Sunday, December 9, 2018

Christmas Floral


Hi friends! It's Sunday and that means time for a new challenge at The Paper Players. This week the sweet and talented Joanne is our hostess with a festive color challenge. This is also our last challenge for the year, so we hope you'll find time to play along!


Most of you know that florals are my favorite, and I thought I would make a Christmas bouquet with these colors. I could see this arrangement on my Christmas dinner table. I colored it with Copic markers, then added some more detail with colored pencils.


I'm  also playing along with The Flower Challenge, where they'd like you to use an older stamp or die. Not quite sure how old this stamp is, but I'm thinking about two years, and it remains one of my favorite florals.


Stamp Sets: Kind Soul (Wplus9), Jingle Greetings (Mama Elephant)
Card Stock: Solar White (Neenah)
Patterned Paper: Stampin' Up
Ink Pads: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Markers: Copic
Colored Pencils: Prismacolor
Tools: Big Shot, Stitched Rectangle Dies (Lawn Fawn), Kind Soul Die (Wplus9)
Accessories: Enamel Dots (My Mind's Eye)

Thanks so much for stopping by! Please leave a comment, and then head over to visit the rest of the Design Team at The Paper Players. We hope you'll play along with our challenge this week, too! 


The Paper Players Design Team

Inky hugs :)

Thursday, December 6, 2018

More Tall Trees


Hi friends! I have another card to share today using the same Tall Trees stamp set I used  in my post the other day. This time I kept my card even more clean and simple, and monochromatic, too. I stamped my trees in red ink and the colored some of them in with a red pencil. Though it's a little difficult to see, the card base is embossed with snowflakes. I finished things off with some little red rhinestones.



I'm playing along with the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches, and at Inspirational, it's Anything Christmas Goes.



Stamp Sets: Tall Trees (Impression Obsession), Endless Wishes (Stampin' Up)
Card Stock: Solar White (Neenah), Real Red (Stampin' Up)
Ink Pads: Real Red (Stampin' Up)
Colored Pencils: Prismacolor
Tools: Big Shot, Snowfall Embossing Folder (Taylored Expressions)
Accessories: Red Rhinestones (Hobby Lobby)

Thanks for visiting!


Sunday, December 2, 2018

Colorful Christmas


Hi friends! It's Sunday and that means time for a new challenge at The Paper Players. This week the wonderful Jaydee is our hostess with a theme challenge: It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.



I was inspired by the colorful lights in the challenge badge to make a Christmas card in non-traditional colors. I'd purchased this stamp from Impression Obsession recently at The Ink Pad in Manhattan, and this is the first time I'm inking it up. I had a lot of fun coloring the images with my Prismacolor colored pencils. A sharp pencil can get in the tiniest of spaces, and I was also impressed how vivid the colors were for a pencil. I kept the rest of the card really simple with a sentiment from Lawn Fawn across the bottom.

 

At Christmas Card Throwdown, the challenge is to pick one of their previous challenges. I chose Sept. 2018, which is lime green and hot pink. At Inkspirational, it's Anything Goes Christmas. 



Stamp Sets: Tall Trees (Impression Obsession), Peace Love Joy (Lawn Fawn)
Card Stock: Solar White (Neenah), Doll Pink (Simon Says Stamp)
Ink Pads: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Colored Pencils: Prismacolor

Thanks so much for stopping by! Please leave a comment, and then head over to visit the rest of the Design Team at The Paper Players. We hope you'll play along with our challenge this week, too! 


The Paper Players Design Team

Inky hugs :)

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Happy Holly Days


Hello, friends! Well, the Christmas countdown is on, and I am focusing on getting my cards completed and addressed in the next week or so. I'm always curious... Do my fellow card makers make all the cards they send, and if so, how many? I have about 75 people on my Christmas card list, and I try to make them all but I can't always get it done. How about you?


At this point I am in need of some inspiration! The challenge that inspired me today was the Inspired By Challenge (how appropriate). I love the colors, the twine, the greenery, all of it! 


I followed through with the same images on the inside of my card. 


