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Sunday, August 30, 2015

Sleigh Ride on a Moonlit Night {PP260} {FMS201}

Hi friends!  It's Tic-Tac-Toe week over at The Paper Players and I am still having fun playing with all my goodies from the upcoming holiday catalog.  First, here's the challenge board:
Today's card was a hmmm shall we say..."fluid" process.  By that I mean, I started out with only two things in mind.  1) I wanted to use this gorgeous technique demonstrated here by the talented Lydia and 2) I wanted to use the Sleigh Ride edgelits (I can tell they are going to be my favorite thing from the holiday catalog).  Once I got going...well, I kept adding things on until it looked like "me":
I ended up working with the middle row from the board: circle, embossing and Mint Macaron.  The background was created by inking a piece of Whisper White cardstock with Mint Macaron, Night of Navy and Blackberry Bliss inks.  I was inspired by this week's sketch at Freshly Made Sketches (although I may have taken a few liberties!) and added the Sleigh Ride Edgelit and a silver foil moon.
Th trees have a 3D effect because I added a second layer of Mint Macaron behind giving them a bit of a drop shadow effect.  Kinda cool?  You'll notice also that the snowy hills are two layers.  That's because the first layer got smudged with Blackberry Bliss ink so I covered it up with a second layer and added the Dazzling Diamonds at the edge.  Shhhh, don't tell anyone!  :-)
I busted out another stamp set, Happy Scenes, for the inside using all the same colors again for the snowy trees and starry sky.  

So what do you think?  I hope you like today's card and it inspires you to play along with us over at The Paper Players before our challenge closes on Friday, September 4th at Noon (PST).  I know that the rest of the Design Team has some awesome inspiration for you too so check them out:
 The Paper Players Design Team
Anne Marie Hile (on leave) 
Sandy Mathis
In case you missed it, this week's layout at Freshly Made Sketches is fantastic! 


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14 comments:

Linda Callahan said...

Wow......just wow.....ethereal.......

Nancy said...

Just gorgeous is all I can say, love the background technique!

laurie said...

This turned out amazing! I love the tiny trees and that sentiment fits just perfect with the feel of this card. So pretty Nance!

stampinsue said...

Just beautiful. TFS

stampwithamyk said...

Wow, this is stunning!!! I love the color scheme and your little peeks of glitter are perfect. Love everything about your card...can't wait to borrow a few ideas! :)

Andrea W said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Everything looks so wonderful together. Lovely card!

Karren said...

Oh this is beautiful, Nance! The inside is as pretty as the outside - love all the little details. Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

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

Nance this is beautiful! Love the technique with the H2O and the effect is perfect for your design. The double "drop shadow" trees look amazing.... and the touch of twine gives a magical movement to the scene... hugs.

Kim S said...

I love the shine and sparkle, and the rich colors in your lovely winter scene. Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

stampwithsandy said...

Such a beautiful card, Nance! That background is just stunning, and I like the inside of your card as much as the outside!

Ann Schach said...

Yowza! Absolutely stunning! Your background is perfection. One the most beautiful cards I have ever seen!!!

Jaydee said...

Stunning, Nance. The silver moon behind the die cuts is fabulous and the sequins are the perfect finishing touch for the sky. Your inside is gorgeous, too. Simply stunning.
hugs
jaydee

Joanne James said...

Love, Love, LOVE this Nance!! I think these edgelits are my favourite catalogue too and I love the layering and sparkle you have going on on your card. The sky background is amazing - I am so going to have a go at this!!!

Claire Broadwater said...

Oh my, Nance! There are NOT enough words to describe how much I LOVE this card! The background is beautiful and the silver moon behind the die cut tress is spectacular! If I got this in the mail, I would frame it! You ROCKED this one, My Friend! XX