Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Gently Falling with FM249 & PP195

Good morning!  Boy was it hot yesterday!  I love it though, much better than the cold, cold weather we've been having.  I'm happy to have some warm and sunny days.  Todays project card is for the color challenge at The Paper Players and the themed challenge at The Friday Mashup.  I had so much fun with both challenges and am happy that they worked out great together.

So for the colors the challenged called for calypso coral, so saffron and pear pizzazz.  The themed challenge was to use stencils and to mash it up, use a retiring stamp set.  Since I knew that I wanted to create a Father's Day card, I wanted to use the Gently Falling stamp set.  This has been one of my very favorite sets.  I have used it for so many projects and am very sad to see it go.  I stamped the leaves in the three colors, and stamped the outline with early espresso.  The paper doily has also been inked up in early espresso.  For the stenciling part of the challenge, I used the polka dot stencil from the banner kit and sponged in so saffron.  I love how I can recycle and reuse these stencils for other types of projects other than for the banners.  I added a strip of burlap and topped it off with a wooden button, tied with gold bakers twine.

For the inside, I used the same stencil and sponged in so saffron again.  I placed it on my cardstock so that the cut out circle was in the lower corner.  This is then where I stamped my sentiment, leaving room for my added hand written message.
Supplies Used
Cardstock ~ very vanilla, early espresso, so saffron
Ink ~ early espresso, so saffron, pear pizzazz, calypso coral
Stamp sets ~ gently falling, lots of thanks, teeny tiny wishes
Misc. ~ polka dot stencil, wooden natural buttons, gold bakers twine, lacey trim, paper doilies, burlap ribbon
Thanks again for stopping by to take a peek at my projects.  I hope you have enjoyed.  Don't forget to leave some "love", and check back tomorrow to see what I've been up to in the craft room!


Lisa said...

This is beautiful! I really think the use of the Early Espresso gives the card a wonderfully masculine feel and highlights the So Saffron stenciled background beautifully.

Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Friday Mashup!

Cindy Brumbaugh said...

So pretty, Cynthia! Love the doily and the button/ribbon embellishment. All around beautiful card! The inside is fabulous! TFS with the Friday Mashup this week:)

LeAnne said...

Nice Father's Day can never go wrong with a nature theme for dads! Thanks for sharing this with us this week at the Paper Players, Cynthia!

jaydee said...

Fabulous Father's Day card and a great way to combine both challenges. So glad you joine dthe Paper Players this week