Happy New Year!

It's been over a month since I got to do some papercrafting.
I got new framelits, so I tried them out and made this card, echoing Ojubako (Japanese lacquer boxes used for New Year's foods). Wishing you a Happy New Year!

Stamp: Botanical Blooms
Paper: Basic Black, Cajun Craze, Hello Honey, Old Olive, Mossy Meadow, Early Espresso, Foil Sheets (gold)
Ink: Mossy Meadow  
Accessories: Botanical Builder Framelits Dies

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PP272: A Sketch Challenge

This weeks' Paper Players sketch challenge has a tag and a banner.
Here's my take on the sketch.

It's a round shaker tag, and it looks like a Christmas ornament.
Glitter doesn't show very well in the pictures, but I think the glimmer paper is perfect for the snowy scene.
Stamp: Festival of Trees
Paper: Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Night of Navy, Glimmer Paper (Dazzling Diamonds), Window Sheet
Ink: Bermuda Bay 
Accessories: Die-namics Tag Builder Blueprints 4, Die-namics Let It Snow Flake, Shaker Frames, Mini Glue Dots, Dimentionals, Sequins

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PPA276: A Sketch Challenge

I wanted to make a simple holiday card this weekend using items I haven't used before.
I fell in love with this stocking image of a letterpress plate, and bought one on ebay some years ago, but I have never used it. It's a retired product, and I was not even sure how to use it, so I had to google it! I also bought the holiday washi tape a few months ago, but I haven't used it. Luckily, the pattern of the washi tape matched that of the stockings.
My card is roughly based on the Pals Paper Arts' sketch challenge.
Paper: Watercolor Paper 
Ink: Metallic Encore Pad (champagne), Uni-ball Signo Jel Pen (gold)
Accessories: Letterpress Plate Joyful Season, Winter Wonderland Designer Washi Tape

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The Runway Inspired Challenge #96 features a Banana Republic dress.

I was a little concerned at first that these colors may make the card look dark, but it turned out they make a great color combination.
Here's my card:
I used the color of the leather bracelet for the sentiment.
I added some sparkles to the card to finish it up.
Stamp: Painted Petals 
Paper: Not Quite Navy, Whisper White  
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Blackberry Bliss, Rich Razzleberry, Mossy Meadow, Soft Suede  
Accessories: Sequins (clear)  

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PPA275: A Color Challenge

This week's Pals Paper Arts challenge includes these three colors.

Here's my card - air balloons floating against an autumn sunset.
I clear-embossed the clouds first, and then sponged over in Tangelo Twist.
The leaves are stamped in Hello Honey on cardstock of the same color, so they look darker. 
I added a few sequins and brushed Wink of Stella over the leaves to give the card some sparkles.
Stamp: Up, Up & Away, A Little Something
Paper: Whisper White, Hello Honey  
Ink: Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, Tangelo Twist, VersaMark
Accessories: Die-namics Stitched Snow Drifts, Embossing Powder (clear), Stamping Sponges, Sequins, Wink of Stella (clear), Mini Glue Dots, Dimentionals

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Fall Mini-Lantern

These are mini-lanterns with fall theme.
You can enjoy the colorful leaves in the daytime.
You can enjoy the shadows of the leaves at night. Tea lights are inside the lanterns. 
Aren't they romantic?
Stamp: Fabulous Phrases
Paper: Vellum, Chocolate Chip, Hello Honey, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, Soft Suede
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Shapeablities Fall FoliageMini Glue Dots, Tea Light Candles

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PP270: A Color Challenge

It's Sunday, and time for enjoying a new challenge of the Paper Players!

I made a masculine gift card holder using Black + White + Silver + Green.
I used vellum with silver stripes, and layered it over the Whisper White holder base.

At first, I was going to use blue sequins, but these emerald green sequins made the holder look brighter and better.

Here's inside. I embossed the sentiment in silver.
Stamp: Gift Tag Greetings
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Fancy Foil Designer Vellum, Foil Sheet (silver)
Ink: VersaMark
Accessories: Expressions Thinlits Dies, Die-namics Gift Card Grooves, Embossing Powder (silver), Sequins (emerald green, black), Cording Trim (silver), Mini Glue Dots

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Fall card - thankful

I tried the emboss resist technique last month, and I liked it so much that I made a blue/green version today.

 The details of the pink/oragne card are here.
Stamp: Lighthearted Leaves, Endless thanks
Paper: Whisper White, Island Indigo
Ink: VersaMark,Lost Lagoon, Pistachio Pudding, Island Indigo
Accessories: Embossing Powder (Clear, White), Stamping Sponges, Sequins, Dimentionals

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The Runway Inspired Challenge #95 features a Marchesa Notte dress.
What a pretty dress! Navy blue and pink is one of my favorite color combinations. 
Here's my card:
I'm glad the flowers turned out to look like a wood print.
Since Notte by Marchesa is popular among younger people, I decided to use white for the card base, and made the card look bright and light. I also used a fun font for the sentiment.

