Sunday, October 23, 2016

Star of Light for a Paper Players Sketch PP318

This week at The Paper Players, the fabulous Jaydee has a sketch challenge for us and it's a great one!  Take a look:
 Next to color challenges, sketches are my favorite.  I love having a starting point for my design...as well as a little freedom to interpret the sketch my own way (wink).  So, here's my card:
I did take the liberty of flipping the sketch and placing the focal point on the left side instead of the right.  It seemed to work better with the sentiment I had in mind.  The Star of Light stamp set and coordinating framelits are amazing!  I love that swirling trail of stardust...here I stamped it in Night of Navy on the Smoky Slate card base.  
 Here you can see the star I created with two framelits from the set.  The base layer is silver glimmer paper and the top layer is Night of Navy cardstock.  I adhered them together with some glue dots and swirled some silver thread behind.  Oh, and that strip of clear acetate is pretty neat too--Patterned Acetate sheets from the Holiday Catalog.  The print can be use on either side depending on whether you want silver or gold!  Sorry the pic is a little too washed out to see the detail in the acetate--it was too sunny!
I stamped the swirling stars on the inside in Smoky Slate ink and saved the Night of Navy for the sentiment.  When stamping on the inside, I like to use the lightest colors of my design for background stamping so as not to detract from the sentiment.

Be sure to check out the rest of the inspiration from The Paper Players design team...I know you will find lots of beautiful projects to inspire you to play along.  Join in the fun....just do so before our challenge closes on Friday, October 28th at Noon (PST).  Thanks for stopping by, friends!

The Paper Players Design Team


 

13 comments:

HJ said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for showing the inside. TFS

Linda Callahan said...

This set is gorgeous.....why didn't I get it? And your card is spectacular inside and out! Love the flourishes!

laurie said...

So elegant! What a gorgeous card Nance, inside and out. I debated if I should order that set...now I see I need too! Have a great day!!!!

Colleen Begley said...

Really, really gorgeous, Nance! I think this is by far my favorite card I've seen using this set. Love the colors that you've paired together too. Stunning inside and out!

Nancy said...

Nance, this card is gorgeous, love the night of Navy on the smokey grey cs.
The twice cut star in silver is so pretty and I can see the vellum pattern paper, so nice.
Love the inside too, the swirl of little stars is perfect, great set!

stampwithsandy said...

Nance this is SO beautiful! The swirling stars, glitter paper, die cuts and colors all combine so fabulously. And the inside of your card... swoon!

Diane - oliver.mdiane@comcast.net said...

Nance this is so gorgeous! Love the little strip of acetate and your color choices too. Such a great combination. As usual the inside is as pretty as the outside.
PS: I DO love the swirl in the set but I did not purchase... I swore I wouldn't get anymore Christmas sets! I'm buried in sets I haven't even used, although when I see a card as pretty this one, I start to buckle!
Hugs.

Claire Grantham said...

So many beautiful details..I LOVE the swirl, I really really want that set now LOL. Cx

Marisa said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, Nancy! Fabulous details and use of the sketch.

LeAnne said...

Woohoo! This is GORGEOUS! Makes me wish I had gotten this bundle! Someone will certainly be "wowed" when they receive this card in the mail this Christmas! Gorgeous inside and out! I really love the color combo too!

Joanne James said...

What a gorgeous card Nance with one of my favourite sets - that swirl is to die for! I love the thread and silver foil acetate and the colour combo is beautiful. A fabulous card inside and out!

Claire Broadwater said...

Nance, this color combo is amazing! I love the gorgeous swirls and the silver foil! This is so elegant and the inside is fabulous, too! LOVE every detail, My Friend! XX

Jaydee said...

Nance, this is fabulous. I love the colors and the amazing amount of depth and texture that you captured with your stars. That focal element is wonderful with the glitter paper as a background and I love how you matched the inside, too. Thank you for rocking my sketch this week
Hugs
Jaydee