Field Flowers in Green for the Paper Players # 169

Today’s card is for the Paper Players sketch challenge by Anne Marie.  I have to admit that my first inclination was to reach for the Banner Christmas set that includes the three banner stamp spelling out JOY.  However, I refrained, and challenged myself to come up with something non-holiday for today’s card.  Here is my card….


And here is Anne Marie’s great sketch.

About my card
1.  In a later post I’ll be sharing a card I made with the reverse side of this Venetian Romance paper.  When I was looking for something for my card today I spied this piece on my table and loved it.  I love the shades of green and touches of blue with the swirls over top. Beautiful.  There are several colors in the paper but I wanted a touch of something different so I chose to accent with black.  It could be that I still had Brian King’s post in my head from Oct 25 (click here to see his original) where he used Pistachio Pudding and Black together for a very striking card.

2.  I had the card all laid out, including the sentiment and flowers from Field Flowers but without the textured layer.  It was missing something.  Texture to the rescue but sadly it is from a retired embossing folder.  I love embossing and can’t bear to get rid of any of my retired ones.  Several would have worked here, however I did like the play of the design in the embossing to the swirls on the paper.

3.  It still looked like it was missing something.  Especially the sentiment, even with the flowers on the edges.  I chose to add a bit of watermarking using Pistachio Pudding and Gorgeous Grunge.  I love that stamp set, especially the small water marks.  I used it over all the pieces, including the embossed piece.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I apologize for being less than frequent on my posts this week,  I had two all lined up and missed the scheduling step to post them.  Sigh.  I blame it on being tired that night.  Yup, that’s what I’m going with.

Anyway, happy November.


What I used
Stamps: Field Flowers, Gorgeous Grundge, Ink: Pistachip pudding, Black Stazon, Wild Wasabi, Paper: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Accessories: Black Ribbon (non-SU), Decorative Label Punch, Itty bitty Banner framelits, dimensionals.


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About Lynn

Thanks for visiting my Site. My name is Lynn Kolcun and I'm a Stampin Up Demonstrator. I love being creative with paper and ink, learning new techniques and sharing my craft with you.


  1. These flowers on this paper – gorgeous!

  2. Lynn, I just love how you stamped the flowers on the DSP. The textured background really adds a wonderful touch, too. Thank you so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! You did a beautiful job with my sketch! 🙂

  3. Beautiful, Lynn! I love how you stamped on DSP! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

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