Sunday, October 3, 2010

PPA18 Monochromatic


I am the hostess again for the Paper Players---just worked out that way, I guess, and I have chosen monochromatic as my theme this week.  Some stampers have told me that they struggle with this, but I love using different shades of one color---especially blue!  So can you guess that that’s the color I chose this week?

I just received my Northern Flurry embossing folder, and in keeping with my Christmas-card-a-week theme, I thought a fir tree and some snowflakes would be perfect:


The tree from Lovely as a Tree was inked with Baja Breeze, then “touched up” with my Pacific Point marker….can you see the darker trunk?  I dabbed Versamark ink on the embossed snowflakes, then sprinkled them with Iridescent Ice embossing powder and heated them up.  Too bad you can’t really see the dazzling effect:


The tree was dazzled with Dazzling Diamonds glitter as well, and the sentiment from All Holidays was embellished with some pearls.  A narrow ribbon finished it off.  Panels of Bashful Blue and Baja Breeze on a card of textured Pacific Point carry through the monochromatic theme.  And here’s the inside, with a sentiment from Occasional Quotes:


We’d love to see how you interpret the monochromatic theme this week—just visit the Paper Players blog to find out the details.  You can see all the other designers’ creations there too for some inspiration!  Thanks for visiting today!


  1. FANTASTIC, LeAnn!! I would love to "borrow" this card idea for one of my upcoming Christmas Dozen Classes!! Thank you so much for all the inspiration!

  2. Oh this is beautiful! I love that EB folder.
    You post is missing something. Oh yea not sweet little baby! Hee hee

  3. Oh my word, this is serene and stunning! What a beautiful wintry scene, and the subtle embossed snowflakes are gorgeous!

  4. What a beautiful card! That blue/white combination is just lovely for a Christmas card. I have a feeling I will be casing this idea.

  5. I love using blues too so this definitely caught my eye. I love the winter monochromatic card you've created. The dazzling sparkles are beautiful - I can imagine how much better is in IRL.

  6. Love the addition of the tree to this beautiful embossing folder! The Dazzling Diamonds are the perfect touch! Beautiful!

  7. This is a stunner, LeAnne! I love it!

  8. I love your blues...beautifully done, and so clean and classy!

  9. BEAUTIFUL, LeAnne! LOVE your Christmas card!

  10. LeAnne, this is gorgeous. I love the colors you chose and, thanks to this post, I have HAD to buy the embossing folder. Love the bling you added on the snowflakes and on the tree. Just beautiful!

  11. Those snowflakes are fabulous! Beautiful card!


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