This week’s Paper Players challenge asks us to play with plaid or checkered patterns. What fun! I’ve been wanting to play with a gorgeous Christmas plaid (but without the Christmas feeling), so I reached for my Beautiful You stamp set and my Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper and got to work. Here’s my card:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Beautiful You and Under the Mistletoe. This sketched image of a woman walking with an umbrella can be used for all sorts of reasons, happy or sad. I think the image is perfect for a “I’m thinking of you” as she walks through the rain with support from her thoughtful friend. Here’s a look at Beautiful You:I stamped her on Thick Whisper White and again on a scrap piece of this pattern from Under The Mistletoe. After I snipped the umbrella and dress from the patterned paper, they lined up perfectly with the pattern beneath. I just love this paper-snipping technique – and she’s a fun/easy one to play with. Here’s a closer look:Here’s a look at the colors and patterns in the Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper:
- Using Labeler Alphabet. I wanted a sentiment that could pop off the side of the oval to help balance the off-center oval. I knew that the block letters from Labeler Alphabet would give me a bold sentiment and allow me to create whatever supportive sentiment I wanted to create. “Sending” was way too long for me to say “Sending Love” so I went with a sweet “We Love You.”Here’s a tip for using the Labeler Alphabet – place letters on opposite sides and opposite ends of the G block. I have a handful of these blocks, so I could easily keep the “E” and “O” on there for their next turn at bat.
- Color Combination. I love the combination of Old Olive and Night of Navy in this gorgeous plaid paper. I added a little border of Smoky Slate to bring in a third, grounding color. If you like this combination of Smoky Slate, Old Olive and Night of Navy, please save this:
Stamp Sets: Beautiful You, Labeler Alphabet Papers: Under the Mistletoe, Old Olive, Night of Navy, Smoky Slate, Thick Whisper White Inks: Basic Black Accessories: Layering Ovals Framelits Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals
I hope you’ll pop over to The Paper Players site to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.
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