Watercolor Wings Finds a Wondrous Wreath

pp251Hello, Stampers! The CAS summer treat cards that you all submitted last week were all good enough to eat! I think I put on 10 lb just looking at them! If you haven’t checked them all out, I hope you will today. Summer is just starting so you have plenty of time and ideas to get you going. Today’s challenge is a sketch and hosted by the talented Nance this week. Before I go on to show my card, I just wanted to say how sad this day is for me, because it is my last week as a guest designer for the Paper Players. Being here has really stretched my creativity that I would never have had before. I love this wonderful team of designers, especially since they are all uniquely talented. I have benefited from each and every one. I hope they don’t mind if I continue to play along from time to time.

OK, ok, enough of that, let’s get on with my card!

Wondrous Wreath, Watercolor Wings

  • This is a classic A2 card. When I looked at the sketch, my first decision was what to use for the circle. There were many ways to go with that, of course, but I love  Wondrous Wreath. I find it to be very versatile and definitely not just for holidays. My first instinct was to make it green, but it was just too bright and I wanted it to be more subtle so I went with Crumb Cake instead.
  • Watercolor Wings is going to be the one stamp set (with coordinating dies) that you will want in your collection as soon as possible. If you order the bundle, you will save 15%! Staying with the color scheme, using So Saffron, Crushed Curry, and Crumb Cake, this butterfly went together so quickly because the stamps are photopolymer. I stamped the antennae and butterfly body with Soft Suede. You really can’t do it wrong when using this stamp set. Wondrous Wreath, Watercolor Wings, Fun Flower Punch
  • The flower was so much fun to make with the Cherry on Top Cotton Paper. I punched three layers with the Fun Flower Punch, then scrunched and curled the petals with the bone folder. That paper is the BEST for flowers of all sorts!


I hope you’ll stop by and check out the rest of the Design Team inspiration over at The Paper Players.  We would love for you to join us before the challenge closes on Friday, July 3rd at Noon (PDT).

The Paper Players Design Team

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  1. Gorgeous card! Love the color scheme and design. I’m going to have to try that cotton paper!

  2. Debbie, I have enjoyed working with you more than you will ever know! You are so talented, kind and caring! I am thankful to call you My Friend! We will miss your gorgeous creations each week! Today’s card is no exception! I absolutely adore the colors you used and the Wondrous Wreath behind your flower is genius! The button and the wooden sentiment add so much detail to your card! XXXX

  3. Oh Debbie what a beautiful card !!!!!
    Hugs Frenchie

  4. As always your card is beautiful!!! I can always count on your creations when I want something extra special to case. I would not change a thing, the colors are just beautiful together. You have such talent!

  5. Beautiful use of this color combo Debbie! Those flower petals – ooo laa laa! Just amazing! Love your lovelyl card!

  6. STUNNING!!!!

  7. Beautiful card. I love your color scheme. Well done.

  8. Debbie, this card is a “WINNER”! I love it. So bright and cheery and great color coordination!

  9. What an awesome card to conclude your guest designer visit with the Paper Players! You always find such fun details to layer your cards. CAS may not be your style but you do layers and lovely as no other. I would say off to pin, but I have already done that….(BTW, this would be a great birthday card for Barbara… just sayin’…)

  10. Love these colors you’ve used on your gorgeous card, Debbie! And the wreath is a clever touch. It’s been wonderful being on the team with you for the last six months.

  11. You sure have been cranking out some awesome cards, Debbie! this is just gorgeous. I love how you did the flower..I have been wondering about that paper. It has been so fun to be on PP with you! Love your cards and hope to see you playing at PP often!

  12. Debbie, this is such a gorgeous card and so perfectly your style. I love the colors you chose and all the layers make it so rich. The wreath is a genius idea and seeing your flower reminds me that I NEED some cotton paper! It’s been wonderful working with you on the team. Thank you for giving us such beautiful cards each and every week. I do hope you will continue to play along with us…all the best to you! ((hugs))

  13. Debbie there are so many things to love about your card! Great idea to use the wreath in the circle element, love the rich monochromatic color, the wooden sentiment, and especially the gorgeous flower. I truly admire your style and it’s been such a pleasure to have you as a Guest Designer at The Paper Players. PLEASE continue to play along!

  14. Such a beautiful card Debbie – you are ending your guest post on a real high! I love the colour combo and the flower layered on the wreath – very clever! It has been such fun working with you and I absolutely hope to see you in the Paper Players gallery when you can! Thanks for your wonderful designs and inspiration over the last 6 months!

  15. Lovely card, Debbie…your choice of colors is reminiscent of a sunflower, and they’re blooming in my garden right now, so that makes me smile! Love your sentiment too…lots of texture and dimension make your creation very special!

  16. I love the pretty golden sunny yellows on this fabulous card!! The wreath, the butterfly…everything is marvelous Debbie!

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