Sunday 17 September 2017

The Paper Players 362 - DT card

This week at The Paper Players, LeAnne has a CAS theme challenge to get our creative juices flowing.

Harvest time is autumn and also a time of taking stock and giving thanks, so that's the thinking behind my card. I was also keen to try out a new technique that I'd seen on Stampin' Artfully, the blog of the very talented Kim Jolley, about a different way to approach shaving foam backgrounds.

I was very happy with the background, made using Crushed Curry and Fresh Fig ink.

We would love to have you join us at The Paper Players this week, for our CAS Harvest challenge.

Here's a reminder of the few rules we have:
  1. Create a NEW paper-craft project specifically for this challenge.
  2. Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us.
  3. Please provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge entry.
  4. Please link your card to no more than four challenges, total. Entries linked to more than 4 challenges, including ours, will be deleted without notification.
  5. Have fun!
I'm also going to play along with the team at AAA Cards for their new autumn challenge.

Update: Delighted to be a Top 3 Pick at AAA Challenge 99

While I was making this card, I also had a bit of a play with the same layout and different colours for the challenge at InKspire Me. 

This time, the background was made with tissue paper, stamped with the new Music background stamp in Early Espresso, scrunched and then lightly gold embossed.

Vanilla, Early Espresso and Gold are a favourite combination of mine, so it was hard to resist their challenge!

Here's the ingredients for both cards

Update: Delighted to have this card chosen as the Winner at Inkspire Me.

The Paper Players card
Card: Fresh Fig, Whisper White, Copper foil
Stamps: Colorful Seasons, Thoughtful Banners
Inks: Crushed Curry, Fresh Fig, Versamark
Other: Seasonal Layers thinlits, copper embossing powder, shaving foam, dimensional

The Inkspire Me card
Card: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Gold foil, tissue paper
Stamps: Music background stamp, Colorful Seasons, Thoughtful Banners
Inks: Early Espresso, Versamark
Other: Seasonal Layers thinlits, gold embossing powder, dimensional


  1. These are absolutely gorgeous, Jan! I love the backgrounds! Did you do the shaving cream technique that Kim Jolley teaches or the old one where you lay your paper on top of the ink-swirled cream? Either way, it's stunning! And the leaf die cuts from Seasonal Layers always look great. Beautiful!

    1. I wanted to try out Kim's new way. There's a link to her in the post but I suspect that you've already seen it!

  2. Love your touches of gold on your cards. I think I'm going to have to give it a try!

  3. These cards are both so sophisticated and elegant - although I have a slight preference for the rich colours in the first one. I love how you've created detailed backgrounds that still showcase those beautiful leaves.

  4. I love these colors with the foil leaves and the beautiful marbled background! A real standout!

  5. lovely color combo, the burgundy and gold are so stylish together. Thank you for playing with AAA cards.

  6. Stunning - both cards! Love the addition of the purple, looks so beautiful against the gold. Thanks for joining in with the Autumn Colours Challenge at AAA Cards.

  7. This is such an elegant fall card! GORGEOUS! I love the gold.

    Have a great day!

  8. Jan I was all ready to come over and sing the praises of your first card - I just love the colours and that fun background behind your shiny leaf trio, when I saw your second variation too - equally gorgeous! I love the scrunched music paper flecked with gold - I feel the need to try this, it's so effective! Love, love, love them both!

  9. Love Your card ideas. Beautiful!

  10. I love those leaves they look like metal and the backgrounds are cool too..thanks for your kind comment on my blog too

  11. These are both fabulous! I love the colours paired up with the gold. Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards!

  12. Gorgeous, sheer perfection in both colourways

  13. OH my gosh, Jan, what an absolutely gorgeous Autumn card. So elegant and beautifully designed. Love it!

  14. Gee whizzies, these are STUNNERS! I need to get back into some challenges, I am missing all the good ones! Those gold leaves are just beautiful with that shaving cream background, and the music background on the second one is divine! Rocked my challenge, thanks!

  15. Oh Jan, these are both so gorgeous! I couldn't pick a favorite! I love the fabulous background you created with the shaving cream technique. I need to try this! I adore the music one, too! Just WOW! You certainly made this challenge shine! XX

  16. Oh my, Jan, I am speechless. I was floored by the PP card on the blog and then came over here and saw the second one you made that is equally as gorgeous. The background and the perfect composition of leaves plus all the "white space" is absolutely stunning. Beautiful CAS cards--can't wait to CASE them! :-)

  17. A beautiful, classy card! Thank you so much for joining us at Inkspire me. Marion

  18. Love the background behind your leaves! Pretty cards!

  19. Stunning cards with such wonderful color combos - just simply elegant! Hope you're having a great week!

  20. Jan, they are both gorgeous cards. I can't make up my mind which is my preferred color scheme. The leaves with the touches of gold are fabulous with both schemes. Wonderful CAS cards

  21. These cards are so beautiful. I love the elegant leafy die cuts. It's been a dog's age since I've played around with shaving cream so I'm off to check out that technique! :)