The Paper Players #506

Happy Sunday!  Time for a new challenge at The Paper Players!  Ann is hosting a Tic Tac Toe Challenge this week.  I was so close to using every option on the grid, but couldn't pull off adding ribbon to my project!  You only need to pick one row to play along!


September is quickly approaching, and with it comes TWO new catalogs by Close To My Heart. My card features some of the great new products as well as some old favorites.  My stamps are from the Bloom with Grace Collection.  This super fun collection features a variety of sunflower images.  Here  is a look at the set with coordinating Thin Cuts.

The set pairs perfectly with the gorgeous new Wood Grain paper pack.  I see many packs of this paper in my future!  Wood Grain is right up there with my love of all things burlap!

My card is based on the sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  I used my cluster of flowers as stand in for the trio of shapes in the sketch.

To create my card, I started with a stitched rectangle panel from the Stitched Rectangle Thin Cuts.  I applied a wash of Canary ink with the help from the Strokes of an Artist stamp set.  This stamp set is retiring in just a few short days and is available while supplies last!  I applied my sentiment with Espresso pigment ink and clear embossed. My sunflower image was inked in Intense Black ink and colored with Copics.  I die cut the stamped image with the coordinating Thin Cut die and attached a few loops of metallic thread.  I mounted the image with 3-D foam tape and added in a few gold sequins. I matted my panel and card with the new Scarlet cardstock.  This deep red will be perfect for your fall creations.  

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
Z3770 Bloom with Grace Cardmaking Stamp Set w/ Thin Cuts (available 9/1/20)
D1887 Strokes of an Artist Stamp Set
X8017 Wood Grain Paper Packet (available 9/1/20)
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X6049 Scarlet Cardstock (available 9/1/20)
Z4189 Intense Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2843 Canary Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z8003 Espresso Exclusive Inks Pigment Pad
Z2088 Clear Embossing Powder
Copic Markers
Metallic Thread-Unknown
Z4235 Gold Loose Sequins
Z4260 Stitched Rectangle Frames Thin Cuts

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp-Anything Goes

Check out the other Paper Players Design Team member creations for more inspiration:

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Be sure to check out my online store on September 1, to see all of the great new Close To My Heart products!

9 comments

  1. I love the country feel of this card. Marrying the wood background with that image is GENIUS!!! Great take on the Mood Board, thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Double D Challenge. Hope we see you back again soon!!
    Judy~ DD DT
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  2. What a beautiful thank you card, Allisa! I love that bouquet of sunflowers and the woodgrain paper background!

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  3. I love the rugged wood paper behind that great bouquet. The bright yellow with the sentiment really makes it pop! Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

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  4. Gorgeous Allisa! Your autumn flower bouquet is lovely and I love the pop of yellow from the watercolour and the contrast with the woodgrain. The red borders work really well too. A great card!

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  5. I just love this!! That paper is so awesome!

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  6. What a gorgeous card! The contrast of the timber and watercolor wash panel is so striking and those flowers are beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

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  7. I just love the wood grained paper and the beautiful flower bouquet. The antlers give it such a rustic feeling! Have a great weekend!

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  8. Oh my gosh, Allisa! I love the flowers with the antlers against the wood grain paper. It's so striking! What a wonderful job combining challenges!

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  9. Absolutely gorgeous, Allisa! Love the bold colors against the rustic background. Wow!

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