Happy Paper Players Sunday, friends! Changes are afoot here at The Paper Players as we say goodbye to our dear friends on the summer design team and our August guest designer but welcome our new Fall team aboard! I am so excited to be stamping alongside these gals--they have some amazing creations to share with you! Me...not so much today--I had a hard time finding my mojo on this one so I turned to a favorite color challenge site and discovered a double challenge!
I used Fall-to-Layout #155 and Colour Q combo #97 with this week's Paper Players Theme Challenge: Birthdays...
...to create this for you:
Not sure this is exactly what I had in mind when I set out but it's growing on me. I do love this color combination and had fun featuring all the gorgeous Pool Party cardstock! Three rows of Pool Party were punched with the Lace Ribbon border punch and adhered to basic black. The Tangerine Tango scallop dots ribbon was made a little wider with a strip of TT cardstock underneath.
The double butterfly is made with the Beautiful Butterflies die and the Beautiful Wings embosslit. I wish now that I added another rhinestone to the two smaller butterflies--funny how stepping back in a photograph can make small things obvious! I thought the whimsical sentiment from Happiest Birthday Wishes added the perfect sense of movement with the butterflies.
Thank you so much for stopping by today...do hop over to The Paper Players to check out the amazing creations of the entire Design Team...I am so lucky to be working with these gals! I hope that you will play along with us this week...you always need a birthday card for the stash, right?! If you join us, please link up your creation at The Paper Players by Friday, September 9th at midnight (PST) to be considered for Headliner and A Cut Above. I hope you are having a great weekend!
The Paper Players Design Team
stamps: happiest birthday wishes
ink: jet black stazon
paper: pool party, tangerine tango, whisper white, basic black, melon mambo CS; patterns designer stack (brights)
xtras: tangerine tango scallop dots ribbon; beautiful wings embosslit; beautiful butterflies die; basic rhinestones; lace border ribbon punch