Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Game On for The Paper Players

game on for the paper players

Today is one of those lovely days when I can enter a challenge with my card, and my go to is always The Paper Players, especially when they have a masculine card challenge, which is my favourite and a kind of forte! I have lots of masculine stamp sets, thanks to this year's Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue, but one I haven't used yet is Game On, a tribute to games that many men and women alike, enjoy playing! 

The Paper Player's Challenge #507 is to create a Masculine Birthday Card. Here's their challenge banner:

My biggest claim to fame on this card is that I used a self-created Brass Embossing Powder by mixing Gold and Copper Stampin' Emboss Powders. This post tells you how I did that. Look closely and see if it looks different than gold to you:

game on for the paper players

  •  All the images and the sentiment are from the Game On stamp set and are stamped in Versamark ink and embossed with my homemade concoction of brass embossing powder (see above).
  • The images are all fussy cut while I used the Tasteful Labels dies to die cut the sentiment.
  • The background paper is from the World of Good Specialty Designer Series Paper, which is, in turn, mounted on some bronze Brushed Metallic Cardstock from the Aug/Dec Mini Catalogue. The card base is Misty Moonlight cardstock.
  • The embellishments are retired Designer Elements that were just on the Clearance Rack, but I think they sold out over the weekend.
september paper pumpkin

Thursday, Sept. 10 is the last day to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin in order to get this cozy looking fall kit! I wouldn't wait that long! They seem to be selling out these days! Why? Because it's so much fun to have a high quality Creative Break shipped right to your door once a month. They are not hard to create, but with the support of your demonstrator, me, and online resources, you can create many, many alternatives if you want to let your imagination run wild! You get everything you need to make a Pinterest worthy project, but one your kids would enjoy helping you with! It would be a great family crafting together time!

All that for only $30 a month, and it's SO EASY to manage your subscription! No hour long waits on hold trying to reach someone to cancel. Just go online and with a click of the mouse, you can either put your subscription on hold or cancel it altogether!

If you think this is something you'd like to try, Click HERE to start up! Let me know if you do, so I can support you with alternate ideas!

september online technique class

You can still register for my September Online Technique Class. It will be too late to get the stamp set and class package in time for the Facebook live, but you can still register and get them both and I will send you a link to the YouTube recording of the Facebook Live so you can complete the projects in your time! You will learn to make two Illuminated Easel Cards, perfect as centerpieces or as decor for Thanksgiving; two elongated Z Fold cards, and two colour blocked birthday cards, all using the Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper!
Register Here.

game on for the paper players

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Claire Broadwater said...

Heather, this is a fabulous masculine card. I love those chess pieces and the grid background! SO happy you joined us at The Paper Players this week!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Heather you must be unique or at least a rare breed - there aren't many who love the idea of masculine cards less so consider them their forte! This is a great card with this set and I'm impressed you created your own custom colour embossing powder! Thanks for playing along with us at The Paper Players this week - always lovely to see you in the gallery!

Jaydee said...

Love your use of this fabulous set and it works so well with this gorgeous paper. And way to go on creating your own embossing powder! So glad you joined us at the Players this week

Heather Cooper said...

Thanks, Claire! I love the sketchy style of the images on this set!

Heather Cooper said...

Yeah, I've always been a bit different that way, Joanne! Thanks!

Heather Cooper said...

The paper is my favourite in the Annual Catalogue this year! Thanks for your comments!