Yes, you read correctly, you get three cards today! Not a bad way to start a Monday?! My day yesterday was just lovely! The weather was perfect, I got some projects finished, took ride in the convertible and ran some errands. A very nice Sunday indeed! I even got to relax a little and chat with the people upstairs. I finished the night off with some Chicken Tikka Masala and an Innis & Gunn Rum Cask Beer! Everyday should be like yesterday! How was your Sunday? I hope that it was just as good as mine!
So back to the three posts, I honestly don’t know how I got so behind this week! But I wanted to get them all in, hence the three cards! We’ll start off with the usual Monday card for the Paper Players…
Despite my manliness I do enjoy making a nice girly card from time to time! The base of this card is Neenah Solar White 110lb. I flagged a piece of paper from the All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stack and adhered it to the base with SNAIL. On top of that is a White Tea Lace Paper Doily. The floral piece is cut from some American Crafts Glitter Paper with the Simon Says Stamp Calliope Die and adhered to the card with Ranger Multi Matte Medium. I used the Simon Says Stamp Tiny Coin Envelope Die to cut out a piece of vellum to serve as the pocket for my greeting which is from the Lovely Amazing You Photopolymer Stamp Set and is stamped in Rose Red. I punched a hole in the top and threaded some Hemptique Natural Hemp Twine though it and slipped it into the little vellum pocket. A few sequins from Pretty Pink Posh and some more of the pearls that Mr. Trent sent me complete the card. The pink, pearls and doily make it girly right?!
Next up we have my card for his week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge…
I used the sketch in a not so literal way this week. My card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb. The background is a piece of Soft Sky and the greeting is stamped in Soft Suede using the Build a Bouquet Photopolymer Stamp Set. I then adhered some Fun Foam to the back and then adhered it to the card. All of the images are from the Hero Arts Color Layering Bird and Branch Photopolymer Stamp Set, I used the coordinating Bird Frame Cuts to cut them all out. For the bird I used Sahara Sand, Smoky Slate and Lost Lagoon, his feet are Hello Honey, the flowers are Crisp Cantaloupe and Calypso Coral and the branches are Soft Suede. A little White Signo Gel Pen and Sakura Black Gel Pen make his eye a little more realistic. All of the pieces are then adhered to the background with either Foam Tape or SNAIL. I just love that bird and can’t wait to try him out in other colors!
And last but certainly not least is my card for this week’s Pals Paper Arts color challenge…
I got to use some new goodies from the upcoming Stampin’ Up! 2015-2016 Annual Catalog which you can order from starting June 1st! The card base for this one is Whisper White and I ran a piece of the Vintage Gingham Garden Designer Washi Tape down the left side. A piece of Tempting Turquoise is embossed with the Spring Flowers Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I used some Fun Foam and SNAIL to adhere it to the card. The flag on top of that is a piece of paper from the Sweet Taffy Designer Series Paper Pack. The butterfly is from one of the NEW Host Sets called Floral Wings. I stamped the butterfly in Daffodil Delight, the flowers in Melon Mambo and the leaves in Pacific Point. Since the dies aren’t available yet I used my Paper Snips to cut them out and adhered it to the card with Foam Tape. Some pearls go down the body and a few random Pretty Pink Posh Sequins are scattered around the card. Finally my greeting is form the same set and it’s heat embossed in White Stampin’ Emboss Powder on Daffodil Delight and cut out with the Bitty Banners Framelits. A fun, bright, cheery card even if I do say so myself!
So there you have my catchup post featuring my cards for this week’s Paper Players, Freshly Made Sketches and Pals Paper Arts challenges! I hope that you enjoyed them all and thanks for coming buy to see them! Have a great Monday! 🙂
Paper Players Card:
Stamp Set: Lovely Amazing You Photopolymer (Stampin’ Up!)
Ink: Rose Red Classic Stampin’ Ink (Stampin’ Up!)
Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah)
Specialty Card Stock: Vellum (Stampin’ Up!) and Glitter Paper (American Crafts)
Designer Series Paper: All Abloom Stack (Stampin’ Up!)
Dies: Tiny Coin Envelope and Calliope Flourish (Simon Says Stamp)
Punch: Banner Triple (Stampin’ Up!)
Embellishments: Natural Hemp Twine (Hemptique), White Tea Lace Paper Doily (Stampin’ Up!), Pearls (Brasil) and Spring Mix and Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)
Adhesives: SNAIL, Crystal Effects, Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger) and Mini Glue Dots
Tools: Big Shot
Freshly Made Sketches Card:
Stamp Set: Bird and Branch Color Layering Photopolymer (Hero Arts)
Ink: Sahara Sand, Smoky Slate, Lost Lagoon, Soft Suede, Crisp Cantaloupe and Calypso Coral Classic Stampin’ Ink (Stampin’ Up!)
Card Stock: Solar White 80lb and 110lb (Neenah) and Soft Sky (Stampin’ Up!)
Dies: Bird Frame Cuts (Hero Arts)
Adhesives: SNAIL and Foam Tape
Tools: Big Shot and Fun Foam
Pals Paper Arts Card:
Stamp Set: Floral Wings Photopolymer (Host, Stampin’ Up!)
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo and Tempting Turquoise Classic Stampin’ Ink (Stampin’ Up!)
Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark
Embossing Powder: White (Stampin’ Up!)
Dies: Bitty Banners Framelits (Stampin’ Up!)
Embossing Folder: Spring Flowers (Stampin’ Up!)
Embellishments: Gingham Garden Designer Washi Tape (Vintage, Stampin’ Up!), Pearls (Brasil) and Spring Mix and Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)
Adhesives: SNAIL, Crystal Effects and Foam Tape
Tools: Paper Snips, Heat Tool and Fun Foam
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