Papercraft Business Challenge: December 2020 – Challenge 34

Can you believe it’s nearly Christmas! It’s been a CRAZY year, but little by little we’re getting through it – Be Safe!

Another month means another challenge from PaperCraft Business Challenge! Looking for a way to keep track of your card challenges? Check out the Papercraft Business Challenge Planner!

Are you ready to participate in the December 2020 – Challenge #34? The theme for December’s challenge is “Anything Goes!“.

The prize this month is Magnolia Designs – Tilda w/Little Rudolf (see image below).

Check out my DT entry for this month’s challenge:

I have a TON of patterned paper and have been slowly making my way through them. I have this amazing paper pad  ” ” and LOVE this sheet so I decided to use this as a background and for my coordinating envelope. 

Now….it’s my best friend’s 40th birthday and I wanted to give her something funky with a bit of shine so dressing up this patterned paper really spoke to me this month. 

I used Spellbinders Candlewick Rectangles Dies which leaves behind a really interesting cut out in the paper. In order to take advantage of the cut out pattern, I opted to back the patterned paper with a sheet of muted gold paper from DCWV Golds Paper Pad. It’s a really great gold paper that isn’t in your face but still adds TONS of shine!

I also opted to use the same muted gold paper for the ’40’. Concord & 9ths Notable Numbers die set is my go to for number dies. I find the font very appealing and goes well with most cards. I also cut out the 4 and 0 three more times out of Simon Says Stamp’s black cardstock so that I could stack them behind the gold for a bit of dimension on the card. 

I also used Taylored Expressions Simple Strips Stamp and Die Set for the sub sentiment. It’s a really great stamp and die set that creates several sentiment strips at a time. I usually stamp once using black ink on white cardstock and heat emboss in white on black cardstock and hold on to the strips in a small container so that when I need a quick sentiment – they’re ready to go!

I attached the patterned paper and gold onto a white A2 card base, then tried to center the sentiments on the front of the card. I also used my envelope maker to make a custom envelope out of the same patterned paper to match. In the future I’m going to play around with using the coordinating patterned paper as an envelope liner so that I don’t fall into pattern overload!

This was a pretty straight forward card to make, but I LOVE the impact it has with the stunning pattern and muted gold 🙂

Products Used:

Stamps and Dies:

  • Spellbinders Candlewick Rectangles Dies
  • Concord & 9th Notable Numbers Die Set
  • Taylored Expressions Simple Strips Stamp and Die Set

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