Hi there! Happy Sunday to you! Once again I'm running a little behind with my post. For those of you that may not know, I had bi-lateral foot surgery a week ago and this weekend has been a bit of a struggle with some crazy swelling issues in my left foot. I have been trying to stay off of it as much as possible and keep it elevated, to get the swelling down. This whole recovery thing is slowing down my craft time, I tell ya! Ha! ;)
Ok, on to the crafty-goodness! This week at the Paper Players, the lovely and talented Ann Schach is our hostess with a fabulous color combo to take for a spin. Ann has this crazy obsession with Cherry Cobbler (kind of the same way I feel about Melon Mambo) and I can totally see why. This red is so rich and elegant and really works for just about any occasion.I inked up a new set, You're Amazing, which I received at Convention this year. I really wanted to do something with a vintage flair for this challenge...because any challenge Ann hosts pretty much means that I will be busting out my Color Spritzer Tool in her honor. I made sure to give this card a generous spritzing using a Crumb Cake Stampin' Write Marker to add some extra distressed detail.
For the main image: first I stamped the balloons where I wanted them, then stamped an extra set of balloons on a separate piece of card stock. I cut those out, popped them up on the main image using Stampin' Dimensionals and added some Crystal Effects for a final touch. All of the edges of the card were "dirtied up" with a sponge and some Crumb Cake ink. It's tough to see but the Night of Navy layer is embossed with the Chevron Embossing Folder and then edges were added from the Finishing Touches Edgelits die. My favorite part of the card are the two tiny tickets in the right corner. I'm always smitten with new punches and the Ticket Duo Builder punch is perfect for this stamp set. The rest of the supplies are listed at the end of this post.
Here is a quick shot of the inside of the card, using a sentiment and the little clouds from the Up, Up & Away stamp set:
There you have it...I started out to create a more masculine-themed birthday card, but really think this card could work well for anyone. If you have a chance, please check out the challenge over at the Paper Players. The rest of the gals on the Design Team created some fun projects with these colors, too. The challenge closes on Friday, August 17th at Noon (PST) so we hope you will play along. Thanks for visiting today!
The Paper Players Design Team
Anne Marie Hile (you are here)
Have a HAPPY day! :)
Stampin' Up! Supply List
Stamps: You're Amazing and Itty Bitty Banners
Paper: Be of Good Cheer DSP, Cherry Cobbler, Not Quite Navy, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla card stock
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla Classic ink pads
Punches: Ticket Duo Bulder punch
Accessories: Chevron Embossing Folder, Crumb Cake Stampin' Write Marker, Color Spritzer Tool, Antique Brass Metallic Brad, Bitty Banners Framelits dies, Finishing Touches Edgelits die, Help Twine, Stampin' Sponges, Stampin' Dimensionals and Basic Pearls (colored with a Crumb cake marker)