Paper Players 238

Did I mention that I woke up to a light dusting on snow yesterday morning?! Umm… old man Winter you can go now! It was a little chilly here yesterday but not too bad. I slept a little late, I guess getting up at 5:00am Saturday and going to bed at 1:00am on Sunday morning warranted a little extra sleep! LOL! Heather called me and asked if I wanted to go over to her house for breakfast, umm… yeah! She makes a pretty good breakfast so of course! We ran some errands and then went by George’s house to see the new kitty. His name is Boris and he is a Bengal. He is very friendly and quite vocal, but really he is so cute!


He is cute, right?! After all of the morning shenanigans I came home and Sandy stopped by for a bit. I chatted with Andrea on Skype and worked on my projects for the week. I also spent some time talking to Mr. Trent. Always good to catch up with him!

I’m very happy that you enjoyed all of the cards from the class at Scrap-A-Latte and the CYCI card too from yesterday! I’ll post the next four cards from February’s class thisย weekend!

Well, it’s Monday and that means that it’s Paper Players time! Thanks to Joanne for choosing my pickle card from last as her choice for A Cut Above! They have one of my favorite challenges this week too, a Tic-Tac-Toe…

Paper Players #238

Hmm… Claire made it quite difficult to choose by putting my favorite right in the middle! LOL! I finally settled on the middle row across, it gave me a good excuse to use some of my new goodies that I picked up from the stamp show! The card base is Whisper White Card Stock with the entire card front covered in a piece of Bermuda Bay. I took a piece of Brushed Gold Metallic Card Stock and used the Impression Obsession Fancy Cut Out Border Die on the right side. I adhered the panel to the card with Foam Tape. The feather is another Impression Obsession Die called Lg. Feather. I used Bermuda Bay and Garden Green Ink and the Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool on a piece of Whisper White. The feather is then die cut from that paper and adhered to the card with Multi-Purpose Glue. Across the bottom is one more die, the Impression Obsession Greetings Top Edgers cut from a piece of Bermuda Bay with a strip of Brushed Gold Metallic across it. Some more Foam Tape holds it in place. For a little more sparkle I adhered a few Hazel & Ruby The Makery Green with Envy and Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins randomly around the feather. So I have officially decided that Bermuda Bay and Gold with a little Garden Green is my favorite color combo! I also think that feather is my all time favorite too! I hope that you like my card for this week’s Paper Players sketch challenge from Claire! Your visits make my days better so thanks for stopping by! Have a good Monday everyone! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Stamp Set: NONE!

Ink: Bermuda Bay and Garden Green Classic Stampin’ Ink

Card Stock: Whisper White and Bermuda Bay

Specialty Card Stock: Brushed Gold Metallic

Tools: Big Shot, Multi-Purpose Glue and SNAIL

NON-Stampin’ Up!: Impression Obsession Fancy Cutout Border, Lg. Feather and Greetings Top Edgers Dies, Hazel & Ruby The Makery Green with Envy Sequins and Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins

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32 Replies to “Paper Players 238”

  1. Love this card. Love how the feather has two tones to it.. Is that the paper making that effect? Cannot believe you did not use a stamp on the card!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thanks you very much Michael! I inked the paper with the two colors and then cut out the feather. When you have all of those great dies you don’t even need a stamp! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I think you out did yourself this time. This is an amazing card. Absolutely beautiful!

  3. Hi Justin!
    LOVE this card! Now I’m wishing I had picked up a few dies in Allentown. The feather is awesome and I love the colors. The border die is also amazing. But the bottom line is, you put it all together so beautifully!
    Have a good Monday!

    1. Hey Gerri!
      Thank you! I love the dies that I got! The feather is definitely my all time fave! Hope your Monday was good! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Now that’s a pretty card! Love your idea for the two-toned feather. In fact, I get lots of good ideas from your blog…thanks!

  5. Stunning card Justin! I love all the details and how they are so perfectly balanced and the colors are to die for.

  6. The kitty is adorable! I’ve never seen a Bengal before…very cool! Justin, I just love this card! I so love the feathers and the SU set with the framelits is great, but you know what? I am thinking I absolutely MUST HAVE that feather die you used here. It’s so perfectly detailed and I love how you used 2 colors to give it that little extra pop! Very very nice! Hugs!

    1. The kitten is really cute and so friendly! Thank you! The feather die is awesome! Hugs to you! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Happy Monday Justin! Oh my—that Boris is just adorable! Such pretty eyes. Absolutely love your card today! I agree with you and I love this color combo. ๐Ÿ™‚ Such cool dies too! So much stuff, so little time, right? Hope your day is a good one!

    1. Happy Monday Karen! Yes, Boris is too cute! Thank you! It really is a great color combo! The dies are so much fun! I have a bunch more too! I wish I had more time to craft! My day was good, hope that yours was too! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Justin, this card is just beautiful! I love the inked feather. GORGEOUS color combo! The die cuts are just fantastic! WOW–thank you for joining my BINGO challenge at The Paper Players this week! XX BTW-Boris is adorable!

    1. Thank you so much Claire! I am in love with the blue, green and gold! The dies are so neat! Love your bingo challenge!! XOXO
      Yes, boris is a cutie! ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Hi Justin, Boris is soooo cute! I love the ever so slightly concerned look on his face, lol! OMGOSH, this card is amazing! The feather is gorgeous with the blended colours, and the little happy birthday down the bottom is really cool. Again, these are colours I wouldn’t think of putting together, but you have made them work! Perfect sequins too ๐Ÿ™‚ Glad you had a nice Sunday, 2 short weeks ahead – we have this Friday and Monday off for Easter. Do you have any time off for Easter? Hope you have a great day, cheers Justin xoxo ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Hello Kelly!
      Yes, Boris is quite the character! He is very curious! Thank you! I love that feather, especially in those colors! I am very happy when I have sequins to match! LOL! Nope, we don’t get any days off for Easter, bummer! Glad that you do though! XOXO ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. This is just gorgeous Justin – love those dies and the two-tone feather is stunning. Great take on our tic-tac-toe challenge this week! Congrats on being my pick last week too – I’m still chuckling about that card ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thank you very much Joanne! Love the dies and the colors! Thanks again for choosing my card! So glad that you got a laugh, that was my intention! ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Oh the kitty is ADORABLE!

    And your card is fantastic, I especially love the feather die, great! I have a die fettish, I need to add a few more to my never ending collection.

    1. Yes he is a cutie Linda!
      Thank you! The feather die is awesome! I am loving the dies!! No stamping needed! I don’t think that you can ever have enough dies! ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. What a gorgeous kitty! He does have the most concerned look. “Hmmm, are you getting my good side??” Or, “I don’t know if I’m ready to be famous!!” ๐Ÿ˜€

    Wow Justin, this is a seriously beautiful card you created! Love the coloring of the paper technique and then the gorgeous die cut outs. Your card is awesome on so many different levels – just WOW sums it up best ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. He is a really cute cat Jill! Yes, his look is one of concern! LOL!
      Thank you! I do love the colors and the dies are great! ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. My daughter is home from the big city, and when we saw your card, she whispered–oh, that’s beautiful! We both think you are an outstanding artist, and so fun, too. Lovely work!

    1. Welcome home to your daughter Georgie! Thank you both very much!! I really appreciate it! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thank you Anne Marie! The kitty is really sweet and I love the dies that I used on the card! Have an awesome weekend! ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Beautiful card, Justin! I absolutely *love* the stamped color on the feather!!! I love dies, and the ones that you used are so elegant. Great card design! Cute kitty, too!!!

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