Ladybug thank you card

As I promised yesterday, I'm posting another card I made. I used the same elements I used yesterday, but I changed them a little.
First of all, I made the card vertical instead of horizontal.

I also changed the sentiment style. I was, at first, going to use the "thanks" in the same die set I used yesterday, but the length of the die didn't balance well in the layout. So I used a shorter "thanks" die. 
Actually, choosing the sentiment took 90% of my time. I die cut cardstock in several colors, and coated them with Glossy Accents, but I was not 100% happy with any of them...
Finally I chose simple gold foil paper, and it worked perfectly!

I added a stamped ladybug and a heart outline.

I hope to do papercrafting again soon!

Stamp: Penned & Painted, Painted Petals
Paper: Whisper White, Crisp Cantaloupe, Foil Sheet (gold)
Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe, Tip Top Taupe
Accessories:Fancy Words Die (rc), Mini Heart Outline (sss), Stitched Rectangles Die (sss), Dimentionals


Trying out a new stamp set

It's been almost 3 months since I last posted. I got to make some cards this weekend, and I really enjoyed and appreciated the crafting time!

I used a new stamp set I bought last week.

I saw this card in a catalogue, and it inspired me to make one.

I liked that my card turned out to be monochromatic.

I coated the sentiment die-cut with Glossy Accents 
to add a different texture to the card.

 I'll post a variation of this card tomorrow. 

Stamp: Penned & Painted
Paper: Whisper White, Soft Sky, Pool Party
Ink: Soft Sky, Pool Party
Accessories:Greetings Thinlits Dies, Stitched Rectangles Dies (sss), Glossy Accents

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PP295: A CAS Challenge from LeAnne

I made this card inspired by the Paper Players' CAS challenge.

 The theme from LeAnne is "Wild Thing".

I cut out a speech bubble from the front panel and stamped the sentiment inside the card.

Stamp: See Ya Later, Zoo Babies, Botanical Blooms
Paper: Whisper White
Ink: Pool Party, Mossy Meadow, Basic Black, Cajun Craze Marker
Accessories: Word Bubbles Framelits Dies, Botanical Gardens Designer Washi Tape

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PPA300: A Sketch Challenge from Sandie Conner

I made a birthday card for another "little" friend of mine.
She's turning 6 next week.

My design is based on the Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge.

This is the 300th challenge. Congratulations on the PPA Design Team!
I'm sure it requires a lot of time, energy and commitment to continue this art challenge for such a long time. I just want to say "THANK YOU" to the team!

I received a new stamp set today, and I thought the laughing face stamp was perfect for a "happy" birthday card.

Stamp: Create a Character (yns), ABC & 123 Outline Alphabet & Numbers, Family Phrases
Paper: Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Soft Sky, So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Wisteria Wonder, DSP Subtle (Pink Pirouette), Vellum
Ink: VersaMark
Accessories: Balloon STAX (mft), Scallop Trim Border Punch, Bitty Banner Framelits, Embossing Powder (White), Metallic Thread (Silver), Adhesive Rhinestones, Mini Glue Dots, Dimentionals

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PP294: A Color Challenge from Jaydee

This is a card I made for my little (literally "little") friend.

 When I saw the soft color combination Jaydee chose for this week's Paper Players challenge, I thought that was perfect for a birthday card I wanted to make.

I wanted to make something interesting (design-wise), so I glued many strips of the challenge colors on the card base. I cut out the squares and the sentiment from the front panel, and put the panel over the card base.

Stamp: Endless Birthday Wishes
Paper: Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz, Wisteria Wonder
Ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black)
Accessories: Square STAX (mft), Pierced Fish Tail Flags STAX (mft), Fancy Words Dies (rc), Sequins (Clear, ppp), Dimentionals

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PPA299 & CTS171

I made this card for a friend of mine who loves antiquey style.

 I used the colors from the Pals Paper Arts color challenge.

And my card design is based on the "CAS(E) this sketch!" challenge.

 I used a Timeless Textures stamp to create texture on the flower petals.
The sentiment was heat-embossed in gold on vellum, cut out, and pasted on the front panel.

