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8/23/2015

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

8 comments:

  1. 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!

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

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  2. 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!

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

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  3. 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!

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    1. 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.

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

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

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