Paper Players #97 and Summer Smooches

Good morning everyone! I hope that everyone had a safe and happy Memorial Day Weekend. Mine was good, I went to a BBQ and got to see a lot of my friends so that was pretty awesome. Thanks to Brian & Kim for hosting and for the delicious food. 🙂

Today’s card is for this weeks Paper Players Challenge. LeAnne has given us this sketch to work with…

In the spirit of the fun weekend that I had I decided to do a bright and colorful card. The base of my card is Daffodil Delight Card Stock. I took two pieces of Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper** and used those for the top part of the background. The bottom half is Bashful Blue and is embossed with the Perfect Polkadots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I used my Circle Scissor Pro*** to cut out a piece of Tangerine Tango Card Stock and another piece of Summer Smooches DSP** for the center. The butterfly is cut from the Beautiful Butterflies Bigz L Die and the Beautiful Wings Embosslit. The body of the butterfly is a paper bead also made from Summer Smooches DSP** and coated with Crystal Effects, it’s adhered with Mini Glue Dots. For the antennae I used a piece of Hemp Twine***. The flower is a 1″ Circle Punch of Tempting Turquoise and the middle circle is part of the eye from the Owl Builder Punch in Island Indigo. The leaves are made using the 1/2″ Circle punch and reinserting the paper to make the leaf shape. The greeting is form the Fabulous Phrases Stamp Set and is stamped in Rich Razzleberry. The buds are punched form Rich Razzleberry using the small circle from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack and the leaves are Lucky Limeade and are also made with the same punch and technique mentioned above. The greeting is adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the buds with Mini Glue Dots. I think the bright colors fit in perfectly with weather that we had out here on Long Island this weekend. I hope that you enjoy this weeks Paper Players Challenge card and thank you so much for stopping by. Have a great day! 🙂

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Rich Razzleberry, Tangerine Tango, Tempting Turquoise, Island Indigo, Daffodil Delight and Lucky Limeade Smooth Card Stock

Ink: Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Set: Fabulous Phrases Clear Mount

Designer Series Paper: Summer Smooches**

Embellishments: Hemp Twine*** and a Paper Bead

Tools: Big Shot, Beautiful Butterflies Bigz L Die, Beautiful Wings Embosslit Die, Perfect Polkadots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Circle Scissor Plus, Large Oval Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, 1″ Circle Punch, 1/2″ Circle Punch, Owl Builder Punch, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

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