Sunday 18 March 2018

The Paper Players 385 - Design Team Card

Last week's 'Any Shade of Pink' colour challenge at The Paper Players produced absolutely fantastic entries. It was hard to pick just one Cut Above! I hope that Nance's CAS Rainbow challenge excites your creativity just as much.

Of course, the tricky part of this challenge is to remember the Clean and Simple part: lots of clean space, limited layers and few embellishments.

Originally, I masked and stencilled this as a one layer card. The problem was that because the pattern of the stencil has gaps in it, the edge of the design was lost and it just looked as though I'd stencilled it crookedly. My solution was to cut the card front into three pieces, trim the white panels by 5mm and attach them to the black base.

In keeping with my original one layer idea, I'd stamped the sentiment directly on to the panel, so added some rhinestones to draw the eye to it. I am happy with the transition of rainbow colours across the card.

We'd love to see what you do with this CAS theme challenge. 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!
Pop over to The Paper Players to see the creations of the rest of the Design Team.

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Retired and Non-SU ingredients

Thoughtful Branches photopolymer stamp set (retired)
Black Rhinestone jewels (retired)
Artploration Retro Circles stencil

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  1. Love your stenciled rainbow card...what a great idea!

  2. So smart how you re-engineered this it!

  3. pretty card!
    thank you for your comment in my blog
    greetings from Chile

  4. Those rainbow stencilled circles are such fun Jan - Love the panels against the black, a great 'fix' to add definition to that strip of colour. CAS perfection - I love it!

  5. Such a clever card, Jan! I really like your creative solution--the black edge really makes the colors pop and I love that you just trimmed the edges instead of matting the focal panel. A subtle detail that really sets off your design. Thanks for rockin' my rainbow challenge this week, my friend!

  6. Love your story of using the stencil for this striking card! I forget to pull those out.

  7. Another stunner! I think your use of stencils on your card is a wonderful way to get in all those colors and still be CAS! Very clever and pretty!

  8. Flawless blending of your rainbow...what a fun stencil! Hope you're having a great week ~ Hugs, Annie

  9. Wow, gorgeous stenciling and so perfectly blended, Jan! I love the black borders too, they really make the colors pop!

  10. Jan, this is so FUN! I love that beautiful rainbow you created with this fantastic stencil! The black background just makes it POP! Every card is better with rhinestones and bling! You know CAS is so hard for me! I hope you are having a great day! XX

  11. Jan, the black mat really makes your wonderful rainbow circles pop. A perfect CAS card and I love the circles your stencil created. Fabulous card