Sunday, November 20, 2011

Festival of Lights {PP73} {FMS11}

Yay, it's Paper Players Sunday!  Hiya friends, welcome to another week with the PP Team!  This week our reigning Queen of Clean-and-Simple, Jaydee, is our hostess with a fabulous CAS Color Challenge...

to use Night of Navy, Whisper White and Silver which I combined with my friend Linda's clean and fabulous sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches:


I had another yet-to-be-used stamp from the Holiday Mini, Hanukkah, that was the perfect companion to Jaydee's blue and white palette:


Please ignore the dribble marks--it was just starting to rain as I snapped these photos!  You can see that I kept this one VERY clean and simple but upped the glitz factor with a lot of sparkle and shine.  I embossed the image onto Night of Navy cardstock with silver Stampin' Emboss powder...


and popped out all three Star of David with the tiny circle from the Itty Bitty Punch pack.  The whole thing was matted onto a large piece of Silver Glimmer Paper and wrapped with some Whisper White taffeta ribbon.


I inked just the bottom half of the stamp with silver ink and stamped them, almost like ornaments, across the inside.  Even though this sentiment is from a "Christmas" stamp set, I think the phrase is fitting for the Festival of Lights celebration as well, don't you?

Please be sure to check out this week's fantastic creations from the rest of the Design Team:

The Paper Players Design Team
Tara Bilbao
  Susan Joyce (November GD)

I hope you will be inspired to play along with us this week.  If you do, please make sure to load your crafty goodness over at The Paper Players by Friday, November 25th at midnight (PST).  I look forward to visiting you!  

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supplies:
stamps: Hanukkah, beautiful season
ink: night of navy, versamark, silver encore [retired]
paper: night of navy, whisper white CS; silver glimmer paper; pattern designer paper stack [regals]
xtras: whisper white taffeta ribbon; silver stampin' emboss powder; itty bitty punch pack

23 comments:

Patti said...

Love this color combo and your interpretation. Beautiful.

Christina said...

What a beautiful card for a beautiful color combo! The silver glimmer paper looks amazing, and I love how you popped up a few of the images. Such a lovely CAS design!

Linda Callahan said...

This is simply elegant - the embossing, the color combo and the glimmer paper are combined perfectly! beautiful!

Rita said...

Great CAS beauty, Nance! I love the embossed silver on navy; it does stand out better than white. The frame of glittery goodness is perfect too!

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

Nance beautiful silver embossing against the Night of Navy cs. Clean and Simple and Elegant. Hugs,

Marisa said...

Fabulous Hanukkah card! Love the color combo and the touch of silver is fabulous.

Jen W. said...

I think this is the best Hanukkah card I've seen in a long time. I love every detail and especially the final touch of the stamps on the inside. :)

Julie Marshall said...

Gorgeous Nance! Love the silver embossing. It works so perfectly.

Lauri Ingram said...

Very very pretty!1 Love the silver embossing...a wonderful card!! Love your color challenge this week too! Thanks for joining Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Christy Q said...

One word - stunning! love that crisp silver embossing on the navy panel. Thanks for playing along with Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Ann Schach said...

Beautifully designed card, Nance! I love the glitz factor!

jaydee said...

Nance, this is perfect. I hadn't thought about how perfect the color combo was for Hanukkah. I am so pleased that you used this set. What a simply stunning card.
Hugs
Jaydee

Cindy said...

I love how clean you kept the card especially using the glimmer paper! Very appealing look. Thanks for playing with Freshly Made Sketches!

Jen Timko said...

What a beautiful use of this set! Love the sparkle! Glad to see you this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Lesley said...

Oh Nance, aren't you clever with that stamp! The colours and the glimmer paper paired with it is amazing. Love the clean, crisp lines too! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

LeAnne said...

This is perfect for these colors and a CAS sketch! Love what you did with the inside, too! I have a friend who just purchased this set, I am going to forward your site to her!

Jen said...

Nance, this is so fabulous. I'll need to make a few Hanukkah cards myself this year, so this is definitely going into my keeper file! I love how you added the glimmer paper for a bit of sparkle! Thanks for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Margaret said...

This is beautiful with all of the shimmer against the navy! The sentiment is perfect for this card!

Johanna said...

Such a nice card! I love your decorating inside :)

Tara Bilbao said...

Nance, This is such a great card and a beautiful combination of the challenges. I love how you have paired the hannaukah card with the bright and beautiful sentiment inside. I definitely have to do this! Fantastic card as usual.

Debbie Henderson said...

Cute way to hand your ornaments. Very pretty Clean & Simple card!

Anne Marie said...

Nance, this is fabulous! Love the sparkle and shine and the punched accents. You rock, my friend! :)

Yapha said...

What a spectacular Hanukkah card!! I love how you used the stamp along the top of the inside, too!