Sunday 15 April 2018

The Paper Players 389 - Design Team Card

Weren't there some amazing entries in last week's gallery for LeAnne's serene colour challenge?
Let's see what you do for this week's CAS challenge from Sandy.

So there's two things to remember about this challenge - it has to contain a magical/mythical creature of some type AND it has to be in a Clean and Simple style. I had to get that in because on a couple of occasions, I've made my DT card and completely forgotten the CAS part and had to go back to the drawing board!

So for this card, I had to get a bit creative in what I'd even use. I borrowed the Magical Day stamps and dies from my upline and friend, Deana, since there wasn't a fairy, unicorn, gnome or leprechaun to be found in my craftroom. If I want my own set - or if you want your own set - you'll have to shop now because Magical Day is retiring at the end of May.

I thought the overlay of foil acetate down the side picked up the gold colour and the scales on the mermaid.  If you like to include foil acetate in your crafting, that too is retiring so take the chance to stock up while you can. 


I sponged a circle of Bermuda Bay and Pool Party through a mask then stamped in some bubbles. I die cut a couple of sea-weed pieces and added them. The mermaid and her seahorse companion were coloured with Stampin' Blends. Then they were die cut and popped up on dimensionals.

We'd love to see what magical creatures you put on your CAS card. Pop over and see what the rest of the team have done with it at The Paper Players

Here's a quick reminder of the rules at The Paper Players.
  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!
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  1. Jan, this is so fun! The foil acetate down the side is just perfect! Your little mermaid is so cute chatting with the seahorse! Makes me want to be at the beach! I hope you have a lovely week! XX

  2. Oh my, your magical mermaid is darling Jan! Love your sponged circle to ground the design and the foil acetate coordinates perfectly with your mermaid. Love that sweet seahorse too. Darling card and kudos on a fabulous CAS design!

  3. OH MY GOSH! The addition of the acetate is a perfect complement to this little cute mermaid! I am in love with her!

  4. Jan, you have nailed the word 'Magical' with this stunning card. I just LOVE the fish scales down the side of the card, such a great way to compliment the beautiful mermaid. Truly magical. Thanks for your comment on my card. Cx

  5. Jan, your card is truly magical and beautiful. Love the design of your card! I hope your day is magical too.

  6. Awesome design and such a sweet image...very magical!!!

  7. That foil acetate is so perfect to complement your magical mermaid does look just like fish scales! Great card! I hope you're having a wonderful week ~ Hugs, Annie

  8. Jan I absolutely love this! The little mermaid is so sweet, and you've picked up on the underwater theme perfectly with the border of "scales" and your little sponged circle. It's all so magical!

  9. I love this Jan - it reminds me of my own blond mermaid water baby! I live the little details of seaweed and seahorses on your focal point and the addition of the foil 'scale border is a genius detail. Love, love, love it!

  10. Jan, I love the acetate vertical element and how it echoes your beautifully colored images. Absolutely gorgeous card