Stamp: Timeless Textures, Endless Thanks, Burlap BG (mft)
Paper: Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Vellum
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Pear Pizzazz, VersaMark
Accessories: Blossom Party Dies, Embossing Powder (Gold), Vintage Faceted Designers Buttons, Mini Glue Dots

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PP293 & CQC339

I've received the stencil brushes I ordered last week, so I tried them out.
I used to use sponges with stencils, but I read somewhere that brushes color more smoothly and evenly.

 The Paper Player's challenge for this week is a theme challenge - bicycle.
I have a few bicycle stamps, and I chose my favorite one for the challenge.
The stamp is retired, but I love the flowers in the basket on the back of the saddle.

And I used the colors from a colourQ challenge #339.

I liked how the color gradation turned out.

Stamp: Moving Forward
Paper: Whisper White
Ink: Tangerine Tango, Pear Pizzazz, Marina Mist, Night of Navy, Blendabilities
Accessories: Lattice Stencil (heidi swapp), Stencil Brushes, Pearl Basic Jewels, Dimentionals

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CAS(E) this Sketch #170

 Here's the banner.

The color inspiration is this pin.

Stamp: Sheltering Tree
Paper: Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Baja Breeze, Calypso Coral, Blushing Bride, Sahara Sand
Ink: Sahara Sand
Accessories: Upsy-Daisy (mft)

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PPA298: A Sketch Challenge from Ginger Toivonen

I tried again using a color combination I normally don't use
- turquoise blue, green, navy blue, and purple.

My color inspiration is from this pin.
The card design is based on the Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge.

Stamp: Regarding Dahlias
Paper: Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Gumball Green, Night of Navy
Ink: VersaMark
Accessories: Mini Album Torn Notebook STAX (mft), Square Lattice EF, Fancy Words Dies (rc), Embossing Powder (White), Sequins (ppp)

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PP292: A Sketch Challenge from Claire

I saw a beautiful color combination on Pinterest, and I wanted to use the purple and green combination in my card. The layout of the card was inspired by the Paper Players Sketch Challenge.

This is the banner of the challenge.

I wanted to give the card a light and airy feeling, so I used the panel frames instead of solid panels. I added the curvy wreath embellishments to echo the background pattern.

Stamp: Lotus Blossom
Paper: Very Vanilla, Pink Pirouette, Perfect Plum, Mossy Meadow, Certainly Celery
Ink: Certainly Celery
Accessories: Elegant Lines EF, Wreaths Dies (RC)

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Matchbox Gift Box

Making and decorating boxes is probably my favorite part of papercrafting, and I realized I hadn't done it for quite some time.
I took out one of my favorite dies and I made a springy gift box today. There's nothing new about it, but I just enjoyed making it!

Stamp: Matchbox Messages, Color Splash (Recollections)
Paper: Coastal Cabana, Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo, Gumdrop (Core'dinations)
Ink: VersaMark
Accessories: Bigz XL Matchbox Dies, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Embossing Powder (White), Pearl Basic Jewels, Mini Glue Dots

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PPA297: A Color Challenge from Jackie Diediker

I thought about making a flower card or a baby card using these soft colors, and I decided to make a baby one.

I used vellum for the whole front of the card for a change.
Because the vellum is translucent, I left the inside blank. You can see the image and sentiment clearer against the clean, solid background.

I attached a panel to the back of the card for writing messages.

Stamp: Something for Baby, Something to Say
Paper: Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder, Vellum
Ink: Craft Ink (Whisper White), Pool Party
Accessories: Baby's First Framelits Dies, Hip Clips Dies (mft), Dots & Stripes Decorative Masks, Baker's Twine (Pool Party), Sequins (MultiCraft), Stamping Sponges, Mini Glue Dots, Dimentionals

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PPA296: A Sketch Challenge from Susan Itell

I've been in green/blue mode these days, 
and that reflects in the cards I make.
 Here's the card I made today.

Susan's sketch banner is this:

I stamped the sentiment on vellum, and lightly sponged the front panel in opaque white ink to soften the background. I think the jute ribbon fits better on the sponged panel.

Stamp: Me = Greatful, Four Feathers
Paper: Sahara Sand, Mint Macaron, Soft Sky, Lost Lagoon, Vellum
Ink: Craft Ink (Whisper White), StazOn Ink (Cotton White)
Accessories: Feathers Framelits Dies, Stitched Circles STAX (mft), White 1-1/4" Jute Ribbon, Sequins, Stamping Sponges, Dimentionals

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