Category Archives: Paper Players

Crazy Bird Birthday

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  • Stamps –
    • Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz “Bird Crazy”
    • Simon Says Stamp – “Happy and Smile” set
  • Dies –
    • Sizzix – Tim Holtz Framelits “Bird Crazy”
    • Lawn Fawn Lawn Cuts “Stitched Circle Frames”
  • Corner punch – Fiskars “Spiral”
  • Patterned paper – Lawn Fawn “Beachside: Deep Sea”
  • Gelatos
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

I think this is a pretty wild bird, so it fits perfectly for The Paper Players Wild Thing Challenge. The background was made with Gelatos and water. Some of the Gelatos were metallic, so there is a subtle sheen. I colored the bird with Zig Clean Color markers and a water-brush. I popped him up inside the circle frame and that dimension almost makes him look like he’s swinging on it. Thanks for visiting today.


Craft Stamper – Thinking of You

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  • Stamps –
    • Visible Image – from Flower INKcognito set (free stamp on April Craft Stamper)
    • Hero Arts – sentiment from CL738 Messages with Flourish set
  • Cardstock – Neenah Solar White
  • Inks – Ranger Distress inks: Spun Sugar, Shaded Lilac and Salty Ocean

This card is a quintessential clean and simple one! The flower image, from Visible Image, was the freebie on the cover of the April Craft Stamper magazine. I applied the Distress Ink to the clear stamp that I had mounted on my new Misti with a sponge applicator tool. The Misti allowed me to keep the stamp positioned and apply as much ink additional ink as I wanted. This was a great help in planning for this card. The Craft Stamper Take It Make It Challenge for March is Anything Goes, so this seems quite appropriate for that!  I’m also submitting this to the Paper Players Challenge #287 – Celebrate Spring. It has been nice to have a little extra time to create during the last few days!  Thanks for stopping by.


First Valentine of 2016

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  • Die – Memory Box “Flicker Hearts”
  • Stamp – My Sentiments Exactly H178 “Valentine’s Day”
  • Crystal Stickers “Ruby Round 3mm”
  • Cardstock – Neenah Solar White and Bazzill (red)

This is the first Valentine I’ve made so far this year. It features the lovely die from Memory Box that really deserves to be the focal point in this clean and simple card. I really like the detail that you get with this die. I backed the cut area with red cardstock and added the red bling in honor of Addicted to CAS Challenge #80 “Code Word Red”, and which follows the basic layout of Paper Players Sketch #279. Thanks for visiting.


Holiday Fox Card

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  • Stamps and Dies – Lawn Fawn “Joy to the Woods”
  • Patterned paper – Carta Bella “Merry Alphabet”
  • Die – Spellbinders Nestabilities – Large Standard Circles
  • Red cardstock
  • Navy speckled cardstock
  • Copic Markers

I colored the stamped trees, fox, star and ornaments with Copic markers and created a Wintry little scene in the circular opening. The navy cardstock has specks that look a little like distant stars or SNOW as a backdrop for the large die-cut star. This is an entry for the Paper Players Challenge #274 “Let it Snow.” Thanks for stopping by.


Holiday Wishes – Hero Arts “Scramble”

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  • Stamps: All Hero Arts
    • CL469 – Swirl Christmas
    • CL 887 Color Layering Christmas Tree
  • Gemstones – Hero Arts – Baby Blue and Clear
  • Die – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Fancy Tags”
  • Distress Inks: Broken China and Tumbled Glass
  • Ombre Ink – Hero Arts – Pool to Navy
  • Neenah Solar White cardstock

I created this card for a 90-minute challenge I participated in with my Flickr Hero Arts group last weekend. The challenge, called a scramble, was to put together a holiday/Winter card using tiny stamps and it has to be completed and posted within 90 minutes. I’m pretty slow to complete my cards, so doing these are always very challenging for me! But I did it! I created the background by applying the two Distress Ink colors with an foam ink applicator and then spattered it with water. Once dry, I stamped the snowflakes and swirls (from two different clear stamp sets) with the ombre ink pad. I die-cut the label and stamped the sentiment from the CL887 set and popped it up with dimensional adhesive. I added a gemstone to the center of each snowflake for a little sparkle.

I was able to also play along in the Paper Players Challenge #273 with this card. This challenge is a TIC-TAC-TOE puzzle and I picked the three items from the top left to the bottom right diagonally shown on the puzzle board: Snowflake-Sparkle-Die-cut!  Perfect! Thanks for visiting.


Paper Players Sketch #259 – Thanks

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  • Stamp – Elizabeth Borer (free stamp with Craft Stamper magazine – July 2015 issue)
  • Dies –
    • Simon Says Stamp “Thanks” from Stamptember 2013
    • My Favorite Things “Four Corners”
    • Spellbinders Nestabilities “Standard Circles Large”
  • Patterned papers – K & Co. “Pink Circle Diamonds Flat Paper” (paper that the flower is stamped on) and My Mind’s Eye “Remarkable” 6 X 6″ paper pad
  • Metallic gold paper
  • Gelatos – Faber Castell

I used the current Paper Players Sketch, #259, when I created this card. The larger die-cut circle is colored with a blend of Gelatos and those colors are repeated throughout the other elements. Thanks for visiting today.

 


Peony Thanks

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  • Stamps – Altenew “Peony Scrolls”
  • Dies –
    • Memory Box “Amira Flourish”
    • Lawn Fawn “Scripty Thanks”
  • Patterned papers –
    • Bella Blvd. Color Chaos Collection “Gulf Strandz”
    • Ella & Viv “Watercolor Paradise #8”
  • Rhinestones – A Muse Artstamps and Mark Richards Ltd.
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

I played with a number of different elements and combinations before I landed on this final card! I used the sketch at Paper Players Sketch #251 as inspiration. I colored the stamped peony and leaves from Altenew with Copic markers and layered them on top of the Memory Box die cut. I added a few tiny rhinestones for a little sparkle. Thanks for visiting.