The Paper Players # 257

Today I am entering my first Challenge of any sort!  I’m excited to be sharing The Paper Players Color Challenge # 257.   If you’ve never heard of a challenge between paper crafters it is where one person, or team, comes up with either a color challenge (where you have to use the colors chosen) or a sketch challenge (where you have to interpret their sketch of a card or scrapbook layout).  We do this because, honestly, we sometimes get stuck in a rut and need inspiration.  Just like you!

Paper Players # 257
Paper Players # 257

The colors used this week are Bermuda Bay, Crumb Cake and Old Olive.  These are Stampin’ Up! colors that I love, but I hadn’t thought to put Bermuda Bay and Old Olive together.   Hmm, we will see.


I decided to make a fall card because I had just gotten the Vintage Leaves stamp set and hadn’t used it yet.  This stamp set is in the new Annual Catalog (new as of June) and the set has coordinating dies, the Leaflets Framelits.  These Framelits will also coordinate with a new stamp set in the Holiday Catalog, starting September 1, called Lighthearted Leaves.   I didn’t use the dies this time, but I will in the future.  Well what do you think about the color combination?


If you click on the “The Paper Players Color Challenge # 257” above it will take you to the blog where all of the other paper crafters have posted their creations with these colors to get even more inspiration.

I like the color combination and I think I’ll be using it again.  On Old Olive cardstock I stamped our background stamp, Hardwood in Crumb Cake.  I love how when you use ink on colored cardstock it changes the ink color so much.  In this case I think it darkened it quite a bit.  I used sponge daubers to make the watercolor like background for the leaves using So Saffron and Tangerine Tango.  Then I stamped the leaf images in Crumb Cake and Old Olive with just a hit of Bermuda Bay on the tips.  I’m from Florida so I’m not sure when leaves change do they ever have blue in them?  If not, then call it whimsy.


I really believe the sentiment from the Trust God Stamp Set.  We are truly works of art, some of us would be in the masterpiece section and some in the avant-garde section, but we are all unique.  I’m not saying which section I’d be in, but it would be the fun section for sure!  I finished off the card with a bit of Bermuda Bay cardstock, just a little banner behind the sentiment and a piece of our 1 1/4″ Burlap ribbon.  This ribbon gives it a rustic look, along with the background stamp.

Later this week I plan to show case some projects using new stamps from the Holiday Catalog.  If you’d like to get your hands on a Holiday Catalog, or an Annual Catalog, contact me and I’ll get one to you as quickly as I can.  If you place an order of $30 or more  from my online store and leave me contact information, you will automatically get the new catalogs.  When you order from my online store and click “No Contact” then I won’t be able to send you catalogs or other goodies so please fill out the information.

Now I pray you have a great day and go create something sweet for somebody!

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Stamps  Vintage Leaves,   Trust God Inks  So Saffron, Tangerine Tango, Bermuda Bay, Crumb Cake, Old Olive  Cardstock Old Olive, Bermuda Bay, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla  Accessories  Basic Pearls, 1 1/4″ Burlap Ribbon.



6 thoughts on “The Paper Players # 257

  1. Cathy, this is your first challenge? How exciting! I hope you’ll do so more often because your card is perfect for this one. The background stamping is Crumb Cake on Old Olive? How cool! I want to try that ut right now! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Paper Players!


  2. What a great card for a first challenge – I love that stamped and sponged circle! You’ve done a great job of blending this week’s colours – I hope we see you in the gallery again sometime soon! Thanks for joining us over at The Paper Players this week!


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