A Stellar Birthday for the Paper Players!

Happy Sunday and welcome to a new week at the Paper Players.   Our fabulous LeAnne has a Tic-Tac-Toe challenge for us.  This fun challenge lets you choose whether you want to be inspired by the elements listed across, down or diagonally.  It’s up to you!

I chose to go with the top row across.  My card is blue, has lots of circle elements and a “happy birthday” sentiment.

I enjoy  adding layers to my cards.  They help give me a base to work from and give a card depth and a nice finished look.  Today, I added a Misty Moonlight cardstock layer to my Basic White card base.  The “sky” in my card is a layer of patterned paper from the Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper.  I know I say it often, but this DSP is a winner!

I stamped the “earth” with Misty Moonlight ink and die cut it with one of my Circles Collection Dies.  The Dies are from long ago, but I use them often. The “earth” image is from the To The Moon stamp set.

My happy and adorable space explorer is one of the images in the Stellar Birthday stamp set.  This stamp set is “out of this world” adorable.  I colored my “astro-girl” with Blends and did some fussy cutting so I could put her “on top of the world”.

So, find a happy space explorer, put her on top of her world, add a few stars and create something “out of this world” to link up with us over at the Paper Players.

…the only limitation is your imagination!

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Misty Moonlight And Color & Contour

Happy Thursday!

As you can see, I’ve been having some fun with the Color & Contour Bundle.  My last post featured this Bundle with Bumblebee striped patterned paper. I really liked the way that card turned out, so I decided to re-create it.  For today’s card, I used the Misty Moonlight striped pattern from the Dandy Garden Designer Series Paper.  This 6″ x 6″ DSP paper pack will be retiring with the January – June Mini Catalog.

The bold hand drawn, stamped flower images from the Color & Contour stamp set were so much fun to stamp.  I used Polished Pink, Fresh Freesia and Pale Papaya ink for the flowers and attached them to one of the scalloped frame dies.

The scalloped frame gave me a quick and easy layer for the flowers and sentiment.  The lines in the flowers remind me of the striped lines.  I thought this was a fun match.

So, stamp some large flowers in beautiful colors, add them to a scalloped frame and pretty striped patterned paper and create something fun!

…the only limitation is your imagination!

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Color & Contour – A Paper Players Sketch!

It’s Sunday!  That means there’s new inspiration from the Design Team over at the Paper Players challenge blog.  Jaydee has a fun Sketch Challenge for us this week.

Sketch challenges are an easy way to create a card with just about anything you already have in your supply archives. Or use some of those new supplies you’ve been wanting to try.  I will usually stay pretty close to a sketch design.  Today I went a bit off the grid and had fun with it.

My card is a spring into summer bright color mix of whimsical hand drawn blossoms.  I stamped the flowers with one of the images from the Color & Contour stamp set.  Polished Pink, Fresh Freesia and Pale Papaya work nicely with two favorites, Bumblebee and Misty Moonlight.

  • I cut a Bumblebee card base standard A-2 card base cut 11″ x 4 1/4″, scored at 5 1/2″.
  • The Bumblebee and Basic White striped layer (from the Dandy Garden Designer Series Paper) is cut 5 1/4″ x 4″.
  • There’s a 2″ x 4″ Basic White layer added to the bottom of the striped layer.
  • I stamped the sentiment to the bottom right corner with Misty Moonlight ink.
  • I moved my die cut flowers around the bottom of the card.
  • Once I knew where I wanted my flowers, I stamped the leaf image above the sentiment with Soft Succulent ink.
  • I attached the flowers with Dimensionals.

So, let this week’s sketch inspire you to go through your supplies and create something to link up with us over at the Paper Players.  We always love to see your creations.

…the only limitation is your imagination!

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