Sunday, July 22, 2018

Hope This Makes You Smile PP402

July 22, 2018

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

The amazing Nance is our hostess this week and she has a fun Clean and Simple Challenge for us!  She wants us to use "Negative Space" on our cards.  We can't wait to see what you create! 

My card is created on a white card base.  I did add an orange background in order to make my stenciled sunshine pop.  I used a stencil and Fossilized Amber Distress ink to create the sun rays.  The Hope die is from Concord and 9th Hope bundle.  It includes the die and the stamp set.  I covered the back of the die with a piece of orange card stock and stamped the sentiment in black.  A few sequins were added to complete my card.  I hope Nance thinks it passes for CAS.  LOL!  It is always hard for me to stay clean on a card.  

Looking for some inspiration?  Make sure you check out all the blogs of the Design Team Members.

The Paper Players Design Team

Elizabeth Stewart 

 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!

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  1. Your semi-distressed looking stencilled background is great, Claire. So useful in many settings. The warm colours you've picked really back up the message.

  2. What a happy, sunshine-y card, Claire! The sun rays combine so perfectly with the hope die.

  3. That HOPE die is so fun and just terrific against your sun rays! It did make me smile :) Hope you're having a good week ~ Hugs, Annie

  4. Just love this, Claire! Sunshine in a card--love the stenciled rays and the way the lines of the Hope die mimic the rays. Great card, my friend!

  5. I just love the warm, sunny feel if your card Claire - I can almost feel the warmth of your stencilled rays! Love the effect of the colour behind the diecut too - such a great card!

  6. so pretty card Claire
    thanks so much for your comment in muy blog
    hugs from Chile

  7. Claire, I love the vertical stripes from the stencil and the horizontal stripes on the sentiment. The white-die cut with the sentiment stamped inside is fabulous. Such a wonderful warm, cheerful card. The sequins add just the right amount of bling! Hope you have a wonderful weekend


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