Paper Players 307

What a lovely day I had yesterday! I went and picked up Ken Oliver from his hotel at 8:15 and we went to the diner for breakfast. We both had omelets and some bacon and a very nice chat! We arrived at the store around 9:40 and he started to get set up for his class. He did stitched watercolor cards and joked that he was nervous making cards in front of me, the card king! Sort of a big deal when Ken Oliver says something like that! LOL! He is a really good teacher and everyone had a great time! After he got everything cleaned up Renee and John drove him out to the ferry so he could make his way up to Massachusetts. I really enjoyed getting to spend time with him and hope that he comes back soon! Here is a little selfie of us…

Me & Ken 2016

After work we had Thirsty Thursday at Heather’s and she made me a delicious salad for dinner! Stephanie came by and we laughed the evening away! I love my peeps and can’t think of a better way to spend a Thursday evening!!

Today I have the card that I made for this week’s Paper Players challenge…

Paper Players #307

I’m a bit late this week because of the blog hop but as soon as I saw the graphic my card just popped into my head! The card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock with the front covered in a piece of Black 110lb. For the background I used the new Concord & 9th Barnwood Photopolymer Stamp and stamped it in Hero Arts Wet Cement onto a piece of Battleship Gray. The lightbulb is from the Concord and 9th Shine Brighter Photopolymer Stamp Set. I heat embossed all of the pieces for the image in Hero Arts Platinum Embossing Powder onto a piece of Arches 140lb Watercolor Paper. I then used my Koi Pocket Field Sketch Box Watercolors to color it in. I realized after I had finished that the bulb and base are two different dies so I cut the image out with my trusty Scissors. My greeting is from the Concord & 9th Being Classy Photopolymer Stamp Set and is also heat embossed in Platinum onto a piece of 48lb Vellum and cut out with the Coordinating Being Classy Dies. I used Foam Tape to adhere the lightbulb and Kool-Tak Clear Foam Tape to adhere the greeting. All that was left to do was to add a few Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins! I LOVE that Barnwood Stamp, I think it just may be the best woodgrain background I have ever seen! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Paper Players challenge! Thanks so much for being a part of my day! Have a fantastic Friday! πŸ™‚

Paper Players 307-WM

Products used:

Stamp Sets: Being Classy, Shine Brighter and Barnwood Background Photopolymer Stamp Set (Concord & 9th)

Ink: Wet Cement (Hero Arts)

Specialty Ink: Verda-Mark

Embossing Powder: Platinum (Hero Arts)

Watercolors: Koi Pocket Field Sketch Box (Sakura)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah), Black 110lb (Recollections) and Battleship Gray (My Colors)

Specialty Paper: Arches 140lb Cold Press Watercolor and 48lb Vellum (The Paper Cut)

Dies: Being Classy (Concord & 9th)

Embellishments: Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner (Home & Hobby), 3M Foam Tape, Kool-Tak Clear Foam Tape and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Tools: Artisan X-plorer (Spellbinders) and Heat Tool (Hero Arts)

14 Replies to “Paper Players 307”

  1. I get it Justin – light bulb, thoughtful, idea, etc. LOL Very neat card and I have to tell you that I really do like that platinum embossing powder. Hero Arts has so improved over the years and is fast becoming one of my favorites. This would be a great card for my friend that has an off-the-charts I.Q. No kidding, he actually is considered a genius and why he’s friends with me is beyond my ability to figure out. πŸ™‚

    You have yourself a Fun Filled Friday and I’m not surprised that Ken Oliver was a bit in awe of YOU. Love and hugs, XXOO πŸ™‚

    1. LOL! Yes Grace! I thought it was little clever! I love the Platinum EP, I have been stuck on Copper lately though! Gotta mix it up! I love Hero, they have some awesome products! I would think that he is friends with you because he is a genius! He would have to be really smart to be friends with you!
      I enjoyed my Friday! LOL! Ken is a really, really nice guy and so talented! Love and hugs to you too! XOXOXO πŸ™‚

  2. Love the lightbulb with the slightly punny sentiment Justin – and of course the liberal dose of sequins! Thanks for playing along with my light-themed challenge over at The Paper Players this week!

    1. Thank you Joanne! Gotta have some sequins! I think they help balance the card! Hope that you are enjoying your weekend! πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks Linda! I didn’t take any pics of Ken’s projects but if you have Instagram he posts all of his stuff there! πŸ™‚

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