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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Clean and Simple Flurry {PP68}

Happy Paper Players Sunday, friends! So glad you could join me today for another week with The Paper Players design team.  This week our fearless leader, Lesley, has challenged us to create a "Clean and Simple Christmas themed card using the colors Red & Green".  So my card uses a tried-and-true technique that I love...especially for Christmas:
...embossing on vellum and then using Dazzling Diamonds to highlight the raised areas:
Clean and simple and perfect for a mass-produced holiday card...especially with a coordinating stamp set on the inside:
So will you join us?  ...I hope so!  Please link up your creation by midnight, Friday October 21st at midnight (PST). I can't wait to see your CAS Christmas creations!  Thanks for stopping by, friends!

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supplies:
stamps: beautiful season, snow burst [retired]
ink: old olive, cherry cobbler, jet black stazon
paper: old olive, cherry cobbler, whisper white, vellum CS
extras: northern flurry embossing folder; old olive satin ribbon; basic rhinestones

16 comments:

Marisa said...

Oooh, love the touch of DD for added sparkle! I love snowflakes :) Great cad as always (((hugs)))

Christina said...

What a beauty! I never think to emboss vellum, and it looks fabulous with the diamond highlights. Love the simple rhinestone and satin ribbon embellishments.

Karen B. said...

What a really cool technique! Your card is simply fabulous!

April Porter said...

Beautiful card. Been trying to figure out a simple card for my mass mailing and I think I may have to case this one. Did you use two way glue to adhere the DD?

Nancy said...

A beautiful Christmas card and it does sound fairly easy to mass produce. Love the touch of vellum and the way the snowflakes POP! The rhinestone placement on the flakes is perfect as is the bow.
Great card!
Luv,
Mom

Ann Schach said...

Gorgeous, Nance! So classy and elegant!

Linda Callahan said...

Love that embossing on the vellum - especially with the extra sparkle!

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

Nance this embossed vellum card is gorgeous. Love the touch of bling too. So beautiful.

LeAnne said...

So very pretty....I might just have to case this for my next stamp camp!

Margaret said...

Beautiful! I love the glitter and rhinestones for a little 'shine'!

Margaret Moody said...

This is gorgeous, Nance! Love the embossed snowflakes on the vellum! Love the inside of the card too! Your work is just beautiful, friend! Thanks for sharing!

Cindy Hall said...

Oh my gosh, Nance! That is so beautiful! I love the colors and those embossed snowflakes on the vellum are gorgeous and so professional looking. TFS!

Lesley Croghan said...

Very pretty Nance! I never think to do this technique.

Marie said...

Simply elegant CAS card. Love the embossed vellum.

Anne Marie said...

Nance, this is clean, elegant and fabulous!! How cool to add the sparkle on the raised embossing. It's dazzling! Hee hee! This is a wonderful holiday card...although that goes without saying because you made it! Thanks for the motivation to use vellum more. Just beautiful! (hugs)

Ps: I have everything you used to make this card, so there will be no gratuitous enabling this week, my friend! Ha! :)

Tara Bilbao said...

Nance, I love this embossed vellum technique. Your added bling is just perfect for frosty flakes. I like how you have used the petite pairs sentiment inside and out. Just an amazing CAS card. Brilliant!