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Sunday, January 7, 2018

Punny Valentine, Intended PP375

 Hi friends and Happy New Year!  We're back at The Paper Players for a new year of challenges with you.  This week our fabulous friend, Sandy has dug herself out of the snow to host our first theme challenge and it's a cute one...
It seems like "punny" stamp sets are everywhere so I think everyone is going to have fun with this one.  I dug into my stash of retired stamps for this older hostess set called Pun Intended and it had just what I needed:
Isn't it cute?  Love this old style light bulb and the sentiment is especially cute!  I was able to play with a new-to-me product from the SU Spring catalog called Brusho Crystal Colors.  These very fine crystals come in a small little bottle that you use like a shaker.  The crystals can either be sprinkled on wet or dry watercolor paper.  If the paper is dry, then you can spritz them with water.  Either way, when mixed with water they spread and react in different ways. 
The really cool part is that they contain a mixture of colors so you'll get little drops of similar colors--you can see some speckles of orange on my "yellow" background.  The crystal colors are not matched directly to Stampin Up colors but coordinate well and contain a basic set of yellow, orange, green, blue and red.  I've only just begun to experiment with them so I'm sure there is way more to be done with them!
I used my Mini Misti to stamp the light bulb and sentiment 3 times to get a good solid impression of the ink.  Since I used watercolor paper--which is textured--being able to stamp the same image, exactly the same way multiple times is essential.  On the background, I used this cute [retired] line of hearts stamp from an even older set called Valentine Defined.  Also seemed like that little snippet of black chevron ribbon was really needed in the corner there for some decoration and interest!

I hope you've enjoyed my card today...be sure to check out the rest of our fabulous Design Team over at The Paper Players.  This week we're welcoming a brand-new Guest Designer, Elizabeth and welcoming back Annie and Jan.  We're delighted to have all of them with us!

The Paper Players Design Team 


11 comments:

Eliz Stewart said...

Nance... this is priceless! I love the "wattage"!

Nancy said...

Perfect stamp set for a Punny card! Really like the little heart diagonals to create a backdrop, very cute card!

Jaydee said...

Nance, I love the hearts stamped across the top and bottom - adds fabulous texture and interest and great job with the lighting on the bulb. Fabulous card, my friend. Oh! and another fabulous badge, too :-)
hugs
jaydee

Brent Scheffer said...

The Brusho Crystal Colors really make the well craft light bulb standout! Superb!

Claire Broadwater said...

Nance, this is fantastic! WOW, those Brusho Crystals are so fun! I need to buy those, too, I guess. LOL! Your background is perfect! The vintage light and sentiment made me smile! I hope you have a fantastic week, My Friend! XX

Jan Clothier said...

Nance, there are so many things to love about this card. The brusho crystal background is super - I"m looking forward to mine arriving this week. Wonderful stamping on the base and the little tab at the top is a super detail. Great card and I hope you have a great week.

Diane - oliver.mdiane@comcast.net said...

Nance such a cute valentine! Love the old fashioned light bulb and the tiny heart you placed at the socket area... nice touch. The stringy heart background fits perfectly... like it's "wired" in... ??? Ha ha!
Haven't used these the crystals or purchased... but may have to cave and get some. Looks very interesting. And finally the chevron tab is the finishing touch. YOU always have a finishing touch! Hugs.

stampwithsandy said...

Oh my gosh this is such a cute card, Nance! The sentiment makes me smile, and all the other details that went into your card are fabulous! Of course, you are tempting me with those Brusho's...

Joanne James said...

Perfect punny fun this week Nance - loving the use of the Brushos, I've been a little scared to break mine out so need to get practising! They make a great background for your light bulb.

laurie said...

Love it! so cute, and that little heart is so sweet. Cute pun too!

Ann Abrahamson said...

Awesome background for your lightbulb and the perfect punny sentiment! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!