Hi Everyone. Happy Saturday and Happy Easter! I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend.
It's the fabulous Nance's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and she has a clean and simple with a twist challenge.
Oh... I had so many ideas going around in my head, but in the end settled on a masculine card because I had some washi tape perfect for a guy card :-)
I love the Stampin' Up! Rev up the Fun set as it is perfect for guy cards, however, I have a friend at work who is moving to another company and I'm dying to use this set for her good luck card as she is mad about motorbikes. Anyway, here's the challenge badge:
As the washi tape was grey, I decided to go with a monochromatic color scheme. I used the washi tape to anchor the bike and stamped the bike and fussy cut around it.
Here's my take on the challenge:
I used the Lil Inker stitched dies to create the top two layers. I love the way they frame the card and help to continue the striped and hashed theme from the washi tape. After I photographed the card I realized that I could have used some black enamel accents on the bike to really push it up a notch. However, as I had already secured the bike to the card, I decided I would do that next time around for fear of dropping enamel accents on the card :-)
The design team have created some fabulous cards for your inspiration. Don't forget to pop along to their blogs and check out their cards and then come back to the Paper Players and join us this week. We can't wait to see what YOU do with Nance's challenge.
On a personal note:
I think..... but saying it very quietly.. in a whisper.... I think the snow is melting and it's gone for the rest of the year.... I THINK! It's supposed to get to 71 tomorrow and, if that really is the case, we shall be outside FINALLY doing things outside. I can't wait!
The poor spring peepers have decided that they don't care if there is snow on the ground, they are going out to mate - regardless! Even when it was VERY cold the other night, with a foot of snow on the ground, we could hear a few tiny little peeps. Must have been one or two very hearty peepers, determined to get a girlfriend before the rest of the competition decided to brave the elements!
It's been a very busy day today, lots of driving around, but I am hoping to get into my stamping space tomorrow to show some love to my stamps and ink.
Talking about stamps and ink...... I'm sure you have all heard by now - but it's FREE SHIPPING at Stampin' Up! next week. Free Shipping... that's pretty cool. Especially as the retirement list comes out on Monday, too.
Stampin' Up! has also partnered with Mission of Hope Haiti to raise funds to provide housing for those made homeless by the devastating earthquake three years ago left thousands homeless. The goal for this particular fundraising effort is to raise enough funds to house 650 families - getting them out of tent-homes and into permanent housing. Please pop along to this link and read about this fundraising effort. If you can afford to, please also donate. Every little helps.
I hope you have a blessed Easter Sunday. Prayers and hugs for those of you who need a little lift tonight.
Card recipe - all ingredients Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted:
- Stamps: Rev up the Fun
- Card stock: Basic Black, Smokey Slate
- Washi tape: Stampin' Up! and Simon Says Stamp