Welcome to a new week, my friend! I’m kicking off my week by joining the Paper Players Sketch PP465 challenge. I’m still in my creative funk, and I find that using sketches is a great way to get regenerated. Here’s what the sketch looks like.


Paper Players Sketch PP465

I stayed with the sketch this time, not making any changes to the layout. The only change I made was to omit the sentiment across the bottom, as I used a sentiment for the focal area.


Paper Players Sketch PP465

I pulled out some fun birthday paper from my stash, and added some WOW embossing powder to the sentiment.


After cutting all of the layers, stamp the sentiment from the Studio Katia It’s Your Birthday stamp set in Versamark ink. Cover it with WOW Embossing Powder in Florida Sunset. This gorgeous pink is mixed with gold, which gives you a unique finish after heat setting. Add  a few of the streamers from this set, in Lemon Lime Twist ink. Next, stamp the 2 balloons from the Stampin’ Up! Balloon Adventures set in Lemon Lime Twist and Lovely Lipstick ink, and Versamark. Cover with clear embossing powder, and heat set. Use the SU! balloon punch, for punching them out.

Attach all of the base layers to the card base. Next,attach the focal sentiment and balloons with foam tape.

Paper Players Sketch PP465


This was a fun sketch – you should play along! If you need some supplies, I’ve added some direct links below, for online shopping.  Thanks for spending some time with me today – I hope you have a fun stamping day yourself!

Paper Players Sketch PP465

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I've always liked to create things, but I'm not a great artist, or sculptor, or any type of 'traditional' artist - but I love to create! I love the satisfaction of a completed project. Whether a card, painting or other project - as long as it can create a smile, evoke a feeling, or some type of reaction in the recipient. I hope you will enjoy sharing my creations, and occasional ramblings; I'd enjoy having you create with me! :)

10 thoughts on “Paper Players Sketch PP465

  1. What a fun card! I love that embossing powder. It must be the weather, because I’m sharing your funk. My mojo is totally blocked lately. (I think it’s because my craft buddy started school a few months ago…) Love your birthday card!

    1. Your blocked mojo hasn’t shown up at all in your projects, Buffy! Maybe we all need a REAL ‘Florida sunset’ to get out of our funk! 😉

  2. I I LOVE your bold and beautiful birthday card, Deborah! It’s a fun color combination which will brighten up some lucky person’s special day. The sparkly sentiment definitely adds a “Wow” factor for sure 😉 Thank you for playing in my sketch challenge this week at The Paper Players!

  3. Deborah, this is a fantastic card. The embossed sentiment looks great! The color combo is great and the balloons are so fun, too! So happy you joined us at The Paper Players this week! XX

    1. Thank you, Claire! I’m glad that you enjoyed my birthday card. I had fun playing along with the sketch 🙂

  4. How great that our sketch helped get you out of a creative rut Deborah – I love your bright and fun birthday card and that sparkly sentiment is a real ‘wow’ centrepiece. Thanks for sharing with us over at The Paper Players this week!

    1. Thank you, Joanne – I’m glad that you enjoyed seeing my birthday card. The sketch was perfect to jump start my mojo again 🙂

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