The Paper Players – PP418 – A Color Challenge from Laurie

The Paper Players – PP418 – A Color Challenge from Laurie

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It is week 2 so we have a Color Challenge over at The Paper Players.  This week, our challenge host, Laurie, is asking us to create cards using the colors Poppy Parade, So Saffron and Smokey Slate.  Use colors close to those in the photo if you don’t use Stampin’ Up ink.  Neutrals are also allowed as needed.

My card represents the first of MANY cards that I still need to made for Christmas… the mad rush is on!  How are your Christmas lists coming?  My shopping is done. I shop early because I hate the Thanksgiving crowds and would rather be with my family. My goal is to get the Christmas labels printed for my cards and all the wrapping done before I leave for my brother’s farm.  Wish me well!

This card is entirely inspired from the colors.  The POPPY die cut poinsettia was easy. It is popped up on the card with foam tape. When I realized I could use SAFFRON pearls for the flower center, another color down.  SLATE was left and I used the gray in an embossed background and for the poinsettia leaves.  The sentiment is stamped and embossed on vellum.  All in all, an easy peasy card.

Supplies: Poppystamps Stitched Poinsettia Trio, Simon Says Stamps Clustered Leaves, Technique Tuesday Celebrate the Season, Essentials by Ellen Stitches Cover Plate, Versamark Clair (black), Hero Arts embossing powder, Stardream, vellum, Hero Arts pearls

The Paper Players Design Team. Reach out, get inspired and leave them some love.

The simple rules:

  1. Create a new paper project.
  2. Upload your project to your blog with a link back to The Paper Players.
  3. Provide a direct link to your blog post for your challenge entry.
  4. Please link your card to no more than FOUR challenges (including ours).
  5. HAVE FUN!

Thank you for playing along with the Paper Players! I can’t wait to see your creations… and again HAVE FUN.



  1. Joanne James says:

    This is such a beautiful card Elizabeth – your bright poinsettia really packs a punch against the grey background and I love the sentiment on the velum overlay. I wish I was as organised as you – I really am not even close to being ready!!

  2. Claire Broadwater says:

    Elizabeth, I am so far behind in my card making. I hate to admit, I might have to buy some this year. YIKES! I love this card! It is so gorgeous! I love the poinsettia! The gray embossed background is perfect and the saffron pearls completed the whole card. BRAVO! I am so impressed you have all your shopping completed. I am starting to get nervous. That is why I love Thanksgiving! Hope you are feeling great! XX

  3. Sandy M says:

    Eliz, this is just gorgeous. I love your layered die cuts, the amazing background, and that wonderful sentiment. I love all of it!

  4. LeAnne says:

    This is stunning…what a gorgeous poinsettia! I was very impressed with the background embossing as I thought you used the Stitching Lines dies…thank goodness it’s all one plate!! Anyway, it’s a beautiful background for your stunning florals!

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