Paper Players #91

Good morning everyone and happy Monday to you! If I keep saying that maybe I’ll believe it! I hope that you all had a nice weekend, I know I did! I got a lot accomplished and got to see some of my peeps! Today’s card is for this weeks Paper Players Challenge. This week they have given us this…

Clean and simple with watercoloring. Anytime that I only use three items to make a card it is definitely simple. As those of you that read these posts daily it’s not unusual for me to have 10 or more items listed in the supplies! I also used the 2010-2012 In-Colors that are retiring. I started off with a base of Concord Crush and to that I added a piece of Pear Pizzaz that I ran through my trusty Big Shot with the Perfect Details Texturz Plate. For the main image on the card I stamped the flower from the Creative Elements Stamp Set in Jet Black Staz-on Ink on Watercolor Paper three times. I used my Aqua Painter and Poppy Parade Ink to watercolor in the flowers and then did some serious fussy cutting with my Paper Snips and cut them out in varying sizes so I would be able to layer them. Watercolor Paper is a bit thicker than standard card stock so it is definitely a workout for your hand when you cut things out of it! I used a couple of Mini Glue Dots to adhere it to the card and then Stampin Dimensionals for the two layers. The rest of the elements on the card are also from the Creative Elements Set and are stamped in Concord Crush. They too are cut out with my Paper Snip and mounted to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. For a little more pop I edged the greeting with the Poppy Parade Stamp Pad. Creative Elements is one of my favorite sets and I’m happy to report that it will be in the new catalog! I hope that you enjoyed today’s card and thank you so much for stopping by!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Concord Crush and Pear Pizzaz Smooth Card Stock

Specialty Paper: Watercolor Paper

Ink: Poppy Parade and Concord Crush Classic Stampin’ Ink and Jet Black Staz-on Ink

Tools: Big Shot, Perfect Details Texturz Plate, Paper Snips, Aqua Painter, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

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