Sunday, November 25, 2012

The Paper Players Challenge #123 - Jaydee's Sketch

This week Jaydee is hosting at The Paper Players & has provided this sweet sketch that has so many possibilities:-


Sadly, I needed to make a sympathy card, so have used both the central panel & the banner to house the sentiment:-


I've incorporated a triple floral grouping by way of the 3D blooms.  These have been punched with the itty bitty flower punch, scrunched up & then the layers of paper have been separated to form the blossoms.  A small pearl has been added to the centre of each.

The bookplate has been raised on dimensionals & finished off with pearl trimmings.

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Did you know The Paper Players are looking for a new batch of Guest Designers to join them for the next six months?  You can find all the details, as well as links to the Design Team's projects here at The Paper Players site.  Hope you can join us this week!  :)

SU Early Espresso, Bashful Blue & Very Vanilla Cardstock, Festival of Prints DSP,
Love & Sympathy Stamp set, Bashful Blue & Versamark Ink, Early Espresso
Embossing Powder, Apothecary Accents Framelits Die, Finishing Touches Edgelits Die,
Itty Bitty Punch, Pearls, Dimensionals


Sunday, November 18, 2012

The Paper Players Challenge #122 - Silver Anniversary!

This week LeAnne is hosting at The Paper Players, & here is her fun challenge:-


This theme was perfect for the card I wanted to create:-


Firstly, I die-cut the word "years" with my new Typeset Alphabet Bigz die.  I adore working with this type of steel die, as you can cut such a range of materials with them.  I used three layers of glossy white chipboard sheet, to get these lovely, chunky letters:-


Next I created & digitally die-cut the "25" & the mat, which forms the base of the card.  The numerals were debossed with the Lacy Brocade embossing folder.

The "wonderful" has been silver embossed on a vellum banner, which has a pierced border.  To help the word stand out a little more, but still allow the numbers to show through, I layered extra vellum underneath the inner section of the banner.  All the vellum layers have been attached with glue dots (hidden under the rhinestones).

The rest of the DT have some awesome silver & gold projects to inspire you:-

Lesley Croghan (taking a well earned 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 - Canopy Crafts
Amy White - White House Stamping
Dawn Easton - Treasure Oiler Designz
Jen Arkfeld - Stamped Silly

We hope you can join us this week at The Paper Players!

Card Components
SU White Shimmer, Brushed Silver & White Vellum cardstock, 
Wonderful Favourites stamp set (retired), Silver Embossing Powder, 
Basic Jewels, Glue Dots, Typeset Alphabet Bigz Die, 
Essentials Paper Piercing Pack
QuicKutz white chipboard sheets 

Sunday, November 4, 2012

The Paper Players Challenge #120 - A Simple, Sparkly Thanks!


This week at The Paper Players, Ann is our Hostess, & has presented the following challenge:-


Oh dear, I felt like a rebel when I saw the gorgeous creations from the rest of the team!  I have gone with a simple, clean & crisp "Thank You" card:-


I have a lovely collection of coloured glitter, which hasn't seen daylight in a while, since I discovered SU's Dazzling Diamonds, so I thought I would break it out.  I stamped the letters onto JAC paper (double sided adhesive), which was mounted onto cardstock:-


Then I fussy cut them:-


Then I popped them up on dimensionals, added them to the white shimmer layer, peeled off the JAC paper liner & added the glitter.  It's so sparkly!!  :)

Hope you can join us with your "Give Thanks" creation this week.  Here are the links to the rest of the DT so you can check out their fabulous projects:-

Lesley Croghan (taking a well earned 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 - Canopy Crafts
Amy White - White House Stamping
Dawn Easton - Treasure Oiler Designz
Jen Arkfeld - Stamped Silly


Stampin' Up!:
White Shimmer Cardstock, Concord Crush Cardstock, Basic Black Ink, Jumbo Outline Alphabet Stamps (retired), Fancy Fan Embossing Folder, Dimensionals
Other:
AED Glitter "Ocean Depths", JAC Paper