Sunday, December 16, 2012

{PP126} CAS Snowflakes

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!

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11 comments:

Nancy said...

A beauty, love the surprise of non-traditional Christmas color and you're right this embossing folder is such a pretty one. The glitter snowflake is a "fav"!
Luv,
Mom

Dawn Easton said...

This is stunning! I love purple but don't use it nearly enough! I must pull some out today! Your layered snowflake turned out beautifully! I really wish I had that EF now.
It's been wonderful working with you the past six month. Boy does time fly when you're having fun! LOL!

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful, Nance! I am a fan of purple in all of its hues! And it pairs up perfectly with the glimmer paper! Such sparkle and shine!

LeAnne said...

Wow, this is stunning! I would not have thought to use purples for this challenge, but it is gorgeous! And since AM used a similar palette, I believe you two are going to start a trend here! I may have to jump on that bandwagon!!! Lovely!

Linda Callahan said...

The sparkle is just gorgeous with the purple! Beautiful holiday card!

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

Wow I'm really loving the purples in this challenge by the DT ... so pretty and love the touch of bling with the sparkly snowflake. Hugs.

Kim S said...

I LOVE that frosty shine! I cannot believe that I don't have that big snowflake die - you have used it so well!

Jaydee said...

Such an unexpected color scheme, you are right it is such a pretty color scheme for Christmas. I love all the sparkle! Hugs
Jaydee

H2 :) said...

Definitely YUM, Nance! The purples are so rich & pair beautifully with the sparkle & shimmer. Thank you, it has been fantastic being on the Paper Players team with you over the past six months! Looking forward to coming back to play in the challenges next year. :)

Margaret said...

Beautiful! The purples and silver make such a festive and elegant card!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Purple was a great choice of color for this challenge! *wink wink* Love that big, bold snowflake and the embossed background is such a pretty touch. :)