Sunday, July 6, 2014

Paper Players...beach theme challenge


I'm so excited, as today is my first time as a guest designer for Paper Players!

 It's so much fun to stamp with such a great team. AND I couldn't be happier that the first challenge is a "let's go to the beach" theme. Sea shells are definitely what I think of when I think of the beach!



I really got into this and decided to make a card set of four.


Here are the other three:




I used SU's "Hardwood" stamp and pool party ink for the background. The shells are stamped in brown sugar from" By the Seashore." The sentiments are also SU, from "Endless Birthday Wishes." I used white textured card stock, along with some pool party and brown sugar. I love those colors together!

Be sure to check out all the other cards over at paper players!


18 comments:

Carole said...

These are lovely...I love the colours and how that wood stamp resembles water. Fabulous!!

LeAnne said...

I couldn't wait to see what you came up with for your beachy theme, and I wasn't disappointed! What beauties these are, especially with that portion of the hardwood stamp in the background! Clever!

Michelle Gleeson said...

Gorgeous card, I can't wait to CASE it.

Mitzi Luttrull said...

Love the simplicity of this. I like your style. I'm glad I visited your blog today.

Yapha said...

Great card! I love the little bit of woodgrain. It really sets off the shells!

Andrea W said...

Very clean and fresh! I love the added sequins for sparkle.

Bonnie said...

Congratulations, Laurie, on being asked to be the Guest Designer on this fantastic challenge! You are a wonderful addition to a fantastic team of designers! I've been on the fence about this set but I think these fab cards have convinced me that I really "need" them! LOL! Thanks for the inspiration!

KayM said...

congratulations on your guest spot!! Your card is just stunning! I love the wood background with the pretty shells scattered around! Gorgeous card!

Joanne James said...

Love the clean design of your cards Laurie - the shells really stand out against the hardwood/driftwood background detail. So excited to be guesting with you over at the Paper Players!

Claire Creates Cards said...

Your card is amazing, Laurie! Love the sequins! They add the perfect sparkle to your beach theme! So excited to be working with you!! XX

stampwithsandy said...

Not one, but an entire set of cards, Laurie! I'm very impressed! They are all so pretty. I love how you stamped just a portion of the hardwood background stamp, and all the clean white space. I'm so thrilled to have you on our team at The Paper Players!

Mike said...

Would have never thought to use Hardwood in this theme, but it works beautifully! Great job!

Nance Leedy said...

Oh my, Laurie these are fabulous! The colors, the fussy-cutting and the clever use of just a portion of the Hardwood stamp is genius. Love it all! Delighted to have you as a GD for us at The Paper Players!

Nancy Thomas said...

Love the beach - love this card. great colors.

Jess said...

Such a pretty and elegant card set!

Super Stamp Girl said...

Hi Laurie,
Congrats on being a new designer for the Paper Players. I absolutely LOVE your beach themed card. It is just stunning! Truly. Great job on this. I look forward to seeing many more beautiful creations!

jaydee said...

Laurie, I love the use of the wood grain as a background. It really helps to anchor your beautiful shells. I also love the "white space" that you have left to allow us to really focus on the elements. So glad you joined us as a GD
Hugs
Jaydee

Judy Huston Grounds said...

How did you just partially emboss?