Thursday, another week flying by! It was overcast most of the day yesterday with the occasional peek of sun. I managed to get some projects finished and straightened up a bit more. I spoke to Andrea on FaceTime and also saw Taylor for a bit. Last night after dinner I was speaking on Facebook Messenger to a friend of mine, Gita. I haven’t seen her in a long time but she messaged me the other day to tell me that she was enjoying my pins on Pinterest and we chatted for a bit about crafty things. Today she messaged me to tell me that she had made a card for her parent to celebrate Diwali, the Indian celebration of lights. I asked her to send me pictures of any of her projects and I want to share her card with you today. I think it’s beautiful and it really evokes the feeling of the holiday!
I love the pattern that she choose, it reminds me of a Henna Tattoo and the gems sparkle just like the lights in Diwali. Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us Gita!
Now on to my card for today which is for this week’s Paper Players challenge. Before we get to it though I wanted to say a big thank you to Claire for choosing my card from last week as her Headliner! You can see the winners post here and my original post here! now on to this week…
I actually had two cards for this challenge but I can’t show the other one yet, it’s for my friend Isabella, it’s her Birthday today and I’m not sure if she received it yet! Happy Birthday Isabella! Isabella also shares a Birthday with my friend Christina, a very Happy Birthday to her too! My card for the challenge starts with a base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I used the Simon Says Stamp Frames dies to cut out a piece of Real Red and two pieces of Black 110lb. The red is adhered in the center with SNAIL and the frames are adhered to each other and the card with Multi-Matte Medium. My ornament is cut from a piece of Gold Foil Sheet using the Simon Says Stamp Merry Christmas Ornament Die and also adhered with Multi-Matte Medium. I made several attempts to cut out the ornament and foil it as well as heat emboss it and I wasn’t happy with the results so I went back to the old standby instead and I’m happy with the way it turned out! I hope that you are too and that you enjoyed my simple Christmas card for this week’s Paper Players challenge! Thank you for sharing in my friends work and visiting today! I wish you all a tantalizing Thursday! 🙂
Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah), Real Red (Stampin’ Up!) and Black 110lb (Recollections)
Specialty: Gold Foil Sheet (Stampin’ Up!)
Dies: Merry Christmas Ornament and Frames (Simon Says Stamp)
Adhesives: SNAIL and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)
Tools: Big Shot
18 Replies to “Paper Players 270”
Both cards are very nice. Very inspiring. Thanks for sharing. 🙂
Thank you! I’m happy that enjoyed both cards! Hope you had a nice day! 🙂
Beautiful cards today! That is a beautiful ornament die on our card, and Gita’s creation is so striking!
Thank you Carol! I do like that ornament die, so delicate! Glad that you like Gita’s card too! 🙂
Both cards are beautiful. LOVE that Merry Christmas ornament die!!!
Thank you so much! Yes, the ornament die is cool! 🙂
Two amazing cards today! You are spoiling us (but we love it)! Since red is my second favorite color both of these cards are candy for my eyes. Just love them. Thank you Gita for sharing and Justin, we are all very thankful for you and your blog. Luv and hugs, XO 🙂
Thanks so much! Of course I spoil you!! I love red too! I hope that you are feeling better! Love and hugs to you!! XOXO 🙂
Gita’s card is beautiful. What a special ift for her family. absolutely love your creation, my favorite colors,and my favorite ornament die
Thank you Linda! Yes, love Gita’s card! Glad that you enjoyed my card too! That ornament dies is fantastic! 🙂
LOL, I just read yesterday’s response to my post. We still have the heavy winds that make it feel so darn cold. And I’m pushiung them East!
Ha! Noooooo Linda! You keep them! I don’t want them! LOL! 🙂
Gita’s card is very pretty and perfect for her parents. I love your card too. The beautiful ornament die makes an easy, but elegant card. You always have the best ideas.
Yes, I love Gita’s card, so nice and rich! Glad that you enjoyed my card, I do love that ornament die! Hope that you enjoyed your Thursday! 🙂
That ornament is awesome, Justin! Very elegant…love your choice with the red too. Perfect for the holidays! Thanks for playing along at PP…always fun to see your cards!
Thank you Laurie! It’s a cool die! Hope you are enjoying your weekend! 🙂
Beautiful diecut…and that border is pretty snazzy too! A lovely trendy Christmas card! Thanks for playing with the players this week, Justin! You know we always love having you!
Thank you very much LeAnne! It’s got a modern but not too modern feel! I always love playing along!! Hope you are having a nice weekend! 🙂
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