Happy New Year!
Welcome to the first Paper Players Challenge for 2021! LeAnne is our Hostess this week and she asked us to use something new in our design; something we’ve never used before.
My card is a mix of new and very new. The Curvy Dies have been around for a short time and the Floral Gallery Dies and Many Messages Bundle are brand new.
I wanted to create something bright and “happy” for our first Paper Players Challenge in the new year. I thought a colorful card with black and white neutrals and bold lettering would be fun.
The bold lettering is from the large die in the Floral Gallery Dies. This Die is a first for me. I didn’t realize each word was separated until I used it. It was easy to create a “shadow” for the lettering since the font is so large and bold. I cut two sets of letters, one in white and one in black and slightly offset them when I glued them together. The Basic Black shadow gives the white lettering depth. Although I didn’t use an embossing folder, this design has a lot of texture. The Curvy Dies helped accomplish that.
The inside card sentiment reads, “Wishing you a year of magical moments and wonderful memories.”
Bumblebee, Misty Moonlight, Magenta Madness and Just Jade are fun colors and work beautifully together. I added a little more Bumblebee which helped the other colors pop. I always say… when in doubt, go with yellow! Yellow is a great neutral or accent for any project.
The inside sentiment is from the Many Messages Bundle. This sentiment works perfectly with the Happy New Year message I want to send.
This card was a cinch to put together. With one of the Curvy Dies, I cut a bunch of oversized cardstock layers and attached them to a Whisper White card layer. Although I had to trim the sides of the first Whisper White layer before I added it to the second Whisper White layer, it all sat nicely on a Basic Black card base.
So, pull out something you haven’t used – a bold sentiment die, colorful cardstock or a heartfelt sentiment and create something amazing to link up with the Paper Players! We’re excited to see what your “New” is.
For more inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the The Paper Players Design Team:
…the only limitation is your imagination!
So colorful! Love it!
Hey Monica. This was fun and quick and easy. We will definitely have to try it together.
You have certainly created a card that is bright and happy! Love the double bold letters too! I am so pleased to be guesting alongside you at The Paper Players! I look forward to seeing more of your work. Take care!
Nancy, thank you so very much for your kind words, and I am also very happy to be guesting alongside you over at The Paper Players. We’re going to have a wonderfully creative year!
What a great way to highlight these In Colors as well as these fabulous dies! I love the shadow die behind the main dies…really makes that sentiment POP! Thanks for rocking my challenge this week and happy to have you as a Guest Designer!
LeAnne, thank you for your kind words and also for helping me get started… on New Year’s Day!!! I appreciate all your help always.
Such a fun way to show off multiple colors and they really pop against the black! I’m really looking forward to this guest designer gig too; so much inspiration from the Design Team and the gallery! Happy new Year!
Thank you, Amanda! We’re all going to have a fun and creative year!
This card is so colourful and full of fun Debbie – I love it! The shadowing on the sentiment works really well too to make those words ‘pop’. A great showcase of your new bits and pieces – so thrilled you are joining us as GD this year!
Thank you, Joanne. This was one of those “fun” cards. LeAnne gave us a lot of “space” in this challenge. I am so excited to be designing at The Paper Players. You all are such an amazing group of talent…. and my first entry after years was your Sketch!
What a fun and cheerful card, Debbie, perfect for a masculine birthday! Those curvy die cuts look terrific layered up in the multiple colors. Great way to begin your year as GDT for the Player’s! I know you’ll have a wonderful time with this fabulous team and I look forward to seeing your creations every week!
Thank you much, Stef. This is going to be a wonderful, creative year for all of us.
So bright and cheery, Debbie! The dotted curvy dies add such wonderful visual interest/texture. This is one card that will certainly brighten up someone’s day. Welcome to the The Players!!!
Thank you so much, Ann. Am so glad to be GDT with all of you this year.
I am so excited to be creating with you! I have always admired your work! I love this bright, happy card. Those dies are fabulous! This card will certainly brighten someone’s day! Wishing you all the best in the New Year!
Claire, thank you so very much, and I have always been a fan of yours. It’s wonderful to be part of this amazing group.
All my good thoughts are with you and your loved ones in the new year ahead.
Such a fun and happy card, Debbie! So happy you have joined The Paper Players Guest Designers in 2021. Welcome!