Playing in Paradise Design Team and My 1st Challenge!

Scrapbooker's Paradise recently put out a design team call for their blog. They have weekly challenges known as Playing in Paradise. Out of 70 applicants, I, along with a handful of others, were chosen to be design team members! How thrilling is that!?!

Our first challenge is the Scrapbooker's Paradise logo colors: green, burgundy and gold-yellow.

There is a prize for participating in this challenge! A package from Imaginisce's new Animal Crackers collection! (You can see the entire collection here, though the prize is only products from the line, not the entire line.) The winner will also get to play along with the design team for the next challenge as our Paradise Player! ;)

You have until Thursday, February 10th at noon MST to create and link your project on the Scrapbooker's Paradise challenge blog post!

Here is my project using these colors:

I meant to use Core'dinations for the card base and then sand the pattern to add some distressed visual interest but forgot... :| Otherwise, I'm quite happy with how this turned out! (Will use a white backdrop next time as well...)

I dry embossed the card base with the Seeing Spots folder (Cuttlebug) and then added the sentiment panel, which was created with Spellbinders (Eyelet Circles and Circles) and some Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Old Paper). The stamp is from Shabby Green Door.

The gold-yellow strip was scored using my Scor-Pal and then distress inked with Scattered Straw. I didn't have burgundy tulle but I had white tulle and Copics! I used R89 Dark Red to color the tulle! I tied it to the strip and added a dark green button. It wasn't enough... I added the pearl and was happy!

Please check out my team members' stunning projects!

Julie Dinn
Carla Peicheff
Allison Cope
Allison Fillo
Karan Gerber

Thank you for stopping by!

  • Cardstock: Pinefeather, Stamper's Select, Scarlet Jewel, Harvest Gold (PTI)
  • Stamps: Merci Beaucoup (Shabby Green Door)
  • Ink: Old Paper and Scattered Straw (Tim Holtz Distress Ink), Scarlet Jewel (PTI)
  • Dies: Eyelet Circles and Standard Circles (Spellbinders), Edgers #1 (PTI)
  • Embossing Folder: Seeing Spots (Cuttlebug)
  • Other Tools: Scor-Pal, tulle, R89 Copic, ink blending foam (Ranger Inkssentials), Cuttlebug (Provocraft)


Allison Rankin said...

Lovely work...great example of CAS.

Karen B. said...

Ooh, your card makes me want to go out and get that embossing folder! Love your CAS design. And, Congratulations!!!

Anonymous said...

Awesome job on this weeks challenge! I love the embossing!! Congrat's on making the team! :)

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Love this clean and classy look!! Beautifully done! So happy to have you on the team!!

Sparkly Pink Star said...

pretty card!! welcome to the team :)

Julie said...

Simply fabulous! Love the clean lines! I look forward to working with you!

Unknown said...

Beautiful cards. Love the colors! Congrats on the DT!

Dana said...

Oh oh oh, CONGRATULATIONS Dana! I was so excited to see this in my reader (I'm wading through litterally thousands of past posts right now...)
Your CAS card is divine and I'm so excited for you!