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A spider, wine and Paper Players Challenge 236

So yesterday I shared the party invitations I made using the Flower Patch stamp set, Flower Fair Framelits (say that three times fast) and the Striped Scallop Thinlits Die.

As I was making those invitations, I wondered what the white scalloped background would look like on white card stock. The latest Paper Players Clean and Simple Challenge gave me just the reason to find out!


As I mentioned in my last post, I had a few scallop die cuts that I messed up by not realizing the top of the die was a little off the card stock when I cut it. For this challenge, I used one of those rejects, trimming it up and adding it to the lower half of the Whisper White card base.

I love the white-on-white look! I think it adds just enough interest and texture without dominating the card or making it too busy.

I originally intended to stamp a sentiment directly on the card stock in the top right corner, but a spider ran across my desk. And I had a glass of wine on my desk. In the ensuing mayhem, I somehow got a small smudge of Tempting Turquoise on the white scallop.

Sooo…enter my Window Word Punch and my favorite sweet sentiment from the Hello Love stamp set to cover the boo-boo. I actually like the empty white space in the corner, so it turned out to be a happy accident.

(In case you’re wondering, both the spider and my wine survived, although the spider was relocated outdoors.)

Inks I used: Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Tempting Turquoise, Tangelo Twist, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizazz, Old Olive.

Embellishments: Subtles Candy Dots and a sequin from the In-Color Sequin Assortment.

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7 thoughts on “A spider, wine and Paper Players Challenge 236

  1. Michelle, your story had me laughing out loud, I can just picture the scene!! I love the placement (current placement) of your sentiment, so maybe it was fate that sent that spider scurrying across your desk?? lol Such a bright and cheerful card, and I love the white on white with the scallop die cut. Very lovely!! It’s wonderful to see you playing along with the Paper Players, thank you!


  2. Those pesky spiders always ruin everything, don’t they? Eeek! I would have flipped out if one of those buggers ran across my desk while I was stamping. Maybe the little guy was trying to help you stamp though, because I think the finished product is AWESOME! Love those happy colors and the scallop background. Thank you so much for joining us this week at The Paper Players! 🙂


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