Since it first arrived on my doorstep a couple of months ago, I’ve been excited to use the Night of Navy snowflakes paper from the Season of Cheer Designer Series Paper. Love it! Distressed and faded in parts, I wasn’t sure how I’d use it – I just knew I wanted to play around with it. This week’s Fab Friday sketch challenge gave me the opportunity to play around with this great paper to make this card:
And here’s Mindy Backes’ sketch that inspired my card:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Season of Cheer. I’ve really made good use of the Season of Cheer Designer Series Paper this season. While Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper gives that classic, old-time feel and Winter Wonderland Specialty Designer Series Paper offers a bold, modern look, Season of Cheer blends the classic images (holly, Christmas trees, Christmas lights) with a fresh water colored look. The colors are great, and many of the images are great even outside the Christmas season.
- Let it Go, Let it Go. Because this card features snowflakes, you might think my “let it go” reference is to a Disney film from last year. Nope. 🙂 When I decided to crop out a large circle of the darkly shaded paper to included over this sheet of pale pattern, I really wanted the patterns to be seamless. I LOVE when patterns match up perfectly. It wasn’t “in the cards” for me this time, so I decided to go with it. I am quite happy with how it turned out.
- Layered Circles. The largest circle of Designer Series Paper is cropped from the Circles Collection Framelits. It provides a large platform for the two remaining layers of circles. When I cropped the sentiment (it’s a negative image that was stamped with Versamark on Night of Navy cardstock and covered with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder) with a Circles Collection Framelit, I needed something to encircle it. Because the white embossing powder didn’t match up perfectly with Whisper White Cardstock, I decided to add a soft aura around the circle with a 2-1/2″ piece of Vellum Cardstock.
Stamp Sets: Among the Branches Papers: Night of Navy, Season of Cheer Designer Series Paper, Vellum Cardstock Accessories: White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Circles Collection Framelits, 2-1/2″ Circle punch, Washi Label punch, Basic Jewel Pearls, Stampin’ Dimensionals
I hope you’ll pop over to the Fab Friday Challenge site to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.
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