Painted Christmas PP569

by Joanne James28. November 2021 08:00

Today it's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's the turn of the fabulous Anne Marie to host this week and she has my favourite, a sketch challenge for you to work with:


I struggled a little to decide what to do about the split background layer on today's card; I eventually decided to use a single, bright patterned paper from the Painted Christmas pack - take a look:


There are some gorgeous patterns in the Painted Christmas pack, all with a loose watercoloured feel. I love this red and white pattern but it needed an otherwise uncluttered card to show it off to best advantage. So I split the panel into three as per the sketch, then added a red label with a white heat-embossed sentiment, accented with some holly and foliage stamped with the Christmas Season stamp set, some loops of sheer red ribbon and some red sparkly gems to finish:

This card was actually quite straightforward to put together, but I spent ages procrastinating about which paper or papers to feature so seemed to take forever to design!! I really like the pop of red against the white though, with just a little green foliage too. I used one of the sentiments from 'Merriest Moments' - this is most certainly my favourite sentiment set in the current catalogue.

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my Product and 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

I'm also linking today's card up over at Global Design Project #GDP319 where the theme is 'Christmas'.

Before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
1.  Create a new paper project
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us and provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge submission.
3.  Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL.
4.  Have FUN!

You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Enjoy your day; we have had a freezing few days here in the UK so today I will most definitely be staying indoors, keeping warm and might even indulge in a spot of festive baking! I'll be 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 (9) -

NancyUnited States
11/28/2021 7:24:50 PM #

Joanne, I love your DSP selection and how the card turned out! I hope you have a great week!

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
11/28/2021 11:38:30 PM #

Yes, that split panel works well with this paper and the strong white-on-red sentiments stands out well against it. This is such a pretty way to show off the dsp and is so prettily festive as well.

Laurie Schmidt
Laurie SchmidtUnited States
11/29/2021 12:04:31 AM #

So pretty! I love the vibrant colors and that awesome background paper.

Amanda Mertz
Amanda MertzUnited States
11/30/2021 9:29:45 PM #

Glad to hear that I wasn't the only one who dithered over which papers to use for this sketch!  lol!  I love this pattern and have been hoarding it and I think you've given me the push to use it; it looks great as an almost full card front.  The greenery and embossing are the perfect complements!  Have a great week!

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
12/1/2021 2:13:33 AM #

Oh, I just love this DSP!  It is perfect!  The greenery and embossing are just fabulous!  Such a fun and festive card!!!!

Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
12/3/2021 4:14:00 PM #

What a perfect way to showcase this lovely paper, Joanne! The ribbon treatment really sets off the greenery. Your embossed sentiment is the icing on the cake! Have a wonderful weekend!

Debbie Crowley
Debbie CrowleyUnited States
12/3/2021 4:34:13 PM #

Joanne, for how simple this card is, it it absolutely amazing! Love this DSP and your color ccombination is perfection.  This sentiment says it all!

VickyUnited Kingdom
12/3/2021 6:16:39 PM #

I just LOVE this card Joanne! That was the perfect paper choice and I love how your card is mostly shades of red with the pop of green foliage. I was so cross I missed playing along with this sketch which I adored! Vicky x

Anne Marie Hile
Anne Marie HileUnited States
12/4/2021 6:26:07 AM #

This card is so eye-catching in all the best ways, Joanne! Love your choice of DSP with the focal image. So, SO pretty!

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