Sunday, June 14, 2020

Merry Christmas for The Paper Players!

It's time for a new challenge at The Paper Players!  It's color challenge week and the lovely Laurie has brought us these fun color!

For my card design I was inspired by the current sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch.

Laurie's colors threw me at first but then I realized how great they would be for a Christmas card, and there's nothing like getting started early!  I decided to use a pretty background stamp with leaves and berries, then layering the sentiment and horizontal piece at the bottom of the panel.

The image was stamped then colored with Copic markers in colors similar to those for the challenge.  I kept the coloring very simple as these images are pretty small.  Once complete the panel was trimmed down to 3.5 x 4.75 inches and layered on slightly larger panels of Real Red and Basic Gray.

I used a sentiment from an old Hero Arts monthly kit, stamping in black and die cutting with stitched circle die.  It was adhered to the front then a strip of red card was added with foam tape.  Then the entire thing was added to the card base with foam tape.  To have a bit more of a festive feel to the card, sparkle was added to the red strip and all the red berries with an aqua shimmer pen.  Last but not least, a few gold glitter crystals were adhered.

Thanks so much for visting, I really appreciate it!  Be sure to use the link above and check out all the beautiful creations by the rest of the DT and hopefully join us this week!


Stamps:  Leaves and Berries background (Simon Says Stamp), October 2017 Monthly Card Kit (HA)
Paper:  Neenah Solar White, Real Red, Basic Gray
Ink:  Gina K Jet Black Amalgam, Versafine Clair Nocturne
Other:  Stitched Shapes Circle die (SU), Tonic Nuvo Aqua Shimmer pen, Studio Katia Gold Glitter Crystals
Copics:  R39, 29, G29, BG75, 72 


Ann Schach said...

Oh, Stef! This is one gorgeous Christmas card! I LOVE this background stamp, and the font on the sentiment is so pretty. There are so many little details that work together to set this card apart. LOVE it! Have a great week!

laurie said...

Beautiful card!! I never even thought of Christmas with these colors...but they work so well!

Allisa said...

Great CAS card, love the little touch of gold!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

I just love this Stef - what a fabulous background stamp! I never thought of Christmas either with these colours yet they really do work perfectly. Fabulous as always!!

Claire Broadwater said...

WOW! I can't believe this is a stamp! I thought you used DSP! It is just gorgeous and love your coloring! Love the red banner and the gold sequins! Just lovely!

Stamps-N-Lingers said...

Wow - love your background! I thought it was DSP!! Gorgeous, Stef!! Love everything about your card!

Jaydee said...

Stef, my mind had not gone to Christmas and yet the colors are perfect for a Christmas card. I love the background stamping and the pops of red are perfect.

Anne Marie Hile said...

Just stunning, Stef! Love the beautiful background and those festive gold accents. Gorgeous!