Wednesday, November 21, 2012

White Watercolor Winter For RS38 and PP122

Greetings, Stampers! I have a card to share with you today which I created for two challenges, something I haven't done in a while. It features an image from the lovely Watercolor Winter Stamp Set, and a greeting from More Merry Messages, my favorite greetings stamp set for the holidays. Everything is embossed with Gold Embossing Powder on Very Vanilla Card Stock. Rather elegant, don't you think?

The first challenge is from The Paper Players. LeAnne has challenged us to feature some gold or silver in our creation. I jumped all over that, especially since a family member (the toughest critic) informed me recently that my holiday projects aren't sparkly enough. So here I am with my gold, sparkly project!

I had a stamp set in mind for this project, and went in search of a sketch that it would work well with, and that I could layer some Glimmer Paper on. The Retro Sketches layout this week was absolutely perfect. 

Though very simple and easy to do, this card has lots of yummy texture. The base layer is embossed with the Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder. On top of that is a layer of Champagne Glimmer Paper. The top two layers have the glossy shine of gold embossing.
Stampin' Up! Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Watercolor Winter, More Merry Messages
Card Stock: Very Vanilla
Ink Pads: Versamark
Tools: Big Shot, Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder, Square Punch, Heat Tool
Accessories: Gold Embossing Powder, Champagne Glimmer Paper

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Anonymous said...

I love this! Simple and shimmery! Great card! :-)

Dawn Easton said...

Sandy, this is so elegant for a clean & simple card! Love it! Thanks for joining us again at the Paper Players!

Nance Leedy said...

That stamp set is gorgeous embossed and I love that you left it simple. Packs quite a design punch and the glimmer paper is just perfect. Thank you for sharing this beauty woth us at The Paper Players! Delighted to see GD with your name ! :-)

jaydee said...

Sandy, love the glimmer paper with the embossed holly leaves. I also love that you have captured texture on each of the layers. Gorgeous card. So glad you shared it with the Paper Players this week

LeAnne said...

Well, this should make your family member happy, because it is beautifully sparkly! SO pretty...CAS perfection! Thanks SO much for playing with my Paper Players challenge this week!

Amy White said...

Beautiful and elegant Sandy! Love the embossed image with the sparkly paper and embossed background - perfect CAS card! Thanks for playing along with the Paper Players this week!