Paper Players 59 and CCMC162

Sunday, August 14, 2011

This two weeks in a row that I managed to finish a card for the Paper Players challenge on the day of the challenge.  This week they've cooked up a bit of a monochromatic challenge for us.

Pink!  How sweet!  I adore Rose Red - it's one of my favorites.  Then I found a sketch challenge over at Create With Connie and Mary.  I've never participated in one of their challenges, so I thought it was high time that I did!
I love circles, so I was definitely on board with this fun sketch.  Here's what I came up with:

With this card I did something I almost never do.  I added some bulk in the form of that pleated flower, which pretty much ensures that this card is not getting mailed to anyone in a regular envelope!  To make the flower I used a Sizzix die called Mini Paper Rosettes.  When I first saw the die in the store I just had to have it!  And it's so easy to cut these flowers out all pre-scored rather than scoring your own paper.  I bought it with the intention of using the flowers for gift bags and favors, but I couldn't resist trying it out for this card.

Well today dawned rather dull and cloudy, so I took the opportunity to continue the deep cleaning of my house that I started last week.  This morning I focused on the cellar with the intention of vacuuming up every last spider I could find.  I think I was successful, but those creepy crawlies always manage to find their way back.  Funny how I like my Halloween crafts to be full of spiders, but I like my cellar to have none!

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18 Responses to “Paper Players 59 and CCMC162”

Lauri said...

How pretty to combine the colors with that great sketch! Love how you used the buttons with the rosette! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players on this rainy new england day!

Deb said...

This is just beautiful! Love the colors! the the paper flower is perfect! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Renée said...

that paper flower is a fab touch! Thanks for playing with us at CCMC!

Marisa said...

LOVE how you used the sketch and your medallion flower is fabulous!

Sandra Azzopardi said...

Beautiful card, Jen! I love the pleated flower and buttons. Thanks for playing along with the Paper Players this week!

Vicky Hayes said...

What a gorgeous pink creation! I am definitely with you on the spider front Jen!

Connie Babbert said...

lol...Mary is always torturing me with sketches of circles. Glad you like them! I love your card...the flower, buttons and layers of circles...great take on the sketch! Thanks for playing along with us on Create with Connie and Mary!

Linda Callahan said...

I love the rosette! Very pretty card!

Lisa said...

Mary loves circles...I am circle challenged, but you have done a great job here! Love the fan folded medallion. v

Always Playing with Paper said...

Awesome...you rocked that sketch, the fan flower is perfect!

LeAnne said...

Love the CAS look of this---and LOVE the rickrack! Such a fun touch!

Carrie Gaskin said...

AMAZING on both challenge fronts, Jen. I love your clean and crisp design and the rosette is to die for! Thank you so much for playing at CCMC and The Paper Players this week.

Nance said...

Wow! You played with two of my favorite challenges!! Love your pinkalicious card and this is a lovely clean take on the CCMC sketch! Gorgeous fan flower! So glad you could join us both at The Paper Players AND CCMC!

Debbie Henderson said...

Great job with both challenges. The card will be well worth the extra postage...it's beautiful! Thanks for playing at Create with Connie & Mary!

Mary Brown said...

Your little medallion on that is soooo cute! I like how you used the greeting as the focal image...that's my favorite way to go too! Thanks for joining us this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Anne Marie said...

Such a fabulous pink creation, Jen! Love that flower and how cool that the die already scores the lines. (...just added to my "musy have" list!) Hope the deep cleaning is going well. Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players this week! :)

jaydee said...

Jen,
I always love deep cleaning - there is real satisfaction when it's finished!

I love this card. I think you rocked both challenges. The rick rack with the flower is just a perfect choice. All those angles with the circular elements provide terrific contrast. Another gorgeous card

So glad you joined us at the Paper Players again this week
hugs
jaydee

Ann Schach said...

Fabulous job with both challenges, Jen! I love the rosette flower! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!