Sunday, June 12, 2011

Wild Melon Delight {PP51}

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 '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-brights
xtras: 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


LeAnne said...

Well, this is gorgeous! I love your patterned paper and that Faux Diamond Dust circle just sets off your beautiful bird perfectly! What a fun card to highlight Ann's colors!

Lauri said...

So Cute! and thanks for the tip on the Diamond Dust! I will be trying that for sure!!!

Nancy said...

Love your patterned paper, great colors together and the tip for the Faux Diamond Dust circle is the best. I really like the two-toned paper bird as well as your placement of the bird at the top of the card, nice idea and of course everything goes together so well all the colors matching a true benefit of using SU items!

Linda Callahan said...

This is the happiest card ever! So bright and it.........and love the shimmer paper idea!

Marisa said...

Cute card :) Love the assorted cages on the front and the cute inside images . Gret use of these bright colours and this set.

Diane - said...

Nance this card is so cute! Love your details as always and the melon mambo pom pom trim makes everything pop. Love the tip on the shimmer paper too; by way of LeAnne. (TFS)
The BG cages are adorable and of course the inside is as cute as front. Hugs.

jjcreations said...

This is so bright and adorable. I just may have to get these little cages - they're so cute....glad you left the doors open so the birds could escape for a while. I haven't used Iridescent Ice in absolute AGES! Must see if I can pull it out today; 'cause I am hoping to escape to my craft room.
Have a great day.

Lesley said...

I love that birdcage background Nance! I need to try something like that soon! Your glitter behind the bird is perfect! Such a pretty card!

Sandra said...

I love how you made your own DSP with the different cages stamps, Nance! love the faux diamond dust trechnique too. Such a fantastic card!

Ann Schach said...

Such a fun card, Nance! The faux diamond dust is such a cool technique. Thanks for sharing the "how-to"s!

Carrie Gaskin said...

This is fantastic! I love how you've used the Aviary set to make your own designer paper. And what a great set of colours too! Can't wait to play along.

Anne Marie Hile said...

Nance! Seriously??!! I just love everything about this! As always, your details are fabulous and I love the stamped "pattern" you created. It is perfect, in every way! The hint of sparkle rocks and the inside just keeps the fun going from the front. F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S!! (I spell it out when I get super-excited, haha!) Hugs! :)

jaydee said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! Fabulous job with the stamp-a-majig! I love that you used this set with this color scheme. The bird in the corner is perfect - and you tied it altogether on the inside. A masterclass, my friend!

Margaret Moody said...

What a happy card you've made, Nance! I just love it! I love how you made your own background paper using the birdcage images and I love your featured little bird! So cute to show him off on the sparkly circle! Thanks for sharing! MM : )

Margaret said...

Love the shimmer!! I HAVE to try this!! Can't imagine the time it took to line up those cages... Very pretty card!

Cindy Beach said...

I LOVE the happy, fun and creative card you've made, Nance! The BG design with the cages is fabulous! I love the way the scallop circle and mambo trim blend perfectly. Your faux diamonds is a great tip, can't wait to try that.