Floral Hello Card for PP436

Who says you can’t use plaid Christmas paper for a spring floral “Hello” card? It’s Sunday, and at The Paper Players we are Mad for Plaid!

Floral Hello CardThis week, the talented LeAnne is hosting our theme challenge:  Plaids or Checks (as the focus of your project).  While I could have pulled out the oh-so-springy Gingham Gala designer paper, I still had some plaid paper from the Under the Mistletoe collection which I thought would pair nicely with the Wonderful Romance set. I hope you enjoy today’s card!

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Colors of the Day

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The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

One of my “go-to” layouts is placing a focal image on a stitched circle, and then adding a banner sentiment. I know you have seen me use this layout many, many times.  It’s an old friend of mine, and I feel quite comfortable with it.  Once again, I found myself gravitating to it.

floral hello cardI used the Wonderful Romance bundle, and watercolored the images using an Aqua Painter and inks.  The colors I used are listed in the tutorial.  The brighter foliage was achieved by using Daffodil Delight ink.  The Fresh Fig blossoms have just a touch of Daffodil Delight in their centers, which is hidden by rhinestones. However, you can clearly see that I added a few speckles, which gives them a touch of realism.  Please note:  While the Wonderful Floral framelits dies are not available, the Wonderful Romance stamp set is!  Plus, there are several lovely floral sets with framelits which would work equally well with this layout.  Don’t be afraid to experiment!

floral hello cardI also broke up the greenery slightly by adding Fresh Fig “sprigs”.   Of course, I couldn’t resist adding a Highland Heather butterfly.  This one reminds me a little of the small purple ones which used to be so prevalent during springtime in Iowa.

floral hello cardWhen I have a more complex and “busy” focal point, I like to keep the sentiments “cleaner”.  A simple “hello”, from the Beauty Abounds stamp set,  was all that was needed to complete this card.

For all the details on how to make today’s floral hello  card,  just click on the tutorial button below.  You will receive your own FREE tutorial, which you can either save or print off.  For more inspiration, don’t forget to visit the 2019 PDF Tutorial Gallery.

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Won’t you leave me a comment to let me know what you think of today’s floral hello card? And don’t forget to visit The Paper Players team members for more inspiration. As always, if you ever have a question about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away. Until next time…

The Paper Players Design Team


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  1. I’m catching up Ann and just wanted to say that this pairing is genius – I would never have thought to pair the plaid with the florals, yet it totally works!! Love it!

  2. Ann, the gorgeous green plaid is perfect for your stunning bouquet. I would never have thought it was Christmas paper! You always manage to layer your bouquets and elements and make them look stunning – when I try… mmm… doesn’t have the same effect! Gorgeous card

  3. lovely card Ann! congrats
    i like the bouquet of flowers , soft colours , delicate detail

    hugs from Chile

  4. I love your cluster of blooms on the plaid..so pretty!

  5. Chris from Pella

    Love this with all the springy sprigs and texture. The DSP is a perfect backdrop. Love the fun touch of the butterfly too. I love the earthy vibe to this beauty!

  6. It’s beautiful, Ann! I love that you used some Christmas paper…I do enjoy the bright spring colors, but this one is just perfect in the more earthy tones as well! Just a feast for the eyes!

  7. Gorgeous! The plaid paper is perfect. Who would think it is Christmas paper?!?!?

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