Apr 18, 2011

Paper Players sketch challenge

Hello friends. Here is my latest card for the Paper Players Sketch challenge - clean and simple.

I think clean and simple is more my style as it comes more easier for me to create.  So my card is below.  What do you think?
To make this card, I cut a strip of designer paper from Basic Grey's hopscotch collection.  I used my Crumb Cake ink to sponge the edges.  I then punched out of the ribbon trim punch a strip of Crumb Cake cardstock and covered most of the punch, but left the small scallop edge to peek through the bottom.  For visual interest I cut it short so it did not span the entire width of the card.
I used my Big Shot and die cut the sentiment - Billboard strip die from Stampin' Up!  in both crumb cake and white.  To soften the white, I lightly sponged it with crumb cake ink also.  Before adhering to the card, I drew my brown line around the perimeter edge of the card - I hope with more practice my lines will be more straight...but good enough.  And just for a bit more interest, I added 3 rhinestones in 2 different sizes.  I hope it adds balance to the card.
Try to make your own card for this challenge.  I'd like to see what you create!  Happy crafting!



  1. Great card- I love the colors and the shorter scallop border. tfs

  2. Cute...you are brave drawing the lines around the edge---I have never tried that! Love the simplicity! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players this week!

  3. Wow Ezlie! Cool idea to draw your own lines! Love that you used the shorter scallop too. Thanks for joining us again at the Paper Players!

  4. This is great! I love how your lines aren't perfectly straight - it makes it so interesting!

  5. Very cool! Love the fun details you added, like the hand drawn border, the bling and the shorter scalloped border. It all works so perfectly with the sketch. Thanks so much for joining us at The Paper Players this week! :)

  6. Ezlie.... love that you added the hand-drawn border. Love the spotted horizontal layer and the sentiment is the perfect size.
    So glad you joined the Paper Players this week and shared your fabulous card.

  7. Love your hand-drawn border and the different sized rhinestones are such a whimsical touch! Thanks for joining us this week at the Paper Players!

  8. I love your clean and simple card! The hand-drawn border is the perfect touch! Thank you for playing with The Paper Players this week!