Sunday, November 8, 2015

Holly Jolly Greetings for The Paper Players PP270

Today, my sweet friend across the pond, Joanne, has a lovely and festive color challenge for us at The Paper Players:

Isn't that fun?  Black & white plus silver or gold and a pop of color.  This color combination reads like a festive holiday outfit so I've finally moved on to holiday cards!

You can see I chose to create with black, white, silver and my favorite frosty color--Pool Party.  I struggle with this style of collage stamping but I had a vision for this card and am happy with the results.  I used the large cross hatch design from You've Got This for a pop of color. 

The snowflake and sentiments are from the Holly Jolly Greetings set with coordinating Greetings Thinlits.  I heat embossed the snowflake in white onto Silver Foil paper and popped it out with a Circle Framelit.

The greeting looks lovely and fancy cut from Black Glimmer paper doesn't it?  Who said black glimmer paper is just for Halloween?!   Certainly, not me!

Another snowflake was stamped on the inside, this time in Pool Party and the sentiment, overstamped in black, is from the [retired] set Ornamental Pine.  Incidentally, the sentiment is stamped in SU's new Archival black ink and WOW what a difference it makes!  It gives a clean and strong image and is hands-down the best black ink I've worked with.  

I just know the rest of the Design Team have some fabulous creations for you--make sure to take a look over at The Paper Players.  I hope you will be inspired to join in our challenge fun before it ends on Friday, November 13th at Noon (PST).  Thanks for stopping by today, friends!

The Paper Players Design Team 
Claire Broadwater 
Joanne James 
Laurie Schmidt 
LeAnne Pugliese 
Nance Leedy 
Sandy Mathis 
Amy Koenders 
Jodi McKinney 
Lisa Elton 
Anne Marie Hile (on leave) 


Sue Vine - MissPinksCraftSpot said...

What a stunning card, I love the colour combo, the snowflakes, stars, everything!

Nancy said...

Gorgeous card Nance, the colors are beautiful, the touch of silver cord, the little stars all melt together to a super looking card. Love the inside with the snowflake stamped in pool party ink too!

Jen Mitchell said...

Eep, this is gorgeous! I love the way you have layered these images. The silver cord and the sequins are just the right amount of bling!

RuthieMaryKay said...

Love your card and color choice! Very pretty and unique.

Marlene said...

Beautiful card full of great inspiration!

stampwithamyk said...

I love this!!! Fantastic colors and beautiful design. The embossing on the silver foil is stunning!

laurie said...

Such an elegant Christmas card, Nance! I love all your silver details, the stars are awesome!That color combo is gorgeous,too.

Claire Broadwater said...

Nance, this is just amazing! Such a gorgeous color combo with the Pool Party! Every detail is so elegant. I just keep looking at it! Love the silver embossing, silver cord and sequins! It is just as pretty on the inside! XX

Marisa said...

This is fabulous!! Gorgeous colour combo and layout.

Unknown said...

Oh Nance! This card actually gives me goosebumps how absolutely stunning it is! WOWZA! All the beautiful details. Just staring at this card with my jaw dropped open! Such talent! LOVE!

LeAnne said...

Ooooh lala! This is so pretty with the Pool Party and silver......just gorgeous!!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Oh my gosh Nance - how to get into holiday cards in style! I love ❤ this - a fabulous mix of stamps in a collage style! You have rocked my challenge - I'm totally casing this!

Dana M said...

Your card absolutely makes me smile Nance. I love the soft colors combined with all of the fabulous layers and textures. Such a rich card - lovely!

Jaydee said...

Nance, this is stunning. the pool party black, silver and white combo is stunning and your grunge background with the sleek, smooth silver snowflake is just perfect. Love it

stampwithsandy said...

Wow, this one is a real beauty too, Nance! Sorry I missed last week's challenge, it was a good one!

Diane - said...

Nance really like this "splashy" card. Love the bursts of color.