Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Mission Impossible: The Paper Players Challenge

Okay, well not impossible, just highly challenging for a two or three colour stamper like myself.  This week, The Paper Players gave us a four colour combination to work with.

And there are some pretty dominant colours involved as well.  Here's my take on this colour challenge, also being used for my up-coming Birthday Stamper's Dozen!

I used the cake image from Make a Wish stamp set and the sentiment is from Bring on the Cake.  I liked the combination of the Whisper White and Crumb Cake on the Rich Razzleberry card base.  I would have kept it like that.  In fact, I had already stamped the sentiment in Crumb Cake and was ready to back it with more Crumb Cake card stock, but I couldn't find any suitable DSP with the other two colours in it:  Baja Breeze and Island Indigo.

With just the image and the sentiment, the top right side of the card was looking empty, leaving the card unbalanced.  The little flags cut from Baja Breeze card stock, Island Indigo Ruffled Ribbon and some DSP from the Print Poetry Designer Series Paper Stack, added just the right finishing touch.  I used some Crumb Cake brads to anchor the sentiment and added some paper piercing for an extra embelllishment.
Even with the Essentials Paper Piercing Pack to help you out, it is not as easy as it looks, getting even sizes for the holes.

I'll share some of the other cards I picked for the Birthday Stamper's Dozen in the coming days.  Stay tuned next week for the Retired Product Lists, and make sure you get the products you want before they are not available any more.

Stamps:  Make a Wish (w129219; c129222); Bring On the Cake (w121899; c121958)
Paper:  Print Poetry Designer Series Paper Stack (129312); Rich Razzleberry (115316), Island Indigo (122923), Baja Breeze* (111352), Crumb Cake (120953) and Whisper White (100730) card stock
Ink:  Classic Stampin' Pads in Crumb Cake (126975) and Baja Breeze* (126960)
Accessories:  3/8" Ruffled Ribbon in Island Indigo (125575); 3/16" Neutrals Brads (119736)
Tools:  Apothecary Accents Framelits (127003); Ovals Collection Framelits (129381); Essentials Paper Piercing Pack (126187); Stampin' Pierce Mat (126199); Paper Piercing Tool (126189)

*Discontinued May 31st, available only while supplies last
Apothecary Accents Framelits

Bring on the Cake Stamp Set

Island Indigo 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon

Make a Wish Stamp Set

Ovals Collection Framelits

Print Poetry Designer Series Paper Stack

Stampin' Pierce Mat
Paper Piercing Tool


  1. Heather, This is a great way to combine these colors. Thanks for playing along with The Paper Players this week!

  2. What a great layout, Heather! I love how you used the ribbon as one of the banners. Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!


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