Before I share this week’s project for The Paper Players, I want to thank Joanne James for selecting my circus-themed birthday card as A Cut Above. I love these challenges, but it’s always nice to be recognized. If you want to see which of my cards was selected, click here to see it.
Jaydee is hosting this week’s sketch challenge. Her sketch is clean and simple, straight to the point – that’s right up my alley. With so many options to choose from, my mind went directly to this awesome sentiment from Mingle All the Way. Here’s my card:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Nordic Noel Designer Series Paper. Don’t you just love this Nordic Noel Designer Series Paper? These angled chevron pieces remind me of holiday pajamas. The pages of this paper are filled with Nordic villages and old-timey images in bright, cherry colors. I think detailed patterns pair best with solid images or panels, so I chose this page to coordinate with the large blocks of solid colors on the rest of this card.
- Color Selection. The color selection for this card was easy. I knew I wanted to frame this sentiment with the Nordic Noel Designer Series Paper. To pick the right colors for the other panels of this card, I referenced my Holiday Catalog Designers Series Swatch Books. So helpful! I would have sworn the red in this was Cherry Cobbler. I pulled out my swatch books, selected the paper and then referenced the colors on the back of the book. If you would like a set of your own, click here.
- Mingle All the Way. I just love this sentiment. I love the script, I love the print, I love the beautifully placed snowflakes. You also know I love white embossing powder. The two of them together – I couldn’t be happier with the outcome. I cropped it with my Circles Collection Framelits and matted it with a white border from my 2-1/2″ Circle Punch. I bordered the rest of the layers on the card with white, as well, to keep the theme alive.
Stamp Sets: Mingle All the Way Papers: Real Red, Whisper White, Garden Green, Nordic Noel Designer Series Paper Inks: Real Red Accessories: 1/2″ Circle punch, Circles Collection Framelits, 2-1/2″ Circle punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals, White Stampin’ Emboss Powder
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