The Paper Players #336 - welcome, baby

One of my co-workers is having a baby girl in a few months, so this week's Paper Players' baby cards challenge was perfect for this occasion.

Here's the banner of the clean and simple challenge (#336).

Stamp: All in the Family, Stacks of Wishes (Stampin' Up!)
Pink Pirouette, Strawberry Slush (Stampin' Up!), Bristol Smooth White (100 lb)
Ink: Distress Ink (Spun Sugar - Ranger), Versafine (Onyx Black - Tsukineko)
Accessories: Stitched Rectangles, Mini Hearts Outline, Mini Hearts Set (Simon Says Stamp), Dots and Stripes Decorative Masks, Stamping Sponges (Stampin' Up!)

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CAS(E) this Sketch #213 - Hello

I got a newly released denim background stamp this week, and I love it!! I was so excited about the stamp image that my husband teased me, saying "Why don't you use actual denim?" ;-P

The flower looks a little distressed because I sprinkled water on it and crumpled it to make the petals. I think the distress look matches the denim background.

The card design is based on this week's CAS(E) this Sketch #213.

I heat-embossed the sentiment in silver.

Stamp: BG Denim (My Favorite Things), Designer Typeset (Stampin' Up!)
Whisper White, Basic Black, Rose Red, Silver Foil Sheet (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Dapper Denim (Stampin' Up!), VersaMark (Tsukineko)
Accessories:1-1/4" Scallop Punch, Flourish Thinlits Dies, Silver Embossing Powder (Stampin' Up!)

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The Paper Players #335 - Happy St. Patrick's Day!

March 17 is St. Patrick's Day this year, and I made this card for my friend in Ireland.

I'm entering the card in the Paper Player's Color Challenge #335.

I punched out a lot of hearts, and made shamrocks, stamped the sentiment in Versafine ink and heat-embossed in clear.

Stamp: Teeny Tiny Wishes (Stampin' Up!)
Paper: Whisper White (Stampin' Up!), Green Glitter Paper (Recollections)

Ink: Versafine Onyx Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Curvy Corner Trio Punch, Clear Embossing Powder (Stampin' Up!), Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh - Peridot Mist, Peacock Feathers)

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!


Altenew March 2017 Inspiration Challenge

I saw a very springy bright color combination I liked in Altenew March 2017 Inspiration Challenge, so I thought I should make a card using the color scheme.

Here's the inspirational picture:

Unfortunately, the color of the base card looks gray in the picture, but it's actually more beige-ish gray.

I heat-embossed the images on watercolor paper in clear, die-cut them and colored them with a watercolor brush.
The sentiment was stamped with Versafine ink and heat-embossed in clear.

I'm pretty happy with how the card turned out! :-)

Stamp: Peony Bouquet, Magnolias For Her (Altenew)
Watercolor paper (140 lb - Strathmore), Sahara Sand (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Warm Sunshine, Orange Cream, Coral Berry, Ruby Red, Ocean Waves (Altenew),
Versafine Onyx Black, VersaMark (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Poeny Bouquet Dies (Altenew), Stitched Rectangles (Simon Says Stamp), Ultra Fine Embossing Powder (Hero Arts - Clear)

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CAS(E) this Sketch #212 - Congratulatons

One of my nieces in Tokyo passed her entrance exam this month and she is going to a high school in April. (The academic year starts in April in Japan.)
Cherry blossoms are beautiful in early April so I thought this card would be perfect for this occasion. Congratulations, my little Mai-chan!

My card design was based on this week's CAS(E) this Sketch #212

I die-cut a bunch of cherry blossoms, colored them with Prismacolor pencils, and finished with Wink of Stella.

Stamp: Essential Sentiments (My Favorite Things)
Neenah Solar White (110 lb), Pink Pirouette, Early Espresso (Stampin' Up!), Translucent Vellum (My Favorite Things)
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Sweet Sugarplum (Stampin' Up!)
Accessories: Cherry Blossoms Dies (Spellbinders), Prismacolor Pencils, Wink of Stella (Kuretake)

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