Happy Paper Players Sunday everyone! I say that every week don't I? Well, it is a happy day because I get to share my latest Paper Players card with you, dear readers. Ann Schach is our gracious hostess for a color challenge this week and she has chosen some bright and happy colors:
Bright, right? Wild Wasabi, Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight...love 'em! Right away I knew I wanted to use my very neglected Avaiary stamp set.You can see that I made my own patterned paper with the challenge colors and all the birdcages from the set. Boy, my stamp-a-ma-jig got a work out here! I layered my "paper" with some Wild Wasabi polka dots from the Woodland Walk DSP and some [retired :-(] Melon Mambo pom-pom trim:
Love that stuff! The "Celebrate!" sentiment is from the Something to Celebrate set retired from the Spring Mini catalog. Stamped in Melon Mambo is stands out nicely on the Daffodil Delight card base. I also used my Two-Step Bird punch with two different Daffodil Delight designer papers and a Wild Wasabi branch:
The really cool trick is hard to see but is called Faux Diamond Dust and comes courtesy of fellow DT member and friend, LeAnne Pugliese. Can you see the shimmer behind the bird? Using the Faux Diamond Dust technique, I made my own Glimmer Paper! I swiped a Versamark pad over plain Whisper White cardstock, sprinkled Iridescent Ice Stampin' Emboss powder and heat set. The result is a shimmery paper that is just gorgeous IRL! You can do this with any color or even after stamping as LeAnne did on a card I was lucky enough to receive from her (I'll share my birthday cards in a few days--check back).
I don't know what I will be using this card for so I left off a sentiment on the inside. Just added some more of the WW polka dot paper, a Melon Mambo scalloped ribbon border and some more sweet little birds. No wonder they're celebrating, they escaped!
I hope you will escape to your craft space and come play with us this week at The Paper Players. Check out the rest of the DT inspiration and then get busy! You have until Friday, June 17th at midnight (PST) to load up your creation at The Paper Players. You just might win our choice for A Cut Above or Headliner! Hope to see you there!
stamps: aviary, something to celebrate [retired]
ink: melon mambo, daffodil delight, wild wasabi, versamark
paper: daffodil delight, melon mambo, whisper white CS; woodland walk, greenhouse gala DSP; patterns designer series paper stack-brightsxtras: scallop ribbon border punch; 1 3/8" circle punch; scallop circle punch; two-step bird punch; melon mambo pom-pom trim [retired]; iridescent ice emboss powder; basic rhinestones