This week at The Paper Players we are having a Theme challenge and the incredibly talented Nance is our hostess. The theme this week is Celebrating Mothers. I think this challenge is a great one as Mother's Day is only a week away but also it is the perfect opportunity to celebrate and reconize any important woman in your life that has helped to influence and support you.
I decided to create a card for my grandmother. I am so fortunate to still have her in my life and she will be celebrating her 90th birthday in July! She is an incredibly strong amazing woman and I love her very much. Using flowers for this card was an obvious choice and so was using some of my favourite retiring colours and accessories. I chose a colour combination of Peach Parfait (retiring), Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi and a small touch of Concord Crush (retiring) for the sentiments. The base of the card is Natural Ivory, then I added a large piece of Wild Wasabi Textured card stock (all textured card stock will retire at the end of May!) that had been embossed with the Elegant Lines Impressions Folder.
The flowers were created using the set Mixed Bunched and the matching Blossoms Punch (both will be carrying over the the new Catalogue come June 1st-YAY!) I stamped the image 3 times on Very Vanilla card stock; once with Daffodil Delight, once with Peach Parfait and for the third I used both colours and used the Rock and Roll techique. I know I have said time and time again that I LOVE ribbon, but I truly am obsessed with the gorgeous Wide Striped Grosgrain and sadly all colours in this style of ribbon will be gone too:( So for this card I decided to use a big piece of the Wild Wasabi and tie a giant bow. For an extra pop of contrast I also added a scalloped piece of Peach Parfait that was die cut and embossed using the Adorning Accents Edgelit and Impressions Folder. As a finishing touch I stamped the word "grandma " from Family Reunion and added a tiny die cut butterfly.
We hope you can join us this week at The Paper Players and please be sure to check out what the amazingly talented Design Team have come up with!
The Paper Players Design Team
Have a great day,