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Sunday, February 16, 2014

Hello, Stars! {PP183, PPA191}

Happy Sunday, friends!  I hope you're enjoying your weekend.  Today, it's another week at The Paper Players where sweet LeAnne has a star-spangled Clean-and Simple challenge for us:
I realized, sadly, that I don't own very many star stamps, punches or dies....WHAAAAT?  How did that happen?  I love stars!  Then, just by chance, I ran across this fabulous project from the talented Heidi Baks and I knew what I was going to do!  Thanks for the inspiration, Heidi!
I used my e-cutter to import the Star punch from My Digital Studio and after resizing and placing in my project, I was able to cut it out from some Naturals White cardstock.  After running through the e-cutter, I stamped the Hardwood background stamp in Sahara Sand and backed each star with some designer paper in Gumball Green and Pumpkin Pie--colors inspired by the current color challenge at Pals Paper Arts {PPA191}.
I attached some scraps of designer paper underneath the cut stars to the Sahara Sand card base and then popped the main panel up over it on stampin' dimensionals.  A few randomly placed gold sequins (pulled from the gold sequin trim) were attached with glue dots for some sparkle and shine.
With the e-cutter this project was simple to do and produced a good (IMHO) example of a clean and simple project--lots of "white" space, simple design and limited layers. The colors at Pals Paper Arts are bright and cheery and perfect for this starry challenge:

Be sure to check out the fabulous creations from the rest of The Paper Players Design Team and then consider playing along with us before the challenge closes on Friday, February 21st at Noon (PDT).
The Paper Players Design Team
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Supplies
Stamps: Peachy Keen; Perfect Pennants; Hardwood
Ink: Gumball Green, Sahara Sand
Paper: Naturals White, Sahara Sand, Whisper White CS; Birthday Basics DSP; [retired] Brights Designer Paper Stack
Xtras: Silhouette Cameo; My Digital Studio; Banner Framelits; Gold Sequin Trim; small Star punch

13 comments:

Linda Callahan said...

The stars are fabulous trailing down your card! You are an e cutter expert!

Marisa said...

Love it! Such a fabulous masculine card.

Nancy said...

Looks like you've mastered the E-cutter, good for you. Love the stars with the DSP behind and the wood grain base!

Heidi Baks said...

Cute! I love the Hardwood background with the pop of color with the star "holes". Awesome! Thanks for sharing.

stampwithsandy said...

MDS and an E-cutter, now those are two products I don't know how to use! So I'm super impressed how you used them. Love the placement of the stars, the woodgrain background, and the pops of patterned color. Awesome card, Nance! Hugs :)

LeAnne said...

You lost me at "I used my e-cutter", LOL! I am sure glad you know how to use yours, because this is a fun creation done in a cool color combo too! My Hardwood stamp was DELAYED because of the snow & ice...hopefully I'll have it tomorrow! CUTE card!

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

Nance love your e-cutter stars. I have no idea how to do that. Very cool, and love the peek-a-boo effect. hugs.

Just a Thought... said...

Fabulous job on this card!!! I LOVE how this turned out!! Thank you for playing with us at Pals Paper Arts!!!

Brian King said...

Gorgeous, Nance! What a great layout and design!

Rae said...

Nance fantastic card, inside AND Out! Thank you for playing with us at Pals Paper Arts this week. Hope to see you again soon.

Dawn Tidd said...

I am star struck! This is awesome with the Hardwood background in white and the pops of color with the DSP! I love it!

Lee-Anne said...

Nance, this is fabulous! I love the wood grain background and your choice of designer papers peeking through the stars!

Joanne said...

LOVE this card! Using the E-cutter for the stars was inspired - I need to get me one of these!