Well that four day weekend just flew by didn’t it. Thursday I was on a plane to Atlanta, Friday I was Zip-Lining, Saturday I was stamping with Brian and Sunday another plane and then a trip into Manhattan and a lovely belated birthday dinner with my friend Kim. It was so jam packed with fun that’s probably why it went so quickly! I really did have an amazing weekend, a HUGE thank you to everyone that made it possible! 🙂
Today I have my card for this week’s Paper Players challenge. This time we have a sketch from the lovely and talented Sandy…
After I made my anniversary card for my parents I used the Typeset Alphabet to cut out some excess rubber from a stamp set in an ampersand, that’s where today’s ampersand comes from. The base of the card is Baked Brown Sugar Card Stock. The background is made from two pieces of Etcetera Designer Series Paper. I used the Needlepoint Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and some Night of Navy to cover the seam down the middle. A piece of Old Olive is cut out withe the Adorning Accents Edgelits Dies and some Basic Jewels Pearls are added in the center of each one. Some Calypso Coral, cut out with the 2 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch and a piece of Pool Party, stamped in Night of Navy with the Ampersand are adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals to the background. A Brights Designer Button with some Linen Thread is adhered to the ampersand with a Mini Glue Dot. The greeting is form the A Dozen Thoughts Stamp Set and is also stamped in Night of Navy. I really love the colors in the Etcetera DSP and the ampersand is pretty cool too! Thank you for stopping by to see my second Stamped with Brian card for this week’s Paper Players sketch challenge from Sandy. I hope you enjoyed the card and your Monday! 🙂
Stampin’ Up! products used:
Card Stock: Baked Brown Sugar, Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Old Olive and Night of Navy
Designer Series Paper: Etcetera
Ink: Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Ink
Stamp Set: A Dozen Thoughts Clear Mount
Edgelits: Adoring Accents
Embossing Folder: Needlepoint
Punches: 2 3/8″ Scallop Circle and 1 3/4″ Circle
Embellishments: Basic Jewels Pearls, Bright Designer Buttons and Linen Thread
Tools: Big Shot, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Mini Glue Dots, 2-Way Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL
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Justin – I’m so glad you had a wonderful weekend! It was so nice to have you visit. You are awesome, and this card is awesome. I love everything about it – but particularly love the little added button in the middle of the ampersand. Awesome card!
I did have the best time Brian! It was great to come and see you, I hope to do it again soon! Glad you love the card! Have a great day! 🙂
Wow Justin, another celebration after you returned home. Weren’t you ready to relax? It must be the high from you fab weekend in Atlanta. I’m not a big fan of the Etcetera DSP but I like your card. I like that you used so many of our products on your card. I don’t think I’ve ever used as many on one card. This might be a good challenge for me.
LOL! Relax… what’s that Lisa?!?! I have used more than that on a card! That’s a low product count for me! LOL! I am still happy from my weekend in Atlanta! I hope that you have a very nice Monday! 🙂
May you and Brian bask in the glow of your exciting weekend! If anything, I think you will come away from that visit with unbelievably more creativity and spunk. (Is that possible?) Here’s to a great Monday and a fast week. Thanks for letting us share your trip. Nancy B
Thank you Nancy! LOL! I wish you a great Monday and fast week too! Thank you for sharing in my trip! 🙂
Oh WOW Justin, another stunner! Great inspiration too on how to use that paper. I really got it for 2 pages only. The way you covered the seam…. well, that’s awesome and shows how 2 pieces of paper can look so good, almost side by side yet be quite different from each other. Super great job. Hope your Monday is not too hard after such a wonderful and really jam-packed weekend!
Thank you very much Louise! I didn’t pay it much attention but since I have gotten it I’m really enjoying it! Have a great day! 🙂
WOW Justin – for a card that has so much going on you really got it all together beautifully! I’m very much a CAS cardmaker but have a real admiration for those of you that can put out what I call a “busy” card and make it work. You are tops!
Thank you Grace! You are pretty awesome yourself! 🙂
Justin I just love what you did with my sketch! I can’t believe you made an ampersand stamp out of leftover rubber. You are just too clever! And that row of x’s separates the two panels perfectly. Thanks for playing 🙂
Thanks Sandy! I’ll have to make you an ampersand stamp too! Great sketch! 🙂
I love the colors you’ve combined on this card, Justin! So many great elements and I especially like the embossed “stitching”. All ’round fabulous! So glad you joined us at The Paper Players!
Thanks Nance! Love the Paper Players! 🙂
Super cool, Justin! I love your ampersand…such a fun way to use up that old rubber! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Paper Players this week!
Thanks LeAnne! Have a great week! 🙂
Justin, looks like you had a fabulous birthday 🙂 I love the use of the ampersand with the background dsp. Great card. So glad you joined the Paper Players this week
Thank you Jaydee! I did have a fabulous birthday! Glad you like the card! Have a great week! 🙂
Sounds like you had a great time visiting Brian! Then you came back and had pizza and made this native NY-er totally jealous! LOVE your card with all of the fun details you added. Thank you so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! 🙂
Thank you and yes Anne Marie! I had a blast with Brian! The pizza at Nick’s is amazing! Maybe the native NY’er needs to pay a visit! 🙂