Let’s celebrate a Happy Christmas with The Paper Players!
Today is a first for me in a long time. I haven’t participated in a card making challenge in a few years, so I’m a little nervous about linking it up, what time do I post, etc. etc. Slowly but surely, I’m getting back in the blogging groove and truly enjoying it.
The Paper Players was always a favorite challenge. I “played” with them for quite a few years! When I checked in to see what the Design Team was up to, I saw there was a Sketch Challenge. Since getting back into the Challenges has been on my mind, I thought this was the week to do it and Joanne’s Sketch Challenge would be it!
Let’s talk about today’s card.
This is a fun sketch but it really has lots of layers. Joanne wasn’t kidding! Actually, I love layers so I enjoyed putting it all together.
Whenever I create a card for a sketch, I usually start with a stamped image. I think about what would work with the sketch. I mostly look at the size of the image and its line weight. I can usually decide my theme from there.
The stamped image today is from the Celebration Tidings stamp set and is one that I’ve used over and over again. I love the simplicity of it, the size and the line weight. The sentiment stamp is from the Warm Hugs stamp set. I also chose this sentiment because of its size and its font line weight worked nicely with the image. They are both clean, simple and slightly striking. The image needs no color. It can carry itself along with just one Silver Metallic Pearl. So, the top layers of my card were done before anything else.
My color inspiration, Misty Moonlight, Silver Metallic and Whisper White, was from a favorite photographed design from the Feels Like Frost DSP. I used this to cut and hand crop the wide banner. The silver and white patterned paper in the background is also from the Feels Like Frost DSP collection. I saw the “pattern repeat” in the stamped image and the patterned paper, so I knew they would work well together. Lots of tiny circles and curved lines in this card design.
In the end, all of Joanne’s layers work beautifully together. Since this was my first in a while, I took no artistic license with this sketch. Thank you, Joanne and The Paper Players Design Team for your inspiration today.
So, pull out your favorite stamped image, stamp it on a 2 3/4″ square, match a sentiment with it, cut lots of layers and create something simple and striking!
The only limitation is your imagination!
CLICK HERE TO SHOP MY ONLINE STORE AT STAMPIN’ UP!
Click on each product below for a larger view and all the details.
Such gorgeous layers and a beautiful card! I love how you’ve used this sketch to make something so special! ♥
Thank you, Brian!
Debbie your card is fabulous – you have clearly embraced your return to challenge entry fun with a bang! I love everything about your card, but especially the way you co-ordinated both the image and papers; I have both and have never considered just how perfectly they pair – until now. Thanks for making a great card with my Paper Players challenge sketch this week!
Joanne, you made my day! I truly enjoyed your sketch and am glad I got to “play” with so many talented paper crafters. I’m sure I’ll see you again over at The Paper Players.
Wow – this is stunning! Love how you combined all the elements for our sketch. Wonderful non-traditional Christmas card! 🙂
Mary, thank you so much. I enjoyed creating this card. It’s always fun to see all of your beautiful creations at The Paper Players. They have always inspired me!
Congrats on being the Headliner this week. Your card was really lovely.
Thank you, Ida. I enjoyed the sketch very much.
Debbie, your colour choices are divine; so elegant! I haven’t even used (or dare I say noticed?) that stamp from Celebration Tidings … I need to rectify that, as it’s gorgeous. Lovely card, and very deserving of the honour!
Christine, thank you so very much for your kindness. I am always happy to enable a fellow stamper. That stamp is a favorite of mine. So glad you enjoyed my card.