Sunday, July 7, 2013

Paper Players 153


Happy Sunday, everyone!  Time for a cool Paper Players challenge:

Since we are in the middle of a heat wave, I thought a snowy, ice-skating Christmas card would be appropriate:


You know how when you stamp and stamp and things just don’t “gel” for you?  That’s sort of how I felt trying to make this card, and I make Christmas cards all year long!  Anyway, I saw it through, so it is what it is!  I used a couple of retired stamp sets (Winter Post and The Snowflake Spot) as well as a couple current ones (Everything Eleanor and Petite Pairs).  I used one of the Apothecary Accents diecut to make my Soft Sky panel and added some new Soft Sky seam binding.  The snowflakes are embossed in silver on a piece of retired Festival of Prints DP.  I stamped my image in Midnight Muse and added some color with a blender pen:


And of course, Silver Glimmer Paper makes a nice mat!  And here’s the inside:


This is also for the Festive Friday trigger challenge #12:

Snow and ice keep you cool, so that’s my trigger—keeping cool!

I hope that you can cool off by making a Christmas card for our challenge this week!  Can’t wait to see what you create!  And be sure to check out what the Paper Players Design Team has created as well! 

Here’s the way Cassidy keeps cool!  We set up a kiddie pool,  and she LOVES it:


I’ll have more pix to share later on!

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Geri said...

Hard to imagine frustration with this...It couldn't be prettier, LeAnne! The balance of the design looks perfect...I love the colors...and the silver you've added in the embossing and the sparkly mat really finish it off so nicely! Wonderful glad you've joined us again at Festive Friday!

Vicki Parson said...

Gorgeous card! Love the blues here and I REALLY am in the mood for some "Christmas in July"! So hope to play along! She looks like she's ready for some Summer fun!! LOL!!

Nance Leedy said...

I agree with Geri--this card is fabulous and looks effortless! Love your layout with the AA tag and embossing on DSP is a GREAT idea! Love it all!

Noelle said...

adorable card, LeAnne! I can't get over how big your DGD is getting either. :) Big hugs!!

Jaydee said...

LeAnne, I hadn't thought to use the Apothecary die like that. I love this set and you rocked it by adding the silver snowflakes. Fabulous

Janet said...

Adorable LeAnne !! and the card is fabulous. I love how you got the color from using your blender pen.

Bonnie said...

These skaters look right at home with the sparkle of the Glimmer paper and the embossed snowflakes! I love the tag and ribbon treatment too! Great card!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Glad I cam ein for a better look! So great is this! Love the use of the paper (love papers!). Great embossing, and the inside is GREAT!

Andrea W said...

Very pretty card! I LOVE the blue and silver colors. Thanks for the terrific Christmas inspiration.

Meredith MacRitchie said...

Oh, it's GORGEOUS. I love the way you interpreted the trigger, I love the vintage image, and I love the colour scheme. It's beautiful! Thanks for playing with FF this week!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

I love the silver sentiment over the snowy swirl - very pretty! Thanks for playing along with Festive Friday!

Ann Schach said...

I think this card is gorgeous, LeAnne! Nobody uses these skaters better than you. YOU are the reason I bought Winter Post in the first place. You have once again worked your magic with it!

Anne Marie Hile said...

I just love the embossed snowflakes and the sparkly frame. Such a gorgeous Christmas card, my friend! Cassidy is too stinking cute with her pool pose! Ha! She is adorable! :)