Friday, August 19, 2016

Paper Players Color Challenge Meets SSINKspiration Back to School: Suite Sayings

Happy Friday! Just a few short hours until vacation officially begins (can you tell I’m just a little excited??) and I get to start by heading out to see Aidan who’s been at his grandparents this week.  I totally miss that kiddo!  Part of this week in addition to getting ready for vacation was trying to get things ready for school that starts when we get back so it was perfect timing for the SSINKspiration designers to focus on Back to School projects so I decided to make a card to go in Aidan’s backpack on his first day for a little surprise encouragement.  I also decided to use the Paper Players Color challenge which was just perfect for this occasion.
I started with Whisper White Thick cardstock for the cardbase and then added a layer of Pacific Point Designer Series Paper from the Brights Designer Series Paper Stack.  Next I took a piece of Basic Black cardstock and using the Writing Notes Background Stamp stamped using Whisper White Craft ink.  The greeting is from the Suite Sayings stamp set and was stamped using Basic Black ink on Daffodil Delight cardstock and then cut out with the Big Shot and Layering Ovals Framelits.  I attached just a small piece of a Silver Metallic Doily (the smaller one) behind the oval so it just peaks out and offers a touch of sparkle!
Next it was time for all the fun details…I used the Big Shot and Stars Collection Framelits and some Red Glimmer Paper to cut the large star and then cut out a smaller star for the center using the same framelits and some Pacific Point cardstock and then embossed it with the Confetti Embossing Folder (the smaller star was attached with a dimensional to pop up).  The final touch was to add a couple of Silver Metallic Enamel Stars to contrast the metallic doily.
I love how this card turned out, it just screams school and those bright colors are a perfect way to send some extra special vibes for the start of the new year.  Make sure to check out other projects the design team as created for even more inspiration if you’re looking to get ready for school in your house as well.
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Have a great weekend!

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  1. Diana, whoop, whoop to vacation! ENJOY! I love your card! It is perfect for "Back to School"! I love the chalkboard and the shimmery stars! Polka dots are my favorite! So happy you made my colors shine at The Paper Players this week! XX

  2. Great card, Diana! I love the layout and and all the layers. So glad you joined us this week at The Paper Players!

  3. Love, love, love your Back to School card, Diana. All of the details make a masterpiece. Thanks for playing with our color challenge this week at the Paper Players.

  4. The layering on this card is on point! Love it!


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