Happy Sunday! This week at the Paper Players our fabulous hostess, Lesley has challenged us to create birthday-themed projects. Let's face it, we ALL know someone who is having a birthday, so we really hope you will join us this week. We are also welcoming our brand spankin' new Fall Design Team members along with our new Guest Designer for the month of September. SO excited to work with these talented gals! :)
I decided to create a masculine-themed card for the challenge because I never seem to have enough "guy cards" in my card stash. I used the Open Sea stamp set which was featured in the, now retired, Summer Mini Catalog. But, there is GOOD NEWS! It was just announced that this set is available to order until July 2012. Contact me for details!
The DSP that matches this set IS retired though. No worries, because it is available in My Digital Studio and that's where I got it. The cool thing about MDS is the versatility it offers. I just needed a 3"x5" piece of DSP for my project, so that is exactly what I printed off. So easy! Point, click, print...
I sponged some ink on a few of the layers and then started to rough up the edges with a Sanding Block. Then I changed my mind...because that's generally how I roll. So, there are sporadic sanded edges. ;) All of the materials used to create the card are listed below.
Finally, here is the inside of the card, using the leftover DSP I printed off. I left it blank until I get ready to send the card off:Thanks for stopping by! Please visit the rest of the Paper Players Design Team to see their birthday-themed inspiration. We hope you will join us this week! Our challenge is open through Friday, September 9th at midnight (CST). Have a HAPPY day today! :)
The Paper Players Design Team
Stampin' Up! Supply List:
Stamps: Open Sea and Plane and Simple (ret. sentiment)
Paper: Nautical Expedition paper (downloaded in My Digital Studio) Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Night of Navy and Whisper White card stock
Ink: Night of Navy, Crumb Cake (for shading the sails on the boat) and Cherry Cobbler Classic ink
Accessories: 1- 1/4" Circle punch, 1- 3/8" Circle punch, Word Window punch, Modern Label punch, Baker's twine, Crumb Cake 3/8" Taffeta ribbon, Gold Brads, Sanding Blocks, Stamping Sponges and Stampin' Dimensionals
Non-SU! Accessories: gold baubles