Sunday, February 4, 2018

Timeless Textures Valentine PP379

Hi friends!  Are you all ready for the Super Bowl?  We're not huge football fans in this house--give us volleyball or cycling any day--so we probably won't even watch it. LOL. However, I am rootin' for the Eagles just for my Paper Players pal LeAnne!  Speaking of The Paper Players, this week the lovely and talented Claire has a fun Theme Challenge for us: 
I tried a few things and just wasn't getting anywhere and then I spied a picture of the Painted with Love designer paper in the Occasions Catalog.  I don't own it--really trying to cut down on my paper buyign--but it is gorgeous!  When I saw the paper, something just clicked!  So I pulled out my stamp pads, acrylic blocks and some abstract stamp images and made this:

Which turned into this:

I made my own designer paper and it was so much fun!  I started with some Blushing Bride ink on a small acrylic block stamping it in a loose checkerboard pattern on a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Next I added the abstract swoosh from Work of Art in Sweet Sugarplum.  Next was an element in Flirty Flamingo from the Timeless Textures stamp set.  A step back to look at it and it still needed some more I kept going.  I added another image from Timeless Textures in Powder Pink ink and some random tiny splotches, also from Timeless Textures, in Fresh Fig.  That seemed pretty good but to really make it special, I added a swirly stamp--you guessed it from Timeless Textures--that I heat embossed in gold.  
You can better see all the stamped images in this close-up and also see the little bit of gold thread added behind the die-cut sentiment.  Love that I was able to fill a whole sheet of cardstock because now I can make at least 4 more card fronts from it!  Woohoo!  I had a little strip of the my stamped cardstock left over which I used to trim the inside panel of the card.  I can't show it to you though because that would give away the name of the recipient!  Shhhhhh. 

Be sure to check out the work of my fabulous teammates at The Paper Players and come join us before the challenge ends on Friday, February 9th at Noon PST.  Thanks for stopping by!

The Paper Players Design Team 

Y'all seemed to enjoy last week's photo of our daughter playing volleyball so I thought I would share again...two pix from last weekend's tournament in Tampa:
And this is one of her teammates but I just love the shot and the intensity of Cate's stare--I think I would be intimidated looking at that from across the net!

Love these girls and their moxie!


Doris D. said...

How very clever to make your own DSP. It looks just like the real thing and your card is beautiful. Thanks for sharing your life with volleyball. So special.

Claire Broadwater said...

Oh My WORD! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this DSP you created! I really liked the SU paper, but didn't buy it either. I have so much paper! This is brilliant, My Friend! Your bold, gold LOVE sentiment and gold layer is lovely! The embossing and gold thread add so much texture! You certainly rocked my challenge this week! Those girls are so amazing! They are so talented and beautiful, too! Have a SUPER week. I am not a football fan either, but I do like the commercials! XXX

Linda Callahan said...

You are a genius girl! I love that DSP too and was sure you used it..........but no you made your own! Wowza! Absolutely fabulous! Gorgeous card!

Jan Clothier said...

Oh my goodness - you had me fooled completely! When I saw the picture, I just assumed it was the Painted with Love DSP. So clever of you. The gold coffee stains link it nicely to the gold foil. I'm in awe!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

OMG that hand-stamped paper is AMAZING Nance!! I'm wishing I hadn't bought the paper and followed your instructions to make my own (I an officially a paper addict lol!) Love the LOVE die too - this is one awesome card! Fab volleyball photos too - the girls are really doing it!

laurie said...

Wow creative and so clever! This is stunning. Love your VB pics too!

Diane - said...

Very clever.... Love the details with swooshes, and dribbles, and swirls... but I probably wouldn't have the patience. You really used some great color combos too. Hugs...

PS: Those girls are all super stars!

Annie S. said...

Oh my goodness! I assumed this was from the SU DSP series until I read your post. You are just amazing! The colors, splatters, and gold are swoon-worthy. Beautiful card, Nance!

Unknown said...

I love your paper! Such a clever idea. I have never seen that cool die before. Where can I get one like that?

JoAnn said...

Love your pretty pattern paper you made, very creative. The card is lovely.
My granddaughter plays with the Jellys volleyball team. Not sure if she was there or not, but that would fun to meet up if they do play one another.
Have a wonderful day.

Jaydee said...

Nance... WOW. I hadn't realized you created that DSP. It's amazing. The touches of gold are just the perfect finishing touch and I love how you tied to that the mirror gold LOVE. STUNNING! Oh.. .and great photos of the girls, too!