Sunday, November 29, 2020

Celebrate the Season for The Paper Players and Sunday Stamps

Hello, friends and welcome back!  It's Sunday and that means it is time for new challenges at both The Paper Players and Sunday Stamps!  The lovely Anne Marie is hosting the Tic Tac Toe challenge at The Paper Players.  At Sunday Stamps, we have a beautiful color board that is perfect for the holidays.  

I'm also joining the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge where the them is Anything Goes.

I combined both challenges for today's card.  I used the top row of the Tic Tac Toe board (patterned paper, die cut, embossing) although I think it would have worked for the right column as well.  From the Sunday Stamps board, I kept it traditional, using light and dark green along with red.

I started by die cutting the ornament layers in Midnight Green, Soft Seafoam and white.  Although the photos don't show it, the white layer was prayed with shimmer spray and when dried adhered all the layers together, adding the topper die cut from silver foil paper and set it aside to work on the base and sentiment.

I used both sizes of the Deckled Rectangle dies to cut the white panel and the patterned paper, adhered them together then added them to the Cherry Cobbler card base with fun foam.  Next the sentiment was heat embossed on the same red card with silver embossing powder, then die cut with a Sentiment Labels die.

With all the components completed, the ornament was adhered directly to the patterned paper, then the sentiment popped up with foam tape for additional dimension and the Cherry Cobbler twine bow glued to the topper.  In hind sight I wish I would have added some silver gems to jazz it up a little, but I decided not to in order to keep it mail-friendly.

Thanks so much for visiting, I really appreciate it!  I hope you're continuing to stay safe and healthy, and have a great week ahead!

Links to both challenges have been added above so be sure to head over there to check out the amazing creations by both DT members!


Stamps:  Winter Wishes Sentiment Set (Purple Onion)
Paper:  Neenah Solar White, Midnight Green (SSS), Cherry Cobbler and Soft Seafoam (SU), Holiday Traditions 6x6 paper pad (Honey Bee), Silver Foil (SU)
Ink:  Versamark
Other:  Radiant Ornament dies (Birch Press Design), Deckled Rectangle dies (Waffle Flower), Sentiment Labels die (SSS), Cherry Cobbler twine (ret.), Silver embossing powder (Hero Arts), Sheer Sparkle Shimmer Spray.


laurie said...

LOVE this! That ornament is awesome and I love how you framed the card too!

Ann Schach said...

What a beautiful ornament, Stef! I love the multiple layers. The deckled rectangle dies are awesome. I love your will power in keeping it mail friendly! Have a wonderful week!

Allisa said...

Gorgeous card, such a stunning die!

LeAnne said...

That die is just amazing and you've chosen just the right colors and elements to capture that photo prompt as well! Beautiful!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Just stunning Stef! That ornament die is so eye-catching and I love the pop of soft green you added. The layered deckled frames add wonderful detail, too. So pretty!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Love the detail on the layers of that fabulous ornament Steph and the soft green background has just the right amount of detail to complement it beautifully. A great card for mailing!

Jaydee said...

Steph, I love this intricate and unusually shaped ornament. I also love how you created a shadow effect behind it. Fabulous card - so much interest and texture

Claire Broadwater said...

Great minds this alike! I love that you incorporated both challenges! I love the shape of this gorgeous ornament! So unique and I just love these rectangle dies! Your little bow is perfect to complete this beauty!

Ida said...

Really nice card. I like the ornament die and your background paper.