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Sunday, August 3, 2014

Ridiculously Amazing Paper Players {PP207}

My Paper Players friends are ridiculously amazing and today we get to reveal this week's challenge--a theme challenge, hosted by the always super Sandy...Cute as a Button!
I have to admit, I don't use buttons very often and SU doesn't have any current button stamps so I was a little stumped....until I got the idea to use the [retired] Sweet Buttons embosslit in combination with the Large Polka Dot embossing folder and, well...I got a little carried away:
But isn't it cute??!! All those little embossed buttons just make me smile...well, after my arm got a rest from all the cranks through the Big Shot, then I could smile!  :-)  The sentiment was stamped 5 times in 4 different inks (Crushed Curry, Memento Tuxedo Black, Pool Party & Real Red) as well as embossed with silver embossing powder.  Each sentiment was trimmed down and the angled ends were just cut free-hand.  Most of them match up...sorta :-)

The piercing on the inside of last week's card was such a big hit that I thought it could work again.  The sentiment was inked up with markers and I used the Eclectic Piercing Pack to punch a banner around the image.  A good way to add detail without a lot of fuss!
This is one of my display stamper cards that inspired the layout for today's card.  A totally different look when designed in bright colors.   

Be sure to check out the rest of the inspiration from our ridiculously amazing Design Team. We hope you'll join in the fun before our challenge closes on Friday, August 8th at Noon (PST).  Thanks for stopping by today!

The Paper Players Design Team

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Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

16 comments:

Annette Elliott said...

This is fabulous!

Linda Callahan said...

The embossed buttons were worth the work......adorable! Love this!

LeAnne said...

Totally delightful indeed! You have the patience of a saint to run your card through the BS all those times....my hat is off to you! Love it!

Yapha said...

What a super fun card! Your button idea looks amazing!! Definitely worth all of those times through the Big shot.

Amy O said...

Oh, my! Those embossed buttons are incredible! So creative and fun! LOVE it!

Marisa said...

Love the embossed buttons! Great card :)

Joanne James said...

Love the embossed buttons paired with the polka dots - genius! That is patience personified to Big Shot all those buttons, but so worth it! What a fun card!

Nancy said...

Absolutely adorable card, I think you need to send it to your friend Nancy, isn't that her last name!

laurie said...

Your card makes me smile too! I love the embossed buttons,very clever idea! That stamp is a fun one, too, I like all the colors you chose.Great card!

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

They both look amazing! I LOVE the top one with button/large polka dot embossing...........clever!
hugs

Andrea W said...

Wow! I'm glad I took a closer look and read how you created the button embossed look. Very clever! Terrific colors on both cards.

Claire Creates Cards said...

Just, OH MY, Nance!!!!! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE everything about your card! I love layers and those buttons are fantastic! I bet you needed to rest your arm after all the turning of the crank and stamping motions! SUPER FUN! Wish it was my birthday! XX

stampwithsandy said...

Nance. Seriously. This card is ridiculously amazing! You cards are always gorgeous but this one "takes the cake"! All those embossed buttons are wonderful and I love all the yummy layers! Thanks for rocking my challenge! Hugs :)

JoAnn said...

Love how you did the embossed buttons with the large dots EF. It looks very unique. The sentiment looks great done in the different colors. Love it.

Jaydee said...

Nance, genius use of the embossed buttons. I love that they create such a bold background for your fabulous layered sentiment. I love the little button at the top, too.
Hugs
Jaydee

Mike said...

Okay, I admit it. I don't read directions! But then I'm a guy so that's not unusual. So imagine my surprise when, after hunting all over the annual and holiday catalogs for that abasing button embossing folder, I discovered it wasn't a button embossing folder after all! Huh. Brilliant, Nance!