I saw a very funny post by a friend on Facebook yesterday, it said “I’m 100% sure that 70% of my work will not be completed today” and that was true for me! It was just one of those days where you have things to do but little motivation to do them. I think that we all need a not very productive day every so often. I’m sure that today I will wish that I had done more today but it will get done… eventually! I did help Elyse learn how to use her new Altenew Stamps yesterday. She stopped by the store with Nancy and we had a little mini lesson. Interacting with people and bringing out their creativity is by far the best part of my job! I know I say it a lot but the look on a person’s face when they do something that they didn’t think they could do is awesome! After dinner I did come home and make two cards, so the day wasn’t a total loss! We are supposed to get some rain today, we haven’t had any in a while so I guess we need it. Hopefully the long weekend will be good, the Stamp, Ink, Paper Store and Scrap-A-Latte are both closed on Sunday and Monday! Two day weekend! Woo hoo! LOL!
One of my cards that I made last night is for this week’s Paper Players challenge. A nice simple sketch from Nance…
My card starts off with a base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock, the front is covered in a piece of Ballerina Pink. The patterned paper is a piece of Blazing Floral from the Echo Park Summer Party 12×12 Collection. My greeting is the Concord & 9th Beautiful You Die, I cut it from Solar White 110lb three times and adhered them together with Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive. It’s then coated in Versa-Mark and heat embossed twice with Hero Arts Copper Embossing Powder. The rest of the greeting is from the Concord & 9th Beautiful Words Photopolymer Stamp Set and is heat embossed in more Copper onto a piece of 48lb Vellum. I flagged the left side, adhered the beautiful to it with more Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive and then used Kool-Tak Clear Foam Tape to adhere the Vellum to the card. A sprinkling of Rose Gold, Sparkling Clear, Fresh Mint, Watermelon and Copper Sequins from Pretty Pink Posh and the card is done! I love the way the greeting turned out with the dimensional beautiful and the rest heat embossed on Vellum! I hope that you like my card for this week’s Paper Players Challenge! Thanks for your visit today! Have a terrific Thursday! 🙂
Stamp Set: Beautiful Words Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)
Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark
Embossing Powder: Copper (Hero Arts)
Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah) and Ballerina Pink (My Colors)
Special Paper: 49lb Vellum ( The Paper Cut)
Patterned Paper: Summer Party Blazing Floral 12×12 (Echo Park)
Dies: Beautiful You (Concord & 9th)
Embellishments: Rose Gold, Sparkling Clear, Fresh Mint, Watermelon and Copper Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)
Adhesives: E-Z Runner (Home & Hobby), Kool-Tak Clear Foam Tape, Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive (Elmer’s) and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)
Tools: Artisan X-plorer (Spellbinders) and Heat Tool (Hero Arts)
24 Replies to “Paper Players 310”
Pretty card. I like it when a patterned paper is so pretty it becomes the card! Enjoy your two days off – woo hoo. You’ve been working hard.
Thank you Carol! I am so looking forward to two days off! 🙂
Very pretty card! I love the copper embossing — it’s beautiful! You described how I felt teaching English when concepts lit up a student’s face upon it sinking in and he/she realized they understood or could do it. What a feeling for both of us! I miss that part of my career.
Have an absolutely Lovely Labor Day Weekend…Hugs, Nancy B
Thanks Nancy! I love the copper ep, my fave! Yes, exactly! Love the feeling of getting to share knowledge with people! It really is the best part of the store!
Thanks! I hope that you have a fabulous weekend too! Hugs to you! XO 🙂
This is a beautiful beauty!! I love the pretty DSP and the copper embossing on vellum with the inspiring greeting, as well as so many pretty colors of sequins. Love it! The sketch is a keeper and very versatile, too.
Yay! You’re getting a 2-day weekend. Good for you and Renee. You gotta love that. Take care and I hope you make it to Thirsty Thursday. Hugs my friend.
Thanks so much HJ! I really do have an obsession with sequins! LOL! The sketch is fantastic!
Yes! I’m so excited to have two days off! Although, I do wish I was in London again! Brain does too! Thirsty Thursday was awesome as always! Hugs to you! 🙂
I absolutely love that saying Justin………..and it’s oh so true. If you watch anyone their entire face changes when a sincere smile comes across it. I know that happened with me when I say your card for today. I’m so glad I got that copper embossing powder from your store. It is my absolute favorite SP. I also need to try your multiple cutting and stacking of words and other dies. The effect is so dimension-ally that it falls into the “eye candy” category. Just a gorgeous card all around.
So – two days off in a row and one of them your favorite day of the week, Monday. LOL Hopefully you have a catch up weekend mixed with a gathering of friends weekend. After all it is the celebration of the end of summer. I know you just hate to hear that but I am ecstatic that fall is here as far as the calendar is concerned. Now I can take out all those decorations with their amazing colors and brighten up the cabin. I’m doing my happy dance! You have yourself a Tantalizing Thursday my friend. Love and hugs to you. XXOO 🙂
Yup Grace, that’s a great greeting! Bringing a smile to someones face is awesome and the fact that I can do it with a card is just the best! The Copper EP is fantastic! Hopefully the Hero will be in early next week, I’m over waiting for it! The multiple die cut is awesome! Thank you!
Yes, I’m very excited for two days off and the fact that it’s a Monday makes it even better! I think that I will be happy with whatever the weekend brings! The end of Summer isn’t until September 22nd! Don’t rush it! LOL! I know that you love the coming season! My day was great, hope that yours was too! Love and hugs to you! XOXO 🙂
Pretty card! I love the way you emboss vellum. Classy card!
Thank you so much! 🙂
Super pretty, Justin. Thanks for joining the Paper Players this week, as always.
Thank you Colleen! I hope that you have a fun weekend! 🙂
Love this! So beautiful.
Thank you very much Liliana! 🙂
Love the card, great to meet you last week!
Thank you! Yes, it was so nice to meet you too! 🙂
WOW! Simple yet elegant, love the coper sentiment. Oh yep, those no mojo days, We all get them, somtimes I think we need them. 2 days off n a row? You will be lost.
Thanks Linda! Sometimes simple is best! I think that we need a nothing day too! LOL! I think that you are right about that! 🙂
That sweet sentimentis gorgeous on the vellum against the floral background! Glad you shared it at the Paper Players!
Thanks so much Linda! Enjoy your weekend! 🙂
Love the copper embossing on the card. Such a beautiful card, Justin.
Thanks so much Charlotte! 🙂
Gorgeous card, Justin! That paper is beautiful and I love it paired with the copper and rose gold. Fabulous…Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!
Thank you so much Nance! Have a fabulous weekend! 🙂
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