Hello friends and welcome back! It's time for a new challenge at The Paper Players. It's Clean and Simple week and the lovely Ann is hosting with a "Hooray for the Holidays" theme.
I'm also joining the challenges at Freshly Made Sketches, Color Throwdown and Double D, where the theme is Pine Trees or Pine Cones.
I knew what stamp I was going to use for the PP challenge, but went looking for a color scheme and found a beautiful one at CTD. Then the other two challenges happened to work perfectly as well-I love it when that happens!
I've had this beauty of a stamp for a couple of years and it is one of my favorites that will probably make an appearance every holiday season - I just hope I don't send it to the same person this year that received it last year LOL! I don't keep track of those things so...
To begin, the pinecone image was stamped on white card and colored with Copic markers. It's hard to see in the photo but the small white flowers are shaded with a light gray and then covered with a glaze of the lightest Copic blue-green. To add silver to the card, I used a metallic gel pen on the edges of the ribbon and on the small "berries". And of course the sentiment was heat set with silver embossing powder on a small strip of Pool Party.
To create the card, the colored panel was trimmed down to fit on a 5" x 3.75" panel of white, along with the strip of red polka dot paper (a real stroke of luck to find a red that matched as I'd already colored the image!). That panel was added to the white card base with fun foam and the sentiment popped up on the front with the same. The final touches were to use a shimmer pen on the red "berries" and then cover them and the silver ones with crystal glaze, so they look nice and shiny. A very simple card to pull together.
Thank you for visiting, I always appreciate it so much! I hope you're continuing to stay safe and healthy, and have a great week ahead!
I've added a link above to the challenge and below to all the DT members, so be sure to check out all the beautiful DT inspiration this week!
Stamps: Pinecone Decoration (Stampendous), Gnome for the Holidays (sentiment/Simon Says Stamp)
Paper: Neenah Solar White, Pool Party, Half Half Dots-Christmas paper pack (Waffle Flower)
Ink: Gina K Obsidian Amalgam, Versamark
Other: Sentiment Labels die (SSS), Silver embossing powder (Hero Arts), Sakura Silver Metallic Gelly Roll pen, Tonic Nuvo Aqua Shimmer pen and Crystal Glaze
Copics: BG49, 13, 11, 10, 0000, R59, 46 24, 05, E29, 37, 34, 31, T2,0