Many Thanks to the Librarian!
Before I jump into my blog for these two challenges, let me say how honored I was to be chosen as one of the Librarian’s Choices for The Library Challenge # 9 with a Where the Wild Things Are theme. You can see my z-fold card I created here. I didn’t even know I was chosen until I went in to make sure I didn’t miss the deadline for the current challenge. While I enjoy participating in challenges, I’ve missed more deadlines by just a few hours for a variety of challenges. Can you imagine my surprise?!?
Fab Friday 114 sketch challenge for this week is simple, which I love. However, when combined with the Library Challenge # 10, it becomes very elegant. I chose to use the cover of the Rose Garden, written by Susanna Kearsley, as my inspiration. The gorgeous photographic Petal Promenade DSP is perfect, and I am very thankful for the DSP share in which I participated for this paper. More about DSP shares later.
Here’s my card:
Here are the posts for the challenges:
Petal Promenade is Beautiful!
When I first saw the DSP options in the 2018 – 2019 catalog, not all of them Wow’d me, including Petal Promenade. Therefore, I did what I always do when there are new DSP sets: participate in a paper share with my upline, Brian King. A paper share includes patterns from each of the DSP 12 x 12 (cut to 6 x 12) and 6 x 6 stacks. The shares allow me to hold in my hot little hands to see if I want to order ALL of it. This set of papers is gorgeous!!!! I didn’t think I would order it, but now it tops my list for the Buy 3, Get 1 Free shopping list.
Blushing Bride cardstock provides the bottom base, and I also used the Wood Textures DSP for the middle mat. I punched out the circle to go under the Share What You Love doille for some contrast. This suite also provided, the pearlized enamel dots, the metal flower, and the sentiment. After choosing my DSP from Wood Textures, I decided on Soft Suede ink. I thought the Whisper White label needed a little something – something. Therefore, I chose a flower stamp and stamped it off in Blushing Bride. The retired Crumb Cake ribbon seemed to fit this card, and the Fab Friday challenge, perfectly.
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Paper Players # 386 sketch challenge
The True Gentleman suite is a wonderfully masculine DSP with a striking color scheme. I needed a masculine thank you card and the Paper Players sketch was perfect for this suite.
Here’s my True Gentleman thank you card:
and here’s the PP386 sketch:
Supposed to be a two-fer
This card was supposed to be a two-fer with PP386 and the Tic-Tac-Toe challenge. However, I missed the entry deadline for tttc. The TTTC challenge line I chose was twine (check), embossing (check), and polka dot (check). It may be a tad difficult to see, but I used the Woodplank embossing folder on the Wood Textures DSP. The Night of Navy banner has Soft Suede dots on it in addition to the lighter dot pattern. I originally just had the True Gentleman corduroy Night of Navy ribbon across the top of the banners. After I finished the card, I decided to add the twine thread. The banners were attached with dimensionals, which made the process of adding twine tricky. Enter a dental floss threader for the solution and adding the twine became an easy process..
The Triple Banner Punch easily created the banners I needed for this challenge. I cropped the Night of Navy circle and the greeting circle using the Stitched Shapes die set, which is the most used die set I own. The sentiment is from the All Things Thanks. When everything was said and done i decided that it needed a little something. Enter the three Night of Navy enamel shapes all lined up in a row. I’ve found that the easiest way for me to line up the shapes in a straight line and even spacing is to use my paper piercer tool. I can place the clear sheet over the card and pierce right next to the shape, then add the enamel shape on top of the tiny hole.
All Things Thanks
All Things Thanks stamp set provided the sentiment I needed. I love the fonts on this set and they are very easy to mask or color with Stamping Write markers to get just “thanks” when needed.
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True Gentleman DSP
This DSP paper is gorgeous and fun! It is perfectly masculine, has fresh designs, fabulous colors (Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Night of Navy, Tranquil Tide, and Very Vanilla), and coordinates so well with the Wood Textures DSP stack in the annual catalog. I made my DH’sdouble z-fold birthday card out of this paper and and he really liked it as well. (See that card HERE.) Love it!
Truly Tailored Clear Mount bundle
This Occasions catalog bundle is the perfect companion for the DSP paper. This suite has a coordinating set of buttons, masculine corduroy ribbon, and a cardstock pack. The stamps themselves are fun and great for Father’s Day, birthday, or all occasion card.
Classy Kind of Guy
Sometimes, when I see a card in my head, it just comes together in a snap. However, I’d punched the pieces and played with them last week and couldn’t figure out what I wanted to do. Last night I went in my Blue Room (aka craft room or my room of random stuff) not knowing what I was going to create, pulled these pieces out and it all just fell into place.
This card came together pretty easily once I figured out the layout. I knew I wanted to include shapes punched from the Tailored Tag punch in 2 of the designs. These two patterns are actually the front and back of one of the DSP sheets. The Very Vanilla punched piece for the sentiment is matted with two Night of Navy punched pieces. When I got the card all glued down I thought I might need something else and added the Linen Thread surround. It adds some interest and dimension without overpowering the clean lines of the card.
I’d love to know what you think about this card and bundle, so please leave a comment below.
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