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Sunday, October 30, 2016

Pretty Pines for Tic-Tac-Toe PP319

Hi friends and happy Sunday.  Welcome to another week with The Paper Players where the lovely LeAnne is hosting a bonus Tic-Tac-Toe challenge:
Tic-Tac-Toe challenges are great fun because you get to pick which three elements to include in the design.  I chose the bottom row: diecut, pine and ribbon with an added bonus of washi tape, red, glitter and patterned paper!  I almost got them all!
I used the awesome sketch at Fab Friday for my inspiration just turning it to the vertical, rather than horizontal, orientation.  The music sheet paper is from This Christmas Specialty designer paper--it has a lovely thin texture that is great for layering without bulk.  The Very Vanilla panel is embossed with the Softly Falling embossing folder (swoon!) and layered with a strip of [retired] gold glitter washi tape.
The real star of the show is these gorgeous diecuts from the Pretty Pines thinlits.  They were the first thing in my shopping cart from the Holiday catalog!  Here I used Garden Green and Wild Wasabi to cut several layers of pine boughs.  There are some berry sprigs in this set as well and here they are cut from Cherry Cobbler cardstock.  The pine cones are backed with a sold shape in Basic Black and the outer layer of the pine cone is cut from Gold Foil paper.
I used stamps from the coordinating stamp set, Christmas Pines to decorate the inside and added a little snip of the matching dsp from the front.  Lastly, here's the Fab Friday sketch that inspired my design:
My friends on the Paper Players design team have some gorgeous eye candy to inspire you to play along this week.  Check them out before our challenge closes on Friday, November 4th at Noon (PST).  Thanks for stopping by, friends!

The Paper Players Design Team


13 comments:

LeAnne said...

You already know that I love this card....and the inside is a work of art as well!

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

Nance this is so cute and I love the music DSP background.... makes me want to sing. AND.... I think you nailed the tic-tac-toe part too. I think you got 8 out of 9 items! You go girl!
Hugs.

Amanda Mertz said...

So a classic and elegant Christmas card! Love how you flipped our sketch! The layered pine branches and Softly Falling embossing are perfect elements! Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

stampwithamyk said...

Simply stunning Nance! I love the classic colors and the designer paper background. Perfect with your pine boughs! Thanks for joining us at Fab Friday, hope to see you again soon!

Heather said...

This is so gorgeous - you've really shown off everything awesome about the Pretty Pines set! I also love the incorporation of the music paper - so sophisticated. And a beautiful inside, too! This card has it all! Thanks so much for playing at Fab Friday!

Nancy said...

Great card Nance, love all the perfect elements, the musical paper, the sentiment font, the glitz, and the die cut pine cones, just gorgeous. The inside isn't too shabby either!

stampwithsandy said...

I absolutely love this card, Nance. It's so balanced and so well laid out, those die cuts are just beautiful, and the music note paper provides the perfect background. A real stunner!

Claire Broadwater said...

Nance, this is beautiful! I love the background papers, and the pine boughs! The glitz and embossing add so much pop! Have a great week, My Friend! XX

Jaydee said...

Nance,
I love the touches of snow falling on the pine cone and leaves. beautifully designed. The little gold bow is the perfect finishing touch and adds just the perfect amount of sparkle. Love it
hugs
jaydee

Joanne James said...

Love, Love Love this Nance - the pines, embossed background and paper work so well together and the addition of the gold ribbon is perfect, without too much bulk. Gorgeous!

Colleen Begley said...

I think gold accents are the "thing" this week. This is truly a lovely card. Every time I see this die and stamp set I wonder why I didn't order it. I love the music background too.

Cindy Beach said...

Hi Nance,
I LOVE musical notes combined with a Christmas theme, and you've done it beautifully. The gold pine cones are so pretty and the sprigs make a festive statement too. Your work is amazing as ever! So glad you could play along at Fab Friday.

Cindy Beach said...

Hi Nance,
I LOVE musical images paired with a Christmas theme, and you've done it beautifully here. The gold pine cones and pretty branches make a terrific focal point. Your work is amazing as ever! So glad you could play along at Fab Friday.