The Paper Players #490

Claire is hosting a color challenge this week at The Paper Players!  My card totally took a different turn that what I intended!  My original plan was for a one layer Mother's Day you can tell we are far from that!  All was well...only needed to add my sentiment directly to the panel.  Since it was basically an all white card, I cleaned the Misti prior to adhering my stamp.  I wanted to make sure I did not end up with a stray ink mark.  (Insert drumroll here....) No worries about stray ink marks....but it appears the Misti was not totally dry and my sentiment totally moved! I was bummed, but just decided to change gears!  I still loved my tulip, so I die cut the image with a stitched rectangle die and added an extra layer to my card. A sympathy card just seemed more fitting, as I was so bummed about my mishap!  Here are the colors for you to play along with-

To create my card, I inked my tulip in black pigment ink and heat embossed in clear.  I added in color with Kuretake watercolors.  Considering my sentiment mishap....I did not want to end up losing my tulip over my haphazard I went with a more controlled splatter by using Nuvo Crystal Drops. My sentiment was stamped in Versamark and heat embossed in white.

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
D1925 A Million Little Things Stamp Set
D1919 With Heartfelt Sympathy Stamp Set
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X6047 Black Cardstock
Distress Watercolor Paper-Ranger
Z8000 Black Exclusive Inks Pigment Pad
Z891 Versamark Ink Pad 
Nuvo Crystal Drops
Z2088 Clear Embossing Powder
Z2068 White Embossing Powder
Kuretake Watercolors
Z4260 Stitched Rectangle Frames Thin Cuts
Stitched Rectangle Die-Simon Says Stamp
Z3528 Truly Blessed-Banner Die-Retired

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:
Addicted to CAS-Code Word Flower
CAS on Friday-Use Your Favorite Flower Stamps
Simply Create Too-Use Flowers

Check out the other Paper Players Design Team member creations for more inspiration:
The Paper Players Design Team
Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. Happy Mother's Day! This card is so gorgeous! Isn't it funny, how mistakes can turn out so wonderful! I love the watercolored background to showcase your single tulip! CAS perfection! I hope you have a great week and thank you for making my colors shine!

  2. Clean and stunning, Allisa! Your coloring is beautiful. I love the Nuvo Crystal splatters...what perfect accents!

  3. Such a gorgeous card! Thanks for playing along at CAS on Friday Challenges! Crafty hugs Linda

  4. Stunning! Simple and perfectly colored and juts wonderful! Wow! :)

  5. Allisa, you are so right about cards with so much white... the slightest blot of anything shows up! You rescued your fabulous image though and I love the layering of white on white. Gorgeous card

  6. Such a beautiful tulip, it would have been a shame to toss it. It's wonderful you came up with plan B to make this gorgeous sympathy card, Allisa!

  7. Beautiful!! Love your pretty bloom!

  8. I love tulips, so I love your card ;-) Thank you for joining us at CAS on Friday!

  9. Oh dang, don't you hate it when Misti mishaps occur? But you recovered nicely, you would never know this started out differently! I love your floral, and the bold statement works perfectly, especially with the stitched diecuts!

  10. Beautiful floral card, love it especially the background and die cut! Thanks for sharing at ATCAS!

  11. Don't you just hate it when that happens?! So glad you managed not only to rescue your beautiful tulip Allisa but managed to create something wonderful too. Gorgeous!


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