Christmas Classics Shining Brightly TTT234

by Joanne James9. November 2023 18:00

It's Thursday and time for a new challenge over at TicTacToe! It's the turn of Team X to host this week and I am our featured designer this week. This is the fun board that we are playing along with: 


I went along the bottom left to top right diagonal with gold metallic/holly/vanilla and using the fab layout over at Try Stamping on Tuesday (no optional plaid I'm afraid) I made a festive Christmas card that also has a direct nod to the Global Design Project #GDP419 theme this week - take a look:


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

I just love the Shining Brightly speciality designer paper - the vanilla and navy colour scheme with embossed gold is so luxurious and perfect for fancy Christmas cards and packaging - and this paper did kind of inspire my TTT board this week, so I couldn't not feature it on my card. I used a panel of the foliage pattern on the lower portion of my card, then added a simple gold border to neaten the join of my paper to my layered foliage cut using the Christmas Classics Dies that I used to decorate the upper portion of my card. I used a combination of Very Vanilla, gold foil and distressed gold paper for texture and visual interest, finishing with some pearls and gold elegant twine trim:

My sentiment from the 'Christmas Classics' sentiment was my direct nod the #GDP419 board - 'Tis The Season had me instantly singing 'Deck The Halls With Boughs of Holly, 'Tis The Season To Be Jolly, Fa La La La La ...' (I hope that's not given you an earworm!) for my simple banner greeting. I love this gold and vanilla colour combo - so elegant. What is your favourite festive colour combo? Do leave me a comment below - I'd love to hear your thoughts.

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. 

A tictactoe board offers so many creative possibilities - how does this week's board inspire you? Why not have a go? We would love to see you in the gallery and who knows - you might be selected for Designer's Choice and be eligible to be a guest designer on a future challenge. 

Enjoy your day; 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 (4) -

VickyUnited Kingdom
11/9/2023 8:30:36 PM #

Gorgeous Joanne! What an elegant layout and perfect for that gorgeous DSP. I love the gorgeous embellishment of pearls with gold twine and die cut leaves and the tag style sentiment. Vicky x

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
11/10/2023 12:00:36 PM #

Truly a stunning card!  You can't get much more elegant than gold and pearls! Beautiful!

Donna K Scholz
Donna K ScholzUnited States
11/11/2023 6:29:01 PM #

Joanne, what a beautiful Christmas card! Love how you used elegant gold against white as your color palette! Your interpretation of our Try Stampin' on Tuesday sketch is so perfectly executed with your gold ribbon, die cuts, and pearls!! -Donna

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
11/17/2023 2:09:19 AM #

A classic stunner. How gorgeous are vanilla, gold and pearls? While you've used such opulent ingredients, you've been restrained in their use so they look elegant. Beautiful!

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