Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Winter Joy for The Paper Players and The Colour Throwdown

I really enjoyed making this card for The Paper Players Challenge #223 and The Colour Throwdown Swatch Challenge #320. It kind of exudes a quiet Joy! The best kind, in my humble opinion. This could be a Christmas card, but it could also be a winter all occasion or birthday card, any occasion that merits joy! I've been wanting to use the word framelits from the Wonderful Wreath Framelits for a long time now. This was the perfect layout for it.

And I've been loving the Soft Sky, Real Red and Whisper White palette, so adding some Crumb Cake was a natural.

  • On the Crumb Cake card base, I added a background panel of All is Calm Specialty Designer Series Paper in Soft Sky. On to that, I added a small panel of some Nordic Noel DSP backed by Real Red cardstock.
  • I added a 1" wide piece of Red Glimmer paper to the top for some pizzazz, under which I placed two flags, one in Soft Sky and one in Real Red.
  • I used the "Joy" Framelit and cut one out in Soft Sky cardstock and one in Crumb Cake. When using these Thinlits or Framelits, be sure to place some waxed paper between the cardstock and the die.  It makes removing the cardstock from them so much easier!  I glued the Soft Sky Joy to the Crumb Cake Joy, offsetting them a bit for a shadow effect and so that the word would show up better on the Soft Sky background. The 2 Way Glue Pen is fabulous for gluing these thin lines on something. It works just like a pen. I used glue dots to attach it to the card,
  • A Neutral Designer button with a little bow made from Soft Sky 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon is the perfect finishing touch. I tied the bow and then used a glue dot to attach it to the button rather than threading it through.  Glue dots are very effective in adhering something like the button to the Red Glimmer Paper.

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  1. I love this! A beautiful way to use the sketch, and those colors are awesome! (Just used them myself!) Thanks for playing with the Players this week!

  2. I love the way you created the shadow on your die-cut 'Joy'; perfect with your colour choices and the splash of red glimmer. Thanks for joining us over at The Paper Players this week.

  3. Gorgeous card! I love the sparkle! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players!

  4. Great way to combine both challenges, Heather. I really love the glimmer paper in the background. So glad you joined us at the Paper Players this week

  5. Fun use of the sketch and colors!! Love the JOY die!! Thxs for joining us at CTD!!


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