Hello friends and welcome back! It's time for a new challenge at The Paper Players! This week the lovely Joanne is hosting our monthly sketch challenge. Lots of layers to spark your creativity!
I'm also joining Color Hues, where the color combo is one of my favs and worked perfectly for my card! This is a terrific new challenge created by Nancy Leppek (be sure to check it out!).
Finally, I'm sharing my card at the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge where the theme this week is Animal Antics.
Initially I wasn't sure what I was going to create, as my cards are generally don't have a number of layers. But I decided to dive in and make a fun Christmas card using a Slimline shaped card.
To begin the Slimline Scallop Frame was die cut from Bristol paper after being ink blended with Peacock Feathers Distress Ink. The die also cuts out the center rectangle panel so you can use the scallop frame alone, however I used them both here. The center panel was also ink blended with Chipped Sapphire DI at the top to create a bit of ombre and then covered with "snow" using a stencil and shimmer paste. Three more scallop frames were cut from white card for added dimension, adhered together along with the ink blended layer, then added to the navy slimline card base (final size 3.5" x 8.5").
When the shimmer paste dried, the rick rack border die cut from white glimmer paper was added. I was bummed because I adhered it up too high on the panel but it was glued down permanently and I was too far along to feel like starting over, so I decided to roll with it! Good thing my critters are small LOL! The navy banner was sprayed with shimmer spray and when dry, added to the card with the sentiment layered on top. The hedgehog, mouse and penguin were all colored with Copic markers, die cut and added to the card with foam tape. A white gel pen was used to add a few highlights, a shimmer pen added sparkle to the package, the candy cane and the hedgie's ear muffs, and a bit of White Blizzard glitter drops added to the white band and puff on the penguin's hat. And that, my friends, finishes off my card!
Thanks so much for visiting, it's always appreciated! I hope you are continuing to stay safe and healthy and have a wonderful week ahead!
Be sure to use the link above to check out the PP challenge and hopefully join us this week! Links below to the DT members blogs so you can enjoy all their amazing creations using Joanne's great sketch.
Stamps: A Merry Little Christmas (Avery Elle)
Paper: Neenah Solar White, Soft Navy (SSS), Strathmore Bristol, White Glitter (SSS)
Ink: Gina K Obsidian Amalgam, Versafine Clair Bluebell (sentiment), Chipped Sapphire and Peacock Feathers Distress
Other: Moonstone Glimmer Paste, Aqua Shimmer Pen, White Blizzard Glitter Drops (all Tonic Nuvo), Sparkle Sheer Shimmer Spray (Imaginecrafts), Slimline Scallop Frame and Slimline Borders & Edges dies (SSS), A Merry Little Christmas coordinating dies, Sakura White Gelly Roll pen, Large Falling Snow Stencil (SSS)
Copics: B39, 37, BG15, 11, BV29, 25, E99, 97, 37, 35, 34, 31 W9, 5, 3, 1, 0, N2, 0, T2, 0