Thursday, August 14, 2014

Reverse Confetti and Paper Players: An Adventure

Today's card was a bit of an accident.  It started out as a card for a challenge that opens tomorrow - I can't tell you any more except the card was blue, aqua and red.  Today's card didn't end up being blue, aqua and red!

Life Is An Adventure

I am playing along with the Sketch for You to Try at Reverse Confetti.


I had the Petals 'n Posies set out on my desk from a baptism card from this past weekend.  I knew they would work well for the challenge coming tomorrow (that you can't see until tomorrow) so I busily started cutting blue, aqua and red flowers; I stamped a blue airplane; I had it all laid out (which is saying a lot given how many times I had rearranged that strip of flowers) - and at that point, I realized the sketch ends today and the actual card was for a challenge that starts tomorrow.  That didn't work.  So I swept the blue, aqua and red flowers aside (you'll see them tomorrow) and I went looking for colors.  The colors at The Paper Players called out to me and I like it even better than my original plan!!


(I love happy accidents!)
  • Stamps: Reverse Confetti Petals 'n Posies, Here We go
  • Paper: Stampin' Up Blushing Bride, Basic Gray CS and dsp
  • Ink: Stampin' Up Calypso Coral, Blushing Bride, Hello Honey and Basic Gray
  • Accessories: Reverse Confetti dies: Petals 'n Posies, Here We Go, Love Note (the scalloped frame), Diagonal Stripe Pretty Panels, Class Act (I used the rounded rectangle in this set to put under the diagonal pretty panel so that it was easy to tuck flowers underneath and not be seen)

14 comments:

Deepti said...

How cool is this card :) Love the floral strip !

Yapha said...

Super cute card! I love all of those layered die cuts. Great use of the colors. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players.

snappy scrappy said...

Fab!

LeAnne said...

What a fun card, I love all the elements you used....it came together nicely! Thanks for sharing this with us at The Paper Players.

TaraG said...

WOW! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, your card, Kim! The border of pretty Petals 'n Posies is perfection with the cute airplane and I adore the colour combo!
Hugs,t

Happy Dance said...

Such a 'happy accident!!!' Love this sweet, sweet card. It's just darling. Love this color combination, and am looking forward to seeing tomorrow's card. This is just fun. Bev

Marisa said...

This is adorable, Kim! Love the flowers down the side! Great showcase of RC goodies!

Nance Leedy said...

I love happy accidents too and I am so glad that our gallery was the beneficiary of yours! This is perfectly joyful and that chubby little airplane steals the show! So glad you played along with us!

Claire Creates Cards said...

WOW! I smiled when I saw this little plane, Kim! I love the way the colors turned out! What a happy accident! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players this week! The flowers look amazing, too! XX

cm said...

Happy accident, indeed! This is a delight!!
~c

Joanne James said...

What a fun card! love the little flowers and the adorable airplane. A great use of this week's challenge colours. Thanks for joining us over at The Paper Players this week.

Kim Heggins said...

Too darn cute!

Jaydee said...

Kim, I love the juxtaposition of the stripes on the background DSP with the stripes on the die cut. Fabulous card. So glad you joined us at the Paper Players this week
jaydee

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Now I know why I haven't popped by for a while! You are such a bad influence on me ... tempting me to discover new card making supply stores ... and wanting whatever I see on your blog!!!! This is such a great combination of elements! Hugs xxx