Sunday, August 30, 2015

If The Broom Fits, Ride It! --PP 260

August 30, 2015

It's Sunday and time for another challenge at The Paper Players!  The amazingly, talented Nance is our hostess this week.  She has a FUN Tic-Tac-Toe challenge for us to play along with.  I love to see all the fabulous creations from a Tic-Tac-Toe board.  I am always fascinated by all the creativity that comes from the categories. 

I wanted to use my new Halloween stamp from Stampin' Up!  It is called, "If the Broom Fits!"  I laugh every time I think about it.  The stamp is featured in the new Handmade for the Holidays catalog.  It goes live on Sept. 1st.  

I  chose the diagonal row -Ribbon, Embossing and Sequins.  My base card is a Basic Black square.  (5 X 5)  The next layer is Elegant Eggplant. I found this old Halloween paper in my stash.  I loved the green and black color combo.  

I cut a black rectange and stamped the sentiment in Versa Fine ink and heat embossed with with white embossing powder.  I cut a piece of the matching paper to add able the sentiment on the black rectangle.  I added another black rectangle horizontally and used another piece of the Halloween card stock.  I used masking tape to cover two of the brooms and only stamped 3 of them on white card stock.  I used black Versa Fine ink and heat embossed them with clear embossing powder.  I cut this rectangle with stitched dies.  I mounted it on Elegant Eggplant.  Before I attached it, I found this green ribbon in my stash and I adhered it behind the broom piece.  I also made a bow out of Black and White Baker's Twine and adhered it with a glue dot.  Two green sequins from Pretty Pink Posh-Peridot Mist were added.  

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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.

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 three challenges, TOTAL.  Entries linked to more than 3 challenges, including ours, will be deleted without notification!
  4. Have fun!
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Have a wonderful week!!


  1. I LOVE this card, Clarie. What a hysterical stamp and image. I am going to have to have that. Love the green, black and purple color scheme. The twine looks fabulous. Wonderful creation!

  2. You've just convinced me to add this stamp to my next order! LOVE how you've showcased it here in all its shiny embossed glory. The green and black is just perfectly Wicked! Fabulous card, my friend!

  3. LOVE THIS!!!! I'm putting this set on my list also! What a fab card Claire!

  4. I love this! Great color choices- perfect for this design.

  5. I love these colors for Halloween too, Claire! Love those fun brooms, and the sentiment is a hoot! Love that chunky bow, too! I guess I love it all lol!

  6. Absolutely adorable, Claire! I love how you used just three of the brooms! This is one of my favorite Halloween stamps!!!

  7. I love the sentiment on this set - makes me chuckle every time, it's so suited to me!! Great colour scheme too - very 'wicked'! This is such a great card Claire; this set just moved to my wish list!!

  8. Claire, this makes me laugh! The repeated broomsticks add a great vertical element that counter-balance the stripes behind. The touch of eggplant was genius!


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