Thursday, October 18, 2018

The Paper Players: Wishing You Well

I totally love fall colors so any challenge out there with fall colors is high on my list.  Today I am playing along with The Paper Players and made this card.

TPP Wishing You Well

And here are their colors...

I'm not 100% in love with my card but given it was attempt 1,001, I wanted to post it anyway.  This simple little card almost filled up my waste basket with failures.  Ugh.  I don't know why I just didn't give up and move on.  I had a light bulb moment though and realized I don't like Mossy Meadow - so I don't think there's any card I could have made that made me happy.  

I am fascinated with personal preferences for color.  I would have preferred a more yellow-toned green. For me, olives are more "alive".  On a different note, I am not in love with the new Stampin' Up colors but this weekend, I had other crafters in my craft room and as they wandered through my obsessively large cardstock collection, guess which colors they loved and pulled out to use - those new colors!  I'm also not a fan of yellows - and other people list it as their favorite color!  Having said all of that, Mossy Meadow may never again come out to play in my craft room!!

Anyway, here's a different angle on my card.  I got this stamp set for that little sheer bow - LOVE it.  I wanted to give it a little shine so covered it with Wink of Stella.  It spread the ink a bit and darkened it but I still love the look.  I also added a few glitter drops in the center of the flowers.

TPP Wishing You Well Close

Stamps: Stampin' Up Wishing You Well
Ink: Stampin' Up Mossy Meadow, Cajun Craze
Cardstock: Very Vanilla
Patterned Paper: unknown - a scrap that was in my Stampin' Up stash
Other: Wink of Stella


  1. Sometimes those pretty little CAS cards can be the toughest! This is delightful Kim and that sheer bow is awesome!

  2. Just beautiful! I don't think you could ever go wrong with this stamp image and I agree, the bow is WONDERFUL! Your CAS creation is just lovely! Thanks for playing with the Players this week!

  3. I really LOVE this card. I know you struggled but I pinned it because I will copy it.

  4. Totally gorgeous! I love the bright colours and the clean look. Thanks for playing with us at The Paper Players with this beauty!

  5. WOW! This is gorgeous! I love that beautiful bow and the CAS creation! SO happy you joined us at The Paper Players this week! XX

  6. Kim...simply lovely! A beautiful design...thanks so much for joining us this week at The Paper Players!

  7. Kim your simple bouquet is a great example of a beautiful CAS card and the bow definitely makes it! Worth persevering with; I chuckled at your thoughts on colour - it sounds like Mossy Meadow is to you what Always Artichoke was to me - I only ever used that colour once! Thanks for joining us over at The Paper Players this week!

  8. Congrats on your Paper Players much deserved WIN!

  9. So gorgeous! I love the shear look of the ribbon! Beautiful bouquet!

  10. So glad you persevered through the struggles, because your card is stunning! The bouquet, the yellow strip, the shimmery bow: beautiful composition! I'm not much of a fan of yellow either, but do love what others are able to do with it (your card being case in point)...