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Paper Players 247 X 2! – jkcards

Paper Players 247 X 2!

I won’t say anything about the weekend seeming short, I will just wish you a happy Monday! My weekend was very low key. I haven’t had a weekend like that in I can’t tell you how long. I didn’t do much yesterday, for breakfast I did make myself some waffles with my new waffle maker and they were delicious! After that I played around in the craft room and took a ride to the mall to go to the Apple Store and get a new band for my Watch. It was really just too nice out to not put the top down in the car and take a ride. Last night we had rain just like they promised, but we need that too right?!

Today, since it’s Monday, I have my cards, yes cards, for this week’s Paper Players Tic-Tac-Toe from Laurie challenge…

Paper Players #247

Before I get to today’s cards I want to thank Karen for choosing me as her headliner for last week’s challenge. You can see the winner’s post HERE and my original post HERE. Now on to this week! I do love their Tic-Tac-Toe challenges! I went diagonal from lower left to upper right; die cut, embossing and sequins. Clever Jennifer McGuire did a neat technique the other day where she embossed with a die cut, well, I had to give that a try! I liked it so much I did it twice! The first card uses some Neenah Solar White 110b Card Stock for the base. My piece of paper is from the Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Flea Market 6×6 Pad and is cut to 3 1/2″ wide and adhered to the card with SNAIL. Next up is a piece of Kraft Card Stock that is adhered to the card with Fun Foam and SNAIL. Here comes the part on how I created the tag!

For my tag I used the Simon Says Stamp Large Tags Dies to cut out a piece of Canson 140lb Cold Press Watercolor Paper. I then took the Simon Says Stamp Devonshire Butterfly Die and inked it up with some Simon Says Stamp Teal Ink (I used the Simon ink because it’s a felt pad and therefore easier to ink up the Die). Remember the Impression Pads that Stampin’ Up! used to cary along with the Embossing Plates? That is what I used on my sandwich in the Big Shot, Multipurpose Platform-No Tabs, Cutting Plate, Inked Die, Watercolor Paper, Impression Pad and Plate. The pressure from the Pad presses the die into the Watercolor Paper and gives you that Letterpress look!

My tag then has a piece of Hemptique Natural Hemp Twine tied through the top and left extra long and some Fun Foam and SNAIL adheres it to the card. The greeting is from the Simon Says Stamp Birthday Sayings Photopolymer Stamp Set and is heat embossed in Hero Arts White Embossing Powder on some Bermuda Bay. A little Foam Tape holds that in place. And last but not least some Hazel & Ruby The Makery Green with Envy and Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins are adhered to the tag with Crystal Effects. So I sort of killed two birds by embossing with the die! Like I said I liked it so much I made another one!

Paper Players 247-1-WM

Paper Players 247-1 Close-WM

The second card I used the same base but covered the entire front with a piece of Wisteria Wonder. The Butterfly Thinlits Die is inked with Simon Says Stamp Hydrangea Ink and impressed into the Watercolor Paper the same way. I adhered the paper to a piece of Fun Foam and then to the card with SNAIL. The hello is cut from Gold Foil Sheet with the Hello You Thinlits and adhered to the card with Multi-Purpose Glue. Some Pretty Pink Posh Gold Sequins are adhered to the card with Crystal Effects give it a little sparkle!

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Paper Players 247-2 Close-WM

I really hope that you enjoyed the cards that I made for this week’s Paper Players Tic-Tac-Toe challenge from Laurie and that you will give the embossing with a die a try! Thank you so much for sticking with me thorough today’s lengthy post! Have a magnificent Monday my friends! 🙂

Products used:

Card 1:

Stamp Set: Birthday Greetings (Simon Says Stamp)

Ink: Teal Dye Ink (Simon Says Stamp)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: White (Hero Arts)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah) and Bermuda Bay (Stampin’ Up!)

Specialty Paper: Watercolor 140lb (Canson)

Designer Series Paper: Maggie Holmes Flea Market 6×6 Pad (Crate Paper)

Dies: Devonshire Butterfly and Large Tags (Simon Says Stamp)

Embellishments: Natural Hemp Twine (Hemptique) and Green With Envy Sequins (Hazel & Ruby) and Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Adhesives: SNAIL, 3M Foam Tape and Crystal Effects

Tools: Big Shot, Impression Pad, Heat Tool and Fun Foam

Card 2:

Ink: Hydrangea (Simon Says Stamp)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah) and Wisteria Wonder (Stampin’ Up!)

Specialty Paper: Gold Foil Sheet (Stampin’ Up!) and Watercolor 140lb (Canson)

Dies: Butterfly and Hello You Thinlits (Stampin’ Up!)

