I loved Nance's sketch from last week and from the calibre of the entries we got at The Paper Players, you did too! I hope you enjoy this week's theme challenge from Claire just as much.
Valentine's Day isn't such a big thing in New Zealand, although more of a thing that when I was a teenager. I feel like I'm making New Zealand sound like some sort of joyless society, since I've previously said we'd don't do Halloween either. Rest assured, that's not true - we celebrate a lot of things with a lot of pleasure! Love is one of them so although my card could be for Valentine's Day, it would work for any romantic occasion.
Pink and gold seem very romantic to me and it's hard to go past the glorious floral design in Fresh Florals for a bit more of a romantic vibe. In fact, for this card I let the paper and the large letters do all the work and resisted adding anything else.
I cut three layers of Powder Pink card and stacked it to give the sentiment some depth. I had originally intended to leave the letters plain but I'd seen this picture at Inspired By... Challenge and the texture of the gold chain made me think about adding some texture to the gold letters.
So, I will link up to their challenge too.
We'd love to have you join us at The Paper Players this week. Here's a reminder of the rules of the challenge.
- Create a NEW paper-craft project specifically for this challenge.
- Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us.
- Please provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge entry.
- 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.
- Have fun!
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Card: Powder Pink, Gold Foil, Fresh Florals DSP, Whisper White.
Stamps: Sunshine Sayings
Inks: Early Espresso
Other: Large Letter framelits, Garden Trellis embossing folder, dimensionals