Paper Players 306

Another Wednesday done! I was all by myself at the Stamp, Ink, Paper Store yesterday, well, except for customers! Renee took a much needed day off to spend time with Nick! I spoke to my friend Dianne who told me about a girl that gives Hand-lettering classes! I would love to get someone in to teach that! I would take the class too! I also spoke to Michael and Sue! I did manage to get all of my prep finished for today’s Watercolor 101 Class. I love the way the cards turned out and hope that the students enjoy them just as much! I really do enjoy watercoloring, you can do it so many different ways! The weather here yesterday was just perfect, around 80 degrees so the ride home in the convertible was lovely! Last night I helped my dad with some stuff, had dinner and then came home and tried to decide how I want to re-arrange my house. I need to have a major purge and soon!

Today I have a nice simple card to share with you that I made for this week’s Paper Players challenge. Before we get to that I want to thank LeAnne for making me her Headliner for last week’s sketch! You can see the winners post HERE and my original post HERE! Now for this week…

Paper Players #306

I do love a Tic-Tac-Toe board! I went down the last row and across the top too I guess! My card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I stamped a piece of Lawn Fawn Chili Pepper Card Stock with the Hero Arts Irregular Grid Bold Prints Background in Red Royal and then adhered it to the card base. My tag is a piece of Kraft that I cut out using the tag from the June My Monthly Hero Kit. Some Hemptique Black & White Baker’s Twine is tied through the top and then the tag is adhered to the card with Fun Foam and E-Z Runner. My images are from one of my favorite sets, the Hero Arts Hipster at Heart Photopolymer Stamp Set. I stamped them in Intense Black and the used the Coordinating Frame Cuts to cut them out. They are adhered to the card with E-Z Runner and Foam Tape. My greeting is from the Hero Arts Ribbon Banner Stamp & Cut. I heat embossed it in Hero Arts White Embossing Powder onto a piece of Black 110lb and cut it out with the smaller of the two banners. Some Foam Tape holds it to the card and I added a few Enamel Dots for a little interest! I love that Irregular Grid Background, I think that background stamps are very under utilized tools! I hope that you liked my card for this week’s Paper Players Challenge! Thank you so much for visiting! Have an awesome Thursday! 🙂

Paper Players 306-WM

Products used:

Stamp Sets: Hipster at Heart and Ribbon Messages Stamp & Cut Photopolymer and Irregular Grid Bod Prints Background (Hero Arts)

Ink: Intense Black and Red Royal (Hero Arts)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: White (Hero Arts)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb and 80lb (Neenah) Kraft (Stampin’ Up!) and Chili Pepper (Lawn Fawn)

Dies: Hipster at Heart Frame Cuts, Ribbon Messages Stamp & Cut and Tag from June My Monthly Hero Kit (Hero Arts)

Embellishments: Santa’s List Enamel Dots (Theresa Collins) and Black & White Baker’s Twine (Hemptique)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner (Home & Hobby) and 3M Foam Tape

Tools: Platinum Machine (Spellbinders), Heat Tool (Hero Arts) and Fun Foam

13 Replies to “Paper Players 306”

  1. This is one of the best masculine cards ever! The colors, the motifs, the design, the dots (taking over from sequins?)… Love it!
    Wow, a purge! You must come here first to do mine! I will cook for you and provide country serenity. Have a happy quenching Thursday! Hugs, Nancy B

  2. Justin,
    Love this card! Again, you put all the elements together beautifully. The enamel dots were the perfect touch.

  3. HI Justin:

    What a fantastic masculine card! I really love the way you put everything together, especially the pipe coming from the mustache! The red background really allows the die cuts to pop out at you! Super duper for sure.

    So, it’s Thirsty Thursday yet again! Where does the time go? Summer is flying by and soon my favorite season, fall, with all its wonderful colors and cool breezes will be here. I’m anxious to get the fall decorations up so the house will be bright and welcoming. I know – you don’t want summer over but I can’t wait. You enjoy your evening with friends tonight. Wishing you a Tenacious Thursday filled with laughter and enjoyment. Love and hugs. XXOO 🙂

    1. Hello Grace!
      Thank you! I love that Hipster at Heart Set! So many cool images! I figured that I needed another color besides purple today! LOL!
      No, Thirsty Thursday, Heather’s dad is back in the hospital. Time definitely flies, I wish the Summer the would last forever! Not that I don’t like the fall but the Summer is too short! I had a nice quiet evening and thoroughly enjoyed it! Hope your evening was good too! Love and hugs to you my friend! XOXO 🙂

  4. Another fabulous card, Justin! Love the background and the tag focal point. Can’t beat the color combo. Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players this week.

  5. Great masculine card, love the tag. Great purge……yes you are welcome over here to start. We are still hot humid but looking for mid 80’s this weekend. Cant wait. I’m scrapbooking with friends tomorrow night, cant wait. Maybe mojo will return

    1. Thank you very much Linda! I really do need to purge! I have way too much stuff! Umm… let me get through my stuff and then we’ll see what we can do about yours! LOL! Yay for scrapbooking with friends! I’ll send some creativity your way! 🙂

  6. Such a creative design Justin! Everything just flows perfectly. Those enamel dots are so fun,too. Thanks for playing along with the tic tac toe challenge at The Paper Players!

    1. Thank you Laurie! The enamel dots make a nice break from my sequins addiction! LOL! Have a fantastic weekend! 🙂

  7. Oh my, what’s not to love about this awesome card?! Great colors, amazing background, cool vintage elements, snazzy sentiment…it’s wonderful! Thanks for sharing this with the Paper Players this week!

    1. Thank you very much LeAnne! Love a little collage, especially all of those fun “man” elements! Enjoy your weekend! 🙂

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