Friday, June 14, 2013
The Best Forever of Friends for The Paper Players
I wanted to use some of my new goodies from the 2013-2014 Idea Book & Catalog and decided to pull out two of the new stamp sets, Flower Shop and Notable Notions, to create a card using the PP149colors from The Paper Players.
Ann chose a great color combo this week and if you have the time, check out their site to see the amazing Design Team samples as well as the other entries! As a previous Guest Designer, I can also attest that this group of stampers are the "Best Forever of Friends!!- love them!! :-)
This card was definitely a work in process and did not turn out as I originally had hoped but, as I tell my stamping friends, there are no mistakes in stamping, just lessons learned…
Use the Aqua Painter™ to apply Pool Party Classic Ink onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock and gently pat dry with a paper towel. Ink the script stamp from Notable Notions using Early Espresso ink and stamp onto the damp background. Use the Early Espresso Stampin’ Write marker with the retired Color Spritzer Tool to add a bit of distressing.
Stamp the tag from Notable Notions using Early Espresso Classic Ink onto So Saffron cardstock. Ink the floral image from Flower Shop using Calypso Coral Classic Ink and color the center using an Early Espresso Stampin’ Write marker. Stamp onto the tag with part of the flower off the tag and without reinking, stamp in the upper corner. Use the Early Espresso Stampin’ Write marker with the retired Color Spritzer Tool to add a bit of distressing to the tag as well.
Carefully cut out the tag and around the flower petals and with your fingers gently curve the flower petals up slightly. Add the strips of retired 5/8” Early Espresso Satin Ribbon (this was a scrap piece the I cut down the center to create the small strips) along with the stamped embellishment detail (from Notable Notions onto Pool Party cardstock).
Re-ink the floral image and stamp onto So Saffron and Pool Party cardstock. Carefully cut out these flowers as well (I originally had punched them out with the Pansy punch but decided I did not want the edge that remains with the punch, so I “fussy cut” them). Again, use your fingers to gently roll up the flower petals and set aside.
Cut the Calypso Coral/Pool Party panel from Designer Series Paper and adhere to Early Espresso cardstock (I used retired Just Add Cake and Domestic Goddess). Emboss the entire panel using the Big Shot™ with the Square Lattice Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder.
Add the embossed panel to the watercolored panel and another strip of So Saffron DSP along the bottom. Mount the entire background panel onto Early Espresso cardstock and adhere to the Whisper White card base.
Stamp the Best Forever of Friends sentiment using Early Espresso Classic Ink onto Pool Party cardstock and the same So Saffron DSP. Punch out using the 1” Circle Punch (or the Circle Framelits™) and I decided to “fussy cut” a few of the circles so the border would not be present…
Add the flowers and sentiments to finish off the card.
Stamp Sets: Flower Shop, Notable Notions
Ink: Early Espresso, Calypso Coral, Stampin’ Write Markers—Early Espresso
Paper: Whisper White, Early Espresso, So Saffron; Designer Series Paper- Just Add Cake, Domestic Goddess (both retired)
Accessories: Big Shot™, Square Lattice Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, 1” Circle Punch, Color Spritzer Tool (retired)), AquaPainter™, 5/8’ Early Espresso Satin Ribbon (retired)
Thanks again for stopping by- I hope you have a wonderful Friday!