I had a lovely day in Manhattan yesterday. It was a little on the cool side but the speed at which I walk warms me up quite quickly! LOL! I do try to remember to take a picture of anything that I see that strikes me as fun. My friend Isabella told me about this new little shop that opened up on Lexington Avenue called Tinsel. She said it had all kinds of neat things inside and she was right. I took a picture of the storefront, you can see a sampling of some of the goodies along with the reflection of a NYC Taxi. It’s hard to take a picture in NY without getting a Taxi in it! You can just see the sign TINSEL Covered with antique glass glitter in the window…
It was a really fun shop and they had so many neat goodies, But I behaved! Maybe next time! 😛
So you see from the title of today’s post it’s a double! I realized last night that I hadn’t gotten my Pals Paper Arts card in and it closes today. Where does the week go?! I always post my Paper Players card on Monday so I decided to give you a two fer!
First up is my Pals Paper Arts card for this week’s sketch challenge. A thank you to the very talented Brian for choosing my card as his pick for last week’s color challenge. You can see my original post here and the Pals Paper Arts post here. Now for this week’s sketch…
An interesting sketch don’t you agree?! I pondered for a while and finally the idea started to form, scary little place my brain is! LOL! The base of my card is Bermuda Bay Card Stock. The top panel is a piece of Sahara Sand that I stamped with the Dictionary Background Stamp in Bermuda Bay. To mix it up a little my diagonal is a piece of Vellum Card Stock with some Brushed Gold behind each side. Some Stampin’ Dimensionals adhere it to the card. The three butterflies were created using a piece of Sahara Sand and little concoction that I mixed up. I took one of my Stampin’ Spritzers and put 18 drops of Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Ink Refill and some of the “Vintage” Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint. I topped it off with some rubbing alcohol and spritzed the Sahara Sand. My Bitty Butterfly Punch set them free from the card stock and some more Stampin’ Dimensionals hold them in place. Across the bottom is another piece of Brushed Gold that I embossed with the Delicate Designs Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. My greeting is from one of the Paper Pumpkin Sets and is heat embossed with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder on Bermuda Bay and is backed with more Brushed Gold. I really love the Bermuda Bay with the Gold, it has a rich Tiffany look and the sparkly butterflies are fun too! And that takes care of my Pals Paper Arts card for this week’s sketch challenge.
Here is a closeup of the butterfly…
Now on to my Paper Players card for this week’s theme challenge. LeAnne has asked us to make a CAS Masculine card…
I didn’t want to use dark colors, that’s the “traditional” masculine card, I wanted bright! The base of my card is Soft Suede Card Stock. I took a piece of Whisper White and stamped it in Coastal Cabana with the World Map Background Stamp. The scalloped strip of Coastal Cabana on the left is cut out with the Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die and a strip of Champagne Glimmer Paper is on top. The nautical images are from the The Open Sea Stamp Set (which is actually one of the first sets I purchased!) and are stamped in Soft Suede. The ship is cut out with my Paper Snips and the compass is punched out with the 1 1/4″ Circle Punch. I choose the greeting from the Make a Wish Stamp Set and they are all adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I personally would love to get a card like this for my birthday and I did a survey and the result was the same! LOL! I love the World Map Background Stamp and the Open Sea is still a favorite! Thanks for coming by to see my Paper Players Card for this week’s CAS Masculine challenge from LeAnne! I hope that you enjoyed my Monday Double Header!! Have a crafty day peeps! 🙂
Stampin’ Up! products used:
Card Stock: Bermuda Bay and Sahara Sand
Specialty Card Stock: Brushed Gold and Vellum
Ink: Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin’ Ink
Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark
Embossing Powder: Gold Stampin’ Emboss
Stamp Sets: Dictionary Background and Paper Pumpkin Clear Mount
Embossing Folder: Delicate Designs
Punch: Bitty Butterfly
Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Spritzer, Stampin’ DImensionals and SNAIL
Vintage: Champagne Shimmer Paint
Paper Players card:
Card Stock: Soft Suede, Whisper White and Coastal Cabana
Specialty Paper: Champagne Glimmer
Ink: Coastal Cabana and Soft Suede Classic Stampin’ Ink
Stamp Sets: World Map Background, The Open Sea and Make a Wish Clear Mount
Bigz Die: Tasteful Trim XL
Punch: 1 1/4″ Circle Punch
Tools: Big Shot, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL
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