Sunday, December 7, 2014

Fancy Holiday Cheer {PP225}

Hi all, I am so excited to share today's card, and the inspiration behind it, with you!  This week I am the hostess over at The Paper Players where it's a Black Tie Theme Challenge.  The challenge is to make holiday projects that are fancy
I had the idea for this card in my head ever since I saw this fabulous card with marquee style letters on the amazing Alison Okamitsu's blog.   I knew I wanted to use this style of letters with the confetti stamp from Dotty Angles so I got to work....
...and I'm pleased to say it came out very much like what I saw in my mind's eye!  Oh this one is fancy, isn't it?!  Gold AND silver heat embossing, loads of pearls, gold foil paper and vellum all adorning black cardstock.  And the base of the card?  Yeah, that's brushed silver cardstock...you guessed it, fancy! 
And that banner?  I didn't have a curved banner stamp or die so I made one with two different sized Oval Framelits, snipped off the ends, and popped it up on dimensionals.  Easy but, you guessed it....fancy!  And look close at the picture above.  See where I cut apart the sentiment?  That's so I could fit the large marquee style letters on the banner in between the two sections of the sentiment.  Mounted on the same color cardstock, you can't even see it except through a zoomed camera lens.  How 'bout those letters?  Cut with the Little Letters Framelits from Gold Foil cardstock and then adorned by hand with tiny pearls.  Love!

I hope that you will love this challenge; I know I did.  And judging by the fabulous projects from the rest of the Design Team, I think they did too.  Please be sure to check out all of them this week and say goodbye to our wonderful group of Guest Designers leaving us after this challenge.  It has been great fun working with them and I'm going to miss their creativity, energy and contributions to our team!  Andrea, Claire, Joanne, Laurie and Yapha....THANK YOU!

The Paper Players Design Team

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12 comments:

Yapha said...

Wow!!! What a stunning card! All that gold & silver!! And yes, those letters are amazing! Thanks so much for including me as a guest designer. I really enjoyed it!

Claire Creates Cards said...

Nance, this card is AMAZING!!!!!!!!! I absolutely LOVE it! You amaze me every week! I can't begin to describe all the details! I am so glad I got to be a part of the PP with you! You make me smile! XX

Linda Callahan said...

Fabulous! Looks like the opening pop of a bottle of champagne! The letters are terrific.....I saw them on Allison's site as well....she is so clever.....and so are you....love how you used them!

Jen Mitchell said...

Wow, this is amazing! It reminds me of something we'd see ablaze in lights in Times Square!

stampwithsandy said...

Oh you've outdone yourself this time, Nance! I adore your marquee style letters, and the entire card is like a party! I love the falling confetti, the bakers twine, everything!

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

Nance this is a WOWZER!
Love how you created the curve banner... and I think you're hanging around Ann Schach when I see all those pearls! Hope the recipient is worthy of such a treasure! hugs

laurie said...

VERY fancy! The colors and embossing are just stunning!

Nancy said...

It is an absolutely "Black Tie" card, to see it in person with all the shimmery, pearls gold, silver, oh my...gorgeous!
Love your idea for the curved banner and all those little pearls, I'd have never got them on so perfectly, great job!
Hugs,
Mom

jaydee said...

Nance, the pearls on the sentiment are fabulous! I love the popper, too. What a great card and thanks for such a fun challenge to close out our year.
hugs
jaydee

Ann Schach said...

Absolutely stunning, Nance! Definitely black tie!

LeAnne said...

I feel like I am on Broadway, looking at this card...it is a wonderful marquee, too! Very clever banner idea as well!

Andrea W said...

Such a fancy and FUN card Nance! There are so many pretty details and I love all the embossing. I'm so glad I was able to create alongside you at The Paper Players.