I'm late posting my Paper Players card today, cos I wanted to make a change to my card and also photograph it outside, so had to wait for decent light!
It's the fabulous Nance's turn to host our challenge this week and she has a tic-tac-toe for us!
Well, I decided to go the masculine route and go diagonally from top left to bottom right. However, I needed a sketch, so popped along to Freshly Made and found this great sketch:
I needed some mascline, blue, DSP and rummaged through some very OLD DSP that I have stashed away. I don't keep much DSP as I tend to do a clean out regularly, but I had stashed this one away because it has some great masculine patterns.
I made two versions of the card because once I had finished the original, I thought it needed a little something. So, I need your help to determine whether the first version - or the second version - work better.
Here's the original version:
Don't you love that pinstripe DSP? I do! It has such a masculine feel to it. I found a sheet of the squares in the same DSP pack and liked that it added a geometric element, so I used that for the horizontal layer from the sketch.
Then, I discovered that I had ordered some of the vanilla coaster board from SU. LOVE. LOVE. LOVE this stuff. In fact, I ordered 3 more sets of it this past week. It works really well with framelits, as you can see from the Pennant framelit die cut that I used. I like the fact that it is much thicker than cardstock, so really holds its own on a card, and the fact that it's not too thick to go through the post. Oh! and if that isn't enough? You can also color it with a blending sponge and ink! So, if you haven't tried it - check it out. You can find the details HERE.
Here's my second version of the card. The only difference is the addition of a few candy dots:
I'd really love your opinion as to whether I should send out the version with the dots - or the one without out. So, please leave a comment for me :-)
Don't forget to check out the fabulous cards from the design team - once again they really rocked the challenge. Then, come back and join us - we would love to see what you do with our challenge this week.
Oh... one of the other things I did today, too, was take an outdoor photograph of my addicted to CAS card. The results from photos taken outside are so much better and the colors much more real. You can check out the updated photo on this post.
On a personal note:
Well, today is the final day before going back to work tomorrow. It really has been a fabulous 10 days off work. We got so much accomplished, did some really fun things, and just enjoyed being together. Oh, and I got time to spend in my crafting room. I thought I would share another shot of the color with you :-)
One of the things I love about my craft room is that it looks over the wetland and woodland and there is always something to watch. Although, it can be very distracting! :-)
I'll be back tomorrow with another card. In the meantime warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift today.
Card recipe - all ingredients Stampin' Up!
- DSP: Maine Blueberry (retired)
- Stamp: Perfect Pennants
- Inks: Midnight Muse
- Accessories: Candy Dots
- Tools: Banners Framelits Dies