Sunday, December 8, 2013

Joyful Paper Player Wishes {PP175}

Hiya friends!  Can you believe it's the second week of December--oh my gosh!  So much left to do.....yikes!  But I'm not thinking about it today because our friend Anne Marie has a lovely color challenge for us over at The Paper Players:
Old Olive and Raspberry Ripple are lovely together for the holidays but add Pink Pirouette and you have a wonderful twist on a holiday classic. 
After a few false starts, I used my go-to technique of stamping a dark color on light cardstock this time with the gorgeous poinsettia from Joyful Christmas.  Stamping on some textured Pink Pirouette cardstock [from my stash] really gives a nice texture to the poinsettia.  I stamped it twice and fussy-cut the smaller center of the flower to pop up for dimension.
I wanted some pearls in the center but since they were too bright, I sponged them with a little Champagne Mist shimmer paint [retired but still love the stuff!].  The color is a nice match to the the strip of Champagne Glimmer paper.  
I was happy to find some Raspberry Ripple patterned paper in the Birthday Basics DSP.  It has a nice [almost] snowflake pattern to it that is perfect for my holiday card.  After embossing the Very Vanilla background with the Pretty Print embossing folder, I sponged on a little Champagne Mist glimmer paint as well as Gold metallic ink for some extra shine and sparkle.
I stamped another poinsettia on the inside in Raspberry Ripple ink--stamped off once--and then made a mask so the Old Olive leaves would just peek out on the sides.

Be sure to stop by The Paper Players and check out some gorgeous from the rest of the Design Team.  I hope you'll consider playing along with us before the challenge ends on Friday, December 13th at Noon (PDT).  Thanks for stopping by today, friends!

The Paper Players Design Team

Stamps:  Joyful Christmas
Ink: Raspberry Ripple, Old Olive
Paper: Raspberry Ripple, Old Olive, Very Vanilla CS; Textured Pink Pirouette CS [retired]; Birthday Basics DSP
Extras: Champagne Glimmer Paper; Print Poetry embossing folder; Basic Pearls; Champagne Mist glimmer paint [retired]


Stacey Schafer said...


LeAnne said...

Gorgeous way to showcase this stamp as well as the challenge colors! That textured cardstock makes wonderful poinsettias!

Nancy said...

Absolutely beautiful card, love the textured poinsettia and the darker color ink on light paper,
very nice indeed!

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful, Nance! Using the textured cardstock was a fabulous idea!

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

I have that stamp set and have used it recently. Your card is lovely and you really created a great card with those colors and the stamp set. Love decorating the inside of the card as well.

stampwithsandy said...

Yikes Nance, don't remind me Christmas is two weeks away! So not ready! I don't know what your false starts looked like but the end result is amazing. Love how you stamped the blossoms on textured paper, it adds so much depth. Plus glimmer paper, plus embossing, plus pearls = a whole lot of yumm!

Anne Marie Hile said...

I love how you used the textured card stock for the flower. I think it really adds the perfect amount of detail. Absolutely gorgeous Christmas card, Nance! Glad you had fun with my colors this week! :)