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Sunday, July 3, 2011

Starburst Wonder {PP54}

Happy Paper Players Sunday, everyone!  I hope my US friends are enjoying our long holiday weekend and happy [belated] Canada Day to my friends north of the border!  I don't have a 4th of July card to share with you because this week The Paper Players are celebrating with Jaydee's Theme Challenge..."Christmas in July"...how fun! 
Since it was 98F degrees here today, I have completely forgotten what Christmas feels like so I decided to go with a non-traditional color palette.  I turned to my Color Coach and was drawn to Wisteria Wonder, Cherry Cobbler and Pink Pirouette:
The first time I saw the teardrop and starburst circle image in the new My Friend stamp, it struck me as a very festive holiday look.  
So, I embossed a few rows of the teardrops with Silver Stampin' Emboss powder onto Whisper White cardstock.  Isn't it pretty?
Then I embossed the starburst image in Cherry Cobbler onto Pink Pirouette cardstock and punched it out with a 1 1/4" circle punch.  To emboss in Cherry Cobbler, I first inked the image with Versamark, then again in Cherry Cobbler ink, stamped on my paper, sprinkled with Clear Stampin' Emboss powder and heat set.  This is a great technique to emboss in any color!  I popped up the circles on a Cherry Cobbler designer paper ornament and added a Baker's Twine bow and a little bit of bling.  Isn't that Wisteria Wonder paper on the bottom half beautiful?  It's from the Flirtatious Specialty Designer Paper which premiered in the NEW catalog on Friday.
I used another little piece on the inside along with more teardrops and the "inside" sentiment from the Christmas Greetings set--so glad that one made a comeback in the new catalog.  The teardrops were colored with a Pink Pirouette Stampin' Write marker.

So, will you join us this week?  It's never to early to start on holiday cards!  Pop on over to The Paper Players to see what the rest of the design team has to inspire you.  This month we are delighted to welcome our July Guest Designer, Tui Nathan...you're going to love her style!  Hi, Tui!  Alright, if you decide to join us just make sure to load your lovely creation over at The Paper Players by Friday, July 8th at midnight (PST).  And here are the rest of our amazing team:

The Paper Players Design Team

supplies used to make this card:
stamps: My Friend; Christmas Greeting
ink: Wisteria Wonder, Cherry Cobbler, Versamark
paper: Wisteria Wonder, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White CS; Flirtatious Specialty DSP
xtras: Scallop Ribbon Border punch; Ornament punch; Silver & Clear stampin' emboss powder; Cherry Cobbler baker's twine; basic rhinestones.

16 comments:

Lauri said...

Nance, this is so pretty! I really love how you did the ornaments...thanks for the tip on embossing! The color combination is great! I would have never thought it would look that good!

Nancy said...

Love that new paper, you're right it's perfect for holiday festivities. Love the embossing especially the silver droplets and the ornaments sweet with the little bit of twine at the top.

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

Nance so pretty and different (colors) for Christmas, but so striking. Never would have thought of that combo but look how beautiful it is. LOVE the silver embossed teardrops...so cool. Your ornaments remind of the ones my mom had when I was little..they were round but had the flat front with a slight concave center.. do you know what I mean? OF course you do... you just recreated them! Thanks for the memories! Hugs.

Ann Schach said...

Oh, you are so clever! I LOVE the teardrops and how you used them! And the starburst circles in the ornaments are so cute! Great job!

Margaret said...

It is hot and humid here and your card just cooled me off thinking about Christmas! Love the way you combined this stamp set into a holiday theme!

Karen said...

Nance, your card is lovely and I really like the colours you chose to represent Christmas. Like you, my first thought when I saw the tear drop stamp was a Christmas card.

Marisa said...

Love how you used the tear drops with the ornament. Great mix of sets and a fun card :) Enjoy your long weekend :)

Always Playing with Paper said...

Yes, this is the perfect way to showcase this set!!! I LOVE the membossed teardrops...they are REALLY pretty!!! You are such an innovative designer.
Hugs,
Lesley

Sandra said...

I love the way you have used these non traditional Christmas colours, Nance! The embossing is beautiful and your ornaments are stunning!

Tui Nathan said...

Oh ...wowwee ... this is just adorable, I am so in love with those silver embossed teardrops and sparkly hanging ornaments ... so so clever ... and I must say that colour scheme is super gorgeous as a non-traditional christmas combination ... just lovely!!!

Christina said...

I just love Christmas cards in nontraditional colors, and I will definitely be filing away this combo for holiday cards! The Wisteria is so pretty, especially with the silver accents. How clever to use the teardrops for hanging those gorgeous ornaments, too!

Anne Marie said...

Dang it..I didn't think I was going to need the My Friend set. But when you go and do something really creative, like make a super-cute Christmas card with it...I am now convinced it is a necessity. Absolutely gorgeous color combo, too. I am a huge fan of non-traditional holiday colors and this is softly sophiticated, indeed! Very pretty, my friend! Hugs! :)

Carrie Gaskin said...

This is so very pretty - I love when a stamp set is used in a non-typical way. Great job!

LeAnne said...

Very pretty---I scratched my head when I saw that set at first, but embossed in silver, it's stunning! Great job!

jaydee said...

Nance, this really is so pretty and I love that you mixed it with the My Friend set - very creative. I hadn't thought of it in terms of Christmas, but it really works beautifully.
Hugs
Jaydee

Rosemary said...

what a beautiful card... the soft lavender with the dark red and pick is so pretty!