Happy Paper Players Sunday, everyone! I hope my US friends are enjoying our long holiday weekend and happy [belated] Canada Day to my friends north of the border! I don't have a 4th of July card to share with you because this week The Paper Players are celebrating with Jaydee's Theme Challenge..."Christmas in July"...how fun!Since it was 98F degrees here today, I have completely forgotten what Christmas feels like so I decided to go with a non-traditional color palette. I turned to my Color Coach and was drawn to Wisteria Wonder, Cherry Cobbler and Pink Pirouette:
The first time I saw the teardrop and starburst circle image in the new My Friend stamp, it struck me as a very festive holiday look.
So, I embossed a few rows of the teardrops with Silver Stampin' Emboss powder onto Whisper White cardstock. Isn't it pretty?
Then I embossed the starburst image in Cherry Cobbler onto Pink Pirouette cardstock and punched it out with a 1 1/4" circle punch. To emboss in Cherry Cobbler, I first inked the image with Versamark, then again in Cherry Cobbler ink, stamped on my paper, sprinkled with Clear Stampin' Emboss powder and heat set. This is a great technique to emboss in any color! I popped up the circles on a Cherry Cobbler designer paper ornament and added a Baker's Twine bow and a little bit of bling. Isn't that Wisteria Wonder paper on the bottom half beautiful? It's from the Flirtatious Specialty Designer Paper which premiered in the NEW catalog on Friday.
I used another little piece on the inside along with more teardrops and the "inside" sentiment from the Christmas Greetings set--so glad that one made a comeback in the new catalog. The teardrops were colored with a Pink Pirouette Stampin' Write marker.
So, will you join us this week? It's never to early to start on holiday cards! Pop on over to The Paper Players to see what the rest of the design team has to inspire you. This month we are delighted to welcome our July Guest Designer, Tui Nathan...you're going to love her style! Hi, Tui! Alright, if you decide to join us just make sure to load your lovely creation over at The Paper Players by Friday, July 8th at midnight (PST). And here are the rest of our amazing team:
The Paper Players Design Team
supplies used to make this card:
stamps: My Friend; Christmas Greeting
ink: Wisteria Wonder, Cherry Cobbler, Versamark
paper: Wisteria Wonder, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White CS; Flirtatious Specialty DSP
xtras: Scallop Ribbon Border punch; Ornament punch; Silver & Clear stampin' emboss powder; Cherry Cobbler baker's twine; basic rhinestones.