Sunday, October 10, 2010

Paper Players Inspiration Challenge 19

Another Sunday and it’s Jaydee’s turn to bring us an Inspiration Challenge and what a beauty it is:

Jaydee's Colour Challenge

This just sings old-fashioned Christmas to me! Since my time is limited this week (until I get into a new “groove” with my granddaughter) I chose to make a really simple card, using a retired set called To You & Yours:


I am hoping you can see the full effect of this---the Real Red card was cut using the large Square Scallop die, placing the top fold just below the edge of the die. Then I cut a narrower piece of snowflake window sheet, also just running one edge through the die….just enough to cut it, then back it out, so I could get that matching scalloped edge. I attached it on the back by scoring the window sheet at about 1/2”, then adhering that 1/2” section to the back with Sticky Strip. The image was inked in Real Red, then I went over the trees and snow with a Basic Black marker. I added some “glitter snow” too:


Isn’t it pretty behind the “window”? A satin ribbon tames the window sheet into behaving and staying close to the card, because it wants to be wild and run away! LOL! Here’s another view:


And the inside uses a sentiment from that set, plus an element from Style Beautiful….I am finding ways to sneak that set into many things!!


And guess what? This also qualifies for the JUGS 54 challenge this week—to use acetate on your card! Thanks for visiting today---be sure to visit the Paper Players blog to see what the other players did with this inspiration….and we want to see what you can do too!

Just a little peek at a more “serious” side of sweet little Cassidy…..very intent on her little Binky:


But just check out that little applique on her jacket—and the ears! TOO cute!


Jean Franks Beck said...

Gorgeous card, LeAnne! So clever, too. I love the snowflake overlay, and I am quite impressed by your precision.... don't know if I could get that bottom scallop to stop just where I wanted it, LOL! Beautiful shimmer, too - love everything about it! (Oh, and the inside, too!)

kat said...

I really don't comment often but I have been wanting to for a while. Your creations are inspirational but I've enjoyed seeing your 'wee inkling' possibly more! What a cutie baby and will she ever run out of darling outfits????? Thanks for sharing her with all of us Grannies! [my grandchildren are teenage girls; not so much fun anymore]

Linda Callahan said...

This is one gorgeous card! Perfect take on the inspiration photo! And that little one in pink is pretty perfect as well :)

Renee said...

Oooooo your card is beautiful! LOVE the red and white!

Thanks for the many pics of your sweet little grand daughter I've enjoyed seeing her and watching her change! You're so blessed!

Harriet Skelly said...

Beautiful card LeAnne! I love that gorgeous ribbon! Another cute outfit on Cassidy!

thimbles bobbins paper and ink said...

What a gorgeous card. Since I'm lacking in card making creativity lately, if you don't mind I think I may try to recreate your beautiful card. It is lovely!

And speaking of lovely, Cassidy is just the most precious little darling. I'm thoroughly enjoying being an internet gramma via your photos. (tap, tap, tapping my foot waiting for my own children to give me the title of Gramma!) :)

Ann Schach said...

Gorgeous card, LeAnne! I love this image!

Unknown said...

Beautiful card- I LOVE the window sheet on this! Your granddaughter is SO precious, what a cutie!!

Carol L said...

Oh, that inspiration piece is wonderful!! I love the card you created and especially that little cutie pie with her binkie :)

Nance Leedy said...

Absolutely gorgeous card LeAnne! You nailed the color combination and the snowflake window sheet is spectacular! Cassidy is so stinkin' cute!! :-)

dpkennedy said...

You like that kid, huh? LOL!

Love your card! It's very elegant and love the sparkle!

Lisa Kind said...

Well first of all, that little granddaughter of yours is getting cuter by the minute! I love here little outfit!

And who wouldn't want to be in that winter wonderland photo? You couldn't have found a more perfect stamp for your inspiration piece! Love your snowflakes on your acetate! So pretty! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

AKiteFlier said...

well done LeAnne! I love the sheet of clear OVER your amazing image - nice to cut it to match the scallops as well. Thanks for playing along with JUGS this week. We appreciate the support :-)

girlia said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely. I love everything about it.

Andrea M said...

Oh my goodness - your granddaughter just keeps getting cuter and cuter. That outfit is so stinkin' sweet :)

Gorgeous card LeAnne!!!! Love the snowflakes stamped on the acetate and used as an overlay! Such a pretty scene :)
Thanks so much for playing along with JUGS - we really appreciate your support!!!

jaydee said...

LeAnne, this is perfect! I was blown away when I saw this. The addition of the acetate snowflake sheet was masterful. Absolutely gorgeous.

jaydee said...

Oh... and I forgot... the little parcel in pink - is beyond gorgeous :-)

Jo said...

Aaah Leanne your card is wonderful!! I love it! Classically beautiful