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I had a lovely day in Manhattan yesterday. It was a little on the cool side but the speed at which I walk warms me up quite quickly! LOL! I do try to remember to take a picture of anything that I see that strikes me as fun. My friend Isabella told me about this new little shop that opened up on Lexington Avenue called Tinsel. She said it had all kinds of neat things inside and she was right. I took a picture of the storefront, you can see a sampling of some of the goodies along with the reflection of a NYC Taxi. It’s hard to take a picture in NY without getting a Taxi in it! You can just see the sign TINSEL Covered with antique glass glitter in the window…

Tinsel Lex

It was a really fun shop and they had so many neat goodies, But I behaved! Maybe next time! 😛

So you see from the title of today’s post it’s a double! I realized last night that I hadn’t gotten my Pals Paper Arts card in and it closes today. Where does the week go?! I always post my Paper Players card on Monday so I decided to give you a two fer!

First up is my Pals Paper Arts card for this week’s sketch challenge. A thank you to the very talented Brian for choosing my card as his pick for last week’s color challenge. You can see my original post here and the Pals Paper Arts post here. Now for this week’s sketch…

PPA 176

An interesting sketch don’t you agree?! I pondered for a while and finally the idea started to form, scary little place my brain is! LOL! The base of my card is Bermuda Bay Card Stock. The top panel is a piece of Sahara Sand that I stamped with the Dictionary Background Stamp in Bermuda Bay. To mix it up a little my diagonal is a piece of Vellum Card Stock with some Brushed Gold behind each side. Some Stampin’ Dimensionals adhere it to the card. The three butterflies were created using a piece of Sahara Sand and little concoction that I mixed up. I took one of my Stampin’ Spritzers and put 18 drops of Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Ink Refill and some of the “Vintage” Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint. I topped it off with some rubbing alcohol and spritzed the Sahara Sand. My Bitty Butterfly Punch set them free from the card stock and some more Stampin’ Dimensionals hold them in place. Across the bottom is another piece of Brushed Gold that I embossed with the Delicate Designs Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. My greeting is from one of the Paper Pumpkin Sets and is heat embossed with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder on Bermuda Bay and is backed with more Brushed Gold. I really love the Bermuda Bay with the Gold, it has a rich Tiffany look and the sparkly butterflies are fun too! And that takes care of my Pals Paper Arts card for this week’s sketch challenge.

PPA 176

Here is a closeup of the butterfly…

PPA 176

Now on to my Paper Players card for this week’s theme challenge. LeAnne has asked us to make a CAS Masculine card…

Paper Players #168

I didn’t want to use dark colors, that’s the “traditional” masculine card, I wanted bright! The base of my card is Soft Suede Card Stock. I took a piece of Whisper White and stamped it in Coastal Cabana with the World Map Background Stamp. The scalloped strip of Coastal Cabana on the left is cut out with the Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die and a strip of Champagne Glimmer Paper is on top. The nautical images are from the The Open Sea Stamp Set (which is actually one of the first sets I purchased!) and are stamped in Soft Suede. The ship is cut out with my Paper Snips and the compass is punched out with the 1 1/4″ Circle Punch. I choose the greeting from the Make a Wish Stamp Set and they are all adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I personally would love to get a card like this for my birthday and I did a survey and the result was the same! LOL! I love the World Map Background Stamp and the Open Sea is still a favorite! Thanks for coming by to see my Paper Players Card for this week’s CAS Masculine challenge from LeAnne! I hope that you enjoyed my Monday Double Header!! Have a crafty day peeps! 🙂

Paper Players 168

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Pals Card:

Card Stock: Bermuda Bay and Sahara Sand

Specialty Card Stock: Brushed Gold and Vellum

Ink: Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Gold Stampin’ Emboss

Stamp Sets: Dictionary Background and Paper Pumpkin Clear Mount

Embossing Folder: Delicate Designs

Punch: Bitty Butterfly

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Spritzer, Stampin’ DImensionals and SNAIL

Vintage: Champagne Shimmer Paint

Paper Players card:

Card Stock: Soft Suede, Whisper White and Coastal Cabana

Specialty Paper: Champagne Glimmer

Ink: Coastal Cabana and Soft Suede Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: World Map Background, The Open Sea and Make a Wish Clear Mount

Bigz Die: Tasteful Trim XL

Punch: 1 1/4″ Circle Punch

Tools: Big Shot, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Pals products:

Dictionary Background CM

Brushed Gold CS

Delicate Designs Textured Impressions Embossing Folders

Bitty Butterfly Punch

Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder

Paper Players products:

The Open Sea

Make a Wish CM

World Map Background Stamp CM

Champagne Glimmer Paper

1 1:4%22 Circle

Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die

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20 responses »

  1. Nice use of the dictionary background stamp. You are truly creative.

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  2. Both cards are really great, Justin! The Bermuda Bay really pops against Sahara Sand in the first card – and those shimmery butterflies! Let’s talk about those butterflies. Gorgeous!

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  3. Both cards are great ….but, I am such an Open Sea fan that I feel an affinity with that one . I love your use of a non traditional color for the Dictionary stamp . That is next on my “to get” list . I really like it . Your colors are so pretty and I bet all the brushed gold is stunning in the real !

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    • Thanks Sonny! I wanted a little color on the Masculine card and the World Map Stamp is great! I have loved The Open Sea since I first got it. I am also a little obsessed with gold lately! 🙂

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  4. Love the NY travelogue and picture. Your color choices and themes in both cards make this “double header” a home run! Thanks Justin.

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  5. Awesome – triple eye candy – the shop and 2 cards 🙂

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  6. These are some of my favorite stamp sets! Your treatments in colors and textures are very eye catching. These aren’t double headers — these cards are World Series winners. Go Yankees and Justin!

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  7. Both cards are awesome, Justin….love that you used brighter colors for you PP card. And….Tinsel is a place I would love love love to visit! I am so jealous! Thanks for sharing your card with us for my Paper Players challenge this week!

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  8. I noticed the rosettes in the store window. Are you sure you haven’t been in there, helping decorate? LOL.

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  9. Good gracious, in my haste in looking at your blog post I didn’t realize there were two cards! (Duh, aka double header)! I thought the first one was cute but really love the one for Paper Players! But then again who better to make a guy card than a guy! So glimmer paper is OK on a guy card? I feel so enabled, LOL!

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  10. Great cards, Justin! I love how you popped up the images on the map background. And those sparkley butterflies are absolutely wonderful! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players! (On a side note, I would love to visit Tinsel. How about I make a trip to NYC…I have never been there…and you show me around? lol)

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