Oh boy did I have a nice day yesterday! Apart from getting up at 5:30! I haven’t been up that early in a really long time! I made sure that I took the 7:01AM train from Bethpage, it’s starts the station before so you are guaranteed a seat! I saw my friend Pat on the platform which was a nice surprise! By the time I got up to 77th Street I still had about 40 minutes before I had to meet Ella so I placed a mobile order at the Starbucks on 78th and sat down and enjoyed the city for a bit. I was an absolutely glorious day, high of 84 and lovely and sunny! Ella and I got all of the things accomplished on her list and a few extras. After I left Ella I met my friend Patrice on 77th. She had wanted a stamp set from the store and to borrow one of mine. It was so nice to see her, she is such a wonderful person, funny and always smiling! I just made it back to Penn Station in time for my train out to Lindenhurst. Sue picked me up at the station at 1:16 and we stopped at Taco Bell so I could get some quick food. When we got to the store Jean was waiting so I could make her a custom stamp. Once that was finished Sue and I set out to get the cutting done for class. Before heading back over to my house we stopped at Bed, Bath & Beyond so I could get a new Keurig! LOL! I needs my coffee!! Sue’s husband Joe met us for dinner and then Sue and I came back to my house for a bit. I’m not gonna lie, I was really tired last night and even went to bed early! Today is the first day of the Lawn Fawn Card Class at the Stamp, Ink, Paper Store! Fun, fun, fun!
Thankfully I had planned ahead and made today’s card for this week’s Paper Players challenge on Tuesday! Before we get to this week I want to say a big thank you to Joanne for choosing me as a her Cut Above in last week’s challenge! You can see the winner’s post HERE and my original post HERE! Now on to this week, a Clean and Simple Leaf from Nance….
My card is pretty clean, maybe not that simple! The card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. For the background I heat embossed the Concord & 9th Barnwood Background Photopolymer Stamp onto some Slate with Hero Arts White Embossing Powder. It’s cut to 4″ x 5 1/2″ so that little bit of white peeks out from either side. The leaves are die cut from Solar White 110lb using the Concord & 9th Layering Leaves Dies. I heat embossed each one three times with Hero Arts Gold, Platinum, Brass, Silver and Copper Embossing Powder. They are adhered to the card with Dot Runner Adhesive. A strip of Battleship Gray has the thanks from the Concord & 9th Give Thanks Photopolymer Stamp Set heat embossed in more Hero Arts White and it’s adhered over the top of the leaves to the card with Fun Foam and Tombo Extreme Adhesive. A little scattering of some Little Things by Lucy Sequins completes the card! I have said it before and I’ll say it again, that Barnwood Background Stamp is my favorite woodgrain stamp and I clearly love the Layering Leaves Dies and the Give Thanks Stamps, I think I have used them more than any other set I own! I hope that you enjoy my card for this week’s Paper Players challenge from Nance! Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a simply wonderful Thursday! 🙂
Stamp Sets: Barnwood Background and Give Thanks Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)
Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark
Embossing Powder: White, Gold, Platinum, Brass, Silver and Copper (Hero Arts)
Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah), Slate and Battleship Gray (My Colors)
Dies: Layering Leaves (Concord & 9th)
Embellishments: Rose Gold, Platinum and Brushed Gold Sequins Mixes (Little Things by Lucy)
Adhesives: E-Z Runner (Home & Hobby), Extreme and Dot Runner (Tombo) and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)
Tools: Artisan X-plorer (Spellbinders), Heat Tool (Hero Arts), Crystal Katana and Fun Foam