Sunday 4 February 2018

The Paper Players 379 - Design Team Card

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.
  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!
If you live anywhere in New Zealand and don't have a Stampin' Up demonstrator, I'd love to help you with ideas and Stampin' Up products. Sale-a-bration is on and there's a new Special Occasion Catalogue out. Please message me through my Facebook page, linked in the sidebar of this blog or leave a comment below. 

And, of course, you can shop with me from anywhere in New Zealand.

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


  1. Jan, this is GORGEOUS!!!!! Pink and gold are very romantic to me, too! Those large embossed letters are fabulous! The DSP is so lovely! Such a beautiful card for anyone, anytime! Thank you for making my challenge shine, My Friend! Have a wonderful week! XX

  2. Beautiful card, Jan! So soft and pretty. Love the look of soft pink with gold--very graceful and elegant. Love how you stacked the letters and the embossing is a great touch. Gorgeous card, my friend!

  3. Such a beautiful card! I love the embossed metal letters! Thank you for playing at Inspired By.

  4. Jan the pink and gold combo is gorgeous - so feminine! I love that embossed lettering too - such a clever idea, I have never seen that before! A beautiful, romantic Valentine's card.

  5. The pink and gold is gorgeous! Love this!

  6. A perfect LOVE card and I really like the texture on the gold LOVE die cut! And, I've never thought New Zealand was joyless :) It's been on my bucket list for many, many years thanks to a dear friend that gave me a coffee table book on your beautiful country. Some day...

    1. Thanks Annie. If it ever moves from the bucket list to an actual visit, I'd love to catch up with you.

  7. Your retirement has been beneficial to your cardmaking...every single thing I've seen you create has been fabulous, and this is no exception! The embossed gold letters against that pretty DSP is just wonderful! Thanks for sharing this at Inspired By!

    1. Thanks LeAnne. It is true that not spending all day at work does give a lot more crafting time!

  8. Such a pretty card Jan! Love the fancy gold embossed sentiment! Thanks for the inspiration!

  9. Jan, I love the textured mirror card stock with the bold letters. Love the gold with the pink - such a wonderful, and totally on trend, color combo. Gorgeous card, my friend