The Paper Players #473

We have a new challenge today at The Paper Players!  Anne Marie has chosen some great colors for a color challenge this week! The colors are Poppy Parade, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry and a neutral of your choice.  You do not have to use Stampin Up colors, just some variation of.  I converted the Stampin Up colors to Close To My Heart Candy Apple, Fern, Eggplant and Mink.

I inked up the stamp set from the Spruced Up Cardmaking Kit in Intense Black Ink.  Intense Black is my go to ink!  It works great for coloring with Copics and with using Gamsol on colored pencils.  I then colored my image with Copics. My bouquet of flowers is popped up with 3-D foam tape, as well as my sentiment banner. I first stamped my sentiment banner on white with Intense Black.  I decided I wanted it to "pop" more, so I colored in the banner with Copics as well. My card is based on the sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches-

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
G1196 Spruced Up Cardmaking Kit
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X5947 Mink Cardstock
Z4189 Intense Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Copics-R24, R27, V12, V15, G24, G43, T0, T1
Z4191 Silver Glitter Gems
Stitched Frame-Gina Marie Designs

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:
Fab 'n' Funky Challenges-No Designer Paper
Simon Says Stamp-Fun with Florals

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Beautiful, Allisa! The stitched panel is an awesome backdrop for these gorgeous flowers. I love the colored truly does "pop"!

  2. Gorgeous card with a beautiful image and great colouring, thanks for joining in our challenge at Fab’n’Funky.

    Pat xx

  3. Your vase of blooms is so pretty! I love the stitched frame..beautiful card!

  4. Lovely clean design, the vibrant colours on your beautifully coloured image are so striking - gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing with us at Fab'n' Funky this week.

  5. Allisa, this is so beautiful! The colors really pop on those fabulous florals and I especially love that whimsical stitched frame. You totally rocked the colors this week! Wow!

  6. This lovely vase of flowers is a perfect foil for this week's palette! Love how you colored them ALL!

  7. What a gorgeous bouquet Allisa, and your coloring is lovely! Brilliant choice to color the banner background red, it really does pop!

  8. Very pretty! Love the colors and that red sentiment banner. Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  9. That's a lovely bouquet. I love that you "framed" it with the stitching. And the colors are beautiful on the gray and white background. Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  10. Wow! Your red roses bouquet is such a delight. I love how it pops against the light grey background. Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  11. What a gorgeous bold bouquet Allisa - I love the red sentiment banner too, it really pops against the neutral base. The stitched border detail adds interest too. Lovely!

  12. Love the bouquet, Allisa and you used the colors beautifully. Agree with Joanne, the red banner really does pop. Fabulous card


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