Stamp Sets: Happy Holly Days, Holiday Pine Branches (Hero Arts)
Card Stock: Whisper White, Crumb Cake (Stampin' Up)
Patterned Paper: Green Plaid (Paper Pizazz)
Ink Pads: Soft Olive, Forever Green, Field Greens, Red Royal (Hero Arts)
Tools: Big Shot, Holiday Pine Branches Dies (Hero Arts), Circle Dies (Sizzix)
Accessories: Linen Thread (Stampin' Up)

Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, November 25, 2018

Golden Deer


Hi friends! It's Sunday and that means time for a new challenge at The Paper Players. This week I have the pleasure and honor of being your hostess with a sketch challenge.



I'm in full-on Christmas card making mode now, and I was inspired to make a card in gold and white, one of my favorite combos for holiday cards. No stamps or ink were used, just dies cuts and embossing. I saved my sentiment for the inside. The shimmer of the glitter paper and gold foil are very pretty in real life!



Card Stock: Whisper White
Tools: Big Shot, Dashing Deer Thinlits, Northern Flurry Embossing Folder, Subtle Embossing Folder
Accessories: Gold Glitter Paper, Gold Foil Card Stock, Gold Sequins
(All products Stampin' Up)


Thanks so much for stopping by! Please leave a comment, and then head over to visit the rest of the Design Team at The Paper Players. I hope you'll play along with our challenge this week, too! 


The Paper Players Design Team


Inky hugs :)

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Fly By Butterflies



Hi everyone, and Happy Thanksgiving! It's time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday. This is also the final STB challenge for 2018, as the team takes time off in December for family, friends and festivities. We hope you'll find time to play along! 


This time around the "Toppings" options is "Tags". However, you can also chose to do an Anything Goes birthday card, the choice is yours!


So... you know how sometimes you start to make a card, but it has a mind of its own? Well, I picked out these background papers for my card, and had something entirely different in mind for the focal image. But then I remembered I had matching journaling cards, all from an old kit from Simon Says Stamp. The tag was much larger but I trimmed it with another tag die, and the butterflies were cut out by hand from another journaling card. The only thing that was stamped was the sentiment. Fun, easy, and so color coordinated!  


I followed through with the same elements on the inside of the card with another journaling card, a hand cut butterfly and a stamped sentiment. 



Stamp Sets: Fly By Owl, You Did It (Technique Tuesday)
Card Stock: Ivory, Black (Simon Says Stamp)
Patterned Paper: I See You (My Minds Eye)
Ink Pads: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Tools: Bis Shot, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Stitched Circle Dies (Lawn Fawn), Large Tag Dies (Simon Says Stamp)
Accessories: My Story Journaling Cards (My Minds Eye), White Bakers Twine (Stampin' Up), Enamel Dots (Simple Stories)

I'm so glad you paid me a visit today! If you have a moment please leave a comment, then visit the rest of the wonderful Design Team at Seize the Birthday. We'd love for you to play along, too!

Inky hugs :)


Sunday, November 18, 2018

PP419 CAS Sweet Treats


Hi friends! It's Sunday and that means time for a new challenge at The Paper Players! This week the sweet and talented LeAnne is our hostess with a clean-and-simple challenge: Sweet Treats.


As many of my teammates were, I was inspired by the candy cane stripes. Though I don't have any candy cane stamps, I remembered that I'd purchased this digi set from Power Poppy last year and never used it yet, so this was the perfect opportunity. If any of you would like to hop in to the world of digi stamping, this would be a great stamp to try because this image is only $1. I colored it with my Copic markers, and then went over the ribbon with several coats of Wink of Stella for a silvery shine.


I'm also playing along with the Creative Confetti Challenge at Power Poppy again this week, which is Just Color.


Stamp Sets: Candy Cane Classic Digital Stamp Set (Power Poppy), Good Greetings (Stampin' Up)
Card Stock: Solar White (Neenah)
Ink Pads: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Markers: Copic
Tools: Big Shot, Layering Square Dies (Stampin' Up)
Accessories: Wink of Stella (Zig)

Thanks so much for stopping by! Please leave a comment, and then head over to visit the rest of the Design Team at The Paper Players. We hope you'll play along with our challenge this week, too! 


The Paper Players Design Team

Inky hugs :)