Sunday, August 31, 2014

All is Calm for The Paper Players {PP211}

Hi all!  I'm hosting a fun Tic-Tac-Toe challenge over at The Paper Players where we get to make something using any three (or more) of the choices across, down or diagonally from our challenge board:
So, I know last week I said it seemed to early for a Christmas card and...well...umm...it's really hard to resist when I have a big 'ole box of Holiday Catalog supplies just begging to be used.  So...umm...I made a Christmas card and it's not even September!  Ack!
You see, I saw this great sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches {love} and an idea for this card took shape in my mind's eye.  I knew that I could cover a piece of scrap Whisper White cardstock with the gorgeous All is Calm Designer Washi Tape and use it to fill the negative space cut with the Tree punch.  I think I might be a little addicted to using the negative space of punches and dies but I love the dimension it gives to the design.  I also knew that the All is Calm DSP would provide my color scheme and the On Point embossing folder would provide some fun texture and mimic the simple shape of my tree.  Yes?  
I am so happy that SU brought back these handwritten font Framelits (found in the Wonderful Wreath Framelits) but this time, they're even better.  They are a litle bit wider which makes for a larger surface to attach adhesive to and they pop out of the Framelit with ease!  To attach mine, I used a Two-Way Glue Pen and a couple rolled up glue dots.  Just catch the edge of one and roll it gently with your finger--you'll get a tube-shaped glue dot that's perfect for the skinny letters!
Hardly any stamping on the front so I had to do a little to the inside.  This tree is from the Festival of Trees stamp set and it coordinates with the Tree punch--love that!  It's also photopolymer (completely clear) so it makes lining up the dots on the tree easy-peasy.  So, did you figure out which elements of the Tc-Tac-Toe board I used?  Yep, straight down the middle: green, embossing and ribbon and I even got the bottom left coner too: patterned paper!

So, let's see what you can pick out of the board!  Won't you play along with us at The Paper Players?  We would love to see your work in the gallery before our challenge closes on Friday, September 5th at Noon (PST).  Check out the rest of the design team to see their Tc-Tac-Toe projects too!

The Paper Players Design Team

And here's the fabulous sketch I used from Freshly Made Sketches:
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Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

19 comments:

Andrea W said...

The colors are wonderful together and I love the washi tape behind the negative space of the tree. Delightful Christmas card!

LeAnne said...

Love it! My box of goodies is still unopened; waiting for me from vacation! Can't wait to play with my new stuff too!

Claire Creates Cards said...

Nance, this is FABULOUS! I love it! The embossed panel adds such great dimension to your card. The DSP and wash tape are beautiful on this sketch! You amaze me every week! XX

Wendie Waldman said...

So beautiful!

Amy O said...

Adorable, Nance! I love what you've done with the negative space from the punch. It's always good to see you over at Freshly Made Sketches!

Marisa said...

My favorite word front and centre and loving the Christmas tree and colour combo too :) Hope all is well with you ((hugs))

Linda Callahan said...

Love everything about this - inside and out! Gorgeous use of color and patterns!

Yapha said...

Gorgeous card! I love how you used the negative space of the punch. Thanks for a super fun challenge too!

Jen Timko said...

Nance, I LOVE this!! Such a great showcase of all the new cool stuff. Glad to see you this week at FMS!

Joanne James said...

Love this week's card Nance - nice to see you've finally succumbed to Christmas!! The negative washi tape Christmas tree is very clever and fits with the embossing beautifully and all finished off with Joy - gorgeous!

stampwithsandy said...

Nance, this is "A"mazing!!! Love the colors, the embossing folder (on its way to me, and your negative use of space. So inspirational, I want to go off and make a Christmas card :) First, I must Pin this...

Bernadette Bliss said...

What a great card. Just love they way all the elements came together.

Jen said...

It's never too early to make a Christmas card! I learned that after spending too many Novembers and Decembers scrambling to have enough! And I love your idea to have the washi tape show through the negative of the tree punch. Brilliant!

Ann Schach said...

Oh, wow! I LOVE the washi tape tree! There are so many fabulous details on this card. It is a JOY to behold!

Mike said...

Nance, what a beautifully contemporary design you've created! I love the color palette too. And the negative tree punch is pure genius on this creation!

laurie said...

The new goodies look like lots of fun. I love how you put the washi tape behind the tree! Awesome card!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Just gorgeous! I love how you've showcased all of these new goodies! Thanks for joining is us FMS this week!

Jaydee said...

Nance, I love the circle with the cut out tree. Your use of DSP is genius. Gorgeous card
Hugs
Jaydee

Di Barnes said...

love your card Nance. Great way to use the sketch & so many lovely details. Pinning!
Inky wishes, Di