June 27, 2011

The Paper Players #53


Hi there, friends!  How was your weekend?  We had a wonderful time visiting with our friends, and today I'm just sitting on the deck enjoying some gorgeous weather.  Life is good!

I had some time this morning to play along with a challenge blog I've been missing lately, The Paper Players.   This week brings a fun sketch that I just had to try.


I haven't made a baby card in ages, so I brainstormed an idea with this cute little snail from PTI's Baby Button Bits.  I wanted to use the three horizontal panels to show the snail moving along, with the sentiment "Look who has just arrived".

On each white strip, I stamped the snail in chartreuse, then grounded the image with a row of dots from PTI's Faux Ribbon.  I added a butterfly from Butterfly Dreams, then debossed each strip with the Linen & Canvas impression plate.

Next, I stamped the snails in purple onto a scrap of cardstock and cut out just the shells, then adhered them to the green snails.  A strip of purple eyelet border was tucked under the bottom of each strip before attaching them to the purple card base.

To finish off the card front, the last snail was punched out, matted with a chartreuse eyelet circle, and popped up on foam adhesive.  The bottom butterfly is popped up, as well, to draw attention to the sentiment.

All supplies from Papertrey Ink unless noted
Cardstock:  Plum Pudding, Simply Chartreuse, white
Stamps:  Baby Button Bits, Faux Ribbon, Butterfly Dreams
Ink:  Perfect Plum (Stampin' Up!), Moss Green (Clearsnap)
Tools:  Linen & Canvas impression plate, Limitless Layers, Eyelet border die, circle punch (EK Success)

And since I haven't shown you the inside of a card for a while, here's a peek at this one featuring a sentiment from Baby Button Bits (I just didn't ink up the last word, "bee").


I'm off to check out the entries from the last PTI blog hop!  Thanks so much to all of you who stopped by and left comments this weekend.  I'll be coming by your blogs today, if I haven't already!

Have a good one!

25 comments:

Kristie said...

Great take on the sketch! I love the purple and green combo and how you left the snail head uncolored.

xiumaiyuki said...

This card is just so cute and so fun!! That snail is a cutie and I love him in purple. Fatty says thank you for the birthday wishes! ((hugs))

Cristina said...

Faux Ribbon!!!! Wooo! :) Such a cute concept here, and you always ROCK the purple!

Patrice said...

Love that color combo!

Suzanne said...

Oh that snail is so cute and I love the colors! Great cards!

Always Playing with Paper said...

How clever! I just love this sweet little snail...thanks for joining us at the Paper Players!!!
Smiles,
Lesley

Lauri said...

Christina, what a cute baby card! Love your take on the sketch and scene inside the card! Thanks for playing this week with the Paper Players!

Karen B. said...

This is absolutely adorable, and a cute cute idea!

LeAnne said...

Oh this is just so stinkin' cute. I love the border and circle punches and how they tie the whole thing together. What a cute concept! So glad you were able to play with the Paper Players this week!

Sandra Azzopardi said...

So cute, Christina! I love how the snail moves across the card and the colours you have used are gorgeous. Thanks for playing along with the Paper Players this week!

Susan Joyce said...

Delightful! Love your idea of the moving snail, works great with the sketch.

Marisa said...

Brilliant use of the sketch! Love the moving snail and scallops you used. Great card.

Amy said...

Gosh this is adorable! I love the little scene that "moves" a long! Sweet creation Christina!

Ginny said...

such an adorable baby card. Love the snail moving across, and the sentiment - genius!

The Paper Parade said...

This is adorable! And so bright and cheery :) I've never heard of this sketch challenge, but now I'm definitely going to check it out.

Lindsay said...

So so cute Christina! Love the LO and the colors, it's adorable!

Jen Carter said...

Super cute!! I love the movement of the snail and the pretty colors you used! Adorable!

Rosemary said...

what a totally adorable card!!

Andrea M said...

WOW! I can't even tell you how much I love that snail creeping frame by frame!!! And I agree with Cristina, you ROCK the purple!!! AWESOME!

Laurie said...

This is so sweet! I love the greens and purples! That snail is too adorable! Awesome job here girl!

Indy said...

Just love your card! Though I hate snails in my yard, I love your snail stamp and how you moved it to make a great baby card!

Nance said...

Oh my goodness this is just the cutest thing EVER! Love that little snail and the color combination ROCKS! Love the little faux ribbon dots and all the tone-on-tone scallop borders. Such a clever use of the sketch my friend! Good to see you at The Paper Players this week! ((hugs))

Ann Schach said...

Oh my gosh! This is just too cute! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players this week!

Anne Marie said...

Christina, this is just so stinkin' sweet! Love those fun colors and that slow-moving snail. Too fun! That little, popped up butterfly is such a great detail, too. Thanks so much for joining us at the Paper Players this week! :)

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Hi Christina! I am thrilled to be in the mix with someone as talented as you! Congrats on the win over at PPC! Love this card ... so many gorgeous little details! Cute cute stamp images!!! Fab colours! Hugs xxaxx

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