Sunday, July 29, 2012

July 29, 2012

I think the challenge at The Paper Players this week is totally fun! A tic tac toe/bingo type format that allows you to choose your own combination so long as they are connected/in a line. What a great idea - be sure to go check it out! First, check out my cards for the challenge.

I was inspired by this card by Kim Badelt when I saw it last week. I knew I would use the idea somehow and was mulling it over for a few days. I decided to go for a masculine card and leave out all the white. So, for the PP106 challenge I chose the column with favorite color, masculine, punches. I know, I used more than one color. What can I say? I like COLOR period, and can't choose just one!

Stamp Sets: Thank You Kindly, Extreme Elements
Ink: Tangerine Tango, Cherry Cobbler, Lucky LimeAde, Island Indigo
Paper: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso textured, Whisper White
Tools: Corner Rounder punch (so ... I only used one punch! To be fair, I was thinking I would use a square punch, but it didn't work out with the size of the image)
Embellishments: Naturals Button, Baker's Twine Early Espresso

My second card was also inspired by someone else's creation... Jennifer Timko put together this fun card. When I saw it, I decided to "pin it" for later. :) Again, I decided to pass on the white background! (Nothing against white...) This matches up with the L-R diagonal on the PP106 challenge board: Circles, Dry Embossing, Punches.

No Stamps
Paper: Baja Breeze, Rich Razzleberry, Crumb Cake, Pocketful of Posies DSP, Poppy Parade
Tools: Big Shot, Square Lattice EF, various Circle punches 3/4" - 2 1/2"
Embellishments: crochet thread, Designer Button Brights Rich Razzleberry

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  1. Two amazing cards! LOVE the bright colors of the ink splattered one! :)

  2. Two awesome cards Ellen! The multi panel splatter is fabulous, as is your inlaid embossing. Thanks for playing along with The Paper Players this week. :)

  3. Not one, but TWO fantastic cards for our challenge! Love the second one and your use of the Extreme Elements is GENIUS! Thank you for joining us at the Paper Players this week!

  4. What neat unique and clever! I love your use of twine and buttons! Thanks for playing at The Paper Players.

  5. Oooh, look at you making not one, but two cards for the challenge. I really like them both. The colors are so rich on the masculine card and what a neat paint-splattered effect with that stamp from Extreme Elements. Why have I never bought that set? I always enjoy a card made from punches and the mix of textures and patterns on your second card is fabulous. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players!

  6. I love both of these, Ellen! The splotches are so much fun as are the circles! And I love how you used the twine.