Sunday, December 6, 2020

Winter Wonderland for The Paper Players

Hello friends and welcome back!  It's time for a new challenge at The Paper Players.  This is theme week and the lovely Joanne is hosting.

Perfect for those of us still racing to complete our Christmas cards!  For my card, I used another of my favorite stamps, this time from Power Poppy.

I chose to use a muted color palette for the beautiful flowers and leaves, with a pop of brighter color for the berries.  The stamped image was colored with Copic markers and I really focused on leaving a good highlight area. I love these colors together!

The coloring took quite a while, but once complete, the card came together quickly.  The main panel was trimmed down and matted with a lovely panel of cardstock from Hero Arts that seemed to compliment the leaves.  The matted panel was added to the card base with foam tape, then the sentiment strip trimmed down and adhered to the card front with foam tape as well.  Lastly, I painted the flowers and leaves with a shimmer pen and added a few aqua crystals for just a touch of bling.

Thanks for visiting, I always appreciate it so much.  I hope you're continuing to stay safe and healthy!

Be sure to use the link above to check out the challenge as well as the links below to enjoy all the gorgeous creations by the other DT members!


Stamps:  Winter Wonderland (Power Poppy)
Paper:  Neenah Solar White, Adriatic (Hero Arts Hero Hues), CZ Design Sentiment Strips-Reverse Christmas (Simon Says Stamp)
Ink:  Gina K Obsidian Amalgam
Other:  Ocean Wave Crystals (Studio Katia), Aqua Shimmer pen (Tonic Nuvo)
Copics:  RV99, 95, 93, 91, 66, 55, 52, V25, 22, 20, BV08, 04, YR23, Y26, 23 E44, 43, 42, BG 18, 72, 70, YG17, 03, 01


Tracy Grauer said...

Beautiful card! I love that stamp and your coloring is excellent! Thanks for sharing!

Allisa said...

So stunning! Your coloring totally makes the card!

laurie said...

Your blooms are just gorgeous! So beautiful!

LeAnne said...

Once again, your amazing coloring is a sight to see! I wouldn't want to send this out, you should FRAME it!

Ann Schach said...

Gorgeous, Stef! Your coloring never ceases to amaze me! This is card is a masterpiece!!!

Stamps-N-Lingers said...

WOW! This is stunning, Steff! Once again - you are Queen of the Copics! Love it! :)

Claire Broadwater said...

Stef, your coloring amazes me!!!! Can I come color with you??? I just can't get over this beautiful flower image. WOW! This one should go in a frame!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Stef, just when I think you have outdone yourself…here you come with another stunner! Wow!! Your shading and color combo really bring this image to life.

Jaydee said...

Stef, I love the Power Poppy stamps and you have colored this one beautifully. I love the non-traditional colors - somehow they showcase the stamp more than others I have seen. You really are a coloring genius, my friend! Stunning