Sunday, March 27, 2016

Paper Players 288 Birthday Boy

Happy Easter, or Resurrection Day, as we like to call it!  I hope whatever you celebrate, you have a blessed time with family and friends today!  It's my turn to host the Paper Players today and I have a little sketch for you:

Because Sale-a-bration is almost over, I wanted to use a SAB set, and I also wanted to create an ombre effect with the three panels, although that was not my original intent when I designed the sketch!  But I need masculine cards and I was neglecting my blues lately, so I went with Island Indigo, Lost Lagoon (which will be retiring soon as well--boo hoo!), and Soft Sky:

I adhered the three panels to a piece of scrap paper first, diecut them with the stitched border die (Lil'Inkers), then embossed them with the Chevron EF.  I also created an ombre effect...or maybe it's really striped, but you get my drift, with the party hat from Silhouettes & Script:

To get this effect, I inked up the entire stamp with Soft Sky, then inked it a wee bit down from the top with Lost Lagoon, and then finally, inked the bottom portion with Island Indigo.  If you go from light to dark, you don't need to worry about inking over top of a previously-inked area!  I love how it turned out!  I added a silver star with an enamel dot, although it's hard to tell that I used Silver Foil, but I promise I did!

Finally, I inked up "birthday boy" from the "Hello" SAB set and cut it out in a banner and backed it with a Silver Foil banner as well, and adhered it all together!

I stamped the birthday sentiment from Suite Sayings on the inside, and added another star with a candy dot just for fun!

I hope you'll play with my sketch this week too!  I think you could use up lots of little scraps and create something cute!  Check out what the AWESOME design team did with it too:

And of course, we did some egg-dying this weekend:

And Grammy had to do some experimenting with SU inks and Itty Bitty Bits on a plain white hardboiled egg!  It was tricky, a little smudge-prone, but fun!

Enjoy your day!


Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Happy Resurrection Day to you! I love the masculine ombré card - the party hat and sentiment make it really fun and the little touches of silver are just enough sparkle that you can get away with on a man's card! Egg dying looks like a lot of fun - great attempt at your stamped egg, that looks like it was very tricky but a cute end result. Awesome sketch this week LeAnne!

Linda Callahan said...

Great sketch and your card is fabulous in shades of blue! Looks like you and Cassidy had fun with all those eggs - where did the baby go? Happy Easter!

Brent Scheffer said...

The array of blues and the chevron textures are great! The horizontal stitch adds to the pop! Have a Happy Easter!

Denise Willerton said...

love this card LeAnne ~ that party hat is adorable ~ well done with the Easter egg decorating! He Is Risen!!!

Nance Leedy said...

Oooh, love your ombre card and the striped stamping on the birthday hat--so clever! Cassidy has the best grandma--love your stamped egg!

laurie said...

Fun sketch LeAnne!I love your guy card, and shame on you for neglecting those gorgeous blues when you make such awesome cards with them! The ombre is fun and love that embossing too.

Looks like lots of fun decorating eggs...hope you all had a blessed Easter!

Lisa Elton said...

Hope you enjoyed a wonderful Easter LeAnne!! Looks like Cassidy enjoyed coloring the eggs. Your card is so much fun I like the away the chevrons appear to be pointing to the cute party hat!!

Claire Broadwater said...

I love this sketch, LeAnne! The colors you used are just perfect for the birthday boy! Such a fun card! Cassidy looks like she had a great time dying and decorating her eggs! Special memories! XXXX

stampwithsandy said...

I love the colors on this one also, and how you tied them together with the embossing. Awesome sketch, too! I haven't died eggs in ages. I love the stamped one!

Anonymous said...

All my favorite colors, LeAnne, put together beautifully on one awesome card! Love it! Love your sketch, too!