Field Flowers for the Players

It’s Sunday, and time to play with the Players! The talented Nance Leedy has a selected a delectable quartet of colors for us this week in a Paper Players Color Challenge.   Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Basic Gray, and a splash of Whisper White…how yummy is that!  I hope you join us this week…I can’t wait to see what you create!

The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips:  It’s All About the Details

  • Depth and dimension! A third Blossom from Field Flowers was stamped and snipped out.  Popping it up on a Stampin’ Dimensional and off-setting it not only adds interest, but also depth and dimension.
  • Balance! The Old Olive Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border draws the eye to the image mat, and balances the off-set flower.

  • Pearls!  A collection of pearls graces the corner of the larger background mat as well as the centers of the flowers.

  • Bow-licious!  A Basic Gray Satin Bow anchors the central panel and adds a touch of elegance.

Aren’t you proud of me…I did not spritz or distress on this card!  That’s because I am preparing for my stint as the Guest Designer this week for the fabulous new challenge, Freshly Made Sketches!  The twist to this challenge is to keep things “clean”.  So I will have to control that urge to spritz and daub! 

And speaking of preparing…preparation is underway for my biggest BLOG CANDY give-away ever.  Why my biggest give-away ever?  Just check out my site counter.  I am quickly approaching the one-million hit mark!  Once I reach that milestone…watch out!  I can’t wait to share my blog candy surprise!

As you read this post,  I am on a mini-vacation with my sister.  We are visiting our dear Aunt Helen.  I will be away from the computer and emails until late Monday…so please bear with me!  It will take time for me to catch up on my emails and questions once I return.  However, your comments are important to me, and I am anxious to hear what you think of today’s card.  So please, will you take the time to give me your opinion?  And remember,  if you ever have any questions about the cards that I create or the techniques that I use, I am only an email away.  Until next time…

Coming Soon:  Blog Candy Blow-out;  Pals Halloween Hop; Freshly Made Sketches Guest Designer; Twin Talk

Stamp Set:  Field Flowers  (W 122760,  C 122762);  Inks:  Pale Plum (retired), Rich Razzleberry (115658), Old Olive (102277);  Designer Series Paper:  Pocketful of Posies (122354), Brights Patterns Designer Series Paper Pack (117155);  Card Stock: Basic Gray (121044), Old Olive (100702), Whisper White (100730);  Tools:  Paper Snips (103579), Scalloped Dotted Ribbon Border Punch (119275); Glitz and Glam: Basic Pearls (119247), Basic Gray 5/8″ Satin Ribbon (124326)


  1. This is just SOOO elegant! Love the layout and these colors are beautiful together! I see me caseing this card in the very near future!

  2. This is so pretty Anne. Love this set I must use it! Thank you for visiting. xo, Marian

  3. What a gorgeous card Ann. I wasn’t sure about this color combination but ended up loving it!

  4. Ann, this is so beautiful, along paper, color choice and with the Bow!!! Now I want this set. Very Pretty as always.

  5. Another stunning card, Ann! I love, love, love this layout with the off-set flower and the bit of scallop ribbon border. You’ve really highlighted howrich and beautiful these colors are together–fabulous job, my friend! Hope you had awonderful visit with Aunt Helen! (hugs)

  6. The most beautiful card I’ve seen yet with this set! And I’ve seen a lot of beautiful cards.

  7. Ann this is just so amazing. I love all the razzleberry with just a touch of the grey and green. As always your coloring is perfection and your bow is just the cherry on top:) You are such an inspiration.

  8. Oh my gosh! I LOVE this card! It is by far my favorite card you have created to date and I love alot of your cards! WOW!!!

  9. beautiful card!!
    love the third flower you added…great idea! thank you for sharing…your blog is amazing!

  10. gorgeous card! way to keep it clean. congrats on so many hits.

  11. Congratulations on almost 1,000,000 hits. That is truly a testimony to your great talent! This is a gorgeous card and I so appreciate the hints. Hope you had a wonderful visit with your sister and aunt. Thanks for blessing my day!

