It’s Sunday, and time to play with The Paper Players! This week, the talented Anne Marie has a sketch challenge for us. How fun is that! Like I have always said, a good sketch is the foundation of any card…and this sketch is awesome!
I have been waiting for the perfect sketch on which to use All Is Bright Designer Series Paper, and this one fit the bill. I hope you enjoy today’s elegant Christmas card.
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I love the look of Mossy Meadow and Gold Foil together. It’s elegant, yet warm. I started with a Gold Foil card base, and added a layer of Mossy Meadow cardstock which had been embossed with the Swirls & Curls Textured Impression™ Embossing Folder. This is such an elegant folder, and although only a small section is peeking out, it adds needed texture. Notice how I also embossed the Gold Foil band.
The sentiment, from the Peaceful Noel stamp set, was heat embossed in gold onto Mint Macaron cardstock. Like all of the panels on the card, it was matted onto Gold Foil. The mint colored cardstock coordinates well with the designer paper, and is a much softer look than Whisper White or Very Vanilla.
When I was finished, my original card, looked like this:
While pretty, it just seemed to be a little too plain for me. Even my husband, Kim, thought it needed a little something. Luckily I had the new Snowfall Thinlits Dies. These thinlits will be available for purchase for a limited time beginning November 1 – 30. I die cut the swirl of snowflakes from Gold Foil, and adhered them to the Cherry Cobbler panel. Of course, I just had to add red rhinestones to the snowflakes, so I removed them from the sentiment, and added a few more.
I’ll be anxious to hear what you think of today’s elegant Christmas card, so don’t forget to leave a comment. And don’t forget to visit the rest of the Design Team for more clean and simple inspiration!
The Paper Players Design Team
Ready to make your own elegant Christmas card? If you enjoyed today’s elegant Christmas card, and would like to try your hand at creating your own, the supply list is located below. Clicking on a product takes you right to my store. Be sure to use this month’s Host Code. Online orders over $75 (before tax and shipping) will receive a special little somethin’-somethin’ from me IF you use the Host Code. If your order is $150 or more, please do not use the Host Code. You will automatically receive the gift from me, as well as your own Host Rewards.
As always, if you have any questions about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away. Now scurry on over and see what my fellow design team members have created. Until next time…