An Elegant Christmas Card for PP416

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!

elegant Christmas cardI 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.

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.

elegant Christmas cardThe 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.

elegant Christmas cardWhen I was finished,  my original card, looked like this:

elegant Christmas card

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.

elegant Christmas card

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

Claire Broadwater
Anne Marie Hile
Joanne James
Laurie Schmidt
LeAnne Pugliese
Sandy Mathis
Annie Abrahamson
Jan Clothier
Elizabeth Stewart

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.

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  1. Ann, this is just stunning! I love the elegant gold foil layers, and the snowfall takes it over the top. Fabulous take on the sketch!

  2. Oh. My. WORD!!! Talk about an elegant Christmas. Martha has nothing on this “Shach-tastic” card. Rich colors, perfect pattern mixing and foil detail. Yup, you nailed it!

  3. Elizabeth Stewart

    I am not sure if I said it to you already… this card is fabulous… and sooo elegant! Love it!

  4. This is soooo GORGEOUS!!!!!!! Elegant in every way! The DSP, the colors, the die cut for the gold snow —just WOW! You certainly created a beautiful card! Certain to be treasured by the recipient! Hope you are having a great week!! XXX

  5. Truly a wow, elegant card. I love the gold and that snowflake swirl takes it up a notch! Beautiful work of art.

  6. Ann this is so pretty. I love how you made the “bright” by using the foil and DSP combo. Very clever use of the DSP. As always each of your cards is a winner! Hugs.

  7. Absolutely perfect! You have a real eye for color combinations and patterns. The snowflake die made the card!

  8. Ann this card is an absolute wow! I love the rich red and greens and all that gold – and the addition of the snowflake diecut really did take this card up a notch. Just fabulous!

  9. Totally elegant, totally gorgeous! I love the layering and the opulence that the gold foil brings. The texture of the embossing folder is the finishing touch. Fabulous card, Ann.

  10. Wow! Absolutely gorgeous card, Ann! Love to see your creations!!

  11. Stunning and so VERY it!

  12. The initial card was very nice but the added snowflake swirl made it very elegant! The designer paper you used it gorgeous!

  13. The swirl of snowflakes was just the right touch to finish off the gorgeous card. Gold is always so rich looking. Thanks for sharing.

  14. Gorgeous, love this DSP!

  15. Scentsational, I can almost smell the pine needles. All that rich texture is fabulous. I didn’t realize you used the mint macaroni with the sentiment until I read about it. Yes, softer look that works. I love this card. This is one of my favorites of yours and there has been a lot of them.

  16. Absolutely stunning card Ann! Your true signature style!

  17. Very elegant. Love this card. As always, thank you for sharing.

  18. Your card is gorgeous! I love that you added the thinlit. Smile BIG! 🙂

  19. I love the Snowfall thinlits and how you added it to this card! Beautiful as always!!

  20. Elegant and beautiful. Love the snowflake swirl.

  21. So gorgeous! Love the addition of the snowflake swirl, too.

  22. Ann,
    This card is stunning! Beautiful!! A card like this needs to be sent to a very special person. Thanks for sharing.

  23. This is just out of this world gorgeous!

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