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Big Treble Valentine

Perfect Pear for Paper Players # 427

Hi Everyone.

Happy Sunday.  Today was glorious.  Absolutely glorious.  After the -57 temps from earlier in the week, it reach 37 degrees.  When we awoke this morning it was 14 degrees above zero and felt like summer. Really... .it was amazingly warm considering where we had been mid-week.  It was also beautifully sunny.  What a gorgeous day!

Anyway, it' is the very talented Joanne's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week - and it's a theme challenge:

I needed a Happy Anniversary card for my besties who celebrated their 37th anniversary this year.  I decided that the Penny Black Perfect Pear stamp set would be, well... perfect :-)

I colored up the stamp with my Zig Real Brush Markers, spritzed the stamp and then stamped it onto watercolor paper.  I then took my paintbrushes and played around with the ink.  For some reason, I seem incapable of just leaving water and ink to do "its thing"!

Then, I had to finish it with a few splatters.  Here's a closeup:

Perfect Pear Closeup (1 of 1)

I cut the main panel down and then mounted it onto some Altenew Woodgrain cardstock with fun foam.  Here's my full card:

Perfect Pear (1 of 1)

I hope you will join us and play along with Joanne's challenge this week.  If you are looking for some inspiration, you have to look no further than the fabulous creations from our design team:

I am hoping to get into my craft room tomorrow to play. If I do, I will be back later in the week to share some cards with you.  In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.



Card recipe:

  • Stamps:  Perfect Pear - Penny Black. 
  • Inks:  Zig Clear Brush Markers
  • Cardstock:  Windsor and Newton watercolor paper; ALtenew Woodgrain