Monday, August 10, 2015

Wonderland for The Paper Players

One of the new products from the 2015 Holiday Catalogue from Stampin' Up! is the Sleigh Ride Edgelit Dies. They are so cool because you can layer your paper with them and they have designs such as evergreens, houses and a horse-drawn sleigh. These are perfect for some unique Christmas cards, but they are also handy for everyday cards such as the one I made for The Paper Players new colour challenge. To create this card, I also needed to use a couple of more new products. One is the Jingle All the Way Stamp set which coordinates with the Sleigh Ride Edgelits. I used the fox or coyote image (I'm not sure which it is) from this set. I also used the Wonderland Stamp Set for the foreground trees. As you can see, these are all Christmas products, but are more versatile than just Christmas designs.  Here's the colour challenge from The Paper Players:

And here is the design I came up with:

  • I created some borders with the Bermuda Bay card base, a panel of Crumb Cake and another panel of Bermuda Bay. This one was embossed with the Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, another new product that I was able to obtain with my demo pre-order.  It can represent snow or stars, and here I wanted to use it as stars, for a summer night in the woods. I added a little White Stampin' Chalk Marker on each one to help them show up.
  • The tree shapes are both from the same edgelit die, I just reversed the paper after die-cutting. I also used the end of another die (without the shapes) to die cut the third layer.
  • I stamped the image from Wonderland in Old Olive ink on Whisper White and hand snipped it and mounted it using Stampin' Dimensionals at the top and Fast Fuse at the bottom, where it is already raised on the three layers of paper.
  • The sentiment is from the Project Life Remember This stamp set. I inked it up using Stampin' Write Markers and trimmed it with the Stampin' Trimmer. I used the Washi Label Punch to add the design on the ends of both the sentiment strip and its Crumb Cake backing. I had to add an extra little snip on the top and bottom because the paper was a bit wider than the punch. I added a couple of fibre strands from some Burlap Ribbon behind the sentiment panel using Stampin' Dimensionals to give it some height.
Thanks for stopping by today! I still have some of my grandkids here and will update you on the weekend with some pictures tomorrow.

Click on the links below to take you to my On-Line Store, where you can read about, look at, and purchase if you wish, the products used to make this card today!

Product List

*Products from the 2015 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue, available Sept. 1, 2015: Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Wonderland Stamp Set, Sleigh Ride Edgelits Dies,  Jingle All the Way Stamp Set.


Claire Broadwater said...

Heather, what a fantastic way to use the color combo! Your use of the new dies and stamps is fabulous! You certainly made my colors shine! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players this week! XX

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful, Heather! I love how you used the new products. What a perfect way to use the challenge colors! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players this week!