    Woof, woof – I knew something was up when Muffy called here! Brody was sulking so he wouldn’t come to the phone. Sigh – Men!

  12. I love it! I think you’ve just added a stamp set to my list. I hope you had a good visit with your sister and aunt!

  13. Simply amazing! I like the clean look, and it is you – even if you don’t think it’s your nature. What an enticing color combination! The basic gray bow is totally the cat’s meow (or should I say the dog’s bow wow).

  14. Gorgeous as usual – I love your creations. Thank you for sharing!

  15. Beautiful Ann! What you have done with these colors is sensational. The patterns are so nice, and I love the way you put the colors together and that you chose to stamp your image with the razzelberry/ “razzmatazzzz!” I am now, each time I post something with pearls (I decided this last night) going to say in my “recipe area” Ann Schach (SU) Pearls! What else is there to say but!!!!

  16. Gorgeous Card! Love the colors!

  17. Hello; life has gotten a little crazy, but I can’t wait to get to this challenge! Great color combination! Have a great week!

  18. Exquisite as ever Ann! Every element of your card is spectacular. Have a great time with your family. And an early Congratulations on your up coming milestone!One Million Hits that is just amazing, but your work explains it all!

  19. Love how this card turned out, so pretty, and that bow is wonderful. I didn’t even know we had that ribbon in basic gray. Just perfect.

  20. One MILLION hits??!! Wowza! So the secret is officially out, Ann! Everyone knows that you are awesome…hmmm, they had to find out eventually, right! 😉 You, my friend, are FABULOUS and this is lovely card! Way to rock the colors! Enjoy your time with your sister! Hugs!

  21. My jaw dropped when I saw this card. Really beautiful. One of your very best, for sure. I love the colors, design and the dark grey ribbon. I never would have thought to use that color ribbon. Sophisticated.


  22. Very pretty, very elegant! I really like the dps on this one too. Ok, I am looking at the flowers and wondering. Is this stamped in razzleberry (is that the dark purple?)but then there is the lighter lavender and the white highlights. I’m confused on this one. It’s beautiful, but I so want to know what’s going on! lol! Hope you are having a fabulous time with your sister. 🙂

  23. A beautiful card, Ann. Love the colors.

  24. Ann I can almost ‘smell’ those flowers! Love the popped up one and i agree it adds so much.
    Your bow is Perfect and looks sweet in the basic gray. Pearls for the finishing touch. Love it.
    Congrats on being on the DT at the new challenge. Can’t wait to check it out.
    Hope you’re having fun with your sister… nothing’s better than family.
    And WoW! 1 MILLION hits, though it doesn’t really surprise me. You are the best ever and share so much of your talent, family, furbabies and more. Hugs.

  25. This absolutely gorgeous! I love the colors and how all the elements of the card came together so well. your bow is perfect.

  26. Beautiful card, fabulous colors, stunning details!!

  27. Everything about this rich card is stunning – All your elements are so perfectly put together!

  28. Beautiful card! I love this color combination. The flowers are just gorgeous.

  29. This is such a beautiful card Ann! I love the colors, the dsp, and the flowers are gorgeous!

  30. This looks SO real….I feel like I could reach out and smell these flowers! Hope you had a wonderful visit!

  31. The more I see of this DSP, the more I like it. That 3rd offset flower really is the crowning glory. Thanks for pointing out its function.

  32. When I saw this card this morning, I just sat and oogled it for a minute. Then I whispered , “Wow.” I always like your creations, but this one just strikes me as more than gor-jus! I just bought this stamp set, so guess what I’m doing today? Yes, I’m going to copy this card! I think I might even give the color challange a go. You’ve inspired me…again!

  33. This card is very beautiful! These colors and the sketch behind it are really great.
    Have fun with your sister and aunt.

  34. Another one of your beautiful creations Ann. The grey ribbon bow is spectacular and someday I hope to do a nice bow. Even your tutorial can’t seem to help as I appear to need another hand. Enjoy your mini-vacation with your sister.