Embellishments: Gold Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Adhesives: SNAIL and Crystal Effects

Tools: Big Shot, Impression Plate and Fun Foam


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26 Replies to “Paper Players 247 X 2!”

  1. Great technique, looks terrific. It seems nicer to go in an envelope this way. Love the hint of color in the impression. Happy Monday, keep dry.

    1. Thank you Nancy! It is a really fun technique! Hope you had a dry day too! 🙂

  2. Awesome technique! Both cards are gorgeous. Will have to read about the Impression Plate and what it looks like….then find one. LOL
    Rainy and so cold this morning, we even had to get the heat going as it was only 64 in the house and so damp! On June 1st? Stay dry and warm. Happy Monday! 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Louise! I think they still sell the impression stuff, I have seen it in Michaels. It’s rainy and cold here too! We seem to be on the same weather pattern! Hope that you stayed dry! 🙂

  3. Absolutely love the “clean and simple” designs of your cards. Will be casing them right away for cards I need to make. Do you ever produce videos as I’m more of a visual learning?


    1. Thanks very much Kathy! I have been meaning to do videos but I can’t find the time!! I need to get rid of the day job! LOL! 🙂

  4. Every little bit of this card is gorgeous! Love the colors and that fabulous butterfly. Next time you make homemade waffles for breakfast can you invite me? Pretty please?

    1. Thank you very much Sandy! You are absolutely invited for waffles whenever you want! 🙂

  5. Good Morning Justin:

    What a neat technique. I’m going to google it and see if I can find a video. Like Kathy, I’m pretty much a visual learner. When I saw the grid I knew exactly which threesome you would choose! LOL

    Nice that you had a laid back weekend for a change. You really do need time to recharge every once in a while. We are having the same weather as you are. Cool and rainy and I too had to turn on the heat – not so much because of the 64 degree temp but to get the damp feel out of the air. Since we really do need some serious rain and I have plenty of inside projects to work on I’m not going to complain. Getting rid of the high fire danger will make up for any time I have to spend inside.

    I hope your Monday is Marvelous, that the day flies by quickly for you and that you have a great evening.
    Love and hugs! 🙂

    1. Hello Grace!
      Thanks! It is a very fun technique! Jennifer McGuire has a great video! You know me so well!!
      I actually didn’t know what to do with myself this weekend! Sad isn’t it! The weather was nice over the weekend but we are to have rain all week. Better during the week than on the weekend!
      My Monday was good, hope that yours was too! Evening was good despite the rain! Love you!! XOXOXO 🙂

  6. WOW! I love love love those impressions and your final products using that technique! I’m a visual learner too– how about some pictures of the sandwich, if not a video of the whole technique? So impressive!

    1. Thank you Susan! I really would love to do videos, just have to find the time! 🙂

  7. Hi Justin,
    Very cool technique. Very Pretty cards!
    I’ve got a question for you… Do you have a favorite stamp set from the new SU catalog? You always surprise me with a set I never would have chosen. Then I see what you do with it and I have to have it. Just curious…..

    1. Hello Gerri!
      Thank you! I love the look and it was fun to do!
      I was looking through the catalog and I like Awesomely Artistic a lot! 🙂

      1. WooHoo! I just ordered that in the wee hours this morning. I like that set a lot too.

  8. Beautiful cards….I know a long time ago I used my Nesties to dry emboss but I sort of got out of it when I got rid of my Cuttlebug. I guess perhaps I should revisit that technique, these are beautiful!

    1. Thank you LeAnne! It’s definitely an old technique but a fun one! You should definitely do it again! Have a lovely week! 🙂

  9. omg I love these. I saw this technique with Deb Valor, its on my list of things to do. I love yor first card, the colors and of course a tag. Last day in Flordia, spent the day at the pool, I’m going to miss this, especially since my weather is in the 50’s . Take care

    1. Thank you so much Linda! Love the technique! So much fun! I am glad that you enjoyed you time in Florida! It’s rainy here, bring back the sun!! Have a safe trip home! 🙂

  10. clever, I love the butterflies…what a fun technique! You always make such awesome cards. Thanks for playing along with my tic tac toe challenge at The Paper Players this week!

    1. Thank you very much Laurie!! I had lots of fun making the cards! I hope that you are having a nice week! 🙂

  11. Love this Justin – I’m off to watch that video, I feel the need to have a go at this!! Such an interesting technique and two gorgeous cards! Thanks for joining us over at The Paper Players this week!

    1. Thank you Joanne! I love the technique, such cool results! Have a lovely weekend! 🙂

  12. Hello Justin…Could you please share the Link for the Video by Jennifer McGuire ….I can’t seem to find it…I have seen so many cards with the colored outline but could not figure out how to do it. I just love your cards…You inspire me. TFS

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