Playing with Paper – Two for Tuesday

Tonight I’m playing with the Paper Players. They have a fun sketch challenge this week.

Paper Players Sketch Challenge pp411I am not a huge fan of diagonals on cards. I don’t know what my aversion is about, but this was a great challenge for me.  I decided to play with the Springtime Impressions Thinlets.  The details on the floral corner are so inspiring. And of course, I love butterflies.

For both of my cards, I used the Garden Impressions DSP.  This DSP has ten different SU colors plus Whisper White. It is a workhorse for all your crafting projects. I just finished making a one-sheet wonder set of Halloween cards with this paper, and now I’m going to show you two seasonal themes. Each one of them uses the Paper Players sketch and the same dies, layout, and sentiment.

The first one has a springtime feel. I used a base of Thick Whisper White with  Lovely Lipstick DSP. The upper triangular pieces of DSP from the Garden Impressions and so is the floral spray along the seam between the two designer papers.  The spray was trimmed from the large corner die and, of course, I saved the leftover bits.

The butterfly is Grapefruit Grove shined up with Wink a Stella.  I stamped the sentiment from Beautiful Bouquet in Blueberry Bushel.  A few pearls and I called it done.

But, I wasn’t completely happy with this card. September is nearly over.  Why am I making a spring themed card?  But it’s pretty I argued with myself.  One of us won and I redid the card with a fall theme for the challenge.

Fall Springtime ImpressionsFor this card, I used the same triangular piece of floral paper.  I cut the same spray but flipped the paper over to the darker side.  Instead of Lovely Lipstick DSP, I used Wood Textures and a layer of the Chicken Wire over it. The butterfly is in Calypso Coral.  I considered Cajun Craze, but I wanted to use a color that is included in the DSP.

I think the burlap ribbon under the Night of Navy sentiment adds another nice rustic element to this card. For the final touch, I swapped out the standard pearls I used in card one and used the Gold Metallic pearls instead.

I truly enjoyed playing with the Paper Players. Hope you are having fun with your paper crafts too.

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