  35. This is such a awesome card. Love everything about it. Love the colors used for the card.


  36. Love how your flowers leave the frame! And the gray bow is fabulous! Have fun with the family!

  37. I don’t even have words for this one. Just Wow! I hope you are having fun on your mini vacation with your sister!

  38. Ann, this card is absolutely gorgeous! What a great color combination. Very rich!

  39. This is simply gorgeous! Enough said!

    Chris R. from Iowa

  40. Ann, this card is gorgeous! I love how you used the Rich Razzleberry in the background and foreground. It just brings everything together in happy harmony 😉

  41. Ann, this is fabulous! You never cease to amaze me. Your attention to the fine detail and the balance is what makes you and your designs so special.

  42. Those flowers just pop off the page Ann!

  43. Very elegant, Ann! Love RR and the perfect balance of the layout; such restraint on not touching that spritzer or the daubers! Congrats on 1) almost to a million; 2) guest designer. Hope you had a wonderful time with your sister and aunt.

  44. It may not be distressed or spritzed but this lovely card has all the earmarks of being an Ann creation! Exceptional!

  45. Ann, your card is beautiful-I love the DSP, the overall colors and the grey bow. Looking forward to your guest post –although I like when you spritz and texturize 🙂
    Kathy T

  46. Ann, What a fabulous card! I love the colors and everything about it. I am going to have to case this one for sure.

    Hope you enjoy your mini vacation and get a chance to relax a bit.

  47. Gorgeous card Ann – it is rich and eye catching with those colors and the touches to keep everything in balance.

  48. Pretty in Purple! I love RR & OO together. The pearls in the flower centers definitely make this a ‘made by Ann’ card.

    Enjoy your family get-a-way.

  49. Very yummy colors and you made them into a gorgeous card!

  50. Thanks for using my favorite stamp set! I love trying out different color combos for the flower. Your card is just beautiful. Dar

  51. What an absolutely beautiful card, Ann!!! You have certainly outdid yourself once again, You have made my Sunday morning. Kathy in AZ

  52. Enjoy your mini vacation! I look forward to seeing your card for Freshly Made! Congrats on the guest designer position!

  53. I so agree, such luscious colors! Your card is gorgeous. I love the off-set flower. Your layout is amazing too. Hugs,

  54. GORGEOUS!!! Love the colors and layout of this card, I really didn’t notice this set in catalog but have taken a second look…Thanks

  55. This is just beautful! I love ALL of your cards but this one is awsome. Enjoy your mini vacation. Always fun to do things with a sister.

  56. This is beautiful, have fun with aunt helen.

  57. what a fabulous card Ann! Those colors are wonderful and I LOVE what you’ve done with them. The pearl accents, delicious! the depth if perfect to make you bouquet pop! TFS, I’m thinking I need to copy this…have a wonderful time with you sister!

  58. Ann-
    This card is just B-EAUTIFUL! I love that 3rd flower which I have not yet done. I’m so getting in my craft room right now, and Caseing this card. Than you so much for opening my eyes to new things.( are the petals stamped in stamped raz then stamped off!? )

  59. Gorgeous, as always!! Great job!

  60. Ann

    What a beautiful color combination, I love the rich razzleberry flowers, I may need to take mine out today!

  61. What a stunning card; beautiful colors and design. You never fail to please. Enjoy your mini vacation. I always enjoy the time I get to spend with my 2 sisters.

  62. This is stunning Ann! Love the purple and the grey together…so very elegant! {SMILES}

  63. OH MY!!!!!! Ann, this is beautiful! So rich and so very pretty. Nicely created. Enjoy your moments with those you love.

  64. Oh, Ann! It’s gorgeous! So beautiful with those luscious colors. Super job! Have a great time with your sister and aunt.

  65. So beautiful is what this card is!It even has the most perfect bow! I am sure I will be coping this one.
    Have fun with your sister on your mini vacation!

  66. Ohhhhh this is the most beautiful card! What more can I say? Just love everything about it. Yum, yum, yum!!!

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