Hi Everyone. Happy Sunday.
It's the fabulous LeAnne's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and she has a great sketch for us:
This sketch is perfect for using up DSP and I know that I don't use enough of all of that DSP that I have in my stock. So, I looked through the Simon Says Stamp September card kit and it has some bright and cheerful DSP that works really well with the Birthday Bits stamp set.
I began by stamping the balloons onto x-press it DSP and then colored them using Copic markers. I really wanted to try to pick up the main colors from the DSP. Once the balloons were colored, I added a touch of sparkle with some Wink of Stella and then used my Glossy Accents to cover the balloons and make glossy!
Here's my card:
Of course, I had to finish off the balloons with some twine. I like the touch of black for the twine - and the interactive nature of it :-)
I hope you will join us this week. The design team have created some fabulous inspiration for you, so don't forget to check out their cards:
On a personal note:
Well, over 500 cards have already been sent off to Cards for Hospitalized Kids and Card Care Connection. The cards that my amazing blogging friends sent were fabulous. I love doing the card drives because we get such a wide variety of styles and that is a wonderful thing. I was so proud to package up the cards and send them off to their final distribution points.
I got some time to spend in my craft room yesterday and created some more cards that will be sent off in the final box to the charities. I'm hoping to spend a little time in there again today, before I go off and do some housework. mmmm.... which would I rather do... housework or craft? mmmm... :-)
I'll be back tomorrow with another card for you, in the meantime warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift.
Card ingredients -
Stamp set: Birthday Bits
Dies: Vertical Stitched Dies My Favorite Things
DSP: Pink Fresh Studio
Twine: Fun Stampers Journey