***Update: Jaydee chose this card to be A Cut Above! Yay – doing the happy dance! Thank you so much, Jaydee, it’s such an honor, and I’m so grateful!

Cut Above Paper Players

I am quite excited because this is a first for me: making and posting a card for The Paper Players challenge on Monday! Yeah!!! Sandy gave a Sketch Challenge this time, and something about it just made my creative gears go spinning and whirring, that in no time at all, I came up with a card that I’m happy with!

The card base was cut first from watercolor paper (Strathmore cold press 90 lb) to make a 4.25″ x 5.5″ card. I stamped some wild grass (from Mark’s Finest Papers) on the upper middle half with Ranger Distressed Inks (peeled paint) and sponged the white spaces in between the grass stems with the same ink to create the background for the embroidery floss flowers. The flowers were made from DMC floss #550 (plum), #732 (pink), and a variegated pink/yellow floss from my scraps. I used a 26-gauge green floral wire to tie the floss and serve as stems for these “wildflowers”. Half-pearls (Recollections) were put in the centers of plum-colored flowers. The middle panel was cut with a window and popped up with foam tape to create a shallow recessed area for the flowers (Bazzill Basics Lily Pond). The Bible verse was printed in Bernhardt Fashion BT font on the same watercolor paper, then was anchored by two half-pearls on each side.

My only regret is that I couldn’t follow the sketch exactly, I had to move down the horizontal piece, because it wasn’t working when it was on the flowers. Sigh. Just can’t win them all, lol!

Thank you, Sandy, for an awesome sketch, and thanks, everyone for looking!

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5 comments so far

1.  Jan Clothier
April 25th, 2017 at 12:06 am

What a lovely 3D field of flowers! So clever and a beautiful card.

2.  Valentyna Komisarenko
April 26th, 2017 at 9:36 am

Such fantastic flower composition! Love your take on the sketch and those pastel colors are simply sweet. Thank you for playing with Paper Players!

3.  LeAnne
April 27th, 2017 at 11:19 am

Ah, one of my favorite Bible verses…I can only pray that my family arises each day and calls me blessed…I think they just call me “MOM”! Seriously, Proverbs 31 is one of my favorite chapters in the Bible and I think this is a perfectly lovely way to use this verse! Such gorgeous florals, so realistic! Thanks for playing with our Paper Players sketch this week!

4.  Laurie
April 28th, 2017 at 2:19 pm

So pretty! Love those gorgeous blooms. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players!

5.  Vicki Finger
April 29th, 2017 at 7:28 pm

This is very pretty and I love how you made it 3D!


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