Sunday, July 15, 2012

The Paper Players #104 - Wordsmith Happy Birthday!

LeAnne has a fabulous challenge this week:-

I was totally inspired by LeAnne's awesome design last week, which featured diagonal sentiment stamping.  So I have really put my sentiment to work on this card, using it as both the main element & the background:-

I've kept the layout really clean & simple, using only skinny mats & a single rhinestone to embellish my card.  The sentiment panel is popped up on dimensionals.

To get the tonal graduation in the stamping, I used the trusty stampamajig & four shades of blue ink.  I alternated lines of stamping in a solid colour with lines of stamping that had the bottom half of the sentiment inked in the next darkest colour.

We hope you can play along with us this week.  Make sure you visit all the team for some fabulous inspiration:-

Lesley Croghan (on a break)- Always Playing with Paper
Ann Schach - The Stampin' Schach
Anne Marie Hile - Stampin' Anne
Jaydee - Jaydee's Stamping
LeAnne Pugliese - Wee Inklings
Nance Leedy (on a break) - Canopy Crafts
Vicki Burdick (filling in) - It's A Stamp Thing
Amy White - White House Stamping
Dawn Easton - Treasure Oiler Designz
Jen Arkfeld - Stamped Silly

Card Components:  (All SU)
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Not Quite Navy
Stamps:  Happiest Birthday Wishes
Inks:  Bashful Blue, Marina Mist, Pacific Point, Not Quite Navy
Other:  Basic Jewel, Dimensionals


Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Wow! This is sensational, Helen! What patience to stamp all those images so carefully. Hugs xxx

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my gosh! Love how you used this stamp!!! I am not good lining things up...even with the SAMJ! This turned out wonderfully!!!

Nikki Spencer said...

This looks wonderful Helen. love the gradual grading of colours and the very clever effect of the patern. xxx

Amy White said...

That graduated background is FABulous Helen!! That must have taken some serious quality time with your stamp-a-ma-jig lol!

Christine Blain said...

Ooh, I do like the 'tonal grading' and the rhinestone, my friend. Who would've guessed if you made a monochromatic card, that it'd be in blue?! Looks great!

Christine Blain said...

... and that'd be 'tonal graduation', not grading!

Bronwyn Eastley said...

Oh my wordy wordy! This is awesome done with such 'Helen' creativity. We really must have a stamping day again. When are you coming back over? :)

Diane Barnes said...

Simply brilliant Helen. Love the colour change & the diagonal stamping. You're now also the SAMJ queen too! Hugs. D

Paula said...

What can I say but "WOW"!! I would never have thought to use a sentiment this way - fabulous Helen ♥

LeAnne said...

WOW! So glad I inspired you to get out that SAMJ and try this stamped background! IT ROCKS! This was exactly what I had in mind for this CAS challenge---and in my favorite colors--BLUES! Yippee!