The Paper Players #499

Happy Sunday everyone!  It is time for a new challenge at The Paper Players!  LeAnne is hosting a color challenge this week.  The featured colors are Smokey Slate, So Saffron and Seaside Spray.

In the future, I might want to turn the lights on in my craft room when pulling my colors!  At the time I created my card, Mink, Sunkiss Yellow and Glacier appeared to be a good match.  In the end, Mink was perfect.....while Sunkiss Yellow and Glacier seems to be in a totally different hue!  While I might have slightly failed in the color challenge, the colors still totally work for a baby card!  My card was created based on the sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches-

I promise the sketch is included in my card, I just added a few things on top of it!  To create my card, I cut cardstock to match the sketch and then dry embossed the whole panel after cutting with a stitched panel die.  A few stitched frames were added on top to showcase my sweet elephant stamp.  I struggled with my sentiment placement, so added a tab on the side for my congrats.  The elephant was colored with Prismacolor pencils, blended with Gamsol.  A few sequins finish off the design.

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
Z3376 Sweet Baby Stamp Set w/Thin Cuts-Retired
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X5978 Glacier Cardstock
X5947 Mink Cardstock
Sunkiss Yellow Cardstock-Retired
Z4189 Intense Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2841 Glacier Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Sunkiss Yellow Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad-Retired
Stitched Circles Embossing Folder-Retired
Stitched Rectangle Panel Die-Simon Says Stamp
Z4260 Stitched Rectangle Frames Thin Cuts
Z3726 Tags & Tabs Thin Cuts
Z4304 Silver Loose Sequins
Baker's Twine-Retired
Prismacolor Pencils

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:
Crafting Happiness-Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon-Embossing

Check out the other Paper Players Design Team member creations for more inspiration:
The Paper Players Design Team
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. LOL, that has happened to me occasionally....but I think the colors match closely enough and that little elephant is just adorable! You nailed the sketch too...which was a challenging one for sure!

  2. Super-cute card and an adorable image! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  3. What an adorable baby card! I love the colors, whether a perfect match or not for the challenge. So glad you joined us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  4. Thanks for entering our "Embossing" Challenge this week @ Little Red Wagon with this super sweet card ! Hope to see you back again soon.


  5. Absolutely darling, Allisa! I love how you used the challenge colors...they look great with this sketch. This is one of the cutest baby cards ever!

  6. Cute! Thank you so much for playing along last week at my Crafting Happiness Challenge this week. Hope you’ll link up again!
    Hugs! Janis
    Crafting Happiness Challenges, Challenge Blog Owner
    Pause Dream Enjoy, Personal Craft Blog

  7. This is such a sweet baby card and I love your take on the sketch. The elephant and balloons are absolutely darling! The colors seem fine because not everyone has SU paper or even close matches. Super cute card, Allisa!

  8. Allisa, the colors are so perfect for a baby card and I love the layout, too. Your little ellie makes me smile. Fabulous card

  9. Such an adorable card! I love that elephant with all his balloons! I love how you added the twine, too!

  10. Allisa your colour choices are perfect and your little elephant with his balloons is as sweet as can be and the perfect baby card. Fabulous!

  11. Wonderful! So sweet and adorable - the colors are perfect for the card and close enough for the challenge! I love it! :)

  12. Absolutely adorable Allisa! That little elephant just makes me smile!


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