Bright and Beautiful, Clean and Simple For The Paper Players

by Joanne James19. October 2014 07:00


As you read this I'll be on my way home from Stampin' Up!'s European Convention and will undoubtedly have some pictures to share later this week, but meanwhile it's time for this week's challenge over at The Paper Players and Sandy has a clean and simple yet glitzy challenge for us this week:

We are using silver or gold on our cards this week - think Encore ink, embossing, sequins, glitter - so many possibilities! I decided to go with silver paired with white, and chose to use the lovely Bright and Beautiful stamp set and co-ordinating star framelits for my clean and simple card:

I used Whisper White as my card base and stamped the sentiment in Versamark and heat embossed it with silver embossing powder. I did the same with the middle-sized star in the set, but cut this out using a framelit and layered it on a second star cut out of Brushed Silver cardstock using dimensionals, having glued the silver star to my card base. I added a sprinkling of Frosted Sequins to finish my clean and simple card. This would be a great card to make a lot of if you wanted to make a dent in your Christmas cards - you could switch the base card colours and even make in gold too to ring the changes and it doesn't take a large volume of supplies.

Hope you like today's card - check out this week's challenge page over at The Paper Players to see what the rest of the Design Team have been up to - there are some amazing cards to see as always. We look forward to seeing what you come up with this week!

Back tomorrow with another project; until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.


Comments (18) -

Andrea W
Andrea WUnited States
10/19/2014 2:41:06 PM #

Lovely card Joanne! Your silver embossing and sequins look fabulous. I'm glad you had a great time and the European Convention and I look forward to seeing some pictures. Cheers!


Joanne James
Joanne James
10/25/2014 8:41:23 PM #

Thanks Andrea - this is my kind of CAS card! Convention was awesome - one of the best yet!


Laurie schmidt
Laurie schmidtUnited States
10/19/2014 4:12:12 PM #

That's beautiful! I love the embossing, it looks so elegant. Hope you had a great trip!


Joanne James
Joanne James
10/25/2014 8:42:11 PM #

Thanks Laurie! I had a great trip thank you - it seemed to go by in a flash!


Sandy M
Sandy MUnited States
10/19/2014 10:26:03 PM #

This is a real clean and simple beauty, JoAnne! Love the silver embossing and the sequins, and you left plenty of white space. I can't wait to hear about the European convention!


Joanne James
Joanne James
10/25/2014 8:44:51 PM #

Thank you Sandie! Convention was a ball - the only downside was that it was restricted to Europe and I didn't get to see you guys too!!


YaphaUnited States
10/20/2014 3:02:40 AM #

What a gorgeous card, Joanne! I love the silver and white.


Joanne James
Joanne James
10/25/2014 8:45:06 PM #

Thanks Yapha!


LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
10/21/2014 1:35:19 AM #

Just GORGEOUS, Joanne!  I can't wait to hear about convention!


Joanne James
Joanne James
10/25/2014 8:51:01 PM #

Thanks LeAnne - this is the perfect card for mass production with a 'wow' factor! Convention was great Smile


Nance Leedy
Nance LeedyUnited States
10/23/2014 1:31:01 PM #

Just perfect, Joanne...clean, elegant and simply beautiful!  Great touch with the sequins.  I nkow you had a FAB-ulous time at convention!!


Joanne James
Joanne James
10/25/2014 8:57:32 PM #

Thanks Nance - I nearly didn't add the sequins, but am so glad I did! And yes, Convention was truly FAB-ulous!!


Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
10/24/2014 1:17:47 PM #

Joanne, this is so stunning!  Love the clean look of your card!  The silver embossing and sequins are perfect!  XX


Joanne James
Joanne James
10/25/2014 8:58:07 PM #

Thanks Claire - I was born to make cards like this, I love a CAS card!!


Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
10/24/2014 3:30:59 PM #

Clean and simple perfection, Joanne! I LOVE the sequins.  They add so much to an already stunning card. I'm glad you had a fabulous Convention!


Joanne James
Joanne James
10/25/2014 8:59:04 PM #

Thanks Ann - so glad you liked my card! Convention was truly great  - and I wasn't nervous presenting at all!


jaydeeUnited States
10/25/2014 4:58:32 PM #

Joanne, the silver star is highlighted beautifully on your card and I love how you composed your card.  Stunning.


Joanne James
Joanne James
10/25/2014 9:00:00 PM #

Thanks Jaydee - sometimes the simple designs are the best and like you, I think a white and silver combo is such a winner!


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