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Paper Player 324 – jkcards

Paper Player 324

So when I got the to the Stamp, Ink, Paper Store they were already paving the parking lot. Let me tell you that makes it really hard for people to get over to the store! I spent a little time in the morning getting a few things finished and I left the Store around 12:30 to go and see my friend Sue. We had Etsy things to do and I have benn putting them off for a while plus I haven’t really see her a lot lately and I missed her! We had a nice afternoon and even went to Panera for lunch! I headed back over to my house around 5:30 and had dinner with my Parents. Mum made Trifle for dessert and it was yummy! I came home and worked on one of my cards for Friday, yes it’s a double post day! Today I need to get my Newsletter finished and yes, work on more projects! πŸ˜€

My card that I have to share with you today is for this week’s Paper Players challenge…


The card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock with the front covered in a piece of Black. For the background I drew three lines onto a piece of Solar White 80lb with a pencil and stamped three of the houses from the Mama Elephant Christmas Scene Photopolymer Stamp Set in Memento Tuxedo Black repeatedly. I also stamped them onto another piece of Solar White 80lb and colored them in with Copics. Next I used the Coordinating Dies to cut out the three houses that I colored in and some Post-its to create masks for the ones on the panel. I put the masks on and applied some Hero Arts Tide Pool Ink with my Mini Ink Blending Tool. I then stamped the greeting from the Christmas Scene Set in Memento Tuxedo Black and the snowflakes from the Mama Elephant City Sidewalks Photopolymer Stamp Set in more Tide Pool. The base is then adhered to the card with Fun Foam and E-Z Runner and the three colored houses are adhered to the center rowΒ with 3D Foam Squares. I really like the effect of the masked houses with the soft blue background, it was quick and fun to do! I hope that you like my card for this week’s Paper Players challenge! Thanks for stopping by! Have an amazing Thursday! πŸ™‚


Products used:

Stamp Sets: Christmas Scene and City Sidewalks Photopolymer (Mama Elephant)

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Tide Pool (Hero Arts)

Markers: Copics

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

Dies: Christmas Scene (Mama Elephant)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner Grand and 3D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives)

Tools: Artisan X-plorer (Spellbinders), MISTI, Mini Ink Blending Tool (Ranger) and Fun Foam

12 Replies to “Paper Player 324”

  1. Oh, Justin, I think you underestimate what your customers will do to get to new stamps! I would have found a way through the wet tar! Lol! Seriously, I hope the construction is in its final stages now and that the roof gets fix so that you can return to normal. Love today’s card! I especially like how you popped the colored houses and created your snowy background. Once again, flawless execution of a great design plan–and not a sequin in sight! And, just for the record, those houses are very sweet!

    1. LOL! I don’t know Linda, it was pretty hard to get here yesterday! I’m so hoping that all of this gets finished soon! Glad that you like today’s card! I did have fun making it with all of the masking! I don’t know what has happened to the sequins! LOL! I need to have a chat with them today! I hope that you have a fabulous day my friend! πŸ™‚

  2. Yup, a pretty awesome snowy village. Love your sponged background, especially since I’m sponge challenged! Every time I try it it’s just blotchy! Great holiday card! Thanks for sharing with the Paper Players this week.

    1. Thank you very much Colleen! I love o ink blend, makes for a nice change from cardstock! Practice makes perfect! Hope you have a fantastic weekend! πŸ™‚

  3. Super duper card today Justin. I need to find a log cabin stamp and die combo! I too like the center row houses being colored in and popped out. I love dimension in a card. I also think the arrangement of the three houses is terrific. Once again, a fabulous card my friend.

    We are all hoping all the construction on your building is done soon. You don’t need the aggravation or the headaches. When they work on those kinds of project here they always make sure that people do have fairly easy access to the small businesses which is really helpful.

    Hope you have a great evening tonight. It’s supposed to be below zero the beginning of next week so we are enjoying the warmth of low 30’s while we have them. LOL Love and hugs to you my friend! XOO πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you Grace! Don’t you have the C&9 Christmas Cottage set?! I did have fun with the card, I like doing different things! I get bored easily! LOL!
      The construction on the building is so annoying, it’s taking forever! I can’t wait for it to be done! They don’t seem to be concerned with what happens to the store owners here.
      I had a nice easy evening, like those sometimes. I hope that you enjoyed yours! I really do hate the Winter, I don’t like being cold at all. Love and hugs to you! XOXO πŸ™‚

  4. Super cute card, Justin! Love your little village of houses and what a great job you did masking and sponging. Good luck with your parking lot, and thanks so much for playing along with us at The Paper Players!

    1. Thanks Sandy! I like the houses, so detailed! The masking was fun! The parking lot is sort of done, now just need the rest of the building finished! Have a great weekend my friend! πŸ™‚

  5. You honestly dont know the mindset of a determined crafter, if there is a will there is a way! LOL

    cute idea, love the village

    1. LOL! No, I do, we just need more of them here! Glad that you like the card! Hope that you are feeling better! πŸ™‚

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