Sunday, March 22, 2015

Golden Birthday Girl for Paper Players #237

Hello there, stamping friends! It's Sunday and that means it is time for another fun challenge over at The Paper Players. This week, my sweet friend LeAnne is our hostess and she has an awesome sketch for us. Check it out:
I LOVE this sketch! So many possibilities. I decided to flip the sketch on it's side for my card. To get started, I pulled out the SU Birthday Bash Specialty DSP and a stamp set from Close to My Heart called Be Yourself. These stamps were sent to me from a very sweet, AMAZING friend and I had yet to ink them up. I love the flecks of gold in the DSP, so that was what made me decide to emboss the stamped image in gold. It took me 4 tries to get it right, because I was lazy and didn't think I needed to use my Embossing Buddy. I was so wrong. Don't skip this step when you are embossing, you will be really frustrated, trust me. 

The color combo in this paper is not something I would have ever put together and I love that! Let's talk about that patterned paper though! Doesn't it completely look like cake/cupcake sprinkles? The pops of gold make it even more fabulous. I thought my embossed "golden girl" worked well with it. I added a touch of Glimmer Paper and some sequins because this party gal looked like she needed some more sparkle.  All of the supplies I used are listed below. 
Here is a quick shot of the inside of the card. Here's a fun fact: I was on the phone while I was finishing my card and totally stamped WAY off-center because I was distracted. How embarrassing!  What was I thinking? I tried to cover it up with that strategically placed strip of DSP so I wouldn't have to do it over again. If I didn't tell you, you would think I meant to do it that way, right? Ha! Just nod and agree. It will make me feel better about my mistake. :)
Please join us over at The Paper Players
The challenge will close Friday March 27th at Noon (PST). 

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Before I sign-off, I wanted to share a photo of my little "helper". Not only did she steal my Embossing Buddy off the desk while I was stamping, but I caught her hanging out in my new IKEA cart. Apparently, it is not just for organizing your crafting supplies. You can also sort your spare kittens in it. Oh Sophie....

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Stamps: Petite Pairs (sentiment) and Be Yourself (from Close to My Heart)
Paper: Birthday Bash Specialty DSP, Champagne Glimmer Paper, Calypso Coral, Bermuda Bay and Whisper White card stock
Ink: Versa-Mark and Calypso Coral Classic Ink
Accessories: 1- 1/4" Circle Punch, 1- 3/8" Circle Punch, Gold Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Bermuda Bay ribbon (ret.), Bermuda Bay Sequins and Stampin' Dimensionals 


  1. What a pretty card Anne Marie!! Love that you flipped the sketch. I like your fancy golden birthday lady and the flecks of gold confetti in the DP. I think your save with the DP on the inside of the card totally works, looks intentional. But I must say, Sophie in her new hang out steals the show today!!!

  2. Anne Marie, I adore your card with the golden party girl! SOOO fun! The DSP is perfect and the colors are so bright and cheery! The sequins and banners add so much sparkle. I really like the sketch flipped, too. Your little helper looks very cozy in her portable cart! XXXX

  3. Love the gold embossing, it's just perfect! The DP is so fun,too... what a cute card!

  4. You already know how much I love this! That DSP does remind me of sprinkles, and when I saw the gold in there and how well it went with your embossing, I was over-the-top gaga over it! Thanks for making my sketch look so great!

  5. What a fun and cute card! The gold girl looks fantastic paired with that patterned paper and I love the sketch turned on its side.

  6. Ann Marie! Hi there!
    Your card is fabulous! Love your choice of DSP .... so cheery! Your golden girl looks fab in her birthday dress, but I sure know what you mean about that embossing buddy.... WHY don't I learn.... hugs.

  7. Anne Marie this card has you written all over it! Perfectly feminine and glamorous!

  8. What an adorable image, Anne Marie! This is such a cute and festive card. I LOVE it!

  9. Love your card and how you turned the sketch. I haven't used that confetti paper yet... I think I'm gonna have to now.

  10. I love that glamorous 'golden girl' Anne Marie - she is so ready to party! Looks fab with the confetti DSP. Great take on the sketch too with the neat 90 degree turn - love it! How cute is the new kitty cart, er I mean craft storage unit? I think you lost this one to Sophie!

  11. What a fun card AM! Your gold embossing REALLY is perfect with the flecks of gold in the paper! I love this card!!

  12. AM, sophie is gorgeous!!! This card is SO you!!! The gold embossing is perfect and really does pick up the gold in the paper. Fabulous
    btw... I don't know why I missed it before, but I just saw the RIP next to Thomas' picture... I'm so sorry...


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Anne Marie