Sunday, June 25, 2017

You're The Coolest! --PP #350

June 25, 2017

It's Sunday and time for a new challenge at The Paper Players!

We have a huge announcement today!  We are excited to welcome two new Guest Designers to our team: 


Deanne will remain as a GD for another term.  

A huge thank you to Crystal and Valentyna for being with us the last six months.  We all enjoyed their fabulous creations!  

Now, on to our sketch for this week.  The fabulous Nance is our hostess this week!  Her sketch is so versatile and can be used for any type of card.  We can't wait to see what you create!

My card is created on a white card base.  I used the MFT Balloon Strings background stamp.  I inked it with Versa Fine ink and heat embossed it with silver embossing powder.  I used different shades of blue distress inks to create the watercolored background.  I wanted it to look like water.  I also used an old retired SU polka dot background stamp to create the side border.  I heat embossed it with silver embossing powder, too.  The little penguin and the tree are from MFT Penguins In Paradise stamp set.  I stamped them on Neenah Solar White and colored them with Copic Markers.  A white circle was cut with a stitched die and sponged for the penguins background.  Wink of Stella and clear sparkling sequins from Pretty Pink Posh were added for shine and fun. 

Don't forget to check out the fabulous inspirations from our design team and I hope that you will play along with our challenge this week.

The Paper Players Design Team
Challenge Rules:

 Create a NEW paper, or digital, project.
  1. Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us. 
  2. Please provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge entry.
  3. Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL.  Entries linked to more than 3 challenges, including ours, will be deleted without notification!
  4. Have fun!!
All stamping products are welcome.  Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!



  1. What a COOL card! So cute Claire. I love the silver on the idea!

    Have a great day!

  2. This is just too darn cute...I love these sweet little penguins!

  3. He looks like he's ready for lots of fun! Cute card Claire!

  4. Oh my, this is fabulous Claire! Those silver embossed balloon strings are fantastic. With your watercolored background, they look just like waves. Great coloring too--thanks for making my sketch sparkle and shine!

  5. I wanted to be this cool penguin last weekend with all the heat we've been having here in the UK of late! Adorable - love the sparkle and wavy, watery background too Claire.

  6. Love this! Great background & your penguin is so sweet.

  7. Such cuteness! Your little penguin is so stinkin' cute and the polka dots are fun too!

  8. Love this little MFT penguin - such a FUN card Claire!

  9. How sweet it is!!! Love that silver embossing, fantastic details!


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