Thursday, November 12, 2015

Always Playing With Paper-The Challenge #50 Card: A Christmas Color Challenge and Virginia's View Challenge #20

I hope your day is going well. Cannot believe it is already Thursday here. This week has FLOWN by! 

My first day back to work went well. Lots of hugs and happy smiles from all my colleagues. I got a lot of "hey, where were you?" from my students but I know they missed me!

Today I am sharing a card I created for "Always Playing with Paper: The Challenge #50." It was to use a color scheme of red, kraft, silver and white to create a card. At first, I was scratching my head. Then I had an epiphany. Here is what I created:

I apologize for the left part of the photo. The red ornament was reflecting off the silver and I was too lazy to go back and photograph it!! 

First I die cut the background using a PTI die from silver and white card stock. I then mounted using the positive and negatives from the colors onto a white card base.

Next I used some red thread and made some nests and adhered it to the card using glue dots. I layered a stamped, embossed and die cut vellum poinsettia over the thread. I adhered a sentiment strip over the poinsettia.

I then covered the middle of the poinsettia with Diamond Stickles, added Pretty Pink Posh sequins over that and then covered the sequins with glossy accents. 

I am in LOVE with this card. I had never used this stamp before and I am going to make a few more of these cards because I am so in love with it!! However, I think I am going to try to make some that are more monochromatic. 

Again, I am entering this into "The Challenge #50," as well as Virginia's View Challenge #20 that is all about texture. I think the thread, the layered embossed flowers and the sequin treatment can be counted for that. 

I thank you for stopping by today!! Have a wonderful Thursday!!

Dies-PaperTrey Ink
Paper-PaperTrey Ink, Die Cuts with a View
Stamps-Paper Trey Ink
Other-Thread, Pretty Pink Posh Sequins, Glossy Accents, PaperTrey Poppy Red Ink, Diamond Stickles, Glue Dots