Stamp: Something Lacy, A Dozen Thoughts
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink: VersaMark, SU Markers (Melon Mambo, Pacific Point, Midnight Muse)
Accessories: Embossing Powder (Black), Squares Collection Framelits Dies, Dimentionals 

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PPA274: A Color Challenge

This week's Pals Paper Arts' color challenge showcases these three pretty fall colors.

I thought Calypso Coral would be perfect for a flower, and it would look striking against Chocolate Chip. So I made the flower and the base first. Then the sentiment had to be in Crushed Curry. ;-P
The scallop trim is in Very Vanilla (although it looks like Whisper White in the pictures), and it softens the brown.
I love this flower die, and I've made so many flowers before in different colors.
Stamp:Endless Thanks
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Calypso Coral, Very Vanilla
Ink: VersaMark
Accessories: Blossom Party Dies, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Scallop Trip Corner Punch, Embossing Powder (Crushed Curry), Designer Buttons (Neutrals), Die-namics Upsy-Daisy, Mini Glue Dots

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PP269: A Theme Challenge

This week's Paper Players' theme challenge features fall thank you cards.
Here's my card:
I made an easel card for a change. I love the Sweater Weather DSP although it's retired...
I made a similar card last year, but I was not very pleased with it, so I tried again using different colors of card stock and accessories. 
Stamp: French Foliage, Lots of Thanks
Paper: Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Pumpkin Pie, Hello Honey, DSP Sweater Weather
Ink: VersaMark
Accessories: Embossing Powder (Early Espresso), Ticket Corner Punch, Cording Trim (gold), Envelope Liners, Mini Glue Dots, Dimentionals

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Halloween Mini-cards

I made fun Halloween mini-cards!

This card has a peek-a-boo window, and a cute spider is waiting behind the window.

 This is a shaker card. I love the floating felt ghost.

And the pumpkin has a paper spring on the back of the pumpkin, so it jumps out.
Stamp: Googly Ghouls, Wicked Cool, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Elegant Eggplant, DSP Witches' Brew
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Peekaboo Frames Bigz L Die, Die-namics Spooky Scene, Die-namics Halloween Charms, Sequins (Halloween Mix, Black), Felt (white), Mini Glue Dots, Dimentionals

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PP268: A Sketch Challenge

I can't believe I missed the entry deadline! This post was in my draft for a few days. I'll post this anyway...

 This week's Paper Players' challenge is a sketch challenge from LeAnn. There are fun and nice elements in the card.
Here's my card:
I've wanted to use embossed vellum for a baby card, so this was a perfect opportunity. I liked the combination of the pattern (elegant dots) and the softness the vellum gives off.

Stamp: Something for Baby, Itty Bitty Banners
Paper: Soft Sky, Whisper White, So Saffron, Vellum
Ink: Pistachio Pudding, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Embossing Folder (Elegant Dots), Baby's First Framelits, Bitty Banners Framelits, Boho Blossoms Punch, Pearl Basic Jewels, Large Pearl Basic Jewels, Mini Glue Dots, Dimentionals

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The Runway Inspired Challenge #94 features a Houghton Bride, and I made this card for it.
I wanted to capture the dress' folds in the card, so I staggered the depth of the strips.

The shoes look pale pink in the picture, so I lightly sponged around the sentiment in Pink Pirouette.
I also daubed the base card with Wink of Stella, but it doesn't show in the picture unfortunately.

Stamp: Bloomin' Marvelous
Paper: Whisper White
Ink: Pink Pirouette, VersaMark
Accessories: Embossing Powder (Black), Lovely Lace Embossing Folder, 1" Square Punch, Sequins (clear), Wink of Stella Blush, (clear), Fine-Tip Glue Pen, Dimentionals
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PPA272 & PP267

I made a birthday card for a friend of mine. She loves pink, and things with a feminine style.
I was inspired by the Pals Paper Arts' sketch challenge, and the Paper Players' clean-and-simple challenge (leaves).
I tried an embossing resist technique for the first time, and I liked it very much.
Stamp: Lighthearted Leaves, Endless Birthday Wishes
Paper: Whisper White, Strawberry Slush
Ink: VersaMark, Tangelo Twist, Crisp Cantaloupe, Strawberry Slush
Accessories: Embossing Powder (Clear, White), Stamping Sponges, Cording Trim (gold), Metallics Sequin (gold), Dimentionals

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