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Oct 12, 2021

Paper Players #562 - Color Challenge

 Welcome.  Before I get started with today's card I just want to say how excited I was that my card for the PP#561 Spooky Challenge made the (Cut Above) for last weeks challenge.  Thank you so much.
This weeks challenge is a color challenge: (#562)
Such pretty colors.  Since I don't have Pale Papaya   I went with the closest color I could get to match it.  For my 4th color I chose a yellow (Daffodil Delight) as it was one of the colors in the Designer Paper that I chose to use.

My card is also based off the same sketch from Freshly Made Sketches (#506) from last week.

I needed a Sympathy card for a fellow bowling team member who lost her husband last week.  These type of cards are never easy to make but sadly they sooner or later are a necessity.

Here is the card that I came up with:

I remembered that I had this piece of fall leaf paper in my stash and it seemed to have all the colors of the challenge in it so I based my card around that paper.

Card Base: Early Espresso
Layered with a soft peach/papaya color that is actually the back of a piece of Coredinations card stock.
The Designer Paper is old and says it was from Gussie's on the back of it.

I used circle and scallop dies and stamped my leaf (PSX - Personal Stamp Exchange) with Pumpkin Pie Ink on the light colored card stock and mounted it on a pie of Pumpkin Pie.  My strips of paper were: Early Espresso, Coordinations piece & Daffodil Delight.

The sentiment on the outside and the inside of the card are from Stamp Simply - Sympathy Sentiments Set 1 - Awhile back I won 3 of their sympathy sets and am finally putting them to good use.

Here is the inside of the card:

The leaf is the solid version of the one I used on the outside of the card.  Inks used were: Early Espresso & Pumpkin Pie.

That's it for this card.  Be sure to check out the Design Teams cards & the other participants as well.


  1. Is a beautiful card and I love the inside as much as the outside

  2. This is beautiful. I needed two sympathy cards this past week and I had to buy them since that's a card I just never seem to make.

  3. Pretty card, and I love that you found a pp to match the colors and use for a starting point. Yes, those dreaded cards are necessary in life...
    Congrats on your honor too!

  4. Such a lovely sympathy card! I am going to have to remember to bring out my leaf stamps next time I need one of those, as it works so well. Thanks for playing at The Paper Players!

  5. It's beautiful, Ida, and all over a lovely sympathy card. I'm sorry for your friend's loss. Congratulations on your win! It was a super cute card!

  6. Sympathy cards are always so difficult to make. This is truly gorgeous and showcases the colors beautifully. I'm so very sorry for your friend's loss. I'm sure she appreciated your card. Thank you so much for joining us this week over at The Paper Players!

  7. This is a beautiful card...and I really like what the inside says.

  8. Such a beautiful paper - and lovely for a sympathy card. I love you added the leaf and sentiments (in and out)