Hi Everyone. Happy Saturday night.
It's the fabulous Sandy's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and she has a great challenge for us.
I was excited to be able to go digging around in my button collection, which really doesn't get as much love as it should :-) However, I decided cute wasn't the direction I wanted to go. Now, my Mother would have told you that she was not surprised by that decision :-) She always said that her name might have been Mary, but I was the one who was contrary :-)
I decided I needed a masculine card 'cos my honey has been away for a couple of weeks, so I needed a card to show him that I had missed him :-)
I began with some Confetti Celebration DSP and stamped some feathers in various shades of grey and silver. I also added a couple of die cut and stamped feathers on vellum to add a little lightness to it. The sentiment was stamped onto Whisper White card stock and adhered only on the ends, leaving the middle to pop a little from the base. I then chose a Tempting Turquoise botton to anchor the feathers and added a little silver elastic cord.
Here's my card:
The design team have created some fabulous cards for your inspiration, so pop along to their blogs to check those cards out and then pop back to the Paper Players and play along with us:-)
On a personal note:
Lou and I left the house at 7.30am this morning and have only just returned at 10.30. We managed to run home mid afternoon to quickly change and get ready for the wedding, but otherwise we have been constantly on the go. So, no crafting completed today :-)
However, it was wonderful to be able to celebrate the union of two beautiful young people. It was a beautiful wedding and a fabulous service. It was also great weather and the rain held off until they had left the church and were on their way into the city :-)
I'm hoping to get into my craft room tomorrow to play along with a few challenges. So, I should be back with another card tomorrow :-) In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.
- Card stock: Basic Gray. Whisper White
- Stamps: Fine Feathers (SU). Feather Finery (PTI)
- Inks: Smokey Slate, Basic Gray, Silver embossing powder
- Button and elastic cord - SU