Thursday, December 15, 2016

Peaceful Stag

Hi there!  I've made a card for the current challenge at Paper Players, where Jaydee has chosen the colors of Gold, Silver and Whisper White.

I've finished making Christmas cards for this year, but decided those beautiful metallic color would work perfectly for one, so I'll just hold onto it until next year.  I pulled out some long neglected Brushed Gold card stock that Stampin' Up! no longer carries and thought it would work beautifully with silver and white.  I ran it through the big shot with the Woodland embossing folder and love how it turned out!

I spotted an old favorite Christmas stamp set that hasn't seen the light of day in a few years and decided to use the beautiful stag silhouette by stamping it in Versamark and heat embossing with Pewter embossing powder.  After all these years, I still don't have Silver embossing powder because I've found the Pewter works fine (although my photo doesn't fully capture who shiny it is).  After die cutting and adding to the Silver Foil scallop circle, I fiddled around with how and where to add it to the embossed base.  I then decided to ground it atop Silver Baker's Twine wrapped around the gold panel.  Even thought the Baker's Twine isn't pure white, I thought it added a nice warmth.

I apologize for the photos, the metallics make it challenging to get a good picture.  I wanted the sentiment to be sparkly silver but I don't have Silver Glimmer paper either (!?) so I layered some silver metallic washi tape on a piece of card stock, die cut the sentiment and punched out the stars, then adhered the them among the trees and branches, centering the sentiment in between.  The finished panel was layered on a Thick Whisper White card base.

Thanks for visiting!  I've added a link to the Paper Player's challenge above, so be sure to head over there and enjoy all the beautiful inspiration.


Product details
Stamps:  Winter Post
Paper:  Whisper White, Thick Whisper White, Brushed Gold, Silver Foil
Ink:  Versamark
Other:  Silver Metallic Washi Tape, Christmas Greetings Thinlit, Layering Circles and Stitched Shapes Framelits, Silver Baker's Twine, Confetti Stars Border punch, Woodland embossing folder, Pewter Stampin' Emboss powder


Nance Leedy said...

Gorgeous card, Stef! Love the embossed metallic cardstock. Such a clever way to make your own glimmer paper. So glad you joined us at the Paper Players...happy holidays!

Hannelie said...

Stef this is beautiful! I love the gold embossed BG. Perfect way to show off the focal point!
Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players!