Monday, May 16, 2016

Hand Stamped Sentiments Color Challenge Meets Paper Craft Crew Theme Challenge: Everything Eleanor

Good morning!  What a fantabulous weekend!  The sun finally came out and Aidan was able to get his baseball game in before it started raining and then a relaxing Sunday with some great ladies at stamp class.    This morning I decided to do a mix and combined the Hand Stamped Sentiments Color Challenge with the Paper Craft Crew theme challenge Craft Crew theme challenge for this pretty card that continues my ongoing showcase of retiring items.  These colors were perfect for the flower theme so it really seemed like the perfect combination and I decided to use the Everything Eleanor stamp set (retiring) that hasn’t had any love for awhile.

I started with Pool Party cardstock for the cardbase and then added a layer of Whisper White Cardstock.  On this piece I used the large swirly image from Everything Eleanor and Calypso Coral ink for a great base for the flowers before adding a piece of Smoky Slate Designer Series Paper from the Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack (so glad these patterns are sticking around!!)  Next I had a little strip of White Corrugated cardstock (retiring) from a class project sitting on my desk so I inked up using a sponge Dauber and Calypso Coral ink and attached it along with a piece of Pool Party Glitter Ribbon (retiring and awesome!!) around the center of the cardfront.


Next I stamped the scalloped circle label image from the same stamp set using Pool Party Ink and Whisper White cardstock and punched it out using the 2 3/8” Scallop Circle Punch (retiring) and then was able to stamp the greeting from the A Whole Lot of Lovely Hostess Stamp set (retiring) using Stampin’ Write Markers to ink the image and able to get a great alignment on the stamp the first time (whoo hoo, doesn’t always happen!!) and attached this piece to the cardfront with dimensionals.  


For the final flowery touches I stamped and small and large flower images from Everything Eleanor and hand cut them out with Paper Snips.   I added a Pool Party Enamel Dot from the It’s Your Party Enamel Dots (retiring) to the center of the Calypso Coral flower and attached with a dimensional.  Tiny pearls were added to the center of the large Pool Party flower for all the little filaments.  After attaching the flowers to the cardfront I gently folded the petals up to add some dimension to the card.  

The soft and pretty colors really work with the flowers and Smoky Slate is a great neutral color to let the softer colors shine.  I love these stamp sets and am sad to see them go (but great things are coming) and this saying is perfect to send someone just to let them know you’re thinking of them.  Just another reminder to make sure to order your retiring favorites soon so you don’t miss out if they sell out!


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  1. Hi Diana, you are the second person I've seen to have used this color challenge with our sketch challenge this week and it totally rocks! I'm going to have to use this color combo too. It's serene yet somehow bright at the same time, and beautiful of course! Thanks for joining us at the Paper Craft Crew! xo Crystal

  2. Hi Diana, I love this card and how you used the Everything Eleanor Stamp Set along with the color challenge. Gorgeous details. Thanks for playing along with the Paper Craft Crew. ~Pam, DT

  3. Very cute card Diana! Love how you used our colors. Hope to see you play with us again! Thanks for joining us at HSS.


  4. Congratulations Diana!

    You have been selected as a Hand Stamped Sentiments Artist Pick for your design in our Color Challenge! You have earned the HSS Artist Pick Badge to display on your blog.

    Please contact me for the html for your badge of grab it from our blog site post.

    Thank you for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week!

    Come play again!
    HSS Design Team

  5. I'll repeat what everyone else said - great colour combination to work with this sketch! I'm really going to miss Everything Eleanor; I'm glad to see you show it off in your card, Diana. Thanks for joining our challenge at the Paper Craft Crew. ~Deborah

  6. Diana, great card! I like how you used the smokey slate paper with the card. The writing adds interest and makes the card really pop. Two great challenges :) Thanks for playing with the Paper Craft Crew - Rina


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