Happy Sunday, everyone! Laurie is our hostess at the Paper Players today and her Clean and Simple challenge is to use a sentiment as your focal point:
I have another sympathy card (I needed three last week!) and this one uses another wonderful diecut and stamp set from Papertrey:
I was a wee bit annoyed as my paper buckled when I adhered it to the cardstock, but after a while, it flattened out....so when it went in the mail, it looked a little better than it does here! Anyway, I found these beautiful papers from ScrapBerry's, called Forest, and I chose a paper that had some subdued colors and a pretty little bird's nest and flock of birds on it. I first stamped the sentiment in Cajun Craze, but it didn't look quite right, so since I was using my Misti, I stamped over it in Chocolate Chip and it matched perfectly! Isn't that little nest so sweet?
Before I added a bit of greenery from Tim Holtz, I ran my paper through a stitched rectangle die, then adhered it and added some linen thread:
And finally, sentiments from Our Daily Bread Designs and Hero Arts for the inside:
I know you have some lovely sentiments in your stash to use for this challenge, so get stampin'! Share them with us at the PP this week; meanwhile, you can check out what the DT did here:
Dana's birthday was Thursday and Cassidy made her a card with the owl punch and some woodgrain background:
I wish I had gotten a better picture of it but I forgot! Anyway, she wanted the sentiment to "swing", so she mounted it on some baker's twine and sure enough, the little owl looks like he is holding the sentiment out of his wee little tree home! This was all her idea, too:
And of course, she had to help Mommy blow out the candles on her yummy DQ cake!
Enjoy your day and thanks for popping in!
|Project Details-All Products Stampin' Up Unless Noted Otherwise|
|Stamps||Inspired: Lord (Papertrey), Scripture Collection 2 (Our Daily Bread Designs), CL342 (Hero Arts)|
|Card stock & Papers||Naturals White, Mossy Meadow, Early Espresso, Forest DSP (ScrapBerry's)|
|Ink||Cajun Craze, Chocolate Chip, Mossy Meadow|
|Tools||Big Shot, Stitched Rectangle Die (Lil'Inker) Holiday Greens Die (Tim Holtz), Lord Die (Papertrey)|