Sunday, 18 August 2019

Christmas Card Club - Card 17/2019 - Patterned Papers

Hello and happy Sunday to you all.

It's another Christmas Card Club Challenge Sunday and it's the turn of  Margaret (aka: Granmargaret) to set the theme - to use two or more patterned papers on our cards. 

It's a while since I used any patterned paper at all, let alone two or more, but I'm always up for a challenge so here's what I came up with.
I had this very nice pack of 6x6 papers, 'Winter Wonder' that I'd picked up, fairly recently, at The Works that I liked very much but hardly used. The paper is a lovely thickness, 200gsm, the small patterns are perfect for card-making and I like the colour mix of teal, red, cream and white - it's different. It would have been great for our last theme of non-traditional colours had I thought of it at the time! 

- the base is a 5½" square, made from cream cardstock. I used three different papers for the topper, one for the base, one for the poinsettias and there's another, a narrow strip, that's just peaking out from under the flowers. 

- I used a very old set of Spellbinder dies to cut out the poinsettias, there's four layers altogether for each flower. All the edges of the papers were inked with a teal ink pad. 

- To make the greeting, I stamped and embossed the word 'Joy' from Die'sire's Sentimentals stamp set, on a scrap of cream cardstock using crimson red Heat It Up! embossing powder before cutting it out using yet another old Spellbinder die set - I think they are from the Shapeabilities range. 

 - the turquoise mat was cut using the largest die in the set and, again, I was able to use up a scrap of card. These small die sets are ideal for using up leftover scraps of card and paper. 

- I found three enamel dots in just the right shade of red for the flower centres and also a set of cream coloured ones for the corners. 

And because there's a couple of snippets/scraps been used I'm submitting this to Pixie's Snippets Playground - Challenge #359. I've not had anything to share in the playground for some time but, happily, today I have. 

That's it for CCC today but I hope you will pop over to see what my teammates have created for Margaret's theme - you'll find a list of their names and links on my right sidebar - as always they are so much more creative than me.


cuilliesocks said...

Lovely papers Elizabeth, and a beautiful design. I think that this challenge really challenged quite a few of us this time, Kate x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Oh I love this bright and cheerful Christmas card Elizabeth. A beautiful paper selection and gorgeous design.

Mrs A. said...

Super card . I love that design paper. I think I need a trip to The Works.!! Hugs Mrs A.

Christine Harrop said...

Great minds think alike Elizabeth because my first thought when I saw your card was that it would have been ideal for the non traditional colour challenge. You have certainly followed the brief with so many different lovely papers. I have had lots of paper pads from The Works because thy are such good value for money. Super card. Christine x

rachel said...

What a stunning make Elizabeth - I really love what you have done here - clever use of papers! Hugs rachel xx

dutchess said...

Wow that’s stunning that you have made poinsettia with patterned paper...they look gorgeous...great card xxxx

Gibmiss said...

Hello Elizabeth
Gorgeous card... stunning papers
Hugs Sylvie xx

Sandra H said...

Wow Elizabeth this is gorgeous x

Di said...

Wonderful card and how lovely to see you in the Playground Elizabeth! That paper is so yummy as well.


Di xx