Unless you are following The Paper Players, you might have missed my good news this weekend – I wanted to wait until today (while posting my card for this week’s challenge from The Paper Players) to share the news with you. On Saturday, I was selected as “The Headliner” for last week’s single-layer card challenge. This is my first win in an online challenge – I’ve been a finalist or a selected favorite, but this was my first win. Yay for me. To see the card that I submitted to last week’s challenge, click here.
Now for today’s project – this week’s submission to The Paper Players, PP160. I’ll share the card and then talk ad nauseam about it. 🙂 Here’s my card:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Color Selection. I fell in love with the Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive color combination last year, and I love it just as much this year, but when I decided to showcase Mr. Claus on today’s card, I reached for my bright red and bright green. Real Red and Gumball Green shine here – and I added no other colors to make sure it stayed that way.
- Washi Tape – a Dual Purpose. The green strip across the center of the card is a strip of Season of Style Designer Washi Tape. The tape serves two functions here – it’s a design element (duh!), but it also held the Whisper White card stock down to my grid paper while I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp down the Ho Ho Ho words. The washi tape is easy to pull up and re-stick if necessary, so I could easily pull it up off the grid paper and snip it away from the side. Score!
- Lining up the HOs. I knew I wanted a repetitive string of “ho ho ho” along the sides of the washi tape. I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to make a straight line, skipping the area where my chevron pieces would eventually be glued down. I had to leave the opening for the chevron pieces or the words would create a cluttery mess.
- A fourth bullet: better in threes. I know you hear this a lot from me, but I believe things are balanced in threes. This card is a shining example (I only realized it after I made it) – three stripes, three HOs, three chevron arrows, three candy dots.
Stamp Sets: Tag It, Oh Goodie! Inks: Real Red, Gumball Green Papers: Real Red, Gumball Green, Whisper White Accessories: Chevron Builder punch, Chalk Talk Framelits, Season of Style Designer Washi Tape, Brights Candy Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals
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