And my vacation is officially over, it’s back to work. I had a great week in Florida so I guess I can’t complain. I spent the day yesterday catching up on emails and big comments, oh, and laundry, lots of laundry! I also got to spend some time in the Stampin’ Galley, boy did I miss that! It snowed here last night and is raining this morning, joy! Thanks to Germaine’s Paper Pumpkin workshop I did get to craft a little while I was away. I have some more pictures from Leadership that I will be sharing over the next couple of days. I love meeting everyone and getting to see my peeps from the home office. Here are a few of the lovely people that I got to see while in Orlando!
Here I am with Maggie, Nicole and Candy…
This is Maggie and I with our amazing friend Robyn from the home office…
And here we are with Brian…
So much fun! Now on to today’s card. Monday means that it’s Paper Players time and this week we have an interesting theme challenge from Claire…
A Valentine for our furry friends! I couldn’t find any Stampin’ Up! sets that had a dog in them so I had to use a set from Simon Says Stamp. My base for today’s card is Naturals White Card Stock. I created my background using a piece of Watercolor Paper and some Gelatos mixed with water. The dog is from the Simon Says Stamp You Are Pawsome Photopolymer Stamp Set. I stamped him in Soft Suede used Soft Suede and Real Red to watercolor him. Some Black and Gold Gel Pens are used for his eyes, nose and name tag. He is cut out with the coordinating dies. The greeting is cut out from a piece of Watercolor Paper and some Real Red using the Simon Says Stamp Pawsome die, they are glued together and then adhered to the card. My balloon is from the Celebrate Today Photopolymer Stamp Set, I used my Real Red Stampin’ Write Markers to ink up the edges and then watercolored the image. The coordinating Ballon Framelits cut out the ballon and the bow from a piece of Gold Foil Sheet. Some black hemp twine is used for the string and the ballon and dog are adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I love the look of watercolored images and especially like the effect of the Gelatos on the background! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Paper Players sketch challenge, I had fun making it! Thank you so much for taking some time to visit with me today! I wish us all a very good Monday! 🙂
Stampin’ Up! products used:
Stamp Set: Celebrate Today Photopolymer
Ink: Soft Suede and Real Red Classic Stampin’ Ink
Stampin’ Write Markers: Real Red
Card Stock: Naturals White
Specialty Paper: Watercolor and Fold Foil Sheet
Tools: Big Shot, Multi-Purpose Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL
NON-Stampin’ Up!: Simon Says Stamp You Are Pawsome Photopolymer Stamp Set and Coordinating Dies, Faber Castell Gelatos, Hemptique Black Natural Hemp Twine and Gold and Black Gelly Roll Pens
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