The Paper Players #480

Wow, March 1!  So hard to believe we are in a new month!  Exciting things are happening today at Close To My Heart!  We have a new catalog release today!  Loads of fun new products! I couldn’t wait to break out the new products for the theme challenge this week at The Paper Players! Anne Marie has chosen heat embossing as the theme!  I am a huge fan of heat embossing!  Heat embossing is actually what brought me to card making.  I started my papercrafting journey as a scrapbooker.  I became intrigued by the shiny raised images of heat embossing.  I embarked on a journey to make my first Christmas cards.  The rest is history.  I was hooked!  That was over twenty years ago, and heat embossing is still one of my favorite techniques!

My card is created with the brand new, super cute Happy Easter Bunny stamp set.  Who doesn’t love bunnies? My papers are from the new Mix In paper packet.  The Mix In paper packs, feature 12 patterns.  They are a fun mix of papers that coordinate perfectly with Close To My Heart cardstock. To create my card, I inked up my bunny in Versamark ink and then heat embossed in silver embossing powder.  I added just a touch of color with Copic markers. I fussy cut the bunny and applied to my stitched circle dies with 3-D foam tape for added dimension.  My sentiment is also heat embossed in silver.  I finished off the card with a Baker’s Twine bow and a few silver sequins.

My card is based on the sketch challenge at CAS(E) this Sketch.  I have missed out on the last couple of sketch challenges, so I was determined to get this one completed!  Here is the original sketch design-

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:

A1246 Happy Easter Bunny Stamp Set

X9013 Mix In Paper Packet

X6042 Mint Cardstock

X6046 French Vanilla Cardstock

Z891 Versamark Ink Pad

Z2067 Silver Embossing Powder

Z4304 Silver Loose Sequins

Z4181 Stitched Circles Thin Cuts

Baker’s Twine-Unknown

Copic Markers-E000, V000, BG10, BG32, T0

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp-Anything Goes

The Sisterhood of Crafters-Pattern Paper

Check out the other Paper Players Design Team member creations for more inspiration:

The Paper Players Design Team


LeAnne Pugliese

Claire Broadwater

Joanne James

Laurie Schmidt

Anne Marie Hile

Ann Schach

Allisa Steinlicht (you are here)

Stef Perry

Mary Deatherage

Thanks so much for stopping by!  You can view all of the new Close To My Heart products here!

9 thoughts on “The Paper Players #480”

  1. Allisa, your little heat embossed bunny is precious! I love that gorgeous DSP in the background! Your card is so "Springy"! I love the silver embossed sentiment, too! Such a great card for this week's challenge! Have a great week! XX

  2. Allisa – this is so cute! Love that bunny image – and the paper is wonderful! That design reminds me of the spirograph images we made when I was a kid! Beautiful! 🙂

  3. What a gorgeous bunny with your gentle touches of color and the whole pastel color palette! Beautiful Easter card, Allisa!

  4. So pretty Allisa! Love the silver embossed detail and your fussy cutting on that bunny is perfect. That background paper pairs so perfectly, too. Such a beautiful card, all around!

  5. Allisa your heat embossed bunny is adorable and I love the background you used too. Your bunny reminds me of the bunny in the original drawings of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. A classic!

  6. Allisa, this is gorgeous. I love the colors and that wonderful little Easter bunny. I agree with Joanne, it really does have a vintage feel to it and I LOVE it.


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