PP259: A Sketch Challenge

When I saw this new challenge of the Paper Players, I immediately thought about using the Jute ribbon for the banner.

And then, looking at my stamp shelves, I picked up a new stamp set, Lighthearted Leaves. I thought these stamps would go well with the Jute ribbon.
I colored the leaves with markers, and cut them out. (I should get a coordinating die set!)
Now I looked for a sentiment stamp which would match the banner and the leaves. After trying out a few stamps, I liked the "Believe" stamp best which comes with the leaf stamps. It's perfect for this card in terms of the size and the font. I chose the Pewter embossing powder because it looked most similar to the color of Sahara Sand cardstock and Jute ribbon on black.
Finally, I added a few black pearls to balance the weight of the banner.

Stamp: Lighthearted Leaves
Paper: Sahara Sand, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Memento (tuxedo black), VersaMark, SU Markers (Bermuda Bay, Garden Green, Wild Wasabi, Coastal Cabana, Strawberry Slush, Pistachio Pudding, Sahara Sand)
Accessories:White 1-1/4 Jute Ribbon, Embossing Powder (pewter), Black Pearl Embellishment, Dimentionals


stampwithamyk said...

So pretty! I love the colors that you used and your embossing looks fantastic! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players, hope to see you again soon!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Thanks so much, Amy! Actually, I tried coloring leaves couple of times until I got these. Always trial and error. :-P

stampwithsandy said...

Wow, I love those leaves and the colors you used! Fabulous take on the sketch. Thanks so much for joining us this week at The Paper Players!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Thank you for your sweet comment, Sandy! This will be one of my favorite nature-theme stamp sets. :-)

Joanne James said...

Love those pretty coloured leaves against the black background. Clever use of the jute ribbon too - a super card! Thanks for playing along with my sketch challenge over at The Paper Players this week!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Thanks for your sweetness, Joanne! I love white background in general, but this time, I thought black was more effective against those colors, and the jute ribbon.

Deb said...

Gorgeous card. Love the black background with the colorful leaves.

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Papercraft Boutique said...

Thanks so much, Deb! The black brings out the other colors vividly doesn't it?