Aug 31, 2023
Aug 29, 2023
Before I get started on today's card I wanted to post a, Thank You for being chosen as one of the, CUT ABOVE for this card a couple of weeks ago. It's always an honor when you get chosen.
Now let's move on to this weeks Paper Players Challenge #655 which is a Sketch Challenge. LeAnne was the design team member this for this weeks challenge and she chose a fun sketch with many possibilities for creativity.
Here is what I came up with for my card:
I started with a card base of Basic Black card stock. Next I found a piece of patterned paper, (DCWV - Halloween Town) - I remembered that I had a rubber stamp of some, Jail Birds from a Inkadinkado Stamp set that reminded me of the paper patterned.
I stamped the birds on Basic White card stock and colored them with pencils. I added some Key Lime glitter (Art Institute) on their eyes for added sparkle. I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set with Memento Tuxedo black ink on a piece of Tangerine Tango* retired SU card stock. It was cut out with a Stylish Die from SU and mounted on a black piece of card stock cut out with a Nestability die. I mounted the birds with some foam tape for dimension and added some sequins (Picket Fence Studios) to complete the card. The little strip is the same piece of patterned paper just cut differently.
I kept this one pretty CAS but I think it's a rather fun little Halloween card and hope you do as well.
Aug 25, 2023
Had to hurry to get this in under the wire: PP654
Our computer periodically acts up (today was one of those days) and I barely got this posted in time to meet the deadline.
The first challenge was for the Paper Player CAS - Don't Bug Me #PP654.
Finally the Color Throwdown colors were: Grey, Aqua and Green. - Here is what I created for these three challenges combined in this one card.
Details will follow soon. - Card Base, Basic Gray, Pool Party (I almost typed Poop party)....
Next a piece of unknown origin designer paper that was white, aqua and had hints of green. I used a punched border of Lemon Lime Twist. - The punch is from, EK Success.
The butterfly (Stampendous - Winged Cup stamp set) and was stamped with Memento Tuxedo black ink and colored with pencils. I also used a butterfly stamp from a retired SU set, Beyond the Basics. I stamped it on the circle with the Lemon Lime Ink and on the Pool party piece with Pool Party ink. Added a piece of Bakers Twine, Some Enamel Dots (Paper Studio) - The sentiment was stamped in Basic Gray ink and punched with a retired SU punch. The sentiment is from Amuse Studio.
Aug 18, 2023
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Aug 11, 2023
How cute is that little Chameleon! - I found this set at the Dollar store (although now you pay, 1.25). - It had 18 stamps in the set. You can't go wrong with a bargain like that. I worried that they might now be very high quality stamps but I didn't have any problems with them.
Aug 8, 2023
Sometimes I'm a "day late and a dollar short" as they say on the challenges. This card was supposed to go in for one of the Freshly Made sketches a couple of weeks ago. - Trouble was I couldn't seem to finish it in a way that I thought looked good so it's sat on my desk until today. I finally finished it and am entering for The Paper Players Theme Challenge.
Here is the sketch (FMS#596) - Note this is just so you can see where I got my inspiration from as it's way to late to enter it for the sketch challenge.
Here is the mood board for The Paper Players PP652
Here is the card I made:
So for this card I used one of the Mermaid tales from the Unity July KOM along with the Seagulls, Wave & Sentiment from the same kit. Since these are being used for the first time they will also go in for NBUS#53
So for this card my card base is: Blueberry Bushel (SU) my first time using this color (I like it). Then I stamped the way image on a piece of Basis White cs with Blueberry Bushel ink and colored it in with a Copic marker. I also stamped some dots (retired SU Itty Bitty Backgrounds) with Pretty Peacock ink randomly on the wave image. Next the Mermaid tail was stamped with Memento Tuxedo black ink and colored with Copic Markers and fussy cut. I then pressed the image onto a Versa Mark pad and embossed with Iridescent Ice EP (which I believe is retired SU) - You can see in the 2nd shot how shimmery it is. I mounted it with foam tape after stamping the seagulls with black ink. The sentiment was stamped with MTB ink and mounted on a piece of Pool Party cs. To complete the card I added some enamel dots (Paper Studio).
Hope you enjoy this card. It's a CAS card again and I'm actually starting to get the hang of them I think.
Aug 2, 2023
Welcome. Today I am joining the Color Throwdown Challenge #754
Below is the inspiration photo for the challenge:
Here is the card that I created for the challenge:
Card Base: Mossy Meadow - Layered with Basic White (SU)
Crumb Cake Layer - Stamped with Mossy Meadow and Crumb Cake inks. (SU) Plants are from Unity - April 2023 KOM
I also used White Pigment Ink (Stampabilities) and the Itty Bitty Backgrounds (SU) that I stamped randomly on the crumb cake piece.
Sentiment Stamped with Crumb Cake ink. (SU)
Designer Paper - Strip from Safari Chic Matstack (DCWV)
Finished off with some soft chocolate colored pearls.
Also going in for NBUS #53 Since the plants and sentiment are being used for the first time.