Wednesday, September 25, 2013

PWC277 - No Designer Paper

It's Wednesday, that means it's time to get pretty.  OK, you are pretty all the time and you don't have to do anything to be be pretty.  What I meant was it's time for a the  Paper Pretties challenge PWC277!  Yippee!  This week might be a little hard for some of you.  If you're like me and you have lots of pretty packages of paper this week you're going to have to leave them on the shelf because this week we're challenging you to make a card without using any patterned paper.  That's right - NO DESIGNER PAPER!  So for you frugal gals, and you clean and simple gals this is right up your alley.  It's your chance to shine.  Find one of your stamp sets that has some little designs that go along with the main design, or get your embossing folders out.  You'll figure something out.  Whatever you do, you want to play along because the winner gets their pick of 5 digital images. 
For my card I chose to use the Frosty stamp set.  It comes four snowflakes which you can use to make your own background paper.  I chose to make a clean and simple card in two different color paths instead of making a separate background paper.  It's not that easy to discern but the card on the left is stamped in blue ink and the card on the right is done in silver embossing powder.  If you need to make a lot of cards in a hurry the one in the blue ink takes next to no time at all, and if you want to make it even faster make it a single layer.  If you like a more elegant look the silver embossing is the way to go.

Here's the deets:
ink - Memento Nautical Blue; Versamark
paper - Stampin' Up Midnight Muse and Whisper White
miscellaneous - Silver embossing powder; corner punch

Here's the challenges:
Paper Pretties PWC277 - No Designer Paper 
Tuesday Throwdown 166 - Clean and Simple
Creative Card Crew #45 - Christmas
Craft Your Passion #181 - No Coloured In Images 

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1 comment:

  1. Both are really pretty CAS cards, Chris! And that is a great way to go for making lots of Christmas cards! :^)
    Hugs, Penny


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