Sunday, August 16, 2020

Good Work for The Paper Players

Hello, friends and welcome back once again!  I hope you and those close to you are continuing to stay safe and healthy.

It's time for a new challenge at The Paper Players!  This week the fabulous Claire is hosting our CAS challenge with a Back to School theme.  Some areas are reopening their schools and others are doing online learning, so it definitely gives some creative options for cards!

What do we mean by Clean and Simple?

Minimal layers and embellishments
Plenty of open space, aka "white" space
Simple and uncluttered

For my card, I used a more traditional look with a cute set from MFT that I just adore. I also used this for my DT card for the Tic Tac Toe challenge.  If interested, you can see it here.

While still trying to keep my card relatively CAS, I also wanted to use this fun frame to highlight our schoolgirl and the other elements.  I stamped, Copic Colored and die cut all the images and set them aside.  Next a blender brush was used to lightly ink blend some blue Distress Oxide ink on the white card base.  Once complete and the ink dry, I used temporary adhesive on the frame to line up the sentiment in my Misti, removed the frame and stamped it in black pigment ink.

Next the frame was added to the base with liquid adhesive, then the books, pencils and schoolgirl were adhered with a mixture of glue and thin adhesive squares for just a little dimension.  Such a fun little card, I'll probably end up sending it to my granddaughter this fall.

Thanks so much for visiting, I really appreciate it!  Be sure to use the links below to visit the rest of the DT, they have some terrific cards this week.  I also hope you join us at The Paper Players this week for this fun challenge!


Stef Perry (that's me!)

Stamps:  Class Act (MFT)
Paper:  Neenah Solar White
Ink:  Gina K Obsidian Amalgam, Versafine Clair Nocturne, Mermaid Lagoon DOX
Other:  Class Act matching dies, Blueprint 27 frame die (MFT)
Copics:  E49, 47, 44, 43, 40, 37, 35, 33, 31, 15, 13, 11, 21, B99, 97, 95, 01, 00, 000, V09, 06, 04, 01, YG67, 17, 25, 03, Y26, 08, 04 R32, 30, BV29, 27, 23, 20


laurie said...

That is such a cute set and makes for an adorable card!Awesome card!

LeAnne said...

It's adorable! I don't think I ever looked that good going back to school...gawky, chubby and definitely not stylish like this little one is! Love your coloring too..your granddaughter will love it!

Allisa said...

Too cute! I love the frame background and your coloring is fabulous as always!

Claire Broadwater said...

Stef, you did it again! You blew this challenge out of the water. I love this adorable MFT girl. New books, pencils and an apple for the teacher. She is ready to go in her new school outfit, too. Your coloring is amazing and this frame is perfect to showcase all the items! Thank you for making my challenge shine! Have a great week, My Friend!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Stef, this is such an adorable card! Love the little framed background. It's the perfect accent for your stellar student and all of her fun school supplies. As always, your coloring is amazing, too. Such a sweet back to school card!

Stamps-N-Lingers said...

So cute - love the multiple framed openings, Stef! Great design to perfectly highlight your sweet - and perfectly colored!! images! :)

Jaydee said...

Love the layout! beautifully colored - as always. Such a wonderful design. All round fabulous card, Stef

Ann Schach said...

What an adorable card, Stef! Your granddaughter will love it! Your coloring always spot on, and the frame is a great design element. A yummy CAS card for sure!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Adorable Steph - I love how you used your frame to highlight your little girl and the other elements on your card. And exquisite colouring, as always!