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Sunday, November 26, 2017

Icy Wonderland Sketch PP372

Hi friends....happy Sunday!  I'm excited to be back with you and my gal pals over at The Paper Players where the fabulous Joanne has a sketch challenge for us:  
I have a really hard time parting with my favorite retired SU stamp sets especially holiday ones.  Today, I pulled out a retired favorite, Wonderland, to create another version of a frosty winter wonderland....
You know when you shop at a place like Target and they have the different styles of Christmas decorations?  Usually there's the traditional red/green look and there's always some frosty elements of silver/gold and pastel colors....yep, that's where you'll find me!  Love these icy colors together: Pool Party, Powder Pink and Sahara Sand.  I stamped the Wonderland Tree across the front of a piece of cardstock, cut out the center with an Oval framelit and popped it up with dimensionals.  You can see the right side sketch element in my [retired] piece of vellum DSP--it has a subtle silver polka dot that looks like falling snow.
To camouflage the edge of the trees around the oval die cut, I added another oval cut from plain vellum cardstock.  It coordinates with the vellum panel on the right and hides the rough edges.  Because I can't get enough of the trees in the Carols of Christmas card builder thinlits, I added a Dazzling Diamonds tree.  The iridescent colors of the Dazzling Diamonds, pick up those in my stamped trees nicely.  The silver foil deer is too cute to resist and the silver foil is repeated in my silver thread.
The vellum panel was adhered directly to the card base and I needed a way to wrap ribbon or thread around it.  I used a bitty hole punch to pop out a tiny hole in the top cold of the card--you can see the hole in the top right corner of in the picture above.  Then I just wound the thread through the hole and tied my bow.  A few more trees in my icy color trio and a few snowflakes from the Wonderland set, stamped in [retried] Silver Encore ink--love that stuff!

I hope you like today's card and feel inspired to play along with us at The Paper Players before our challenge ends on Friday, December 1st at Noon (PST). Do check out the rest of the fabulous inspiration from my teammates at The Paper Players!  Thanks for stopping by...

The Paper Players Design Team 


10 comments:

Nancy said...

Love the pastel shades of Christmas, very pretty card. your use of the vellum creates a little path that it looks like the little deer took to get to his spot. Very cute, as usual the inside is a delight to see as well.

QuilterLaura said...

Just lovely, I especially love the use of non-traditional colors.

Talitha Wright said...

Gorgeous card! Love the colors. Thanks.

Celeste Goff said...

What a gorgeous card and I love that you stamped the inside of your card to match too! So clever!

laurie said...

Love the nontraditional Christmas colors, and you have used them beautifully here! What a gorgeous card Nance!

Have a great day!

Joanne James said...

What a gorgeous card Nance - love how you've ringed the changes with those icing sugar pastel colours! I couldn't part with this stap set either - those trees are fabulous! The vellum layering is lovely and your deer and sparkly tree just finish your card off a treat. A great take on this week's sketch!

stampwithsandy said...

I love a Christmas card in non-traditional colors, and this one is gorgeous, Nance! I would never have thought to stamp trees in those colors but it works perfectly. I am the opposite of you, I sell off things like crazy then occasionally regret not having something, at which point I sometimes re-buy it!

Ann Abrahamson said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous! I love the non-traditional tree colors and your card's inside is just as pretty as the outside! Hope you're having a great week ~ Hugs, Annie

Claire Broadwater said...

Nance, this is stunning! You know how I love a NON traditional card! Those gorgeous trees are fabulous inside and out! I hope you are having a fabulous week, My Friend! XX

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

This colour combo is SWOON-worthy! Gorgeous card Nance!!!