Sunday, December 13, 2020

A Merry Little Christmas for The Paper Players

Hello friends, and welcome back!  It's time for a new challenge at The Paper Players.  This week the fabulous Claire has chosen a beautiful and sophisticated color combo for us to play with!

This is the final Players challenge for 2020 and marks the end of my time as a 2020 Guest Designer.  It has been an amazing experience to create beside all these wonderful, supportive and talented women!  

Now, onto my card, which was very simple but Claire's color combo certainly dress it up!

I weighed several design options, including making a Happy New Year's, which would work perfectly with this color combination, but I kept coming back to this sweet Christmas stamp.  I started with a panel of black cardstock and heat embossed the stamped image in detail white embossing powder.  

Next I used my FineTec metallic paints to create the silver color, mixing two paints in the palette, a pearl silver and blue silver, then painting select areas of the birds, flowers and leaves.  It is such lovely paint and easy to use even on regular cardstock because the amount of water used needed.  I also used the side of my paintbrush to add silver around the panel edges.  It dried quickly and was then mounted on a black card base.  The final step was to add some pretty crystals for a little bling.

Thanks for visiting, I really appreciate it!  I hope you're continuing to stay safe and healthy, and have a wonderful week ahead!

I've added a link to the challenge above and to all the DT members below, so you can enjoy all their beautiful creations!

Take care!


Stamps:  Merry Little Christmas (PinkFresh Studio)
Paper:  Black
Ink:  Versamark
Other:  Fine Detail White ep (Simon Says Stamp), Night Sky Crystal Collection (Little Things from Lucy's Cards), Pearlescent Colours Metallic paints (FineTec)


Claire Broadwater said...

Stef, your card may have been simple to create, but the impact is huge! I love this embossed image! It is so elegant! You rocked my colors! I hope you have a wonderful week, My Friend!

LeAnne said...

Oh my gosh, this is just stunning! This happens to me every year....I see beautiful Christmas cards being made by all my blog friends and I feel like I need to go buy all these new stamps! Your details really step this up from an already-fabulous design to super-wow! I really enjoyed "crafting" with you this year, too! Be sure to come back and play with us often in 2021!

laurie said...

LOVE this!!It's beautiful. Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!

Stamps-N-Lingers said...

I don't even have the words for how gorgeous this card is! Wow.! :)

Allisa said...

So gorgeous! Love the metallic paint. It has been great creating with you this year! Love your creations!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

This is just fabulous Stef - I feel like I NEED that stamp to recreate this card!! It works perfectly for this week's colour challenge - now I'm imaging it in reds and greens too ... Anyway, thank you so much for guesting with us over at The Paper Players this year - I have loved each and every one of your creations. So glad we will be continuing to work together over at TicTacToe. Merry Christmas wishes to you!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Stef, as per usual, your card is stunning! I love the bog bold image and it really pops on a black background. Thank you so much for Guest Designing with us over at the Paper Player over the past year. It has been a pleasure to create alongside you. I look forward to visiting you to see your gorgeous projects in the future. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and all the best in the coming year. Big hugs!