How about a little Tic-Tac-Toe fun with The Paper Players this week? I love this type of challenge. Since I needed a birthday card, that corner square was my starting point. Then a funny thing happened. I stamped several So Saffron and Crushed Curry Stippled Blossoms, and was going to do some paper piercing. Luckily I looked at the grid again, and saw it was paper piecing! Yikes! What a difference an “r” makes! So I just decided to select the diagonol, and use pattern paper and any shade of blue. I happened to have two large blue flowers already stamped, so I used them, and added a few of my smaller yellow flowers for contrast. Yep…it does pay to read carefully! Enjoy today’s card!
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This finished card measures 4-1/4″ wide by 5-1/2″ long card.
- The blues! The large Stippled Blossom Flowers were inked with Soft Sky and overstamped with Marina Mist. The Soft Sky Polka Dot pattern paper was selected from the Subtles Color Collection Designer Series Paper Stack. The result is soft and feminine.
- A banner birthday! The Birthday Wishes sentiment from Four You was inked with Marina Mist and stamped onto Whisper White cardstock. Transforming it into a banner with a few snips on one end and a curl on the other, adds interest!
- Pearls! These little Stippled Blossom flowers sport the “pearl-fect” accent…Pearl centers.
Little Lexi returned to the show ring this weekend. This little spunky monkey had so much fun, and was happy to be back “showing off”. Saturday she garnered a Reserve win. Of course, I was with her every moment, and never left her sight. Hopefully I will have great results from today, Sunday, to report.
As always, your comments are important to me. What did you think of today’s card? I know I use Stippled Blossoms all the time, but it IS my all-time favorite floral set! And what do you think of Lexi? Can you believe how fabulous she looks after her illness? Of course, if you ever have any questions about the cards I create, or the techniques I use, I am only an email away! Until next time…
Stamp Set: Stippled Blossoms, Four You; Inks: Soft Sky, Marina Mist, So Saffron, Crushed Curry, Pear Pizzazz, Always Artichoke, Pistachio Pudding, Baked Brown Sugar; Designer Series Paper: Subtles Color Collection Designer Series Paper Stack; Cardstock: So Saffron, Soft Sky; Tools: Big Shot, Fancy Fan Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Paper Snips; Glitz and Glam: Pearls Basic Jewels;