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Sunday, November 30, 2014

Festival of Trees for the Paper Players {PP224}

Hello everyone! I hope all my American friends had a wonderful Thanksgiving and fun-filled weekend. We had a great holiday weekend with family and friends; it's been beautiful North Florida November weather--bright blue skies and comfortable temps...just perfect!  The fabulous Jaydee is our hostess this week at The Paper Players with a bonus week Tic-Tac-Toe challenge:
Wow, so many different ways to go with this one.  I used this fabulous sketch from the Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge on MaryJo's Techno Stamper blog and a diagonal selection from the board--Tree, Embossing, Glitter--to make this:
I have to say that this is my favorite type of color palette for the holidays-icy, cool elegance!  Blues and grays are my favorite.  I started with a piece of Lost Lagoon cardstock and die-cut a circle in the top third.  I then embossed it with the On Point embossing folder and popped it up on a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  I used one of my favorite patterns from the All is Calm DSP and a snippet of Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper for my rectangles.
The Festival of Trees stamp set was used to heat embossed the trees with Silver embossing powder and stamp the ornaments in Lost Lagoon.  Punched out and set behind one another they really make a shiny statement!
I used one more on the inside because I couldn't help myself!  These trees are so pretty in silver!  Love the sentiments and little parts (like the bird) that come with this set too.  I know you're anxious to see all the fabulous eye candy from the rest of the Design Team so be sure to check out their blogs below.  I hope you'll join us too, before the challenge ends on Friday, December 5th at Noon (PST).  Thanks for stopping by, friends!

The Paper Players Design Team
 

Here's the fabulous sketch from MaryJo:

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Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

12 comments:

Yapha said...

Gorgeous card, Nance! I love those colors!

LeAnne said...

What a wonderful creation! I love these trees in silver too...in fact, I love them in any Christmasy color! Love the little bird on the inside too! sweet!

MJ said...

Super fun use of that embossing folder, love it with those trees! Thanks so much for playing along with my sketch challenge this week!

laurie said...

The silver trees are so pretty, I love the colors for Christmas too..very elegant!

Ann Schach said...

Absolutely stunning, Nance! Icy and elegant for sure! This is a great color combination for winter cards.

Marisa said...

Fabulous card. Love the negative space and that EF is wonderful :)

Diane - oliver.mdiane@comcast.net said...

So pretty. I really like this set and used it more than I thought I would. My problem is I have WAY too many Christmas stamps!!! hugs.

stampwithsandy said...

Gorgeous card, Nance! I love all the bits of sparkle and shine, and the repeating triangle element. Great layout, too!

Gisela said...

Nance I love your card. The embossing and colors are great.

Jodi McKinney said...

Love this beautiful card Nance! Perfection!

Andrea W said...

Such a lovely card Nance! Your silver trees look amazing and I agree with you, the colors make a terrific Christmas card.

Joanne James said...

Love this 'cool yule' card Nance - I especially love the way you embossed the trees not the baubles, which I never think to do!