Monday, May 30, 2016

happy Birthday - Less is More - The Paper Players


Today, I'm playing in two challenges ...

Less is More Week #278 - Sketch

The Paper Players - PP297 - Tic Tac Toe.  I used the top line of yellow, twine, birthday.

For the yellow panel, I used a birthday background stamp and stamped/heat embossed using white pigment ink and white embossing powder.  Then, I colored over the embossing using three colors of yellow Distress Ink (Scattered Straw, Mustard Seed, Wild Honey) and cut following the sketch. Then, I die-cut a square frame and wrapped hemp cord (twine) around the top of the frame. The card is finished with a die-cut 'happy' and stamped 'Birthday' sentiment.  To give the 'happy' a glossy look, a couple coats of Gelly Roll Glaze Pen were applied.

Wish you a fun-filled day!


Thank you for visiting and commenting ... your feedback is greatly appreciated.

Cardstock - Recollections
Dies - MFT
Stamps - MFT; Stampendous
Inks - MFT - Pigment, Hybrid; Ranger - Distress
Embellishments - Hemp Cord, Glaze Pen


  1. Terrific way to combine challenges. Simple and elegant. Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

  2. I absolutely love this. It feels so clean and contemporary. Beautifully made and a great LIM card!

  3. Love your yellow panel and I really like the idea of wrapping part of the square frame in twine, I'll have to remember that one!
    Super job!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  4. A neat and clever take on the sketch and beautifully CAS. Love the addition of the twine.
    Thanks for playing along at Less is More this week. Sarah

  5. Your emboss resist background looks fabulous, loving the yellow and black combo too.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

  6. What a great card Marilyn and a clever way to combine your challenges! I love the way you used the twine on your frame - this is so innovative! Thanks for joining in my Tic Tac Toe challenge over at The Paper Players this week!

  7. Marilyn, this is so FUN! I love the way you wrapped the twine around the frame! So eye-catching! So happy you joined us at The Paper Players this week! XX