Paper Players #119

Ugh! Monday already! And we have Sandy the hurricane coming to make it even better. They have shut down almost everything in the city and on Long Island including mass transit. But the place that I work, that is open of course. I’m hoping that the storm isn’t as bad as they think it will be. I’ll let you know tomorrow, if we have power.

A little reminder that today Stampin’ Up1 is having their SALE! You get 15% off every single stamp set in the Annual and Holiday Catalogs. That includes all Single Stamp Sets, Background Stamps, Single Clear Mount Stamps and Single Wood Mount Stamps. If there were some stamps that have wanted now is the time to get them!

Now for today’s post that is for this week’s Paper Players Challenge. This week the lovely Nance has given us this cool sketch…

I stuck pretty much exactly to the sketch. The base of my card is Basic Black Card Stock. I inked up my En Français Background Stamp in Island Indigo and stamped it on Island Indigo Card Stock. The Etruscan Elegance Jumbo Wheel inked in Island Indigo creates the panel across the middle. I used the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch to edge the top and bottom before I adhered it to the card with SNAIL. A piece of Basic Black is flagged and then pierced using the Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack and Paper-Piercing Tool. I used the Bigz Circles #2 Die to cut out the piece of Linen Fabric that creates the base for my main image. A piece of Basic Black cut out with the Delicate Doilies Large Sizzlit is adhered to the Linen. I stamped the image from the Mixed Medley Host(ess) Stamp Set in Island Indigo and punched it out with the 1 1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch. The greeting is stamped in Basic Black and punched out with the 3/4″ Circle Punch and adhered with a Stampin’ Dimensional. I really like the Island Indigo and the Basic Black together and the linen circle give the card a little unexpected extra. I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Paper Player Challenge. Thanks so much for checking in with me today and stay safe!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Basic Black, Very Vanilla and Island Indigo

Ink: Island Indigo and Basic Black Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Mixed Medley Host(ess) Clear Mount, En Français Background Wood Mount and Etruscan Elegance Jumbo Stampin’ Around Wheel

Tools: Big Shot, Bigz Circles #2 Die, Delicate Doilies Large Sizzlit, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, 1 1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch, 3/4″ Circle Punch, Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack, Paper-Piercing Tool, Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Non-Stampin’ Up!: Linen Fabric

Don’t forget that Monday, October 29th is Stampin’ Up!’s 15% off all Single Stamp Sets sale! Pick up those stamps that you have had your eye on for a while, now is the best time to buy!

Remember to check out the Anchor Rewards tab at the top. Earn 10 Anchors and get a FREE Stamp Set of your choice from any current catalog. If you purchase $150 worth of product you will be eligible for $25 in Host(ess) dollars to get one of the great new Host(ess) Sets or any other items from the NEW 2012-2013 Catalog or the NEW Holiday Catalog!

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