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Sunday, December 11, 2016

Joyful Christmas Wishes PP325

Hi all--here we are at the last Paper Players challenge for 2016.   After this week, we will take a break from blogging to enjoy the holiday!  It's also our last challenge with our amazing Guest Designers.  They have worked so hard all year, sharing their work with us.  Linda, Coleen & Hannelie, I am going to miss you all--thank you for going above and beyond to work with us the whole year!
The fabulous Jaydee is our hostess for a color challenge and she's picked a favorite combination of mine...silver and gold!  Are you singing along with Burl Ives in your head?  I sure am!  I love the contrast of cool silver with warm gold and find it adds instant elegance to any project.
I knew I wanted to create something with an embossed poinsettia for my project so I dug out a favorite retired set for today's card....Joyful Christmas.  The card base is actually thick whisper white cardstock to which I adhered a piece of [retired] brushed silver cardstock.  The whisper white panel was trimmed on an angle for a bit of interest and embossed with the Holly Textured Impressions folder. 
The star of this card is the poinsettia.  It is heat embossed in gold on vellum cardstock.  I embossed two images so I could fussy-cut the inside petals and pop it up on dimensionals for added texture and depth.  I heat embossed the leaves from the same set on whisper white cardstock with silver embossing powder and fussy-cut.  The leaves are tucked under the flower and some pine boughs are interspersed after cutting from silver glimmer paper with the Christmas Pines thinlits.  The final touch are some basic pearl jewels in the center. 

Pretty easy, really--just a lot of embossing and fussy-cutting!  I hope you will stop by and visit my friends on The Paper Players design team before our challenge closes on Friday, December 16th at Noon (PST).  This will be my last post of 2016 as I take a bloggy break to enjoy the holidays with my family.  Wishing you and yours all the warmth and love of the season...see you in 2017!


 

11 comments:

Nancy said...

STUNNING, love the vellum poinsettia, great job of fussy cutting and the pearls, well swoon!
An angle front huh... it does add interest to the pretty EF look. Lovely way to finish up the year!

laurie said...

I love all the textures...the vellum..the embossing...gorgeous Nance! Very elegant. Have a very Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year!!

Linda Callahan said...

Beautiful embossed poinsettia! Such an elegant holiday card! Thanks so much for inviting me to design with you this year.....it has been an honor to work with such talented gals! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

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

Nance this is gorgeous! I love the silver & gold theme especially on the vellum cardstock. Nice.... and your crooked cut, holly embossed white panel really sets your fussy cut poinsettia off beautifully. Hugs.

Colleen Begley said...

Nance, this is really beautiful! The flowers look so elegant embossed in gold on vellum. Love the tilted panel too. Thanks for such a FUN year! I loved every minute of it.

Claire Broadwater said...

Oh Nance, this is GORGEOUS!!!!!!! I love the embossed poinsettia. This is a favorite set of mine, too! Classical elegance--Wishing you a VERY MERRY Christmas and all the BEST in 2017~ Enjoy your beautiful family! Lots of hugs and love, My Friend! XX

Marisa said...

Gorgeous!!! Wishing you a fabulous Christmas!

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

Nance, this is absolutely stunning! Amazing non-traditional design with just enough gold and silver to add elegance to the beautiful poinsettia.

LeAnne said...

Stunning creation....it would be beautiful as it is, but adding those silver glimmer sprigs just adds another gorgeous dimension! SO pretty!

Jaydee said...

Nance, this is stunning. I love the layered poinsettias stamped on vellum. I have to remember that! It adds a light and airy feel to your card and pairs beautifully with your background embossing. Thank you for rocking my challenge again this week
hugs
jaydee

Joanne James said...

What a stunning card - so much texture, dimension and sparkle - a real showstopper! Merry Christmas wishes to you!