Paper Players #110

Happy Monday peeps! Yeah right! Monday comes so fast, I wish it were a three day weekend every week. I would like to go back in time and have a word with the person that decided on the 5 day work week! LOL! Anyway, I had a nice weekend and hope that you did too. Today’s post is for this weeks Paper Players Challenge. I checked twice just to make sure that I got it right! The lovely LeAnne has given us this sketch to work with…

My card this week has lots of layers and of course some paper-piercing! It’s a nice masculine fall themed birthday card. The base of my card is Island Indigo Card Stock. I embossed a piece of the Core’dinations Card Stock in Early Espresso with the Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Using the Core’dinations Sanding System I sanded the card stock to really make the grain of the wood stand out. I like the fact that when you sand it the paper has an almost velvet feel to it. I stamped two leaves from the Wonderfall Stamp Set in Island Indigo on Crumb Cake and then used my Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack and the Paper-Piercing Tool to pierce around the outside edges. They are mounted to two pieces of Island Indigo and adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The patterned piece of paper in the middle is from the Festival of Prints Designer Paper Stack and is backed by a piece of Early Espresso. The large maple leaf and acorn are cut out with the Autumn Accents Bigz Die and are also form the Wonderfall Stamp Set, the leaf is stamped in Island Indigo and the acorn is stamped in Early Espresso, both on Crumb Cake. Finally the greeting is from the From My Heart Stamp Set and is stamped in Island Indigo on Crumb Cake and I used the Paper-Piercing goodies again along the top and bottom of the sentiment. I cut it out using the Bitty Banners Framelits Dies and all of the pieces in the middle are mounted to each other and the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I love the color combination and what guy wouldn’t want to get this card for their birthday?! I hope that you enjoyed this weeks Paper Players Challenge card. Have an interesting Monday and thanks for popping in!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Island Indigo, Crumb Cake and Early Espresso

Specialty Card Stock: Early Espresso Core’dinations

Ink: Early Espresso and Island Indigo Classic Stampin’ Ink

Designer Series Paper: Festival of Prints Paper Stack

Tools: Big Shot, Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Autumn Accents Bigz Die, Essential Paper-Piercing Pack, Paper-PIercing Tool, Stampin’ Sanding System, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

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0 Replies to “Paper Players #110”

  1. Justin, I could just look at this card all day. Of course, Island Indigo is one of my favorite blues, and paired with the Early Espresso and Crumb Cake, it is stunning! I love the layers, the elements and prints you combined, and the piercing….that’s the icing on the cake. LOVE this! Glad you were able to play with my sketch this week at the Paper Players!

    1. Thanks very much LeAnne! Island Indigo is my favorite and I love it paired with Crumb Cake. I’m so glad that you enjoyed the card, great sketch by the way! Have a great day! πŸ™‚

  2. What’s NOT to love about this card, Justin? The distressed background is so perfect with the fall theme of your card. I really like the color combo, too. Very rich! One question…I see the paper piercing but where is the paper piecing on this one? *wink wink* Just kidding! Love the piercing on that wee banner! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! πŸ™‚

    1. LOL!! Ha ha! Ahh… yes the paper piecing! It will be a very long time before I forget that! πŸ™‚

      Thank you Anne Marie! I appreciate your sense of humor and am glad you enjoyed the card. I hope that you are feeling better too!

  3. Oh.My.WORD! Justin, this is gorgeous. I am in love with your color combination and how fabulous the leaves look stamped on crumb cake. What a fantastic array of new products and the sanded woodgrain texture just melts my heart! GREAT job! So glad you joined us at The Paper Players!

  4. Alright – This card is all things I love – leaves, fall colors, texture, dimension….so then I had to go a peruse your blog – you do amazing work!! New blog follower here!!!! So glad you joined us at The Paper Players – so glad I found you!

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