I was pleasantly surprised to see the Paper Players Challenge # 203 this week had a BEACH theme since I was working on one of my class cards this week with the SU By the Seashore stamp set! I wanted to make sure we used it before summer had passed us by…
You will find a ton of cards when you google “waterfall card”- they have been around a long time! But my inspiration came from my friend, Linda Heller, at StampingSchool.com who used the scallop tag for the pulling mechanism on the card. It was easy to make but has a WOW factor to it. I used my SAB 2013 paper that seems to never deplete! I love the colorful bubbly print on the DSP that reminded me of the colors of the sea. I love how SU makes it so easy to create a card with its coordinating Designer Series papers, ink, cardstock and ribbons. I simply pulled out the colors from the DSP and went to town.
STAMPS: SU By The Seahorse, SU Remembering Your Birthday
INK: SU Calypso Coral, SU Island Indigo, SU Pool Party, SU Sahara Sand, SU Summer Starfruit, SU Tangerine Tango
PAPER: SU Tangerine Tango, SU Calypso Coral, SU Island Indigo, SU Pool Party, SU Whisper White, SU Summer Starfruit, SU Sycamore Street DSP (SAB 2013- retired)
TOOLS: SU Scallop Tag Punch
ACCESSORIES: SU Summer Starfruit Satin Stitched Ribbon (retired), random silver brads
Oh, I loved the colors and design of Laurie Willison- the designer for MUSE Card Club # 29 this week. I usually try to pick a part of the card that inspires me but I loved so many on her card this week- the colors, the panel flush with the bottom edge, the embossed panel, and the rounded edge on one corner…oh, and the flowers.
STAMPS: SU Happy Day, SU Madison Avenue
INK: SU Real Red, SU Certainly Celery (retired)
PAPER: SU Real Red, SU Certainly Celery, SU Whisper White, SU Bashful Blue (retired)
ACCESSROIES: SU Real Red Designer Button (retired), Random Celery colored rhinestone that matched perfectly!
TOOLS: SU Floral Fusion Sizzlet, SU Corner Rounder
Here is Laurie’s Card:
I pulled out a favorite of mine from Sale-a-Bration 2013 this year…SU Bloomin’ Marvelous. I was inspired by the colors at Colour Q # 200 and the MUSE Card Club Challenge #28 made by Lynn Mangan. And..those Polka Dots and “happy” go right along with Erica’s challenge at the Friday MashUp # 121 this week too! Thanks to all the designers and players at all three sites for inspiring me during a week full of moving kids in and out of apartments in two different states only days apart!
STAMPS: SU Bloomin’Marvelous SAB 2013 (retired)
INK: SU Old Olive, SU Midnight Muse, SU So Saffron, SU Marina Mist
PAPER: SU Midnight Muse, SU So Saffron, SU Marina Mist (Subtles Pattern Collection- retired), SU Whisper White
ACCESSORIES: SU Pearls
Here is Lynn’s MUSE card:
I wanted to use some of my Parker’s Patterns DSP before it retires next month. It is such a great DSP for masculine cards or kid/teenage cards. I love it- the colors go together so nicely. I used the Fab Friday # 17 sketch challenge to create this fun card:
Did you notice how the jeans stamped with faded knees? I was not trying to make it look that way but when it stamped that way- I liked it!
STAMPS: SU Patterned Occasions
INK: SU Not Quite Navy, SU Cherry Cobbler
PAPER: SU Not Quite Navy, SU Marina Mist, SU Early Espresso, SU Very Vanilla, SU Daffodil Delight
ACCESSORIES: SU Natural Trim Ribbon, random brads
TOOLS: SU Corner Punch and Slot Punches (both retired), SU Word Window Punch, SU Houndstooth EF
I had so much fun with these colors!! I used the sketch from The Friday Mashup # 105 to design this card for The Paper Players # 144 color challenge.
STAMPS: SU Itty Bitty Banners
INK: SU Rich Razzleberry
PAPER: SU Rich Razzleberry, SU Baja Breeze, SU Island Indigo, SU Crumb Cake, SU Whisper White, Sycamore Street DSP from SAB 2013
ACCESSORIES: SU White Baker’s Twine
TOOLS: SU Cloud EF, SU Bitty Banners Die, SU Scallop Border Punch,Your Next Stamp Balloon Die