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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Frosted Pines & Sugarplums PP323

I hope all my friends in the US enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday weekend.   It was beautiful weather here in north FLA and we spent a fun-filled day with family.  Today, at The Paper Players, our sensational Sandy has a sketch challenge for us--my favorite--and it's a good one!

I have a confession to make.....I am not fond of red and green together--gasp!  I know, right?!  How could this be?  Well, I'm a frosty winter kind of girl--pastels, silver, white and grey.  Those fantastic mercury glass ornaments in shades of pink, blue and green.  All of them hanging on our vintage silver aluminum Christmas tree--really we have one!  I might add, our tree trimming sessions are always accompanied by A Jolly Christmas from Frank Sinatra.  So, it was with dreams of frosty sugarplums dancing in my head that I made today's card...
Happy sigh....these colors are gorgeous together.  Trust me, lay your ink pads next to each other and see how pretty they look.  Sweet Sugarplum, Pool Party and Smoky Slate/Silver.  Like a frosty winer wonderland!
The Pool Party base was stamped with snowflakes from the Christmas Pines set. Over the Sweet Sugarplum layer I added a slightly smaller piece of Vellum cardstock embossed with the Pine Bough embossing folder.  Love how the vellum cracks and turns white when embossed.  The Pretty Pines thinlits were cut from Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper--love its icy iridescence.
I repeated the same colors on the inside using Smoky Slate for the snowflakes, Pool Party for the pine boughs and Sweet Sugarplum for the sentiment.  Did I mention that I love these colors together?! :-)

I hope you've enjoyed today's card as much as I enjoyed making it.  Be sure to check out the rest of The Paper Players design team for even more fabulous inspiration!  Come along and play with us before our challenge ends on Friday, December 2nd at Noon (PST).


 

13 comments:

Georgiana said...

Very pretty! I sure do like the colors together. I just read you are from Florida. Me too. I am in Ocala. Do you have any paper crafting groups that meet there?

Debbie Crowley said...

Nance, this is a stunning color combination. It caught my eye immediately... just beautiful.

stampinsue said...

Lovely, non-traditional colors, Nance. TFS

Linda Vich said...

Beautiful card! The colors are great and I love your use of the vellum!

Claire Broadwater said...

Oh Nance, this is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!! I am not a red and green person either. LOL! I like turquoise and red for Xmas. These colors are absolutely stunning! I love the embossed vellum and the shimmery silver! I can't begin to tell you how pretty this is. Please send a picture of your vintage tree. I know it is amazing! Have a wonderful week, My Friend!

LeAnne said...

Although I do like red & green together, this vintage color combo makes my heart sing! SO very pretty and a refreshing change from the traditional! Just gorgeous!

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

So pretty. Love these colors. Hugs.

laurie said...

Beautiful!! I love all the elements on your card...from the silver to the vellum..so pretty. Have a great week!

Linda Callahan said...

Frosty and fabulous girl! Love these elegant colors......gorgeous card for the holidays!

stampwithsandy said...

Yumm, I love your frosty sugarplum colors, Nance! Such a gorgeous card with so many great textures. I especially love the embossed vellum and bit of sparkle. You are really making these products shine, and my sketch too!

Colleen Begley said...

These really are pretty colors together! I love red and green, but also like the non-traditional colors too. I like how you've put all the elements together on this one. You are a master of that.

Joanne James said...

I am happy to go with traditional but this colour combo is so fresh and modern Nance - I love it! The touches of silver and the texture from the glimmer and embossed pines along with the twine really make this card a standout - wintry gorgeousness!

Marisa said...

Stunning card and love how you used the non traditional colours for it.