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Love & Kisses for Paper Players #396

Hi Everyone.  Happy Sunday.

It's the fabulous Joanne's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and she has a great theme for use:

Oh... I had so many ideas for this.. but in the end settled for an old stamp set that I have had in my stash for several years.  It's an old set from Fun Stampers Journey and has these cute little birds in it.  As I needed to make a "thanks for taking me away" card for Lou, I thought it would be perfect to use them for this card.
Lou's favorite color is Celeste Green.  Know, most of you have probably never heard of it - I hadn't until I met Lou.  But celeste green is the color used to make the only bike that Lou will ride.  So, I decided to try to make a card with a color as close to that as I could. 
I began with a white card base and added a layer of the new Altenew very wide washi tape.  It's wide enough to cover a 4 and a quarter inch card base!  I adhered a piece to the card base and then colored it with a BG copic marker to give a messy, distressed look to it.   I then stamped the birds onto a piece of Neenah Solar White #80 paper and colored them with my copics.  I die-cut the birds, adhered them to rectangle stitched frame layer and drew in the wire for their little feet.
Lou says glitter does not belong on a masculine card :-)  So, I added some in the form a red glimmer pen on the wings of the birds.  Here's a closeup. 
Love & Kisses closeup (1 of 1)
You can see I also added a little dot of black irresistibles for the eyes, too.
I added a little enamel heart to make it look as though they were feeding each other and even managed to find one that matched the overall color scheme!
Here's my full card:
Love & Kisses (1 of 1)
I hope you will play along with us this week.  As usual, if you are looking for some inspiration, you have to look no further than the creations from our amazing design team:
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.