Today is my husband's birthday!! I made his card yesterday with a bit of old and some new stuff...fun!! Last Sunday, I saw this great color challenge at the Paper Players...but my mojo was nowhere to be found. Fortunately, many of the gals from the Paper Players are at the Stampin' Up convention, so I still had time to play along.
I started out with a Crumb Cake base. I added a piece of retired Poppy Parade pattern paper from last year's catalog. It won't be long before I need to buy the current larger paper stack! I stamped "Sail Away" in Basic Gray onto Whisper White card stock, sponging some Baja Breeze for the water and a bit in the sky. This stamp did not make the new catalog, but is available from the Summer Mni until August 31st. I layered it on Baja Breeze card stock, tearing the edges of both layers. My larger sentiment is from"Word Play" which I just purchased (finally!) I am going to use this set a LOT! It is stamped with Poppy Parade, but I stamped it again in Baja Breeze so I could cut out the globe and add it with a dimensional. I outlined that layer with my Basic Gray marker. I needed a little something, and decided to stamp the happy birthday from "Teeny Tiny Wishes" in Poppy Parade onto Crumb Cake card stock, punching it out with the curly label punch. Finally, I added some non-SU twine and a retired Basic Gray corduroy button.
I am really pleased with how this turned out! More importantly, Bruce loves his card, too! You should try out the Paper Players Challenge...it's a fun one!