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Nov 29, 2023

PP668 - and NBUS

 Welcome.  Thanks for joining me today.

First off thank you so much to Amy for the shout out on Freshly Made Sketches and The Color Throwdown for this card posted earlier this week.
I had so much fun with that stamp that I decided to use it again for this weeks Paper Players Sketch challenge:

Here is the card I created for the PP668 challenge.


 This will also go in for NBUS#56 - Yes I know the stamp was used yesterday but it's still pretty brand new.  Plus I used the background paper, ribbon, enamel dots and sentiment stamp for the very first time.

Card Base:  Pretty Peacock, Designer Paper: Dashing Holiday (Memory Box).  Tree Stamp - Unity-November 2023 KOM (Festive Flair.  Sentiment stamp - Unity - September 2013 KOM (Happiness has no limit). 

So for this card I embossed a partial image of the trees on a piece of Basic White cs with Verdigris embossing powder (PSX - I don't think they are in business any longer).  Then I edged it with Gold Pigment ink (Encore) I stamped the sentiment with Pretty Peacock ink and punched it out with an old SU circle punch and layered with a larger circle of the Pretty Peacock cs.  I dry embossed the Brushed Gold (retired SU - How I miss that card stock) with the Swiss dot embossing folder.  This was layered over the designer paper.  I had some ribbons in my stash so I added a couple of those and some new enamel dots (Echo Park).  The tag was glued down and I raised the sentiment up with foam dots.

 The hard part of this card for me was trying to figure out how to measure and cut the angled piece in the sketch.

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Nov 27, 2023

FMS#613 and CTD#770

 Welcome - Well it's been a bit since I've posted. - Trying to keep up with getting Christmas cards made (I'm way behind) and of course with the holiday season starting things have been a bit hectic.  Plus on top of that I've been dealing with a cold and bad cough for a couple of weeks.  Anyway today I'm finally back to share a card.

This card is for FMS#613  and CTD#770
Here is the sketch:
and below is the Color combo from the throwdown.

                                                                                                                                                                       This is what I created for these 2 challenges.  - I wanted to try and do a Christmas card with this color combo - It seems strange for Christmas but it actually works.

 This is a pretty simple CAS card but I like how it turned out.  
Basic Black card base.
Trees from Unity November 2023 KOM (Festive Flair) stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Basic White card Stock.
Colored with Prisma colored pencils and blended with Gamsol.
Strips of Washi Tape, Small Iridescent Sequins were added.
I also used some glue and Iridescent Glitter (Art Institute) to highlight the Joy sentiment.  I was cut out on an SU stylish die.
Focal Image and Banner mounted with foam tape.
The hardest part of this card was trying to line up the Washi tape evenly.  I succeeded for the most part.

Nov 13, 2023

Freshly Made Sketches#611 and NBUS#56

Today I'm sharing another card using the FMS#611 
This time I've actually made a Square card ( 5x5).
I slightly changed the sketch though as I wasn't happy slanting my main focal element. - See card below:

 Since this die deer/tree die is being used for the first time along with the patterned paper I'm going to also enter for NBUS#56
I bought the die last year and then just couldn't seem to figure out what I wanted to do with it. I think it went well with this sketch.
Details:  Card Base: Basic White, Middle Layer, Real Red
Patterned paper: The Paper Studio (Christmas Basics pack) - Which I've had for several years.
Dies: Penny Black - Deer in Tree and the Snowflakes are from Memento.
Silver Pearls - Annabelle Stamps (no longer in business).
Sentiment Stamp: Tim Holtz Mixed Media - Stampers Anonymous.
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Foam Tape.
So do you think I should have slanted the tree? 

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Nov 10, 2023

Paper Players #665 - Let's Give Thanks.

 Hello and Welcome!

I'm just getting in under the wire for this weeks Paper Players Challenge #665

This card is based off the same sketch as yesterdays card was.  

You can see that card HERE 
I wanted to use the sketch again so I came up with this card:

 So same sketch but different colors.  I wanted to use some of the new patterned paper that I purchased for Fall so this one features that paper.

Card Base: Retired SU (Chocolate Chip) cs.
Designer Paper: Simple Stories - Acorn Lane
Tag: Retired SU (More Mustard)
Strip: Retired SU (Really Rust)
Circles and Sentiment: Crumb Cake (SU)
Stamps: Unity - September & October KOM 2023
Dies: SU Stylish, Old SU circle punch, corner rounder and tag punch.
Ribbon: Retired SU Chocolate Chip.
Foam Mounting Tape.

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Nov 9, 2023

FMS#611 and CTD#768

 Welcome! - At long last I finally had a chance to spend some time in my craft room.

Here is what I came up with for the challenges.

 Since I (rarely) make square card I opted to do the sketch on an A2 sized card.  Trying to find patterned paper that matched all 4 colors of the CTD was difficult so I decided to create my own.

Details:  Card Base:  Early Espresso,  then a layer of Crushed Curry that I embossed with a leaf embossing folder and distressed with some Gold metallic ink.  I stamped a piece of Crumb Cake card stock with a ledger stamp and leaves from Unity Stamps. (sets listed below) 
The leaf image was stamped with Crushed Curry and Real Red ink on a piece of Crumb Cake cs.  I fussy cute it out.  It was mounted on a circle of Cherry Cobble cs and Early Espresso.

Inks for the small leaves were: Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry and Early Espresso

The edges of the Crumb Cake panel and strip were distressed with Crumb Cake ink.

Stamps: Large leaf and outline, small leaves - Unity Stamps October KOM (Golden Glow)
Ledger and Thankful Sentiment - Unity Stamps September KOM (Harvest Hues)

Embossing Folder - Paper Studio
Dies: SU Stylish & Nestability Circle
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