It’s Sunday and we’re having another fun challenge over at the Paper Players.  Laurie has a very cool Sketch Challenge for us this week.  Sketch Challenges are my favorite and this one leaves the door open to take a leap and “express your creativity”!

In my last post I stamped some balloons from the Penguin Place stamp set.  I thought those balloons were so realistic so I stamped two more today.  My card showcases both the Penguin Place stamp set and the adorable Penguin Playmates Designer Series Paper.  This patterned paper pack is FREE with a $50.00 product purchase from any of the current Stampin’ Up! catalogs.

Here’s how this card comes together:

  • Cut an A-2 top fold card base 11″ x 4 1/4″ and score at 5 1/2″. I used Thick Basic White cardstock.
  • The Misty Moonlight diagonal striped layer is cut 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ and attached directly to the front card base.
  • Tip: You can cut the patterned paper card layer slightly larger. After attaching it to the card base, trim the excess from the backside. You’ll get a nice, even cut for your cardbase.
  • The Basic White cardstock layer is 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″.
  • The Soft Succulent offset cardstock layer is 3 1/2″ x 2 5/8″.
  • The polka dot patterned paper layer is 3 3/8″ x 2 1/2″.
  • I fussy cut the penguin and fox from the DSP.
  • I stamped the balloons with Fresh Freesia and Misty Moonlight ink and fussy cut them.
  • Before I attached the balloons and cool friends with Dimensionals, I stamped the balloon strings with Basic Black ink. I used my Stamparatus for this step. It made it easier to align the balloon strings to the balloons and the cool friends hands.
  • The sentiment layer is 2 3/4″ x 1/2″.

I enjoyed using the Penguin Playmates Designer Series Paper to create this card.  It’s such a fun paper pack.  I think my “cool friends” are having fun with the balloons/

So, find that special patterned paper pack, cut some layers, add a “cool” sentiment and create something fun to link up with us over at the Paper Payers.  We always enjoy seeing your projects.

…the only limitation is your imagination!


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