Hello and Happy Sunday to you! It's time for another fun challenge over at the Paper Players! Hooray! This week the lovely and talented Jaydee is our hostess and she has created a fun sketch to try. We hope you will play along and join us!
I decided to make a masculine-themed card to have on hand. For some reason, I never seem to have enough "guy cards" when I need them. For my image, I inked up the Sail Away stamp from the Summer Mini Catalog. This set is sold as a single stamp and there are only a few more days to snag it before the catty retires, too.
I used the (ret.) Sanded stamp for the background, I always regretted not buying this set when it was out. I was so excited when I saw that a stampin' friend (and fellow Paper Player) was getting rid of hers. Thanks, Ann! :) I also busted out the Color Spritzer tool to add more distressing to the background and the sentiment. I added an Antique brad, because it had a semi-nautical-vibe to it.I shaded the image with watercolor pencils and then used an Aqua Painter to soften the colors a little. I really like how the white sails pop off the Crumb Cake card stock. I originally stamped the image on Very Vanilla card stock and it just didn't seem to stand out enough. I sponged all the edges on the card with Crumb Cake ink to rough it up a little, also.
Thanks so much for visiting today! Please stop by to see what the rest of the Design Team has created with this awesome sketch. We hope you have a chance to play along and share YOUR creation this week over at the Paper Players!
The Paper Players Design Team
Anne Marie Hile (that's me!)
Carrie Gaskin (GD)
Have a HAPPY day today! :)
Stampin' Up! Supply List:
Stamps: Sail Away, Sanded background stamp (ret.) and Teeny Tiny Wishes (sentiment)
Paper: Crumb Cake, Marina Mist and Early Espresso card stock
Ink: Crumb cake (for sponging) and Early Espresso Classic ink
Accessories: Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Color Spritzer Tool, Crumb Cake Stampin' Write Marker, Antique brad, Watercolor Pencils, Curly Label Punch, Early Espresso 1- 1/4" Striped Grosgrain ribbon (ret.), Hemp Twine, Stamping Sponges, Aqua Painters, Paper Piercer and Stampin' Dimensionals
Non-SU! Accessories: circle and scalloped circle dies