Welcome to another Paper Players Challenge! This week we have a color challenge and I got to select the colors! 'Tis the season to be working on our holiday cards, so I picked what I think is a classic Christmas color combination:
The Stampin' Schach Design Tips:
- Texture! When wide margins of card base will show, go for the textured card stock! The linen-like appearance adds warmth and elegance!
- Neutrals! The warm tone of Naturals Ivory card stock coordinates perfectly with Deck the Halls. To add even more texture, I zipped a piece through the Big Shot with the Petals-a-Plenty Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. For slight contrast, I stamped the "Peace on Earth" sentiment from the Peaceful Season Hostess Level 2 set from the Holiday Mini onto Very Vanilla.
- All that glitters isn't gold! In this case, it is Champagne...Champagne Glass Glitter, that is! Did you know that over time, the finish will slightly tarnish, giving an aged appearance to your cards and projects? To adhere, I simply use Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
- It's all about the details! Sing along with me! Basic Pearls on boughs of holly! Falalalalalalalala! Scrunchy ribbon sure looks jolly! Falalalalalalalala! Use your Spritzer to add speckles! Falalalalalalalalala! See how they resemble freckles! Falalalalalalalala! (Need a refresher on how I scrunch my ribbon? Click here for a video tutorial from my archives.)
I hope that you enjoyed today's card as much as I enjoyed creating it! And I hope that you will join us at The Paper Players! So leave me a comment, and then pull out these holiday colors and start creating! As always, if you ever have a question about the cards that I create or the techniques that I use, I am only an email away! Until next time...
Stamp Set: Peaceful Season (W 120819; C 121124---Holiday Mini); Ink: Early Espresso (119670), Soft Suede Stampin' Write Marker (120973); Designer Series Paper: Deck the Halls (120810---Holiday Mini); Card Stock: Cherry Cobbler Textured (119690), Naturals Ivory (101849), Brushed Gold (102935), Very Vanilla (101650); Tools: Big Shot (113439), Petals-a-Plenty Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (116824), Heat Tool (100005), Color Spritzer Tool (107066), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755); Glitz and Glam: Basic Pearls (119247), Champagne Glass Glitter (120997---Holiday Mini), Cherry Cobbler 1/2" Seam Binding (120992---Holiday Mini)