Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Moon Lake Paper Player's Challenge

Hello!  Hope you are having a wonderful day! The last few days have been pretty crazy.  I found out a few days ago that we going to have house guests for about a week.  The problem was that my guest room = my craft room.  Rut Roh!  So.... I've been spending the last 3 days trying to organize/clean my guest/craft room.  It's looking great!  Now I need to spend some time catching up on my cardmaking.  I wanted to make a card for this week's The Paper Player's Challenge.  Since our guests were arriving tonight, I ran home to get everything I needed for this card out of their room and moved to the kitchen table.

I loved this sketch...actually I love sketches in general.  I love to have a starting place and just make it your own.  Fun stuff! :)

I started with a A2 Crumb Cake card base.  I added a layer of Chocolate Chip cardstock that has been dry embossed in a woodgrain embossing folder.  I stamped the boat image onto a 2 1/2" square of watercolor paper with Brown Stazon Ink.  I used my Aqua Painters to color my image.  The inks I used for the watercoloring were Pool Party, Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow, Chocolate Chip, and Baked Brown Sugar.  I backed the watercolored image in 2 3/4" square of Wild Wasabi.  I ran some natural ribbon across the Chocolate Chip layer and then ran two strands of Linen thread around it.  I added the layered Image to the right side over the ribbon/thread with dimensionals.  I added three little Basic Gold Buttons on the right that had been threaded with the linen thread.  I adhered them to ribbon with Crystal Effects.   I stamped the "Thinking of you" sentiment onto some Very Vanilla cardstock and layered it onto Wild Wasabi cardstock.  I used my Hexagon Punch to punch banner ends on the sentiment layers.  

Here's the Stampin' Up! products I used on my card:

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  1. Love your beautiful watercoloring on this card! Great card!! Thank you for playing along with the Paper Players this week.

  2. Tina, your watercoloring is beautiful and it really pops off the embossed background. So pretty! Thank you so much for playing along with my sketch this week at The Paper Players! :)

    1. Thanks so much! It was my first time to play along with The Paper Players but it was such a fun sketch! :)