Sunday 25 March 2018

The Paper Players 386 - Design Team Card

What a gorgeous rainbow selection we had last week at The Paper Players! Such clever ideas from so many people!

This week, Claire has a sketch for us. It was a challenge to me because I like things very clean and simple so the thought of so many layers was a bit scary for me. However, I really enjoyed the challenge although I suppose part of that was the pleasure of playing with newly arrived supplies!

So yes, there's me late to the party again. I ummed and ahhed about the Truly Tailored suite for far too long but it arrived recently and I enjoyed breaking it out for Claire's challenge.

I was surprised by the versatility and co-ordination of the papers. The little bow-tie stamp that I added in to the sentiment is a charmer too, in my opinion.

I loved working with Claire's sketch and I hope that you will too. We'd love to see what you do with it. Here's a reminder of the rules.
  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!
Pop over to The Paper Players to see the creations of the rest of the Design Team.

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  1. Such a fabulous male it!

  2. Jan, what a fabulous masculine card! I love the embossed background and the dapper elements! You would never know you struggled with the layers! You made my sketch shine, My Friend! Love the color combo and the button and twine! I hope you have a beautiful week! XX

  3. I've used up almost an entire package of these papers, I like them so much..and yes, the little bow tie and moustache are my favorites! A great tailored-looking card, especially with the Pine Planks embossing...which I haven't gotten yet!

  4. I had the urge to use this set with the sketch too Jan - great choice! I did make one but fortunately it looks quite different to yours - I am going to blog it today! I love that woodgrain embossed background, adds a wonderful rustic feel - great with all those masculine elements. This stamp is my favourite sentiment in the set - a fab male card!

  5. Jan, I love this masculine mix of papers and images! The woodgrain, twine and button add much awesome texture, too!

  6. Super guy card! The embossed background adds so much texture and that DSP is perfect. (Now I REALLY regret passing up this set!) I hope you're having a great week ~ Hugs, Annie

  7. I would be smitten with that little bow tie stamp too, as well as that cute mustache! Great way to feature the papers and stamps in this suite. Especially like the paper you used on the edge of the card--nice touch! Fabulous guy card, Jan, and great use of the sketch!

  8. What a fabulous masculine card. I love the textured background and your mix of papers. Wonderful take on the sketch