Thursday, May 23, 2013

Paper Players #146 and STB #17

I don't know if rainy days make me more creative or if I just feel like hiding in my craft room.  Either way I have been getting some cards done. I had 2 and 1/2 done but they weren't due for challenges until later so I added another one for Paper Players that's due tomorrow.  They asked for a CAS masculine card.  What better way to get an inspiration for that challenge than by going to a sketch challenge and I chose Seize the Birthday.

I got some new stamps (and dies) from My Craft Spot and decided that the postmark would work well for the circles on the sketch.  There is also a script background stamp that I used on the banner, and a "happy."  The "birthday" is from their Tickets set  that coordinates with the Stamps set.  The colored strip is from s pad of Echo Park paper.  I inked everything with Walnut Distress Ink and popped up the banner on foam tape.

I told myself that I was going to spend this afternoon learning how to use my Silhouette Portrait.  Stephanie at Cricutmimi won a Portrait the month after I did and she's already making projects. Not that I"m in competition or anything but I'd better get busy. Users's Manual, here I come!

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Lesley said...

Hey Bobby! I love how you used the postal images for the circles and the french script stamping on the long pieces and adhered on the kraft coloured paper, is very cool! Thanks for playing with us at Seize the Birthday!

stampwithsandy said...

Rainy days always make me want to hide in my craft room, Bobby! Love what you created on your rainy day, especially the distressed kraft background. Thanks for sharing your creation with us at The Paper Players!

Unknown said...

Love your take on the sketch and the postal stamps are great. Thanks for joining us this week at Seize the Birthday.

Kate said...

I LOVE this, Bobby!! The vintage look is fantastic and that strip of Echo Park paper works so perfectly! Fabulous card!