25 February 2014

Playing Along with The Paper Players

Hi All! It's been a while since I played along with The Paper Players, so I thought it was about time I did. This week's sketch is a fun one. It's so basic that it really lets you get creative. (Love that!)

Here's my take on the sketch:

For this card, I used paper from Close To My Heart's new Skylark Collection. It has such lovely shades of blues, greens and browns, it's quickly becoming one of my favorites to work with!

The base card is cut at 4 1/4 x 11 inches from White Daisy Cardstock. I scored at 5 1/2 inches so that it would be a tent fold card rather than the traditional left-hand fold. I then layered the patterned paper on Juniper Cardstock and adhered the layers to the base. The flags are all cut from the same sheet of paper as the patterned paper layer. The multicolor arrows are from the zip strip (that's the 1/2-inch strip of coordinating paper at the top of each sheet of patterned paper), the Lagoon-striped flag is an element in the paper that I cut out, as is the brown flag.

The sentiment is from the Lifting Spirits Stamp Set by Close To My Heart. I stamped it in Juniper Exclusive Ink on White Daisy Cardstock and then fussy cut around it. I popped it up on the layered flags using dimensional adhesive. I then added some Aqua Dots for a final understated flourish.

Here are some close ups:

(Isn't the artwork in this paper beautiful?)

And here is the card one last time:

Hope you're as inspired by Skylark as I am. It truly is a beautiful collection!


  1. Beautiful! Kraft-y Heart minds think alike...you'll know what I mean if you see my blog today and Thursday. I love the way you added that banner to this.

  2. I am loving that new paper collection! Your card is beautiful, Kim!

  3. Gorgeous papers, you're right! Love how you positioned your banners...very pretty! Thanks for playing with the Players this week!