One Layer Card for The Paper Players Challenge

I had so much fun playing along with the Stamping Challenges sketch earlier this week, I thought I would expand my horizons and play along with The Paper Players Challenge #142.

The Design Team members behind this blog are equally amazing as my prior challenge.  They are:  Ann Schach, Amy O’Neill, LeAnne Pugliese, Jaydee, Nance Leedy, Anne Marie Hile, Brian King, Justin Krieger, Jen Nelson, Sandy Mathis and Lesley Croghan (the blog’s creator).

Here is the sketch for the challenge:

PaperPlayers Challenge 142

What, a single layer card – no DSP or anything?  Okay, I have a very difficult time making a card without layers, ribbons, etc.  I already knew I wanted to use the large butterfly background stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Spring calatog and was inspired by Ann Schach’s card.

Here’s what I came up with:

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Ok, maybe the bling was a little much but I kinda like the way it turned out.

I have lived in Texas the majority of my life and one thing I absolutely love about the Spring and Summer months are the Monarch Butterflies that flutter here and there.  (Seriously, my butterfly is not nearly as beautiful as the real thing.)

Here are the supplies that I used to create my card (all items are available in the 2012-2013 Annual Catalog unless otherwise noted):

Papers:  Crumb Cake Card Stock
Inks:  Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler
Stamps:  Swallowtail (2o13 Spring Catalog), Vintage Verses (2013 Sale-a-bration item)
Misc:  Basic Jewels Rhinestones, Stampin’ Pastels (retired)

I had fun coloring with my Stampin’ Pastels on this card.  Sadly, they are no longer available through Stampin’ Up! but I’m sure if you’re a die-hard crafter like I am, you have some kind of chalk pencils around begging to be used.

I hope you enjoyed viewing my The Paper Players blog post and that you will take a few minutes to see what everyone else came up with for this challenge.

Until next time, stamp on my friends,

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10 Responses to One Layer Card for The Paper Players Challenge

  1. Linda, all I can say is WOW! I love the big, bold butterfly and the soft colors you selected really are gorgeous. The rhinestones are the perfect touch. Thank you so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! 🙂

  2. Amy O'Neill says:

    So glad you joined us this week, Linda! Your butterfly is so pretty with the pastels, and this is a great stamp to use for this challenge. Have a great weekend!

  3. Ann Schach says:

    Absolutely beautiful, Linda! The rhinestones add the perfect touch of bling. Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

  4. Brian King says:

    I’ve not yet seen the diamonds on the Swallowtail’s wings, and I love it! What a gorgeous card, Linda! Thanks for playing along with The Paper Players this week.

  5. Nance Leedy says:

    Hi Linda! I am so glad you shared this beautiful butterfly with us at The Paper Players. This is the perfect stamp for a one-layer card and your coloring is lovely–as are the rhinestones! Thank you for your sweet words about our challenge and we hope you’ll join us again!

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