Sunday, June 16, 2013

Embellished Events for The Paper Players

Greetings, Stampers and a Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there! Since today is Sunday you know what that means, another challenge from The Paper Players! This week Anne Marie has a clean and simple challenge for us, "Bring on the Bling". So gather up your rhinestones and glitter and get ready to play along!

Hmm, so how can you load on the bling while staying clean and simple? Not so easy, Anne Marie, but then again that's why these are called challenges! I decided that I would keep it simple by focusing on one key element and keeping the color scheme monochromatic. Melon Mambo is the featured color and the stamp set is Embellished Events, a set perfect for adding any kind of embellishment to, especially rhinestones.

I went in search of a layout for my project and the one at Seize the Birthday was perfect. For the background, I used two patterns of DSP from the Gingham Garden pack. I needed a third to use this layout and didn't have one. So I made my own using the background stamp from the Oh  Hello stamp set. 

For a little added shine, I stamped the birthday cake in Versamark ink and heat embossed it with Melon Mambo Embossing Powder. The greeting was stamped in Basic Black, then all that was left to do was to load on the rhinestones. I love Stampin' Up rhinestones, they are so super sparkly!

Stampin' Up Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Embellished Events, Oh Hello
Card Stock: Whisper White, Melon Mambo
Designer Series Paper: Gingham Garden
Ink Pads: Versamark, Basic Black, Melon Mambo
Tools: Heat Tool
Accessories: Melon Mambo Embossing Powder, Melon Mambo 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Rhinestones

Thanks for paying me a visit today! Inky hugs!


Ann Schach said...

What an adorable birthday card, Sandy! This layout is perfect for showcasing this paper!

Donna said...

I LOVE your card!!!
Your colors, bling, layout, it's such a fun and cheery card! TFS! :) (Happy Father's Day to hubby!) xoox

Amy O said...

I love the clean, crisp lines on this card, and the mix of monochromatic papers. A beauty!

Brian King said...

Sandy, This is such a beautiful, bright, cheery card - perfect for a birthday celebration. The paper is perfectly displayed here, and the bling takes center stage.

LeAnne said...

I LOVE this....into my faves it goes! I don't have this set, but I love the monochromatic theme (especially those papers) and that sketch works perfectly!

Anonymous said...

Super cute and such a great layout! I love your cake embossed in Melon Mambo! :-)

Nance Leedy said...

What a fabulous mix of patterns, Sandy! Great tips for a CAS card and I love how you blinged the cake & pedestal! Great card! ((hugs))

Anne Marie Hile said...

Sandy this is a trifecta of fun! Chevrons, pink and can you go wrong??!! I'm pretty sure you rocked the CAS, my friend. :)

PapierGirl said...

Love all the pink patterns and the yummy cake! Thanks for joining us this week at Seize the Birthday! :)

wienerhoneymooners said...

So gorgeous!!