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Sporting - Clean and Simple for Paper Players #410

Hi Everyone

Happy Sunday.  It's the fabulous Claire's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and she has a great theme for our Clean and Simple week.

I realized that I do not have any sports related stamps, but remembered one of the Penny Black stamp sets - Sunny Days - had featured a dog and a soccer ball :-)

As this is a CAS challenge, I decided to create a one layer card, but broke that rule when I popped up a piece of grass to ground the dog.    I used the grass die from Hero Arts with a piece of green card stock.  I then used my Copic markers to add different layers of "grass" to add a little texture and interest.  It was also the perfect place to add my sentiment. Here's a closeup:

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I stamped the image onto a piece of Neenah Solar White 80#card stock and colored it with Copic markers.   I framed the image using a very old stamp that I have in my stash.  I think the whimsical frame works well with the image.  I then attached this front panel to a piece of 110# card stock as I didn't want the Copic coloring to show through.

Here's my card:

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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 designs from our very talented team:

I'll be back with another card tomorrow.  In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift today.



Card recipe:

  • Stamp:  Penny Black Sunny Days
  • Cardstock:  Neenah Solar White 80# and 110#
  • Die:  Hero Arts
  • Inks:  Copic Markers


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Claire Broadwater

Jaydee, I think your card is perfect! I love the popped up layer of grass! Your little doggie looks so happy playing soccer! Such a fun idea for my challenge! The whimsical frame draws your eye to center! Thank you for making my challenge shine! Have a lovely week, My Friend! XX

Joanne James

I love this cute footballing puppy dog Jaydee - and the popped up grass border is the perfect way to add a little dimension and grounds him beautifully. Adorable!


Such a cute image! I love how the little bits of shading (blue around the dog, texture on the grass cut-out) make such a difference. Love it!

Jan Clothier

What a card! I think your gorgeously textured grass takes this card from great to amazing! So cute and a good card for all sorts of situations and for anyone.


So cute! I like how you colored the grass,and that frame is so awesome too!

Ann Schach

What an adorable image, Jaydee! Who can resist a puppy with a ball! The frame is a great accent. What a fun challenge!


Jaydee... this little guy gives me the warm fuzzies... I love dog cards!

Annie A.

I immediately went "wheeee" when I saw your card! So happy and carefree with fab coloring! Just ADORABLE!


Jaydee, your happy little pup is the cutest! All the elements of your card came together just perfectly, including the strip of grass. Such a fun card.

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