Sunday 2 July 2017

The Paper Players 351 - DT Card

I can't tell you how delighted I am to be joining The Paper Players as a guest designer for the next few months! I feel as though I've won a lottery! This is a challenge that I've loved to play along with ever since I first discovered challenges in 2014. In fact, it was the first challenge I was ever brave enough to enter and the first I ever made the prize list.  So I feel very humbled and very privileged to be joining them for a while. Thank you all, for having me.

This week, we have a theme challenge for you.

For this card, I stuck to some tried and tested Black Tie event colours: Very Vanilla, Basic Black and Gold. I've had this little Simon Says Stamp Confetti die for a few years now and I don't use it enough. I love the way it looks a bit like an exploding firework or a sunburst - certainly it looks like fun and a celebration.

The 'congrats' is layered up to give some height and heft to it.

The bottom layer is in gold foil, off-set to give a liquid gold shadow to the 'congrats'.

We'd love to see what kind of education related congratulations or thanks you dream up. Join us and show us!

Card: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Gold Glimmer, Gold Foil
Stamps: Sunshine Sayings
Inks: Tuxedo Black
Other: SSS Circle Confetti die, Sunshine Wishes thinlits


  1. It's a great and elegant card, Jan!

  2. I can remember COVETING this die the first time I saw it! So far I have resisted it, but it looks fabulous in these elegant colors!

  3. So elegant! I love that die. What a fun way to use it.Welcome to PP!!!

  4. Your post made me smile Jan - I remember that feeling too! We at the PP are delighted to have you guest with us for the next 6 months. A gorgeous card this week - I love the sparkle from the gold and the subtle detail of the foil behind the offset sentiment; it's subtle but adds a real touch of style to your card. Thanks for doing such a great job with my challenge this week!

  5. Jan, I love your story about the PP! We are thrilled you are joining us! I am a big fan of yours! Your card is gorgeous! I love that die cut and all that gold! Your card is so elegant! Have a wonderful week! XX

  6. Jan, this card is so classy and elegant. Love the color combo and the Circle Confetti die is brilliant! Looking forward to playing with you on the PP team! ~ Annie

  7. Love the combination of dies and colours! Gorgeous! Welcome to the team!

  8. Great graduation card, Jan! Love the simplicity, and the glittery gold makes it extra special. So glad to have you on the PP team!

  9. Jan, wonderful to have you on the team and what a great way to kick off your term as GD! I love the die cut with the gold behind it. The black, white and gold color scheme is perfect for either gender and my CAS loving heart loves the clean design. Fabulous card