Sunday, November 13, 2016


November 13, 2016

It's Sunday and time for a new challenge at The Paper Players!

Our lovely JoAnne is the hostess this week and she has an amazing color combo for all of us to use!  I am certain your first thought is Christmas, but we can't wait to see what you do with this palette!  

My card is created on a white card base.  I used a piece of watercolor paper and added Emerald Envy and Mint Macaron ink with water.  I just let the colors run together to create this background.  I trimmed the paper with the Zig Zag Stitched Rectangle dies from SugarPea Designs.  I stamped the Santa from the stamp set Here Comes Santa Claus by SugarPea Designs and colored him with Copic Markers.  The matching dies was used to cut him out.  The Beautiful Bauble die was cut using Real Red paper and a white center.  I distressed the background and added a snowy hillside for Santa.  The sentiment was created with a "merry" die cut.  I used red on each side and both colors of green in the middle.  there are five layers on the sentiment.  Red and White Baker's twine and sparkling clear sequins were added.  Some Wink of Stella makes Santa shine.  

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Don't forget to check out the fabulous inspirations from our design team and I hope that you will play along with our challenge this week.
The Paper Players Design Team

Challenge Rules:

 Create a NEW paper, or digital, project.
  1. Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us. 
  2. Please provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge entry.
  3. Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL.  Entries linked to more than 3 challenges, including ours, will be deleted without notification!
  4. Have fun!


  1. SUper cute, Claire! Who wouldn't love this little guy! Glad you got to see your new grandson, too! :D

  2. Love that watercolored background! Perfect to show off Santa and that fab sentiment!

  3. Beautiful background, Claire! I love the watery look of the two colors combined. Great stacked sentiment too...Santa is adorable and so is this card, my friend!

  4. Love your friendly waving Santa! Beautiful use of the colors Claire!

  5. Love how you staggered the merry fun! Beautiful water colored background too.

  6. So your jolly ole Santa!

  7. Super cute card, Claire! Love the color washed background and your layered sentiment. Santa is pretty cute, too!

  8. Claire, this is such a great take on the challenge. Your watercolored background is perfect for that fun Santa. The sequins are the perfect finishing touch. Love it!

  9. Great Santa card, Claire. Love the watercolored background and the sentiment die. Great idea to layer with the different colors. I will have to use it.

  10. Your jolly Santa is adorable Claire and I just love that vibrant watercoloured background, so clean and fresh. A great take on my colour challenge this week my friend!


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