Sunday, December 1, 2013

Lovely as an Evergreen {PP174}

Hiya friends!  To all my friends in the US, I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  I am excited to bring you a card for this week's challenge at The Paper Players.  LeAnne is our hostess with a fun theme challenge:
Using our evergreen theme as a trigger, I thought of two things...1)  Lovely as a Tree stamp set and 2) the color Always Artichoke.  With these in mind, I found this great sketch over at Create with Connie and Mary:
 and happily put them all together to make a card for today:
The color combination of Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler and Crumb Cake is a favorite for more traditional holiday cards.  On this card, I used white accents in the embossing powder and sponging to keep the traditional colors fresh.  The tree was embossed in white on Always Artichoke and sponged over with Whisper White craft ink.  Wiping the ink off the embossed tree with a baby wipe, created a glow around the tree that looks like fallen snow. 
I sponged over the embossed images on the Natural Composition Specialty DSP with more Whisper White craft ink.  I layered this piece onto some Always Artichoke CS that was embossed with the Woodgrain embossing folder and wrapped with Cherry Cobbler seam binding ribbon.  The Crumb Cake card base was stamped in Sahara Sand with the Netting background stamp.
I am certain that the rest of the Design Team has some gorgeous inspiration for you so be sure to stop by and check it out.  I hope you'll consider playing along with us before the challenge ends on Friday, December 6th at Noon (PDT).  Thanks for stopping by today, friends!
The Paper Players Design Team


Stamps: Lovely as a Tree; Netting; Magical Season; Greetings of the Season
Ink: Cheery Cobbler, Versamark, Always Artichoke; Whisper White craft ink
Paper: Crumb Cake; Always Artichoke; Whisper White; Natural Composition Specialty DSP 
Xtras: Cherry Cobbler seam binding ribbon; large oval punch; sponges; corner rounder punch; white embossing powder


Marisa said...

Love the pop of red with the ribbon and your tree is lovely. I really must get that set - been eying it for years!

LeAnne said...

Gorgeous, Nance! I found myself wondering what DP you had used for the background! What a great idea to color it with the white ink!! Thanks for making my challenge look so wonderful!

Margaret said...

Nance, this is beautiful! The color combo is perfect and how could you NOT use Lovely as a Tree?! So pretty!

Deb said...

WOW! This is gorgeous! Love the white sponged on the composition paper! What a beautiful effect! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

stampwithsandy said...

This is so, so pretty Nance! I couldn't wait to read through your post to see what color green you used. With the white sponging, it almost looks like a color from the past, maybe Soft Sage? It combined perfectly with Cherry Cobbler, love it!

Add Ink and Stamp said...

I don't think I will ever get tired of that tree stamp! You created a beautiful card - so perfect for the season. Thanks for joining us this week at Create with
Connie and Mary.

Lisa Martz said...

WOW! So pretty! I love how the white ink makes the tree look all frosty! Such a pretty card! Thanks for playing the Create with Connie and Mary sketch challenge this week!

Mary Brown said...

Nance - this is just absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! I love how you sponged on your tree panel...just makes it pop! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Connie Babbert said...

Gorgeous, Nance!!! Love the sponged tree, gives it a totally different and beautiful look! Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!