Hello there! Sorry my card for this weeks Paper Players challenge is a wee bit late. I got really caught up in the Easter festivities yesterday. I snapped some family photos in the Texas bluebonnets for our dear friends (sadly, this is their last year in Texas) and then we hosted a delicious dinner at our house. I'm still pretty full! It was a wonderful day!
Now, let's talk about that challenge! This week at the Paper Players, the lovely LeAnne is our hostess and she has selected a beautiful palette perfect for the spring season.
I have had the Party This Way stamp sitting on my desk for a couple of weeks now begging to see some ink. It's a great set for birthday cards...something I know I am always in need of.
To create the card, I stamped the balloons in place, then used a ruler and a black marker to create their "strings". On the first try, I tried to make the strings curly but it just looked wonky....and I have a slight obsession with keeping things linear. Haha! Then I stamped another set of balloons, cut them out, pressed them into a VersaMark ink pad and sprinkled some Iridescent Ice Embossing powder on them for some extra birthday sparkle. I popped-up the balloons, the cut out sentiment and the card layers using Stampin' Dimensionals.
A quick shot of the inside of the card:
Thanks for visiting today! I sure hope you will join us this week over at the Paper Players with your colorful creation. The challenge is open until Friday, April 13th (yikes...Friday the 13th!!) at 12:00 Noon PST. Be sure to pop on over to visit the rest of the Design Team to see what they have whipped up, as well:
The Paper Players Design Team
Shirley Pumpkin - GD for April
Have a HAPPY day! :)
Stampin' Up! Supply List:
Stamps: Party This Way
Paper: Soft Subtles DSP Paper pad, Not Quite Navy, Pool Party, Certainly Celery and Whisper White card stock
Ink: VersaMark, Not Quite Navy, Pool Party and Certainly Celery Classic ink
Punches: Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch
Accessories: Certainly Celery Stampin' Write Marker, Basic Black Stampin' Journaler Marker, Adorning Accents Textured Expressions Embossing Folder (Occasions Mini catalog), Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Basic Rhinestones and Stampin' Dimensionals