Sunday, December 12, 2010

Paper Players #28

Christmas is so close and Paper Players has one more challenge for you this year and I am so thrilled that I was asked to join them once again!
Since this is such a busy time of year, this week's challenge is an easy one! It is “Your Favourite Colour Combination”. Simply choose a favourite colour combination for a specific type of card. For example…you might love Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler for Christmas Cards. Or you might like Navy and White for a sympathy card. The sky is the limit! All we ask is that you share a new creation.

I chose to do a Valentines card seeing it is our next special day of giving and remembering loved ones that comes after Christmas. Valentines is another time when people choose to use a lot of red. I am not really a red person as I have mentioned many times before but I have fallen in love with the colour Cherry Cobbler. It is so very rich! Last year I discovered how lovely red and brown look but with Cherry Cobbler it needs black instead of brown which is a colour that is perfect for men and elegant for woman. And of course Very Vanilla. It is not much of a bold or exciting colour but I love how it just softens things up. So my colour combo for you today is...Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black and Very Vanilla...for a Valentines card!

I started off with some dsp from Newsprint. I perfectly matches my sentiment from the set Word Play. The next layer is a Scallop Circle which I used the Lots Of Love Letterpress Plate on. They suggest using craft ink on the plate but I went outside the box and Versa Marked it and then Clear Embossed it. Love how that turned out.

Then I have a Scallop Envelope which I cut out in Vellum and dressed up the top edge with some Silver Glass Glitter. It is stuffed with a few Scallop Heart of Hearts Embosslit Die Cuts and topped with the sentiment which I Black Embossed.

I used some of my favourite ribbon, the 1 1/4" Striped Ribbon, and then a touch of Rhinestones to fill a small spot on the bottom left corner.

Now head on over to Paper Players to see what the amazing Design Team has to share with you. You won't be disappointed!


Ann Schach

This is absolutely fabulous! I love the colors, and the bow is simply gorgeous! So many wonderful details!

Anne Marie

Marlene, this is beautiful! I love how you combined the sentiment with the DSP...absolutely perfect! The glittered envelope is awesome and that bow?! Wowzers! Such a rich and elegant Valentine! :)


So rich and luxurious! I adore your vellum envelope embossed with the perfect sentiment and accented with the glass glitter--a FAB touch. And the bow...OMG...gorgeous!

Diane - Rubber 'n Rafters

Marlene this card is FABULOUS. Love your color choices and the vellum envelope is perfect! I have that die but never used it in vellum....until now!

DAWN Braun

Love the rich colors of your card and the world stamp with the DSP is just fabulous!!

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