Tag: The Paper Players

POLAR BEAR HAVEN

Hello and welcome!  Today’s card features Polar Bears and my version of the Northern Lights.  I used lots of dies to create this scene as well as the Still Stencil Technique.

The bright background used the Still Stencil Technique to get that colourful sky.  I sprinkled the gorgeous grape from the Pigment Sprinkles over a piece of Shimmery White cardstock and then spritzed it really well.  Then I laid the cloud stencil over top and let it dry.  TIP:  It’s really important to use a little extra water so the stencil will lay firmly on the colours to transfer the design.

Then I pulled out lots of dies to create the polar bear family on the snow and ice.  That vignette is layered behind a piece of a Window Sheet and then the sky background was attached using Tear & Tape Adhesive.

This all started with the challenge from The Paper Players this week and I’m pretty happy with the way it all turned out.

Here’s the very long list of products used. 

Stamparatus

$67.00

Paper Snips

$13.50

Have a great Thursday and Happy Stamping!

IT’S SIMPLY FLOWERS DAY

We have had a very large dump of snow so……it’s simply time for some flowers on this blog.  Don’t get me wrong, I don’t mind the snow but flowers are a favourite around here so check out this flower-laden card!

I’m playing along with The Paper Players colour challenge and did a little watercolouring with some ink refills.  I found this little watercolour tray at the dollar store and find it very handy to use.

Here are the colours that we are asked to use.

I’m pretty happy with today’s card and think that the challenge colours go very well with the Bird Ballad designer paper.

Here’s the list of products used.

Stamparatus

$67.00

Paper Snips

$13.50

Enjoy your day and Happy Stamping!

BEST WISHES FOR YOUR BIRTHDAY

Sometimes you just need a new birthday card so that’s the theme for today.

I was checking out the lovely Pressed Petals Specialty DSP and matched it up with the Floral Essence stamp set.  The combination of Rococo Rose and Night of Navy pack a nice punch.

The Paper Players came to the rescue with this great sketch so it was easy to put all of the pieces together.

Check out the list of products used below.

Paper Snips

$13.50

Stamparatus

$67.00

Have a happy and safe Halloween!

YULETIDE CHEER TO YOU

I was playing around with the Frosted Foliage Bundle and was taken by the large Yuletide cheer greeting.  The question was how to put it on a card so it would stand out?

Well, like that of course!  The background image from Feels Like Frost DSP is a beauty so it had to be on this card as well.  I also played around with the Ice Stampin’ Glitter for that pretty frame and applied a thin layer of glue from the Fine-Tip Glue pen first.  (If you click on the photo it will show you a close-up).

This week’s challenge over at The Paper Players is to “say it LOUD” so this should fit in with that.  Clean and Simple as well?  You be the judge.

Here’s the list of products used. 

Stamparatus

$67.00

I always like to play along with The Paper Players and was delighted to see that This Card from last week’s challenge had been chosen as “a cut above”!

Happy Stamping!

PTERODACTYL HALLOWEEN

Pterodactyl, whew that’s a mouthful!  However, when you want to create a Halloween-themed project you sometimes need to go to the Dino Days bundle!  Especially when you don’t have any Halloween-themed stamp sets.  He, he, so here it is!

I sure had fun with this and took some of the colours from The Paper Players Colour Challenge.

Just a note:  Elegant Eggplant and Tangelo Twist are retired colours from Stampin’ Up! so I substituted Terracotta Tile and Blackberry Bliss.

The pine boughs in the background are from the Peaceful Boughs stamp set and I thought that they would make a great background done in Smokey Slate.

Here’s the full list of products used. 

Paper Snips

$13.50

Stamparatus

$67.00

I hope that this has inspired you to try different stamp sets in a “non traditional” way.

Happy Stamping!

THANK YOU FLOWERS

I went to flowers for today’s card.  Just to ease the “pain” of seeing snow in our yard this week.

It’s a study in greens for this pretty thank you card for sure.  I combined the Floral Essence stamp set with the greeting from the Bloom & Grow stamp set to come up with this.

There was a lot of fussy cutting involved but I do love the way it turned out.  The flowers and greeting were stamped with the new Golden Glitz Delicata metallic ink(150711) that’s in the Holiday Catalogue.  I think it adds a very pretty look to the card!

The thanks theme is from playing along with The Paper Players Challenge for this week.

Check out the list of products below.  You can click on any picture to go directly to my Online Store.

Paper Snips

$13.50

Stamparatus

$67.00

Happy Stamping!

THE WARMTH OF SILVER

Good day to you!  Today’s card is all about silver!  Silver foil and silver glimmer paper with a tiny touch of colour.

The Frosted Foliage Bundle was my choice with that beautiful frame and I just had to add a bit of glimmer with the snowflakes.

This comes from a challenge from The Paper Players to use marvelous mettallics on our project so that’s why silver was my choice.

Here’s the short list of products used. 

Stamparatus

$67.00

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PUMPKINS FOR FALL

Well, it is feeling so much like fall out there so why not focus on some great-looking pumpkins!

The Come to Gather Designer Series paper package contains some great designs and I put my focus on those lovely pumpkins for this card.  Well, I had to add some fall-coloured leaves as well so I could show off the new Celestial Copper Delicata Metallic ink. That’s a mouthful but the ink is fabulous to work with and adds just the right amount of “fall feels”!  So why stop at leaves, why not add a copper-inked wreath as well?!

TIP:  Make sure to check out all of the Delicata Metallic inks on page 16 of the Holiday Catalogue!

The original plan was to play along with The Paper Players colour challenge and I think that I did get all of the colours in.  Plus a few extras, lol!

Here’s the list of products that I used.

Paper Snips

$13.50

Stamparatus

$67.00

Happy Stamping!

THE GRATEFUL SQUIRREL

Today’s card features a little squirrel nibbling on an acorn.

As you can see, I went with neutral colours on this and I love the background stream.  Since there are no matching dies for this set, I did “fussy-cut” the squirrel image.

I also used the “masking” technique to get just the one word for the sentiment.  Just place tape over the words(or images) that you do not want, ink and then remove the tape before stamping.

The card layout comes from this week’s sketch from The Paper Players.

Here’s the list of products that I used.

Paper Snips

$13.50

Stamparatus

$67.00

Happy Stamping!

ONE AMAZING KID

I love my grandchildren to pieces and so created a card that sends out the perfect thought!

All it took was two stamp sets and some of the bright and fun Dinoroar designer series paper!  Also, The Paper Players posted the perfect challenge to inspire me to get my thoughts onto some cardstock!

Here’s the list of products that I used. 

Paper Snips

$13.50

Stamparatus

$67.00

Happy Stamping!

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