It's definitely time to celebrate!! The Paper Players is holding their 500th challenge!!! I haven't played along with them since their beginning but here's my first Paper Players post
on March 31, 2011 which is just a few months after I started my blog. If you click to my first post, look at some of the comments - LeAnne Pugliese, Anne Schach, Ann Marie Hile, Jaydee - all still part of the team. And also Nancy Leedy, administrator, and Lesley Croghan, creator. To you - and to the rest of the design team - thank you for the years of inspiration.
I don't think I've done a celebration card lately without pulling out the Pinwheel Party group of products from The Greetery. Originally I didn't get the Twisted Crepe die knowing I already had too many banners but I remedied that mistake recently. Although I didn't do it here, it's fun because it has individual sections so you can add darker/lighter layers or different colors to clearly show the twist.
I started with colored cardstock base and sponged on a darker color using the stencils. The little sparkles came from the Pinwheel Party stamp set. And did you notice that I splattered ink?! I don't do that often because I really hate the lack of control. But it worked this time! I've been using Silks by Fun Stampers Journey. They are packaged like finger nail polish so I can just tap on the applicator and I have splatters. Although a fun (or sad) story - A particularly big splatter showed through one of the openings on the large green pinwheel. That's all I could see, so I actually pried up part of the pinwheel and slid a small piece of white paper under the hole. That is utterly obsessive and so very controlling. Of course, now I can see which one it is because it's white, instead of sponged on blue - but I didn't sponge a scrap with blue and try again. I think that's proof that I can "let go" - HA!
Thanks again to The Paper Players - here's to another 500 challenges!!
Stamps: The Greetery Sentiment Suite: Birthday
Dies: The Greetery Pinwheel Party dies, Twisted Crepe, Sentiment Suite Basics die
Other: Pinwheel Party stencil