Lights Aglow Twinkling Lights Christmas Card PP621

by Joanne James11. December 2022 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 Ann to host this week and she has a festive colour challenge for you to work with:


I still had my Lights Aglow designer paper out on my desk having made yesterday's cards, so I grabbed another of the patterns in the set and this week's layout over at Freshly Made Sketches and set to work. This is what I came up with:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

I used a Cherry Cobbler card base, then adhered a sheet of Lights Aglow designer paper patterned with Very Vanilla stars to my card base. I then added a central panel of gold glimmer paper, and allowing for a thin vertical border, adhered another piece of paper from the pack, strewn with festive garlands, to which I'd added some diecut banners using one of the Twinkling Lights dies so that the gold glimmer paper showed through from below:


I did cut the piece of DSP that I used for the central section from the centre of the sheet, as I wanted the curves of the garlands to be centred, which is a little frivolous, but I know I will use the remnants on other projects as there is a beautiful gold embossed snowflake design on the reverse too.

I added a final panel of Cherry Cobbler with a sentiment heat embossed in gold to the bottom of the panel to complete the front of my card. To finish I added an extra sentiment from the 'Brightest Glow' stamp set to the inside of my card:


This is a great card that didn't take too long to create, which was especially good as I have been rather pushed for creative time this week.

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. 

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!

Enjoy your day; today is the day that we will be decorating the James household inside and out for Christmas, so we are all looking forward to that. I am also going to be doing some crafting of a different kind, as I have a festive-themed fancy dress outfit to make for Rebecca to wear this week - a Sixth Form festive tradition, more on that later in the week! I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


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Comments (9) -

Jennie Maier
Jennie MaierUnited States
12/11/2022 1:59:00 PM #

Joanne, I love it when the dsp does all the work for you!! What a pretty and sparkly card! Thank you so much for having me as a Guest Designer this year! I've so enjoyed being part of this wonderful group of creative ladies! Hope you have a wonderful holiday season!

Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
12/12/2022 4:49:33 AM #

SO festive, Joanne! I have been waiting for someone to show me how to use this pattern, and you have been a wonderful inspiration. I can see myself whipping up a couple of these to send out tomorrow. You did a fabulous job with the challenge this week. I wish you and your family the happiest of holidays! Hugs!

12/12/2022 10:43:32 AM #

Beautiful card🤩🤩🤩👏
Happy day

VickyUnited Kingdom
12/12/2022 1:19:49 PM #

More expert use of papers - and what a wonderful result! Vicky x

jaydeeUnited States
12/14/2022 5:44:45 PM #

I love the mix of stars DSP - they work so well together.  The little touches of gold glimmer add wonderful sparkle and shine and play off your gold embossed sentiment.  Fabulous card

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
12/14/2022 7:50:09 PM #

I just love how simple yet stunning this card is!  The sketch is a perfect way to highlight those gorgeous papers!

Christy Stanford
Christy StanfordUnited States
12/16/2022 8:08:06 AM #

Gorgeous card, Joanne, I love how you let the beautiful papers do the heavy lifting for you and the effect of all that sparkle is amazing.  Thanks for having me as a guest designer this year for the Paper Players, I have enjoyed it so much and look forward to playing along with new challenges next year!

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
12/16/2022 5:49:41 PM #

Joanne, this is the most festive card!  I love those fabulous papers and the sketch is just perfect for this fun card.  Wishing you a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS, MY FRIEND!  XXX

Anne Marie Hile
Anne Marie HileUnited States
12/17/2022 6:33:56 AM #

Fabulously festive Joanne! Love the fun mix of patterns and colors. Merry Christmas to your and your sweet family. Big hugs!

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