Sunday, November 18, 2012

A Single Christmas Tree {PP122}

Happy Sunday, friends!  It's another week at The Paper Players and LeAnne is our hostess-with-the-mostest-toastest and a fabulous Clean-and-Simple challenge for us:
Clean and Simple featuring Silver or pretty and festive is that?!  When I saw this challenge, I knew that I would use my brand-new Christmas Lodge Tree stamp.  I love that Stampin' Up is offering single images from select stamp sets!  I've always loved the tree from Christmas Lodge--who am I kidding, I love all trees(!)--so I was delighted when SU offered it as a single stamp.  I kept the design very clean-and-simple:
I told you it was CAS!  ;-)  I think the whole card took me about 10 minutes!  Both the tree and the sentiment were stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with Gold EP on Very Vanilla cardstock.  To really amp up the glitz, the Very Vanilla panel is mounted on a card base of Brushed Gold cardstock.  I also adorned the tree with a few basic pearls because what goes better with gold than pearls?!
Inside, I stamped the tree in Crumb Cake ink and heat embossed the sentiment, from Delightful Dozen, with more Gold EP.  You can't have enough gold right?!  You also can't have enough sparkle:
So, I sponged some Champagne Mist oops, I realized I used Frost White Shimmer paint directly over the embossed tree working outward.  Gives the tree a lovely glow, doesn't it?  Of course, it's difficult to capture in the photo but it's quite lovely in person.  And, I am confident that the rest of The Paper Players Design Team has created some lovely projects to inspire you:

The Paper Players Design Team
Be sure to pop over to The Paper Players for all the gorgeous DT projects as well as a surprise announcement!  We hope you can play along--Just remember, our challenge closes on Friday, November 23rd at Noon (PT).  For those in the US, you'll have plenty of time after eating all that turkey to come craft with us! :-)  And speaking of Thanksgiving, let me take the time now to express my thanks and gratitude to all of you for following me on this crafting journey.  If you celebrate Thanksgiving this week or not, may your blessings be many!
Stamps: Christmas Lodge Tree; Delightful Dozen; Greetings of the Season
Paper: Very Vanilla & Brushed Gold CS
Ink: Versamark, Crumb Cake
Xtras: Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder; Basic Pearls; Champagne Mist Frost White Shimmer Paint; stampin' sponges


Dawn Easton said...

Oh my word! This is wonderful!!! Love that glow you gave the tree!!! Such a great idea!!! Gold scares me but the cards I've seen you ladies create today with it, makes me want to give it another go today! Thanks for your wonderful inspiration!

Nancy said...

This card is jaw-dropping! Of course I love the gold and the added shimmer really does make the tree look heavenly, nothing beats a C&S look.

Linda Callahan said...

Beautiful - glimmery - and golden! Gorgeous!

Marisa said...

Love the big gold tree and the pearls for decor! Great CAS project!!

Patti said...

Wow, this is a beauty. I love the sponged shimmer mist around the tree; gret idea.

LeAnne said...

Gold + pearls = tres elegante! This is exactly what I had in mind for a CAS creation!

Diane - said...

Nance this CAS gold tree is gorgeous. I love this set and the tree is magnificent isn't it? I Love how you also used shimmer paint over the embossing to give it that "glow"... so pretty. Of course I LOVE pearls so that's the icing on the cake for me. Hugs

Jaydee said...

Nance, I love this. I had never thought to stamp the tree in gold, but it works so beautifully. The little pearls are the perfect finishing touch.
Fabulous card

Alyssa said...

I love the shimmer sponged around the tree!! Beautiful!

Ann Schach said...

Absolutely stunning, Nance! So clean and classy1 I love that shimmery gold tree! It really makes a statement!

Margaret Moody said...

This is just gorgeous, Nance! I love the clean and simple design and the pearl embellishments! Hope all is well with you and you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

H2 :) said...

Your CAS creation is gorgeous, Nance, but the shimmer on your tree takes it to a whole different level. Absolutely stunning! :)

Bonnie said...

Very elegant, Nance, inside and out!

Amy White said...

Gorgeous CAS card Nance - love the extra touches of pearls and the shimmer paint! And the coordinating inside is the perfect touch.

Margaret said...

So elegant and such a pretty card!