Sunday, September 9, 2012

Paper Player Color Challenge!




Good day everyone!  This week we've got a great color challenge over at The Paper Players!  And you know, I don't usually LOVE color challenges, but this one worked up so easily for me!  You really should play along!!!


I put the ornaments to work this time and wanted to give them a vintagey feel.  Remember those old ornaments where the centers were inset and a lot of times there were brightly colored???  I was hoping to achieve that effect a bit by popping up the large portion of the ornament and die cutting out the center.  It worked a bit!

I also used the new silver pen to add dots of shimmer!  It was very easy to do - and very mess free!  Bonus for me.  And, what you may not notice in these photos - the card doesn't open in your usual manner.  Check it out!


Be sure to check out what the other fabulous designers came up with this week and don't forget to play along yourself!


11 comments:

LeAnne said...

Oh my gosh, this is stunning! I love the special opening and all the little extra embellishments you added!! Gorgeous!

Bev Gomez said...

Hey Jen, I am an Iowegian too but live in Minn till I move back to Davenport. Where do you live? I love the ornament card and I bought this set but haven't put it together yet thinking I might send it back. Your card is so beautiful. Did you use a 12x12" sheet of CS? That wedding you went to sounds like it was a hoot. Hugs, Bev

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my goodness, Jen! Love the embossing and the fabulous design of this card! LOVE those ornaments!!!

Cyndi G said...

Love this one Jen! I happen to remember the "old time" ornaments you are referring to and think you really captured that look with the inset. Really like the non-traditional color scheme for Christmas cards too.

jkcards said...

WOW! Now that is a beautiful card! :-)

jaydee said...

Jen, I love the cut out on the ornament and the sentiment does have that vintage font feel about it. Fabulous card
Jaydee

Anne Marie Hile said...

So much to love about this one, Jen! The detail in the ornaments, the fun fold...everything looks awesome! Love the tip about the shimmer pen, too. I got them at Convention and have yet to open them up! Thanks for the inspiration once again! Hugs! :)

Nance Leedy said...

Jen!!! This is awesome! From the fun fold to those amazing ornaments, I love every detail. You've captured the look of the vintage ornaments perfectly. Fabulous creation, fabulous inspiration!

Monica Hornof said...

I absolutely love what you did with cutting out the little ornament from the big ornament! Will have to CASE that for sure. And the silver accents... Gorgeous :)

Christi F. said...

How pretty and original! I wish I had your ability to create! What stamps did you use?

Ann Schach said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Jen! I love the way it opens up! Popping up the one ornament and snipping out the center was pure genious!