Sunday, December 10, 2017

Making Spirits Bright PP374

Hiya friends!  Here it is...the last Paper Players challenge of 2017.  The fabulous Claire is our hostess with a fun and festive color challenge:
These colors screamed vintage to me and the [retired] Festival of Trees stamp set was just the bold and graphic look I was going for:
It took me a few tries on scrap paper but I finally got the pattern I was after.  I stamped alternating trees in Powder Pink, Garden Green and Lemon Lime Twist with accents of Melon Mambo and [more] Garden Green.  These little triangle trees are easy to line up--no MISTI or Stamp-a-ma-Jig needed!  The layout at Freshly Made Sketches gave me the perfect way to highlight my stamped panel.  I just added a little bit of gold glitter washi tape to the border for some sparkle.

 A few more trees on the inside and a fun combination of sentiments from Petite Pairs made quick work of the inside and this card was done!  I hope I've inspired you to play along with us at The Paper Players.  Not only is this our last challenge of 2017, it's also the last challenge with our fabulous Guest Designer, Deanne.  I am going to miss her bright and happy creations but I hope to see her playing along with us in the gallery.  Thank you, Deanne, for giving us a whole year of your creativity and inspiration!  I hope you will find a little time to play along with us before our challenge ends on Friday, December 15th at Noon (PST).  Thanks for stopping by!

The Paper Players Design Team 

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Gingerbread Kisses PP373

Hi friends...can you believe it's December all ready?  Yikes!  Laurie's fun Theme Challenge at The Paper Players this week inspired me to make a card for our daughter. 
I don't have very many, well really, ANY stamps that feature baking items (gasp!) so I went searching for a digital stamp that I could color.  I didn't specifically have a card for our daughter in mind but when I saw the cute, kawaii images at The Happy Graphics shop on Etsy, I knew I had it made!
I downloaded the Gingerbread Stamp--only 98 cents!!--printed them on Whisper White cardstock with my home inkjet printer and got to work coloring these adorable gingerbread peeps.  I haven't yet invested in SU's new Stampin' Blends markers because I still have some of the retired Stampin' Blendabilities that work just fine!  I used a bunch of them here including Natural, Crumb Cake light, Pink Pirouette light, Wild Wasabi light, Wild Wasabi medium, Melon Mambo light, and Melon Mambo medium.  The glitter paper was cut with a Wonky Stitched Rectangle die from My Favorite Things and mounted on a Melon Mambo base.  The little strip of Wild Wasabi paper was stamped with a fun sentiment from a retired holiday set called Tin of Tags.  Lastly, I addded some [retired] enamel dots to the respective bows for an extra dimension.  No time to finish the inside today--lots to do! 

While I'm sure you have lots to do too, take a few minutes to pop over to my teammies on The Paper Players and check out their fun creations!  We hope you will take some time to play along with us before our challenge ends on Friday, December 8th at Noon (PST).  Thanks for stopping by! 

The Paper Players Design Team