Welcome to Paper Players Sunday! It's a good thing I have to post a card for the Paper Players because otherwise this blog would be pretty quiet (insert chirping crickets here). I'm not sure if life will ever slow down but lately it's been difficult to find time in my craft room! :-( Anywhoooo...so glad it's a clean-and-simple challenge this week! We have a great sketch from Jaydee for you:
and here is my card:
The Wild Wasabi base was stamped with a random pattern of single stamps from Button, Button. This is such a cute set with 18 different button selections that coordinate with some of our punches! I stamped the buttons in Versamark and heat embossed with clear embossing powder for a glossy effect:
You might be thinking that I stamped each of those little buttons separately. I could...but I didn't! I used our largest clear block (F), placed all the buttons in a collage pattern on the block and stamped the whole thing just once!
How easy is that? Next, I trimmed some of my very favorite Sweet Stitches designer paper with an Early Espresso scalloped border. Did you spot the sneak peek product? If you follow any other Stampin' Up blogs, you no doubt have seen the Four Frames stamp set that is currently available to customers as a pre-order this month. The set of 4 stamps coordinates with the Decorative Label punch for a perfect label every time! Here I used the polka dot frame in Melon Mambo on Very Vanilla.
The sentiment, from Hello Again, was stamped in Wild Wasabi on Very Vanilla and punched out with the Large Oval punch. I popped it up on dimensionals and added a little Early Espresso ribbon tail underneath topped off with a Daffodil Delight flower button. That's a little snip of Early Espresso cardstock threaded through the button holes for instant matching "thread".Here's another sneak peek for you--Happy Greetings provided the wonderful sentiment I used on the inside--just one of the many new stamps and goodies awaiting you in the Summer Mini Catalog. I finished it off with a scrap of designer paper and a few buttons stamped in Wild Wasabi, Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight.
I hope you like today's card and that you will play along with The Paper Players this week. You have until midnight (PST) Friday, April 22nd to load your fabulous creation at The Paper Players. I hope to see you there! Have a great day, my friends.
stamps: button button, hello again, four frames, happy greetings
ink: wild wasabi, melon mambo, early espresso, daffodil delight, versamark
paper: wild wasabi, early espresso & very vanilla CS; sweet stitches DSPxtras: clear block "F"; large oval, decorative label, & scallop trim border punches; brights designer buttons; clear embossing powder