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!