Sunday, December 15, 2013

A Festive Flurry of WOW {PP176}

Hiya peeps!  Sorry to be late with my post for The Paper Players.  We ran a two-day statewide cyclocross (bike racing) event this weekend and that occupied all my time!!  Today, the fabulous Sandy has a GORGEOUS challenge for us:
So gorgeous, in fact, that we’re calling it WOW, that is, White-on-White.  I always admire WOW cards and I was excited for the chance to make one.  I knew that I wanted to emboss on vellum and beyond that I just let it happen!
I embossed the Festive Flurry snowflakes on vellum with Whisper White embossing powder, layered them and embellished with 1/8" Silver Ribbon, Vintage Faceted Buttons and Basic Rhinestones.  
Next, I wanted to try the Dryer Sheet technique with Dazzling Diamonds.  I cut a dryer sheet to size covered it with spray glue, attached to the same sized piece of Whisper White CS and liberally sprinkled with Dazzling Diamonds.  This is such a cool effect and used as a background here, looks like homemade white glimmer paper!  Check out the link for the tutorial--it's so easy!  Lastly, I just had to use my new Banners Framelit dies*** to make a Whisper White banner (***available January 3, 2014 from the Occasions catalog).
 I had a few left-over vellum snowflakes and put them to use on the inside.  The sentiment is embossed with silver embossing powder.  It's so difficult to capture the right color and shine of the snowflakes and the sentiment that this picture really doesn't do it justice!

I hope you will grab some crafty time to yourself during this busy week to do justice to Sandy's gorgeous WOW challenge before it closes this Friday, December 20th at Noon (PDT).

The Paper Players Design Team

This is the last Paper Players challenge of 2013 after which we will take a brief holiday break and start up again in 2014. I'm sure my posting will be much less frequent during the holiday season as I wind down the year with family and friends.  I'll still have a few posts with sneak peeks from the 2014 Occasions catalog but in the meantime...I'd like to wish all my readers a very, merry holiday season! 

Stamps: Festive Flurry, Christmas Messages
Ink: Versamark
Paper: Whisper White, Vellum CS
Xtras: Festive Flurry Framelit dies; white stampin' emboss powder; silver stampin' emboss powder; Ovals framelit dies; Banner Framelit dies; 1/8" silver ribbon; vintage faceted buttons; basic rhinestones


LeAnne said...

These snowflakes are beautiful! You have been such a busy bee, I can't believe you had time to make this stunner!

Nancy said...

WOW is right, this card is super gorgeous and I know what you mean about trying to capture the real colors, so difficult. A (well at least for me) new technique, it looks lovely on your card, will definitely have to give it a try!

Linda Callahan said...

This is gorgeous! I sure wish I knew how to photograph white, glitter and embossing so they look true to life! It is tough! And I wish I had your energy to do such a bike thing!

Diane - said...

Nance we all know how difficult it is to capture the true beauty sometimes in a photo, but I just know how gorgeous it is in person, and I'm loving all the white/white on this hop! hugs.

Nance Leedy said...

Wow mama what a beautiful card!!The snowflakes are wonderfully beautiful!