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Paper Players 301 & Special Sneak Peek!! – jkcards

Paper Players 301 & Special Sneak Peek!!


A very happy Friday to you all! The weather here has been just amazing this week! I keep sneaking out of the Stamp, Ink, Paper Store to enjoy some sunshine! Renee was off yesterday enjoying a day with her children so I was manning the fort alone! I did have quite a few visitors! My friend Dianne stopped by and another friend that I haven’t seen in a long came by too and we had a nice long chat and g0t all caught up! Customers were in and out all day picking up special orders and discovering new goodies! Oh how I love my job!! When I got home my Parent’s were still out at my Brother’s spending time with Daniel so I had a sandwich for dinner and then headed over to see Heather for a the evening. We ran out and did a few errands and then just sat outside and enjoyed the evening! And here we are at the end of the week before a nice long Holiday weekend! I have off on Sunday and Monday! YAY! I can catch up on some things around the house! LOL! 😛

Today I have a very special treat for you! I have a sneak peek of the My Monthly Hero Kit for July and it is just awesome! You are going to love it! I can’t stop playing with it! So many cool goodies! As soon as the kit goes on sale July 5th at 1:00pm EST you are going to have to move fast because it’s going to go QUICK! The first card that I made with the kit also happens to be for this week’s Paper Players sketch challenge…

Paper Players #301

To create my card today I took a piece of Neenah Solar White 80lb Card Stock cut to 6″ x 4 3/4″. To it, I added some Hero Arts Cornflower, Soft Lilac and Soft Pink Ink with a Ranger Mini Ink Blending tool creating a nice Ombre background (I was inspired by one of the items in the kit!). On background I stamped a few of the images from the cool Stamp Set in Hero Arts Charcoal Ink. The panel is then trimmed to 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ and  adhered to a card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. My turtle is also from the stamp set and is stamped in Hero Arts Wet Cement Ink, there are coordinating dies for the stamps but I used my trusty Scissors for this guy! A piece of Vellum has one of the greetings from the set heat embossed in Hero Arts Platinum Embossing Powder. I put a little Foam Tape on the back of the turtle to adhered him to the Vellum and then another layer behind the Vellum to adhere my panel to the card. A piece of twine is tied in a bow around the lower half of the Vellum and some Kool-Tak Clear Foam Tape is placed behind the greeting to keep everything in place! Just for a little sparkle I added a few Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins around the turtle and the card is done! I love that turtle, isn’t he neat?! The shadow images of the fish and turtles against that cool background are so much fun too! See, didn’t I tell you that it was awesome! I hope that you enjoyed your little sneak peek of the July My Monthly Hero Kit and my card for this week’s Paper Players Challenge! I’ll have more sneak peeks of the Kit through Tuesday, July 5th when it officially launches on the Hero Arts Store! You can see even more sneak peeks over at the Hero Arts Blog so be sure and check that out too! Thank you for coming by today to share in some of my excitement and I wish you all a fantastic Friday! 🙂

Hero Arts Monthly Kit - Paper Players 301-WM

Products used:

July My Monthly Hero Kit Sneak Peek!

Ink: Wet Cement, Cornflower, Soft Lilac and Soft Pink (Hero Arts)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Platinum (Hero Arts)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb and 80lb  (Neenah)

Specialty: Vellum (The Paper Cut)

Embellishments: Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh) and Twine (May Arts)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner (Home & Hobby), 3M Foam Tape, Kool-Tak Clear Foam Tape and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool (Hero Arts) and Mini Ink Blending Tool (Ranger)

23 Replies to “Paper Players 301 & Special Sneak Peek!!”

  1. Love how you created that dreamy underwater scene for the turtles. The sentiment is perfect.

    1. Thank you very much Carol!! I had so much fun making the background and I love the little turtles! 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Libby!! So honored to be a part of this month’s Kit release!! The turtles are my fave too! Have a great day! 🙂

  2. Great card, Justin. The ombre background and the cute sentiment work great with the turtles and fish. I love the texture the vellum adds and highlights the handcut turtle. Neat! I know you’ll enjoy your two days off. Have a great 4th!

    1. Thank you HJ! I thought that it looked nice and tropical! Love those colors! I think that a little Vellum adds so much to a card. Makes the turtle really stand out while not overwhelming the background! I can’t wait for two days off!! LOL! You ahem super 4th! 🙂

  3. Terrific job on the ombre background Justin! The pinks flow into the blues like the beautiful sunsets we so often see here in Maine. You always seem to have the perfect sayings for each of the cards you make. So tell me -do you choose a saying first and then pick your stamps to go with it or do you do the opposite and pick your saying first? Whatever it is you do, you do it beautifully. I also love the way you incorporate vellum so perfectly into your cards. Very inspiring to me.

    So, you are going to get two days in a row off! Yeah for you! That is what I love about retirement, we have 6 days a week off and 1 day of housework. Yeah! LOL You enjoy this holiday weekend. We will not be driving up the coast as we have learned to avoid the coast on weekends, holiday or not because of the huge influx of tourists between Memorial Day and Labor Day. My sister in Florida says the same about January through March there. Have yourself a Fabulous Friday my friend. Love & Hugs, XXOO 🙂

    1. Thank you Grace! I love the colors! I would love to see a sunset like that! The stamp set is so neat, can’t wait for you to see the whole thing! I actually did pick this one first, most of the time I do the sentiments last! You know that I love Vellum!
      Yes! Two whole days! Can’t wait! LOL! I want to try and go into Manhattan on Sunday but I do have a lot to do! I will enjoy the holiday and hope that you do too! 🙂

  4. I LOVE!!!! this. especially your background. I saw some other creations with this kt. I’m not a big underwater person but I definately want this kit. My phone alarm is set to remind me.

    Yep, our weather is beautiful also, low 80’s breezy. Enjoying it while it lasts. OK, I really need to get off computer and start organizing my house. Take care

    1. Thank you very much Linda! I really like the images in the set! They make for some fun new directions to take cards! The Ink Pad in the Kit is awesome!
      It’s another great day here too! The weather is just amazing! Hope you got the rest of your house put back together! 🙂

  5. This card is the perfect one for sending ecouragement and comfort card ! The images have a touch of whimsy to bring a smile, the colors are beautiful, soft and calm and the sentiment is perfect. I love it !

    1. Thank you so much Janet! I’m loving the colors in the new Ombre pad, very calming and I think that the stamps in the kit are so nice and different! 🙂

  6. Justin, this lovely card made me smile and reminded me of home. The stunning ombre colors are the perfect background for the cute turtles. Very excited for this kit!

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