Sunday, October 1, 2023

Stargazing for PP660

Happy Sunday, friends!
Time for a fun new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, Ann is hosting our Theme Challenge.

I will admit, this challenge had me scratching my head a bit at first. But when I read Ann’s post, It really got my creative wheels turning. She said: "You can feature rocket ships, astronauts, celestial bodies such as the sun, moon, stars or planets, and more. Simply let your imagination take flight into the stratosphere!" I knew I surely had something in this craft room that would work. Boom, I remembered that I recently bought the Stargazing Designer Series Paper because I needed the Pumpkin Pie pattern in the stack for another project. Now, I had to make it all come together…

I sure hope you will take this challenge for a spin and join us over at The Paper Players. We’d love to see what YOU create!   

*I’ve shared measurements and a full supply list of products used to create this card at the end of this post.

Color Combo: 
I decided to use the pattern with the pink and orange planets, because let’s face it, if pink is a choice, I’m always choosing it. I combined it with the Berry Burst star pattern and then started searching my sentiments for a suitable match. I came upon the Botanical Layers stamp set and though the “You mean the world to me” sentiment might be the winner. I think that one little planet on the top right is earth, so it kind of works, right? Let’s go with it! 

I heat embossed the sentiment on black to not distract from the space pattern and added some gold Simply Elegant Trim behind the sentiment to look like the rings on two of the planets. I’m guessing Saturn and maybe Jupiter…but Neptune and Uranus have rings too, don’t they? Yes, they do. That 4th grade Science class is coming back to me now. Haha! 

Well, the rings on Saturn and whichever planet the other one is, were dusted with Wink of Stella for some sparkly detail. Even planets need some glittery goodness after all. I decided to add a layer of vellum behind the sentiment to give it a little extra pop and added three gold Festive Pearls for some “stars”.  I think it’s a fun card and I hope you do as well. :) 

Card Measurements and Details:
  • Pumpkin Pie Card Base: 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2” 
  • Basic Black Cardstock: 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Stargazing Designer Series Paper: 3-7/8” x 5-1/8” 
  • Basic Black Cardstock: 3-3/8” x 4-5/8” 
  • Stargazing Designer Series Paper: 3-1/4” x 4-1/2”
  • Vellum Cardstock: 2-3/4” x 1-1/4”   
  • Basic Black Cardstock: scrap to die-cut rectangle from Timeless Arrangements Dies, heat emboss sentiment from Botanical Layers stamp set
  • Basic White (interior): 4” x 5-1/4” 
  •  Stargazing Designer Series Paper: 3/4” x 5-1/4” 

Finally a peek inside the card. I simply added an extra strip of starry paper and a coordinating sentiment from the Botanical Layers stamp set. I kept it simple to leave room for a handwritten note. 

I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share your project for our ”Lost in Space” Theme ChallengeWe’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday October 6th, 2023

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Have a HAPPY day!

BIG Hugs, 
Anne Marie

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  1. Bright, colourful and out of this world Anne Marie - I love it! These papers are gorgeous and I love the layering too. Perfect sentiment - wishing I had that set this week!

  2. What a fun card and the colors are fantastic!

  3. I didn't get this paper pack, but your choice of papers, with those fabulous bright colors, really made your card stand out! It's out of this world!

  4. Such a fabulous card Anne Marie. I love the bold colors. The Pumpkin Pie was a great choice for the card base. Oh, and the inside is great too!

  5. What a fun and fabulous card, Anne Marie! I had originally pulled these patterns out, but then opted for the ones I used. I LOVE the layers and the sentiment. As always, you knocked this one into the stratosphere! Thank you for making my challenge shine!

  6. Fantastic card. That DP really is cool looking. Love the sentiment you used on your card.

  7. You surely did have something in your craft room that would work - this card is gorgeous! I love the orange and pink/purple tones of your card with the touch of black for contrast. That's also a great sentiment.
    Xoxo, Fran

  8. Anne Marie, this DSP is amazing!!!! I love the colors and all the layers! You rocked this challenge with this fantastic card!


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Anne Marie