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

Z3726Tags & 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


LeAnne Pugliese

Claire Broadwater

Joanne James

Laurie Schmidt

Anne Marie Hile

Ann Schach

Allisa Steinlicht (you are here)

Stef Perry

Mary Deatherage

Thanks for stopping by!

13 thoughts on “The Paper Players #499”

  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. 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!

  3. 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!

  4. 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!

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

  6. 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!

  7. Wonderful! So sweet and adorable – the colors are perfect for the card and close enough for the challenge! I love it! 🙂


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