Happy Paper Players Sunday, friends! Our talented team mate, Jaydee has a fabulous sketch for you this week:
I love this sketch and I think I will be using it a lot--thanks Jaydee! Right away, it brought to mind tree ornaments and holiday cards so with the holiday season a mere two months away, I thought it was time to get started on my stash of Christmas cards!
I see that I wasn't the only team member who used this fun set called Easy Events! The delicate spray of leaves and berries is so clean and I love that the sentiment is built right in for perfect alignment every time! The black card base has an extra layer of black that was embossed with the Vintage Wallpaper folder and spritzed with homemade Glimmer Spray. The center panel is First Edition specialty paper trimmed with a sliver of Real Red punched with the scallop ribbon border punch. I tucked some 1 1/4" Old Olive striped grosgrain ribbon under the embossed black panel at the bottom, tied it with some Very Vanilla seam binding ribbon and attached at the top with a big glue dot. Attaching the ribbon to the extra layer of black cardstock saved me from wrapping it around the whole card front and saved quite a bit of ribbon!The berry sprig was stamped onto Very Vanilla with jet Black Stazon and the leaves were colored with an Old Olive watercolor crayon. I just bought my first set of these and I love that they come in each color family and give a watercolor effect without the water and no pilling of your paper! My favorite detail though is the Basic Rhinestones colored with a red Sharpie marker. Just color them right on the backing paper, wait a few seconds to make sure they are dry and peel them off as usual! Such a great technique for making custom colored rhinestones. (BTW, the wide tip Sharpies give the best coverage). Wanna see a closer look?
Cute, eh?! I haven't shown you the inside of a card in a while so I made sure to finish this one for you:
An Old Olive frame from Four Frames was the perfect companion to the sentiment from Petite Pairs. So, friends, what do you think? I'd love to hear from you. Big thanks to all who continue to leave comments for me even though I haven't been 'round to visit lately. Commenting has taken a back seat to the new school year, busy days at work, and a traveling husband! I hope to get around to see you all soon--thanks for being patient with me!
In the meantime, be sure to check out the fabulous inspiration from the rest of The Paper Players Design Team as we say goodbye to our Summer Designers, Lauri and Sandra as well as our August Guest Designer, Carrie. They have been wonderful to work with and I'm so glad to have "met" them all. If you decide to play along with us, and we hope you will, be sure to link up your creation to The Paper Players by Friday, September 2nd at midnight (PST).
The Paper Players Design Team
Carrie Gaskin (GD)
stamps: easy events, four frames, petite pairs
ink: jet black stazon, old olive, real red
paper: basic black, real red, very vanilla CS; first edition specialty DSPxtras: old olive 1 1/4" grosgrain ribbon; scallop ribbon border punch; circle scissors; very vanilla seam binding ribbon; watercolor crayons (brights); basic rhinestones; sharpie marker