Hiya everyone! It's our last challenge of 2012 over at The Paper Players. It's also our last with the current crew of Guest Designers. It's been a pleasure working with Dawn, Helen, Amy and Jen. I would like to wish them well and thank them for all their hard work these last 6 months--thank you ladies! It's also an exciting time because we welcome our new group of designers...what fun! Be sure to stop by and hear the news! In the meantime, you're here for a card! It's Clean-and-Simple week and Ann asked us to use Snowflakes on our projects.
And here's what I created:
This card is so simple to make--the hardest part was figuring out what colors I wanted to use! I rarely use Elegant Eggplant but I love it for a holiday card. It pairs so nicely with Wisteria Wonder which was run through the Big Shot with the Northern Flurry embossing folder--still a favorite!
You might notice that I sponged some Frost White Shimmer Paint over the embossed areas and edges to give it a shiny lustre. Shimmer paint elevates it from ho-hum to YUM in no time!
You might also be wondering about the smaller snowflake and why it looks darker? Well, that's because I used a sponge dauber and colored the Silver Glimmer paper with Elegant Eggplant ink. I think the color would be stronger if I used a re-inker bottle but the subtle difference is lovely too. Both the idea for coloring Glimmer paper as well as the layout for this card were seen in Stampin' Success--our magazine for demonstrators. It's always full of great ideas!
Be sure to check out the rest of the Paper Players Design Team for some fabulous inspiration. Because of the holidays, we're leaving this challenge open for two weeks! It will close on Friday, December 28th at Noon (PST).
Finally, a big shout-out and welcome to our new team of Guest Designers! Amy, Brian, Justin, Jen & Sandy, I am delighted to welcome you to the team and look forward to working with you!