Sunday, August 29, 2021

Blended Harvest Birthday - Stampin' Up! Nature's Harvest - Paper Players 556

 Sunday again and that brings us around to a new Paper Players challenge!  This week Jaydee has given us a fun Tic Tac Toe board for inspiration!  Just like the game, pick any 3 down, across or diagonal and use those squares to make your card!

  My card uses the left hand down column; feminine, birthday and florals.

  I ended up making multiples of this design to use for customer thank yous as I was so pleased with how it turned out.  I usually send my customers a blank thank you card with a hand written note on loose paper (so they can use it) but I thought they might like to get a different kind of card as a thank you this month.  Birthday and thank you are my most often needed cards.

  I loved using the blending brushes and Polished Pink and Pale Papaya inks for the background.  The flower outline stamp from Nature's Harvest is simply stamped on top of the blended inks in Memento black for a great way to show off some color and a detailed stamp.

  I used a Basic Black base to set off the lighter colors and then accented with some sequins and Pale Papaya open weave ribbon.

  The narrow die cut is from the Harvest dies and the sentiment die cut is from the Stitched So Sweetly dies.

  I can't wait to see which Tic Tac Toe line you use for your card.  To see more inspiration from the Design Team head over to their blogs: 

Anne Marie

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Nature's Harvest, Many Messages

Ink: Polished Pink, Pale Papaya, Memento Black

Paper: Basic Black, Polished Pink, Basic White

Accessories: blending brushes, Harvest dies, Stitched So Sweetly dies, open weave ribbon, sequins, dimensionals



  1. Beautiful, Amanda! Your blended background is so well done, and so pretty! It's the perfect backdrop for the flowers. Your customers will LOVE these! Have a wonderful week!!!

  2. Your card is so pretty and the background is blended so well I would have guessed it was paper! Honestly! You should be pleased with this as it is just perfect!

  3. This is beautiful Amanda! I love the ink blending and those colours work perfectly together. Your customers are definitely in for a treat!

  4. So pretty Amanda. I love that soft, stamped background and the black against that just pops. I can see why you created multiples of them. They are fabulous and I know your customers will love them! Thanks for rocking my challenge this week

  5. Love the soft background and pretty blooms!!

  6. Amanda, your beautifully blended background is amazing with the flower silhouette. A perfect combination for this soft and simple card. Beautiful!

  7. Oh my goodness, is this ever pretty, Amanda! I love the soft colors in your blended background and of course, those sequins are the perfect finishing touch.

  8. Amanda, this is beautiful! Love the soft background and the beautiful flowers. Just wow!


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