poppy Parade (119801---2010 - 2012 In Color Set);  Designer Series Paper:  Attic Boutique (125407); Card Stock:  Whisper White (100730), Soft Suede (115318); Tools:  Big Shot (113439), Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die (120893), Labels Collection Framelits (125598), Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch (122464), Paper Snips (103579), Sponge Dauber (102892), Blender Pen (102845); Glitz and Glam:  Dazzling Details (124117), Dazzling Diamonds (102023), Basic Pearls (119247)

49 comments:

B : ) said...

Zowie!

Vonnie said...

Wow look at all those pearls! Such a pretty card Ann. You always know how to use the DP to the most.

Kathi said...

What a beautiful, romantic card! I love the pretty colors, all the pearls, and how you added the little flowers to the banner! What an honor it would be to win this beauty!

Barb said...

Gorgeous! Love all the pearls and the snipped out label. Another masterpiece!!!

Carol said...

Oh yes! It is a real beauty! I love how you cut out some extra flowers to put on top of the sentiment banner. Very pretty and very feminine! I would love to win this one!

Leslie Swearinger said...

Breath-taking! Details upon details and then the glitz and glam - how do you do this time after time?! I love the 3D effect that all those extra snips and folds give this card. I should be so lucky as to receive this inspiring treasure!

irishgalkelly said...

Hi Ann! Beautiful card! I really love how you did the label edge, the banner with scoring, and snipped the extra blossoms to add. Just a fantastic focal point with bright, cheery colors and pearls. Gorgeous!

Judy Jackson said...

Ann -- this is flat out gorgoeus! All of the details make it a super special card!

Linda Callahan said...

It's raining pearls! That umbrella is such a beauty - love it with all of your flowers! Love the old fashioned elegance you've created!

Patti said...

Stunning. So many details and pearls, pearls, pearls. As always, it all works so well together.

Mitzi Luttrull said...

You have such a good eye for putting things together. I see this umbrella used in many places and it works well on your card. This is beautiful.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

this is so beautiful! LOVE the pearls you arranged on the dp and the colors and omgosh, I just love it all.

Karen said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love the paper, pearls & coloring.
So glad I bought this set. TFS Ann!

RaeDeen said...

WOW! What a beauty!! Pearls galore. I really like your banner and I'm going to have to try that out. I don't have the Rue Des Fleurs stamp set and wasn't planning on getting it until now. Love what you have done with the umbrella here!

Colleen said...

Gorgeous card and great use of them pearls

Kathy in AZ said...

What a pretty card, Ann! You have done it once again! Kathy in AZ

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

Ann OMG this is STUNNING! LOVE the DSP... wow! I love how the umbrella is 3D and looking at the raining pearls! Fantastic. Love the beautiful colors and layout with sentiment popped up on top of the labels. Just beautiful! Anyone would LOVE to win gorgeousness. Hugs

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely card Ann. The colors and images are so pretty! I am waiting on that set and the dies! The pearls looks fabulous like that. :o)

Christyne - Stampin' UP!® Demonstrator said...

Oh my goodness! Look at all those pearls! STUNNING!

Anonymous said...

What details! I think I like the banner the best with the little flowers attached as well as the way it is creased so it pops up a bit. Fun!

Chris R. from Iowa

Dale Morin said...

Lots of pearls on this one! Beautiful card as usual.

lisa808 said...

The paper, colors, pearls, popped up flowers & umbrella--WOWZER!!! Gorgeous and girlie! Love it!!!

Jamie Adcock said...

Oh my goodness! There are no words. This card is amazing.

LeAnne said...

Those pearls & glitter just pushed me over the edge!! Such a lovely floral creation!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Well, THIS is just stunning! Love the umbrella!!

KathyH said...

So very feminine! I love this stamp set. Love the small flowers added by the banner. Nice work, as always, Ann!

BettyAnn Arrasmith said...

Beautiful as always! The pearls always get me, but the details that you include. I would not have thought to include the umbrella and it adds so much! Thank you for sharing your talent!
BettyAnn

Carol Lucas said...

This is just beautiful, Ann: you've outdone yourself again!

Debbie Henderson said...

Eek, I would feel so guilty using all those pearls!Very vintage-y card and great paper snipping! Yes, very feminine!

Lesley said...

What a delightful card Ann! I love the spray of pearls and the addition of the umbrella...so cute!

Patrice H said...

Wow, I thought you could never create anything better than perfection... Well there goes that theory! This card is beyond perfection my friend! Stunning is such an inadequate word!

Dawn said...

Wow! This is gorgeous. I love the pearls on the doily DSP and the fussy cut flowers on the label. All the elements add up to beautiful!

Karen said...

Beautiful Ann. The stamp sets, paper and embellishments all fit your style. Love the little flowers on the banner.

Jan Cote said...

The colors are beautiful. All the details are super. I really appreciate the close-up shots and the information you give. You are so generous with pearls! What a great example you are for many of us. Thank you, again.

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

WOW! Yes, this is a very feminine card using the flowers and all those pearls!!! Beautiful! The little umbrella is such a great touch too!

Stephanie said...

The umbrella is so sweet and looks fabulous as an accent to that gorgeous Apothacary Art label. Love the extra flowers with the sparkly centers as well. Beautiful!

Nancy E said...

Stunning! The details are incredible. I especially like the pearls and the floral paper.

thestampinglady said...

Such a beautiful card and spectacular just as I thought. Love the addition of the umbrella and of course the pearls add such a romantic feel to the card. Dar

Nance Leedy said...

What a lovely card Ann! The colors are gorgeous and I love how you've fussy-cut some extra flowers to frame the sentiment banner. They add so much dimension and interest to the focal piece! And all the pearls are to die for, my friend! Lovely!

maryr917 said...

this card is femininity to the max Ann-love love love this new paper-the umbrella and pearls are such perfect additions to a beautiful card

Swaantje said...

Hello Ann,
your card is so wonderful, very romantic!!

Greetings
Swaani

Sue L. said...

Beautiful! Love the pearls!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Somebody get ME an umbrella...because it's raining pearls over here!! Whoo-whee!! Ann, once again you rocked it! I didn't give that Rue Des Fleurs set a second look because I couldn't picture using it. This changes everything. Your card needs to be in the mini...they would sell-out of that set. Just gorgeous! :)

Aileen said...

Beautiful card, Ann. Love all the feminine touches. x

Angie K. said...

Gorgeous!! You must go through a pack of pearls in a week! Beautiful, beautiful card!

jaydee said...

Ann your card has the look of porcelain and old lace. Absolutely fabulous. I love the fact that you captured the different size pearls with the lacy doily background. Fabulous job
Have a wonderful week
Hugs
Jaydee

Patti MacLeith said...

Ann, this is simply beautiful ! Elegant ! Feminine ! I love it!!

Vicky Hayes said...

The detail on this is staggering Ann - it's just wonderful!

Colleen Dietrich said...

So pretty! Love the umbrella and flowers together. And of course, the generous helping of pearls is a clincher for me. ;)