Monday, April 29, 2019

The Paper Players: Birthday Wishes...


Happy Monday!

Yesterday I was having a little messenger chat with my friend Jen and she sent me a photo of the challenges she was planning on playing along with and I LOVED the sketch for this week's Paper Players.

Don't you love it when your friends inspire you?

I thought it would be fun to play with a piece of NBUS that I bought earlier this year on sale (Feather Wreath by Jen Long and Sizzix).
It seemed like the perfect fit for that circular shape, but in the end it was a bit too big. So I only used the sentiment and the small feather / heart shape.

But the feathers inspired by heat embossed black and white strip. The feathers I used for the strip are by Avery Elle from their Mardi Gras set.

To keep the circular shape of the sketch, I die-cut a small scalloped circle from vellum and used it to anchor the feather / heart shape.

I'm pretty pleased with the end result, it has made me want to heat emboss more feathers, they make such a great background.



  1. Hi Claire! Glad you like my sketch! This is fabulous! Love that stamp set and the colors combo! The embossed feathers are perfect! So happy you joined my sketch challenge at The Paper Players this week! XX

  2. Love your card with black and white and a pop of pink Claire; your little winged heart reminds me of the golden snitch in the Harry Potter books, but way prettier! Thanks for playing with us over at The Paper Players this week!

  3. Love that embossed strip, Claire - a perfect foil for the winged heart... which reminds me a bit of a quidditch snitch.

  4. So glad Jen sent you our sketch! I love that winged heart and the vellum behind it. Great take on the sketch and so glad that you joined us at the Players this week

  5. Very elegant! I love that color combo. Thanks for playing along at The Paper happy you joined us!


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