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Christmas Melody for Paper Players # 272

Be Strong for Paper Players #272

Hi Everyone, happy Sunday.

It's the fabulous Laurie's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and she has a great sketch challenge for us.

As I am still making cards to add to the next stash of cards for Card Care Connection and Cards for Hospitalized Kids, when I saw the "Be Strong" stamp set from Fun Stampers Journey, I realized it would be perfect to use on a card for my next submission to Card Care connection.
I used some Fun Stampers Journey Basic Pastel Papers for the patterned DSP and colored the stamp with Stampin' Up! Blackberry Bliss ink.  I just thought that it really complemented the Bubble Gum pink DSP.
Here's my card:
Be Strong
Inking the lion image left a negative space for me to color the cat with pink Copics to complement the Bubble Gum pink DSP.  I mounted the DSP panel on fun foam and then placed that onto a Vanilla cards tock from Recollections.
I stamped the lion and fussy cut around it and mounted the image onto a vanilla tag and stamped the sentiment in Blackberry Bliss.  The tag was mounted on fun foam and then adhered to the DSP - but not before I had adhered the sentiment!
I really love this simple stamp and sentiment.  I think it speaks a thousand words - and think it is very powerful.  I also love that you could use it for any health issue - not just cancer.
The design team have created some amazing cards for your inspiration.  You can check them out at and we hope that you will come and play along with us this week.
On a personal note:
I got some much needed relaxation time in my craft space today.  It has been a very long week and I really needed to just switch off and turn my mind off and just create.  It really is such a therapeutic process for me!  Especially as I get to look out on the wetland and watch what is going on!
I thought you might like to see what has been visting our feeders - these photos were taken just a couple of seconds apart, which shows you how active the feeder station is :-)
Feeder three (1 of 1)
Feeder two (1 of 1)
 Yep... the one downy exchange places with a Nuthatch.   They are amazing how they all give way to each other and seem to live quite harmoniously!
I'll be back with another card tomorrow.  In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.
Card recipe:
  • Stamp:  Be Strong - Fun Stampers Journey
  • DSP:  Basic Pastels - Fun Stampers Journey
  • Card stock:  Vanilla - Recollections #120.