Greetings, Stampers! How are you all doing on the last day of this long Thanksgiving weekend? Mine has been pretty productive. I got up nearly all my Christmas decorations, inside and out. Today will spent with the finishing touches and tidying up, then getting ready for my stamp-a-stack tomorrow night.
This week at The Paper Players, the incredibly talented LeAnne has a fun "Evergreen" challenge for us to play along with. I had so many ideas swirling around in my head and must admit this was not my first take on the challenge. Ultimately I decided to stay true to the colors and the foliage.
I dusted off a couple of retired stamp sets and some DSP today. My color combo is an earthy Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke and Eary Espresso, with just a touch of Cherry Cobbler for the greeting.
I went searching for a layout and thought the one at Create with Connie and Mary was just perfect. I love the rounded corners and the single strip in the background.
I love a holiday card in earthy colors, but I thought this one needed a little sparkle to liven things up. I added a strip of Silver Glimmer Paper in the background, and even broke out some Dazzling Diamonds glitter. Yes, I actually used glitter! Anyone who knows me, knows what a huge glitter phobe I am. I cleaned up my work space throughly when I was done, and after I had taken a photo of my card I tucked it safely away in a clear envelope where it can't contaminate anything else, LOL! I must say I really do like the end result, and may break out the glitter again soon!
Stampin' Up Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Watercolor Winter, Sincere Salutations
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke, Eary Espresso
Designer Series Paper: Candlelight Christmas
Ink Pads: Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler
Markers: Always Artichoke, Eary Espresso
Tools: Big Shot, Northern Flurry Embossing Folder, 3/16" Corner Punch
Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Silver Glimmer Paper
Please come play along with us this week at The Paper Players! We hope to see you there!
Inky hugs :)