Happy Monday peeps! Yeah right! Monday comes so fast, I wish it were a three day weekend every week. I would like to go back in time and have a word with the person that decided on the 5 day work week! LOL! Anyway, I had a nice weekend and hope that you did too. Today’s post is for this weeks Paper Players Challenge. I checked twice just to make sure that I got it right! The lovely LeAnne has given us this sketch to work with…
My card this week has lots of layers and of course some paper-piercing! It’s a nice masculine fall themed birthday card. The base of my card is Island Indigo Card Stock. I embossed a piece of the Core’dinations Card Stock in Early Espresso with the Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Using the Core’dinations Sanding System I sanded the card stock to really make the grain of the wood stand out. I like the fact that when you sand it the paper has an almost velvet feel to it. I stamped two leaves from the Wonderfall Stamp Set in Island Indigo on Crumb Cake and then used my Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack and the Paper-Piercing Tool to pierce around the outside edges. They are mounted to two pieces of Island Indigo and adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The patterned piece of paper in the middle is from the Festival of Prints Designer Paper Stack and is backed by a piece of Early Espresso. The large maple leaf and acorn are cut out with the Autumn Accents Bigz Die and are also form the Wonderfall Stamp Set, the leaf is stamped in Island Indigo and the acorn is stamped in Early Espresso, both on Crumb Cake. Finally the greeting is from the From My Heart Stamp Set and is stamped in Island Indigo on Crumb Cake and I used the Paper-Piercing goodies again along the top and bottom of the sentiment. I cut it out using the Bitty Banners Framelits Dies and all of the pieces in the middle are mounted to each other and the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I love the color combination and what guy wouldn’t want to get this card for their birthday?! I hope that you enjoyed this weeks Paper Players Challenge card. Have an interesting Monday and thanks for popping in!
Stampin’ Up! products used:
Card Stock: Island Indigo, Crumb Cake and Early Espresso
Specialty Card Stock: Early Espresso Core’dinations
Ink: Early Espresso and Island Indigo Classic Stampin’ Ink
Designer Series Paper: Festival of Prints Paper Stack
Tools: Big Shot, Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Autumn Accents Bigz Die, Essential Paper-Piercing Pack, Paper-PIercing Tool, Stampin’ Sanding System, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL
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