Sunday, October 23, 2011

Paper Players - A Sketch From Nance

This week Nance has a fabulous sketch for us at The Paper Players. I was torn between vintage and modern for this card and combined the two for this wonderful sketch - a little bit of vintage paired with monochromatic black and white give this card a bit of a quandary, but I think it works for the challenge. I continually saw the New Edition dsp against a black background and went from there to design the card. A little old with a little new - mmm   - what do you think?

Paper - New edition DSP, basic black and very vanilla card stock
Stamps - Established Elegance, French Foliage, Notably Ornate, Tiny Tags
Ink - Black
Accessories - black satin ribbon, jewelry tag punch, 1 3/4", 1 3/8" 1 " circle punches, scallop border trim punch

Nance Leedy is such a talented stamper/crafter/artist make sure you visit her blog and leave a sweet comment on her fabulous work. While you are at it, give some sweetness to the rest of the amazing Paper Players Design Team that I am so blessed to be a part of for the season. 

The Paper Players Design Team
Tara Bilbao
Cindy Hall (October GD)


  1. I love the black background - makes your design elements pop out! And those little flowers you make are always fabulous! Love this!

  2. PS : The Halloween decor on your blog is wicked!

  3. Absolutely LOVE it! Glad you stuck with your image--it looks fabulous with the First Edition and those flowers are to die for!

  4. Tara this is beautiful! Love the black/white and the roses are gorgeous. Hugs.

  5. Oh my gosh, Tara this is fantastic! Love the modern geometry of the grid paper with the soft elegance of the mannequin and your always-gorgeous paper roses! Gorgeous take on my sketch! Thank you for your kind words...I am touched by your kindness and always inspired by your work! ((hugs))

  6. So, so beautiful, Tara! The paper roses are the perfect touch! So classy and elegant!

  7. Sooo, I am loving the new blog "look"! That being said, I'm moving on to that elegant card of yours. I have tried those flowers before and just can't get them to work out as beautifully as you have....every time! Must be your super-mojo that makes them look so perfect! This is AWESOME! Clean, classic and completely elegant, You really nailed this sketch, my friend! Hope your weekend was great. Hugs! :)

  8. Hi Tara,
    I love those pretty rosettes you created and the cream and black colour combo packs a real wow! Love the new blog look too! How fun!

  9. Hi Tara,
    I love your card! It is clean and simple yet so elegant! Your little flowers are so cute too...

    Thanks for Sharing,

  10. So pretty, so feminine and so clean. I love the flowers. TFS!

  11. Tara, this is beautiful! I love the combination of vintage and modern and you've really showcased it beautifully here. Love that crisp black background with the Very Vanilla panels and the roses - WOW!!!

  12. What a lovely way to welcome guests to your home at this time of year. This idea could work for any holiday or season.


  13. I know what you mean about Thanksgiving. I enjoy your creations. Keep up the good work.