Sunday, September 4, 2011

My First Paper Players Guest Designer Post

Welcome!  Today is my very first Guest Designer post for The Paper Players.  Today's challenge is Birthdays.  So grab your birthday stamps and play along!


I decided to do another medallion card, and the Big Top Birthday DSP just was begging for some attention, so here is what I came up with:


I started out with the large scallop circle from the Scallop Circles 2 die which was embossed using the houndstooth EF, and then added my pennant punches.  I first punched out the DSP, then punched whisper white and layered them.  Your wide ends will overlap a bit, but since this is hidden, it doesn't matter, but if you want a finished look, just snip off the overlapped pieces.  I stuck them on the back and then layered on a doily from the Flirtatious SDSP and curled the edges up.


The next layer is a real red circle, then a tempting turquoise piece of retired DSP punched using the scallop punch.  The Happy Birthday sentiment was stamped using the Perfectly Penned stamp set, I punched the edges with the decorative label punch

So here is the trick to layering.  You do not have to use the whole punched image, you can snip it apart and glue it back where ever you would like.  I did this with a real red and temping turquoise scallop oval punch.  The tempting turquoise was stamped with the Circle Circus stamp set and the ends were used.  For the real red punch, only the middle was used.  Quite a trick isn't it!




So are you still with me?  Great, I wanted to add a bitty bow, so I wrapped a bunch of baker's twine around my fingers and knotted it.  Very simple to make.  I attached with a glue dot and left the tails dangling behind the sentiment.  Some basic rhinestones and some retired tempting turquoise ribbon finished off the card.


I had some extra bits from the front, I always use those for the inside of the card.  The sentiment was stamped here in whisper white.  If I had some white embossing powder, I would of used it.  Guess what is going on my next order?  You guessed it, you just can't live without that stuff!  Thanks for stopping by, and if you have any questions, please ask!  Enjoy!  Please check out what the rest of the Paper Player's Design team is up to!

The Paper Players Design Team









Sandie Conner (September GD) you are here

Stamps:  Perfectly Penned, Circle Circus
Paper:  Big Top Birthday DSP, Flirtatious SDSP, real red, tempting turquoise, whisper white
Ink:  Real red, whisper white
Tools:  Big shot, scallop circle die 2, petite pennant builder punch, scallop oval punch, decorative label punch, houndstooth EF, baker's twine, circle punch, scallop circle punch

15 comments:

Cindy Hall said...

Sandie, I love your card. Great colors and layout! Congratulations on being a GD on The Paper Players... well deserved!

Patti Willey said...

Holy Moly! this card is Amazing! What punch!

Lauri said...

This is great!! Reminds me of a country fair.carnival! Thanks for all the punch tips too!!

Nance said...

Wow, fantastic layering job Sandie! Love the colors and all the punch tips are fabulous! So happy to have you with us for September!!

Jodi said...

Love all the bright colors & layers. Wow, that took some time to put together. Think I have most of the items needed though, so may need to give that a try. That dsp is just perfect for a cheery birthday card.

Lesley Croghan said...

Love ths card Sandie! It just screams birthday! The little bow is abdsolutely adorable. SO happy to have you on board with us for September.
Smiles,
Lesley

LeAnne said...

Awesome card! That sentiment just works perfectly with your medallion! So glad we'll be creating together, too! :D

Ann Schach said...

Welcome to the team, Sandie! Your card is adorable! So fun and cheery...certain to brighten anyone's day!

Anne Marie said...

Hi Sandie! Sooo excited to be working with you this month at the Paper Players! Your creations are wonderful, as is this lovely birthday card. The colors are fantastic and there is so much awesome detal. Thanks for sharing all of the punchy tips, too. Hope your day was great! Hugs! :)

scrappingnana said...

Great card. I just got my DSP also. I may have to copy this. Love the bright colors and all the little tricks you did with the punches. TFS

Kathy said...

Sandie, I think your card is so striking! LOve the design and the colors you choose.

Julie Marshall said...

Sandie, I love everything about this card. You've taken all of these wonderful details and brought them together into this perfectly layered design. My favorite part: the colors. They're just fabulous.

Congrats on being the September GD...looking forward to working with you ;)

DAWN Braun said...

I just LOVE this card, the star is out of this world and what a bright happy cheerful Birthday card to make someone's day even brighter! :)

Joan said...

Fun, fun, fun! Love all the layers!

Bonnie said...

Congratulations on being the guest designer! I love the bright colors and now that sentiment set is on my want list. LOL, your inspiration is enabling me! TFS

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