Sunday, April 24, 2011

Paper Players Challenge #44-Lesley's Sketch Challenge

Happy Easter Sunday! 
Today at The Paper Players, we are kicking off a new weekly sketch challenge, hosted by the lovely Lesley. We hope you will give it a try and play along with us. Feel free to flip it, rotate it and/or change up the shapes. The important thing is to just have some FUN! 
For my card, I used one of my favorite color combos. If you have visited me before, you may have already heard about how much I love the color PINK! Haha! ;) At first, I stamped the main image on white card stock and it just didn't really "work" like I had planned. So, I snagged some striped DSP and tried again.
I also used a favorite stamp set (Apple Blossoms, Hostess, Level 2) for the main image. It's tough to see but the main flower and the sentiment were both heat embossed for some added shine. I added some layers to the flower with two of the flowers from the Boho Blossoms punch. What goes better with pink...then BLING? The pink, punched flower was heat embossed with Iridescent Ice embossing powder. Then, I broke out the trusty Basic Rhinestones to add a bit more flair. 
Here is how the finished inside of the card came out, with room for a personal message: 
Head on over to The Paper Players blog to see what the rest of the gals on the Design Team have whipped up this week. Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you enjoy your Easter Sunday, if you are celebrating the holiday. Please leave a comment to say hello before you leave. I always enjoy hearing from you. Have a great day!! :) 


Stampin' Up! Supply List: 
Stamps: Apple Blossoms (level 2 hostess) and Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Pretty in Pink DSP, Pretty in Pink, Basic Black and Whisper White card stock
Ink: Basic Black Craft ink and Versamark (for the punched, pink flower)
Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder, Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, Basic Rhinestones, Basic Black 5/8" Satin ribbon, Boho Blossoms punch, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch, Circle from Itty Bitty Punch pack (inside), Curly Label punch, Scallop Trim Border punch (inside) and Stampin' Dimensionals 

25 comments:

  1. Wowza, this is a stunner! Love it! Congrats on your A La Monkey card winner too! Have a great Easter!

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  2. I love Pink and Black as much as Pink and Brown combo. I haven't used this stamp set yet, thanks for the inspiration, now I'll get mine out and play also. Just love this card. TFS
    Debbie

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  3. Fabulous AM! Love the pink bling! The ribbon punch looks perfect!
    Hugs,
    Lesley

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  4. A beauty of a card! Love that pink and black together and what a great sketch!
    Lynn

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  5. This is so cute! I love black & pink, it's my favorite color combo!

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  6. Just gorgeos inside and out. I am fan of those colors too!!! Happy Easter. Hugs,

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  7. FABULOUS !! Love the pink and black togehter.

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  8. I love the pink and black, great color combo! This is such a great card and the flower just pops with the black. A really fun sketch.

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  9. I love this pink and black beauty, Anne Maria!! What wonderful work!

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  10. Oh yes, Anne Marie, I can see that this is your fav color combo! Gorgeous! Your embossed flower with the layers added is so pretty!

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  11. I love this!! You can't go wrong with pink and black. :)
    www.carriesscrapyard.com

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  12. Beautiful color scheme and card Anne Marie! Very elegant.

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  13. A perfectly designed Anne Marie card! How clever of you to make your own handmade pink glimmer paper! Fabulous! Love the inside as msuch as the outside! ((hugs))

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  14. Hi Anne Marie.. Beautiful, beautiful. Love it! My daughter almost wanted to crawl in the computer and touch your card.. Oh.. she said.. Anne made a princess card :) Yip, she follows your blog and creations with me.. and she's only 4. :)

    Inky hugs, Pauline

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  15. This card is absolutely beautiful! I love pink and black together and this by far is one of my favorites. I will be casing this as it is just too gorgeous.

    Robbie

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  16. This is stunning Anne Marie. The colors are so dramatic! And the bits of bling you've added are terrific!

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  17. Precious card, such an elegant beauty! TFS :)

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  18. Beautiful, Anne Marie! I love the color combination. Very elegant!

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  19. You are the queen of pink and black, Anne!!! This card is amazingly stunning!!! Wow... it's sooooo elegant. And you are right, those flowers are fantastic. It looks even better with that touch of Iridescent Ice powder. Fabulous touch!

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  20. Beautiful. Pink and black are perfect together.

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  21. Oh wow! this is gorgeous. Love the pink and black. Super design and I just love what you did with the sketch!

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  22. Wow! I LOVE this card, colors, layout....everything gf!!! Your work is truly awesome & TSMFS!!!!!!

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  23. Check out this awesome color combo! I am lovin' it! Beautiful design too.

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  24. Oh my gosh!! I could just keep commenting on every post...I am so happy to have found your blog - so inspiring!! LOVE this card and the color combo. I have this set, so I see a CASE in my future. ;)

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Have a great day! :)
Anne Marie