Sunday 24 September 2017

The Paper Players 363 - DT Card

There were so many amazing entries in LeAnne's CAS Harvest challenge last week at The Paper Players that selecting just one was a real challenge for me! I think this week's charming sketch by Nance will have as many beautiful creations.

It took me a long time to get started on this card. There were just so many possibilities! In the end, I made myself pick a set and stick with it. It turned out to be Lift Me Up as I was wanting a masculine card for my brother's birthday.

It's a straightforward take on the sketch but I did use markers to colour the small balloon. After stamping and masking it, I sponged in the clouds. It's amazing what half a scalloped circle can do!

I know some people who cut up their stamps. I can't bear to do that so I've masked off and embossed the 'Happy Birthday' but the other half, 'Hope your day is on Cloud 9' is on the inside, stamped in navy along with a couple of other balloons and a strip of that lovely wavy DSP.

We'd love you to play along with us this week. If you do, there's only a few things to remember.
  1. Create a NEW paper-craft project specifically for this challenge.
  2. Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us.
  3. Please provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge entry.
  4. Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL. Entries linked to more than 4 challenges, including ours, will be deleted without notification.
  5. Have fun!
If you live anywhere in New Zealand and don't have a Stampin' Up demonstrator, I'd love to help you with ideas and Stampin' Up products. Please message me through my Facebook page, linked in the sidebar of this blog or leave a comment below.

Card: Night of Navy, Whisper White, Watermelon Wonder, Carried Away DSP (retired)
Stamps: Lift Me Up
Inks: Night of Navy, Marina Mist, Versamark, Stampin' Write markers in Watermelon Wonder, Mint Macaron, Night of Navy and Peekaboo Peach
Other: Up and Away thinlits, dimensionals, rhinestones, white embossing powder, scallop circle punch, sponge.


  1. This paper is a favorite of mine and I love how you've featured it. I really did think your cloud panel was DSP until I read that you made it with the scalloped circle--I always forget about that technique but it is just perfect As are the position of the balloons and sentiment. A lovely card, my friend, that your brother will surely treasure. Thanks for rocking' my sketch!

  2. Jan, what a great take on the sketch - and a fabulous masculine card. I am sure your brother will have loved it! You created so much movement and texture on this card and the colors are great. Fabulous card, my friend

  3. Jan, this is fabulous! I know your brother will cherish this wonderful card! The cloud background you created is just amazing! Those hot air balloons look like they are really floating! Great take on the sketch! I hope you have a lovely week, My Friend! XX

  4. I LOVE this! What a sharp card!

  5. Jan I loved reading about how you couldn't decide what to make, then picked a stamp set and stuck with it. I do the same thing! It turned out to be a real winner. I love the hot air balloons and this is such a perfect masculine card.

  6. Great card! Love the colors and fabulous clouds! I'm afraid to cut my stamps too!

  7. LOL, I confess...I am a "stamp cutter"! I can't mask as well as you do, because you've done yours perfectly and it looks wonderful on your brother's card! Love your staging too....very sharp!

  8. Love this card Jan and I'm sure your brother will too. The sponged sky adds so much to the background panel - so effective and these papers are an eternal favourite of mine. Oh and I'm totally with you - I can never bring myself to cut up my stamps either!!!

  9. Oh this is really really nice Jan! Love the masking and sponging!!!!

  10. Great masculine card and using a scalloped circle for clouds...brilliant! Hope you have a fantastic weekend!