Sunday 9 December 2018

The Paper Players 422 - Design Team Card

It's The Paper Players' final challenge for 2018 this week and Joanne has a seasonal colour inspiration for us. Of course, if you've done all your Christmas cards you're welcome to use the colours for whatever they inspire you to do. Remember to use only the challenge colours although neutrals such as black, white and Kraft are allowed.

These colours threw me a little as left to my own devices, I always opt for earthier tones such as Cherry Cobbler, Merry Merlot and Garden Green. I did have a left over piece of DSP from the All is Bright pack with these sweet little Christmas lights in Real Red and Shaded Spruce. This became the starting point for this card and gold became my third colour.

With the lights in the background, my sentiment became 'Merry and bright' although the Merry Christmas to All bundle lets you choose just about anything! This versatile Christmas greeting set is on the retiring list, so if you want it - order it now.

Inspiration for this card also came from this week's challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.

The team have outdone themselves on this colour challenge, so why not pop over to The Paper Players, see what they've done, then join in with us?

Here's a quick reminder of our few rules.
  1. Create a new paper project.
  2. Provide a link back to The Paper Players in your post.
  3. Provide a direct link to your blog post for your challenge entry.
  4. Please link your card to no more than FOUR challenges (including ours).
  5. Enjoy!
Please take note of these few rules, as entries that do not comply will be deleted from the gallery. 

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  1. Jan, the gold glitter is fabulous against that fabulous DSP and I love how you carried the gold through all of the layers. The rhinestone jewels are the perfect finishing touch! Gorgeous card

  2. So festive! I love the background paper and the glitter sentiment!

  3. What a happy card this is! Love your gold details! So glad to see you this week at FMS!

  4. A festive and fun Christmas card! I love this sentiment die. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  5. Jan, I absolutely love this card! What a great layout for showcasing this paper! The glimmer paper adds the perfect sparkle!

  6. Jan... can't believe this is our last card together! This journey has been so much fun...and I am so glad we were able to meet! Have the bestest of holidays.

  7. Jan, merry & bright describes you card! I love the beautiful Christmas light paper, and the large gold sentiment is just perfect.

  8. Jan, I just love everything about your card! That paper is such a fun print and the pops of gold add the perfect touch of elegance. Just an all around fabulous holiday card!

  9. Love the fun paper Jan but it’s that sparkly gold sentiment that steals the show - fabulous! What a bright, fun and festive card! Thank you for your fabulous contributions to the Paper Players this year - we really couldn’t have wished for a better guest designer and we will miss you terribly! Keep in touch though - I am delighted to have gained a new friend!

    1. Thank you, Joanne. I feel the same - delighted with a new friend.