Stargazing Meets Stepping Stones PP660

by Joanne James1. October 2023 08:00

Today it's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's the turn of the fabulous Ann to host this week and she has a fun theme challenge for us to work with:


This was something of a challenge for me this week as I don't have any stamp sets that feature space images. I do have the fabulous space-inspired Stargazing designer series paper though so this is where I started for my card. I grabbed Karren's Freshly Made Sketches layout and set to work - take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

I fussy cut one of the large ringed planets from one of the planet-covered designs (if you have the Reach For The Stars Dies they actually fit the paper but it was easy enough to do by hand) and popped this up on dimensionals on a base that featured one of the other space designs. I added a sentiment from the retired stamp set 'Stepping Stones' that I heat embossed in silver:

A sprinkling of rhinestone jewels to highlight some of the stars complete my card. This turned out to be rather simple in the end - the Stargazing paper really did do the heavy lifting. 

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my Product and 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
1.  Create a new paper project
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us and provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge submission.
3.  Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL.
4.  Have FUN!

Enjoy your day; I am off to visit Rebecca at university today with a few home-cooked treats in hand and the promise of lunch out. She is perfectly able to look after herself but I think some home comforts will be appreciated! I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


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Comments (10) -

Judy Rozema
Judy RozemaUnited States
10/1/2023 8:08:08 PM #

What a great design for the sketch! So glad you joined us at FMS this week and shared this cool card!

Karren Johnson
Karren JohnsonNew Zealand
10/2/2023 8:40:40 PM #

Well, this sketch and the Paper Players challenge worked perfectly together!  Fabulous card, Joanne and the sentiment is a great match.  Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Cécile RIBON
Cécile RIBONFrance
10/3/2023 11:11:29 AM #

What a clever way to meet the "spacial" theme and also a brilliant take on this week's FMS challenge. Thanks so much for playing along with us.

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
10/4/2023 5:20:41 PM #

That sentiment works perfectly with this amazing outer space-themed card!

Suzy Hinton
Suzy HintonUnited States
10/5/2023 5:16:05 AM #

Fantastic card Joanne. That sentiment is just perfect. I am loving all the different patterns and uses of this paper.

Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
10/5/2023 7:30:11 PM #

Oh my gosh...What a beautiful card, Joanne! The planet make a stunning focal point against this paper. I love the added rhinestones. Thank you for rocking my challenge this week!

Ida P. Krause
Ida P. KrauseUnited States
10/6/2023 1:53:26 AM #

Your card is great.  Using the DP was genius and worked great with the sketch as well.

Fran Wing
Fran WingUnited States
10/6/2023 4:30:53 PM #

Joanne, the Dante sentiment is perfect for this challenge! For someone with no space-related stamps, you managed to come through with "flying" colors!
Xoxo, Fran

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
10/7/2023 4:44:18 AM #

Sometimes straightforward is just the best thing. You've used the DSP just as intended - and isn't it great! Indeed - let it do the heavy lifting! Love that sentiment. Isn't it great to have a stamp library at hand?

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
10/8/2023 12:42:17 PM #

Joanne, this is just amazing!  I love the wonderful focal point with the planet.  This DSP is fabulous for all space lovers, too!    The sentiment is fantastic!  You rocked this challenge!  

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