Sunday, November 22, 2020

Snowflake Christmas for The Paper Players

Hello friends and welcome back!  It's time for a new challenge at The Paper Players!  This week is a sketch challenge brought to us by the amazing LeAnne!

I'll also be joining the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge where the theme is, appropriately, Christmas.

Well, I have to admit LeAnne's sketch was a bit of a head scratcher for a while because I had to USE MATH!! But eventually I figured it out, creating three columns 1.25" wide on a 5" x 7" size card it worked out fine.  Not to say that all the little pieces are aligned absolutely perfectly but my T-ruler helped immensely. The bottom line is, I had a great deal of satisfaction when the card was complete because it was a literal challenge

For starters I cut a lovely light blue mirror card stock into the various rectangle sizes and then the patterned paper a quarter inch smaller on both sides, so it was nicely matted.  I did not want to use liquid adhesive as I always end up smearing it on mirror card stock, so I used dotted tape runner to mat the panels then popped them up on foam tape.

Next the sentiment shadow was die cut from the same mirror card stock and the sentiment twice from white card stock and once from white glitter paper.  To adhere the sentiment to the mirror card shadow, I used double sided tape for the two white die cuts, layered them together then adhered the white glitter layer on top. Then I removed the release paper for the bottom layer and easily added it to the mirror card shadow. The last step was to die cut the glitter snowflakes and add them to the card front.

Thanks for visiting, I appreciate it so much!  I hope you remain safe and healthy, and have a wonderful  Thanksgiving holiday, even if you're not able to be with those you love.

I've added a link above to the challenge and below to all the DT members, so be sure to check out all the beautiful DT inspiration this week!


Stamps:  None
Paper:  Neenah Solar White, Memory Box 6x6 Foil Sheets, Slimline Pattern Paper (Trinity Stamps), White Glitter paper (SSS)
Ink:  None
Other:  Large Written Merry Christmas die and Sensational Snowflake die (both SSS), Couture Creations Diecut'N Bond double sided tape roll 


Allisa said...

Such a fun card, love the snowflake accents.

laurie said...

So pretty! Love the snowflakes!!!

LeAnne said...

LOL, sorry to give you such a head-scratcher, but in the end, you persevered with a stunning Christmas creation! The foil and glimmer are just beautiful with your snowy paper, very pretty indeed! Happy Thanksgiving, my friend!

Ann Schach said...

What a fun card with its snowflakes and bold sentiment, Stef! LOVE it!

Stamps-N-Lingers said...

Oooh - the mirror cardstock is wonderful and I especially love it with that die cut sentiment! Great job with the math!! :)

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

I think you made a great job of this sketch Stef and I love the snowflake accents and the mirrored border on the panels too. SO pretty!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Frosty and fabulous! Love the soft colors and that beautiful sentiment!

Jaydee said...

Stef, your perserverance really paid off! The bold sentiment and the snowflakes are the perfect finishing touch to your beautiful silver and blue card. Fabulous take on the sketch