The Paper Players! Anne Marie is our hostess with the most-est this week and she has cooked up a Texas-sized recipe for Theme Challenge #71! Take a look:
Wowzers! But I had a day off of work and was feeling fresh and ready for the challenge. I put on my crafting apron and browsed some favorite challenges sites for additional inspiration. Bingo! Check out these amazing fall colors over at the Colour Q:
I also remembered this amazing sketch from Create with Connie & Mary that was perfect for Anne Marie's "3 different patterned papers" (there's still time to play at CCMC):So, I mixed all of that in my crafting stew pot and came out with a birthday card for a friend and co-worker:
The stamp set, Forever Young, has just been itching for ink so I obliged in Soft Suede, stamped onto a 3" circle of Very Vanilla and sponged a setting sun with Pumpkin Pie ink. You can see 3 different patterned papers in Island Indigo, Pumpkin Pie and Cherry Cobbler--all from Designer Patterns Paper Stacks in the Brights, Regals, and In Color family of colors.
For the two different ribbons, I wrapped the scalloped panel in Soft Suede taffeta ribbon and tucked in a small piece of Chantilly crochet trim ribbon. This is such a great way to bring in another color and some texture without using a lot of specialty ribbon! Since this is Anne Marie's challenge, I had to give it more than just a sprinkling of glitter! LOL! So, I [liberally] spritzed the main image with Vanilla Smooch Spritz for some real sparkle and glitz!
Lastly, using Stampin' Write markers, I finished off the inside with all the challenge colors and a bright and happy sentiment from the hostess set Happiest Birthday Wishes. All together, I used 3 different patterned papers, 2 different ribbons, one punch, one die, 4 color families and 5 stamp sets to complete this card! Whew, you should see my craft room--it exploded! Well, I hope you will go make a mess in your craft space and join us over at The Paper Players with your handcrafted creations! Be sure to check out the rest of the Design Team inspiration and give a big welcome to our November Guest Designer, Susan Joyce--hi Susan!
The Paper Players Design Team
If you can join us, please load your creation to The Paper Players by Friday, November 11th at midnight (PST). I can't wait to visit you! Thanks for stopping by, friends!
stamps: forever young, woodgrain, short & sweet, happiest birthday wishes, pony party (grass)
ink: soft suede, pumpkin pie
paper: soft suede, very vanilla; designer pattern paper stacks (brights, regals, in color)xtras: soft suede taffeta ribbon; chantilly crochet trim; 3" circle die; scallop border punch; vanilla smooch spritz