Clean and Simple? A Paper Players Challenge

Today I wanted to make a Friendship Friday Card to send and decided to play along with the Paper Players Challenge as well.
This week it was to use the colours Bravo Burgundy, Night of Navy, Cajun Craze and Vanilla. Come and have a look on the table at what I made.

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I must say this looks nothing like my original. I started out with the Everything Eleanor Stamp Set p.112 of the main catalogue and the idea that the colours lent themselves to a vintage style card.
My first attempt had about 7 layers and 8 flowers all jammed on there! hehe! It was terrible. It didn't look like a work of art but more like a huge mess. Oh dear!
So I just tipped them all off and started again. Adding just the bare essentials to create a Clean and Simple Card instead.Something I find challenging. I always want to add "just one more thing"! Do you have this problem too? If so you will understand.

This time I only went with the 3 flowers all cut out and layered with dimensionals around the words.
I added a row of pearls under the words for added visual interest and to help add to my vintage tone of the card.
Do you think I have achieved a Clean and Simple Card?

I love to read your comments. Please feel free to leave one if you liked this card or have any questions.


  1. Absolutely stunning! I love the texture and the pearls! As for me, I always want to add about 20 more things! lol I think this is a fabulous clean card! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

  2. Very nice card, Vicki. I didn't find these colours inspiring but do like what you've done with them.

  3. This is a lovely way to use these colors, which I found challenging, too! I am glad you persevered, because your end result is beautiful! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players this week with your creation!

  4. I think you've done a fantastic job here! Great job with the colors and I really like the embossed background. Even tho it's clean, I think it still lends a hand to that vintage feel! Glad you played along this week!

  5. Vicki, the three flowers were the perfect number. it really lets you see and focus on each one. With the elements you have used your eye travels naturally from left to right and then is allow to rest on the sentiment. Thank you for joining the Paper Players this week and sharing this lovely card.

  6. Beautiful use of this stamp set with these colours! Love the pearls you've used and the embossing adds to the richness of the whole card - stunning! Thanks for playing along with the Paper Players this week!


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