Sunday, June 12, 2016

Let's Celebrate--PP299 and FMS 240

June 12, 2016

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

My dear friend LeAnne is our hostess this week!   She has a FUN color challenge for us to play along with.  There are so many possibilities and we can't wait to see what you create.  My first thought was patriotic, but there are endless ideas for this color palette!

I am also entering my card in the Freshly Made Sketches challenge this week! It was the perfect sketch for my card!

My card is created on a Dapper Denim card base.  It is new color from Stampin' Up!  I used Very Vanilla card stock and embossed it with a star embossing folder.  I cut papers from an old Authentique paper pack for all the rectangles.  Crumb Cake ink is sponged on all the pieces  for an antiqued look.  A stitched square was cut using a die from Simon Says Stamp.  The flag from the Sunny Studio Stamps Stars and Stripes is stamped in black Versa Mark ink and colored with SU blendabilites (retired).  I used the matching die from Sunny Studio to cut out the flag.  Wink of Stella was added to make old glory shine and Cherry Cobbler enamel dots were added for fun!  

So happy you stopped by my blog today!  Please leave a message!  I love to hear from you!  

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 the Paper Players this week.  

Have a wonderful week!


  1. What a gorgeous patriotic card, Claire! I love the soft vintagey feel of the papers and that embossed background is fab!

  2. I love every single detail about this card! The embossing, the antique touches, fabulous paper and of course the flag.....perfection!

  3. Hi Claire! That background is awesome sponged in crumb cake.I love the fun layers and enamel dots,too. I was thinking patriotic too, then switched the last minute. Have a great week:)

  4. What a fabulous patriotic card Claire - just right for 4th July! I love the sponging of the embossed background and combined with your papers they are perfect for your celebratory flag.

  5. Claire, I love the vintage feel of your card. The sponged star embossed background is fabulous and I love that the flag is the feature of your card.

  6. I just LOVE those embossed stars on your vintage patriotic card! I played with that sketch too this week...isn't it great?! Love it all!

  7. What a great card! Love the embossed background and patriotic colours! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  8. I do love a good patriotic card and this is no exception. From the embossed background, to the fabulous DSP, to old Glory this is a fantastic card! Thanks for sharing it with us at Freshly Made Skeches!

  9. Love this mix of patterned papers, Claire! Such a retro look with the sponging and you've colored Old Glory perfectly! Great use of the colors, my friend!

  10. Wonderful your incredible mix of patterned paper!

  11. Oh this is just gorgeous! I love the feel to your card with the image you've used. Thanks for joining us at FMS this week!

  12. fabulous patriotic card, Claire!! perfect take on the FMS layout!


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