Sunday, November 18, 2012

The Paper Players Challenge #122 - Silver Anniversary!

This week LeAnne is hosting at The Paper Players, & here is her fun challenge:-

This theme was perfect for the card I wanted to create:-

Firstly, I die-cut the word "years" with my new Typeset Alphabet Bigz die.  I adore working with this type of steel die, as you can cut such a range of materials with them.  I used three layers of glossy white chipboard sheet, to get these lovely, chunky letters:-

Next I created & digitally die-cut the "25" & the mat, which forms the base of the card.  The numerals were debossed with the Lacy Brocade embossing folder.

The "wonderful" has been silver embossed on a vellum banner, which has a pierced border.  To help the word stand out a little more, but still allow the numbers to show through, I layered extra vellum underneath the inner section of the banner.  All the vellum layers have been attached with glue dots (hidden under the rhinestones).

The rest of the DT have some awesome silver & gold projects to inspire you:-

Lesley Croghan (taking a well earned break) - Always Playing with Paper
Ann Schach - The Stampin' Schach
Anne Marie Hile - Stampin' Anne
Jaydee - Jaydee's Stamping
LeAnne Pugliese - Wee Inklings
Nance Leedy - Canopy Crafts
Amy White - White House Stamping
Dawn Easton - Treasure Oiler Designz
Jen Arkfeld - Stamped Silly

We hope you can join us this week at The Paper Players!

Card Components
SU White Shimmer, Brushed Silver & White Vellum cardstock, 
Wonderful Favourites stamp set (retired), Silver Embossing Powder, 
Basic Jewels, Glue Dots, Typeset Alphabet Bigz Die, 
Essentials Paper Piercing Pack
QuicKutz white chipboard sheets 


Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Oh my! This is so amazing, Helen! My mouth is still open. What a beautiful card! So much love & attention to detail went into this little beauty! So nice to see you ... I have missed our comment banter! Hugs xxx

Dawn Easton said...

Wow, Helen, this is FANTASTIC!!! Love the big 25 and your YEARS cut with dies but layered for thickness looks wonderful!! Gorgeous card!

Nancy said...

A stunning card, love the large "25" and years die cuts, the debossing really adds to the look, just lovely and the piercing on the little banner...perfect!

Lynne Armstrong said...

This is gorgeous Helen. I'm sure the recipient will LOVE it :) The embossing & vellum details look fabulous.
Hugs xx

AnitaR said...

They'll never throw this one away! Beautifully creative!

leannep said...

What a stunning card! So many clever, gorgeous details. What lucky recipients to receive this special card. TFS

Christine Blain said...

Wow, Helen. Stunning!

LeAnne said...

This is AMAZING.....I would never think to do this, but I am so glad you did, and shared it with us! That vellum banner atop those debossed numbers...well, it's all just fabulous!

Jaydee said...

Helen, this is fabulous. So creative and so beautifully composed and executed. I especially love the textured 25 and the vellum sentiment. gorgeous.

Ann Schach said...

Absolutely stunning, Helen! Very clever and unique! This will surely be saved as memento of the day!

Nance Leedy said...

OMG, Helen this is outstanding! Absolutely gorgeous. I love the number shape to the card, the silver with the vellum, the piercing, I could go on and on! Fabulous project!

Amy White said...

Absolutely stunning Helen! Love the embossed numbers with the vellum sentiment over the top, and those die-cut letters look fabulous layered in front! Genius!

Nikki Spencer said...

Oh wow!...This looks amazing, you are really convincing me l need that machine...:0) Love the vallum overlay, it completes it perfectly! xxx