The Paper Players Sketch Challenge #426

I inked up some NEW stamps to play along with The Paper Players Sketch Challenge this week.  My craft room has been neglected lately, but the excitement of new stamps had me brushing off the dust!  I thought the sketch at The Paper Players would be a perfect start for inking up the new Budding Peony stamps by Close To My Heart. I will admit, I am not huge into flower stamps…they are one of the smallest categories of stamps that I have.  BUT, this set was calling my name!  It was love at first sight…  I really struggled with if I needed the dies.  I caved and purchased the set.  I am so glad that I decided to get the dies, I just love the crisp clean embossed edge.  You have the option of purchasing just the stamp set or the stamp/thin cuts bundle.  Here is a peak at the complete set-

While the Peony set has some great sentiments, I went with the January Stamp of the Month for my “thanks” sentiment.  The bold font seemed to stand out better against the floral backdrop. Card Captions is the January Stamp of the Month.  It is a set of 26 stamps, only available in January.  The set is available for only $5 with a qualifying purchase.

My card is a mix of really new and  really old products. I inked up my
new stamps with the new Intense Black ink and colored my image with
Prismacolor pencils, then blended with Gamsol.  For a little bling, I
applied a shimmer brush over the top of my flowers.  I added a subtle
woodgrain texture with Ballerina Pink ink for my background.  My flowers
and sentiments are popped up for added depth.  The card has way more
going on than the photo shows! Here is the original sketch, so you can play along.

All Supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:

Z4264 Budding Peony Stamp + Thin Cuts

S1901 Card Captions-January Stamp of the Month

Woodgrain Background-Stampin Up

X6027 White Daisy Cardstock

X5994 Ballerina Cardstock

X6010 Mink Cardstock

Z4189 Intense Black Exclusive Inks

Z6501 Ballerina Exclusive Inks

Prismacolor Pencils-109, 916, 917, 1014, 1097


Z4145 Light Grey Ribbon (On Clearance for $1.50!)

Z4191 Silver Glitter Gems

Shimmer Pen-Blush-Retired

Banner Die-MFT

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:

Color My Heart Color Dare-Tic Tac Toe-Middle (Mink, White Daisy, Ballerina)

Die Cuttin Divas-Anything Goes

Tuesday Throwdown-Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by!

11 thoughts on “The Paper Players Sketch Challenge #426”

  1. Such a beautiful card! I LOVE the new Budding Peony set from CTMH. Thanks for sharing. Hope to see you again at another CMH Color Dare challenge.

  2. Lovely card and great use of the sketch. I love the use of color on your card. Thanks for sharing at Color My Heart Color Dare.

  3. That floral is so pretty and nice combination of colors…beautiful card. Thanks for sharing with us at ColorMyHeart Color Dare.

  4. I love the bold floral statements and pretty colors. Fabulous take on the sketch. So glad you joined us at the Paper Players this week

  5. You did a great job designing this card. Thank you for joining this week's Color My Heart Dare challenge. <3 Miss. Carrie

  6. I really love your card, the soft colours, the sketch interpretation and congratulations on being the Emerald Award winner with this card at Colour My Heart Colour Dare Challenge. I hope you can join us again soon.


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