Sunday, August 2, 2015

The Paper Players theme challenge




Hi everyone!

This week at The Paper Players, Jaydee has a fun theme challenge for us:




Create a square card...those are always fun to make!

 I decided to do a bit of water coloring the other day, and made several background pieces. I grabbed one and cut out the birds from Taylored Expressions, Beauty Lies Within 2 dies. I cut out a black one,too. 

And YES I inlaid all those tiny pieces!!!!


I adhered the circle to a white and then a black pierced square from MFT. I tucked a white banner underneath and added 3 small SU pearls to round it all off. The card base is SU's Bermuda Bay. Inside I stamped, "Happy Anniversary." The sentiment is from Hero Arts Phrases.


I added a couple of love birds inside,too!

We sure hope you play along with us this week!

Jodi McKinney

Entering this at:




Virginia's View embellishments....tiny pearls



Little Red Wagon...things that fly

little red wagon

17 comments:

  1. Hi Laurie !
    Your card is great !
    Love those birds !
    greetings Ineke

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  2. Oh my, Laurie. This inlaid lovebird card is breathtaking. I love the watercolored sunset and the way you've made the silhouettes is stunning. Gorgeous, my friend!

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  3. Your water coloring looks wonderful and I love the bird die cut. Terrific anniversary card!

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  4. This is gorgeous. I love the inlaid technique.

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  5. Laurie, your background is beautiful and the black elements totally worth the effort. Absolutely gorgeous.
    Hugs
    Jaydee

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  6. Such a beautiful design, Laurie! I love the 3 added pearls-- very spot on! So glad that you join the fun over Virginia’s View “All Things Embellished” Challenge!

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  7. Your card is absolutely wonderful!

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  8. Wow!!! This is just beautiful! Your inlaid pieces are fabulous and the colors are perfect. Stunning!

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  9. Lovely creation...your coloring is perfect for this silhouette-style diecut! And how sweet to see the birds inside as well!

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  10. Oh Laurie!!!! Watercolor! Inlaid Die!!!!! Circle in a Square!!!!! STUNNING Card! Love it!

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  11. Love your fabulous background with the silhouette,this is so pretty!!

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  12. Love the colors!!! So very pretty!!

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  13. Wow, Laurie, this is great work. I love the inlay and the watercolor is wonderful! Or rocked the LRW Challenge! Thanks so much for joining us. Brenda

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  14. I love the colorful and bold contrasts of your card! All the inlaid details really make it pop. Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup this week.

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  15. Wow! Bold and beautiful...clean and simple! A perfect card, Laurie!

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  16. Good heavens, that's alot of little pieces to inlay, Laurie! So worth it though, what a gorgeous and elegant card. Love the watercoloring.

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  17. I am late with my comment on this card Laurie but just wanted to say how much I loved that atmospheric watercoloured background. The paper piecing was well worth it - the silhouette is so dramatic!

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