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Paper Players 323 – jkcards

Paper Players 323

The rain continued and so did the leaks in the ceiling at the Stamp, Ink, Paper Store! Since a lot of the ceiling tiles have come down it was only pouring water in two places! LOL! I guess that’s better, right?! Other than the rain it was a nice day at the Store. My Parents came by for a visit and Renee had her Home Decor make up day so some ladies came in and painted their Santa pieces. I worked on some projects and madeΒ my card for today. On the way home I had stop at the DSW across the street from the Store to pick up some boots for Heather. Mum made stew for dinner, perfect for the weather that we have been having! After dinner I went over to Heather’s and gave her the boots, we ran to BJ’s and then went back to her house where she made me lunch for tomorrow! She really is very good to me! Today I want to package up my SIP Tags Kit and get a class together for a few weeks from now. Always something to do! πŸ˜€

The card that I have to share with you today is for this week’s Paper Players sketch challenge from my friend Sandy…


I kept my card very simple! The base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock with the front covered in a piece of Kraft. I stamped the script stamp from the Hero Arts Vintage Post Photopolymer Stamp Set using my Mini MISTI (makes the repeat stamping so easy) in Versa-Mark and heat embossed it with Hero Arts White Satin Embossing Powder. The panel is adhered to the card with E-Z Runner and Fun Foam. Across the lower half is a piece of Chinese Red that I flagged on the left. My mistletoe is from the Hero Arts Holly Days Photopolymer Stamp Set and is stamped in Hero Arts Intense Black Ink, again using the MISTI so I could stamp it a few times, onto Kraft. I used my Prismacolor Pencils to color it in. It’s cut out with the Coordinating Die and adhered to red strip with more E-Z Runner. My greeting is from the same set and is heat embossed in Hero Arts Gold onto a piece of 48lb Vellum with the left side flagged. I used Kool-Tak Clear Foam Tape to adhered it over the mistletoe. A little sprinkling of Pretty Pink Posh Gold Sequins and the card is finished! I love that Hero Arts White Satin Embossing Powder and I was inspired by the incredibly talented Stephanie Klauck to use my colored pencils on Kraft Card Stock! I hope that you like my card for this week’s Paper Players sketch challenge! Thanks for coming by today! Have an awesome Thursday! πŸ™‚



Products used:

Stamp Sets: Vintage Post and Holly Days Photopolymer (Hero Arts)

Ink: Intense Black (Hero Arts)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Gold and White Satin (Hero Arts)

Pencils: Prismacolor 72pc Set

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah), Chinese Red, Blue Mint and Kraft (My Colors)

Specialty: 48lb Vellum (The Paper Cut)

Dies: Holly Days Frame Cuts (Hero Arts)

Embellishments: Gold Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner Grand (Scrapbook Adhesives) and Clear Foam Tape (Kool-Tak)

Tools: Artisan X-plorer (Spellbinders), Heat Tool (Hero Arts) and Fun Foam

14 Replies to “Paper Players 323”

  1. Love everything about this beautiful card, Justin. The embossed vellum and the red banner just make it pop. I hope the landlord takes mercy on you now the rain has stopped!! LOL. Have a great day and I hope you get to enjoy Thirsty Thursday. Take care.

    1. Thank you so much HJ! The contractor did a drive by today, he saw me and kept going! I’m going to hurt him when I see him! Thirsty Thursday is always the best! Hope you have a nice evening! πŸ™‚

  2. This is gorgeous, Justin! Love the colors, and your coloring on the kraft card stock. So glad you played along with my sketch challenge this week at The Paper Players!

  3. Good Morning Justin:

    I really love that background stamp and I had never heard of white satin EP until I read your blog. It really gives the background an amazing soft but luxurious look. It almost looks like satin on cotton. Very rich, very French, very Chic for sure. Fabulous the way you used the red to draw attention to the card message. I love it.

    I’d like to say thank you to you for sending this rain my way except I need to know why you sent so much with wind added! Yikes, it is NOT nice out there and I have to go out today. DANG! Normally on this kind of weather day I would just stay home and enjoy my crafts but I’m not thrilled, to say the least, to have to be out driving and hauling groceries in this weather. Oh well, such is life! LOL You have yourself a truly amazing Thursday and enjoy your “Thirsty” tonight! Love and hugs to you, XXOO πŸ™‚

    1. Hello Grace!
      Thanks Grace! Me too! It’s nice because it’s not a whole background so you can make it as big or little as you need to! The White Satin EP is fantastic! We we!! LOL!
      I didn’t mean to send the wind! Sorry! I don’t know how you got it because we still have it here! Sorry that you had to venture out! Hope you stated safe! I enjoyed my day, hope that yours was good! Love and hugs back to you! XOXO πŸ™‚

  4. A really gorgeous card, Justin! I need to try coloring on Kraft again with colored pencils. It’s such a great look! Thanks for sharing with the Paper Players this week.

    1. Thank you Colleen! I really liked coloring on the Kraft and will definitely do it again! Enjoy your weekend! πŸ™‚

  5. This is stunning, Justin. You can just pop this in an envelope and send it on down to West Grove, PA!!! The way you colored on the kraft is just gorgeous!!! I always forget about doing that! All round a beautiful creation! Thanks for playing with the Players this week!

    1. Thank you very much LeAnne! I might do just that! I forgot too but Stephanie reminded me! Hope that you have a lovely weekend! πŸ™‚

  6. Simple but WOW! Especially love the coloring on Kraft. Hate to tell you this…..mre rain coming with flecks of $*&@, sorry. And its flippin cold also

    1. Thank you Linda! I need to color on some more Kraft, loved it! You can keep your $*&@!! I don’t want any of it! πŸ™‚

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