Kim Padan: Pro-Life Speaker

Friday, October 21, 2016

I'm Back Playing with Paper

Howdy Strangers!!
On Sunday, I spent time trying to catch up my card making.  I should have posted these cards earlier, but I was really hoping to make one more for a past Paper Players challenge from early in the year.  As of this moment, that hasn't happened, so I am going to quickly post these cards so I can upload the current card before the Challenge deadline.  I'll have to edit the post this afternoon.  Even my photos aren't edited yet!  All fixed now. I am sooooooooooo far behind!

This was super quick for the challenge posted on Sunday at The Paper Players.  My leaves had been die cut and dry embossed before for a different card, but were leftover.  I love being able to pull out items from my stash!  My card base is cajun craze.  I have a layer of Comfort Cafe dsp, plus a layer of very vanilla.  The sentiment is from SU's "Wetlands".  I added garden green brads, and some non-SU bakers twine.  The leaves were cut with the retired Sizzix Leaves #2 die, in cajun craze, crushed curry, and garden green, embossed with the wood grain folder.

This card is for the FIRST Paper Players challenge of 2016!  At the start of the year, my blog challenge goal was to complete everything from The Friday Mashup.  After that blog retired, I switched to The Paper Players.  I have gradually worked on catching up (though I fell back behind this fall.)  I needed a special card for a special lady's 100th birthday.  She likes red, so I used real red card stock and satin ribbon.  The velvety pattern paper is SU's "Mocha Morning."  On a die cut framelit, I stamped the sentiment from SU's "Memorable Moments."  I added a scattering of gems from Recollections.  

I combined this Paper Player challenge with last week's Color Challenge at SCS.  I used a confetti white card base.  Using a Cuttlebug heart folder, I dry embossed a piece of sahara sand and strawberry slush.  I stamped the flourish from SU's "Baroque Motifs" in crumb cake.  The sentiment is from the same set.  After sponging with sahara sand and crumb cake, I added a bright heart from "Work of Art."  The ruffled ribbon adds the final girly touch.

This one was lots of fun.  I had some summer starfruit card stock out, since it goes with my Comfort Cafe dsp.  But I set the dsp aside, and opted to use basic gray and strawberry slush for a different look.  The sunbeams are from a Tim Holtz stencil.  I added rain drops and tiny hearts, pljs a sentiment from SU's "Rain or Shine."  The heart is dry embossed with the Cloudy Day folder, and placed over gray bakers twine.

This sketch gets a bit lost in the pattern paper, but I still like the final product.  The card base is cajun craze.  I used Comfort Cafe dsp for the full layer, large circle, and butterfly.  On a scalloped circle, I stamped the large F (from "Vintage Vogue") in summer starfruit, then used my cajun craze marker to add contrast. A cajun craze brad and pool party thick bakers twine finish this off.

It feels great to stamp and blog again.  It also feels good to work on my stamping goals.  Thanks for stopping by!!

Inky {{{HUGS}}}

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