Sunday, August 30, 2020

PP506 Metallic Christmas

Happy Sunday peeps!  It's time for another Paper Players challenge, and Ann has a lovely tic-tac-toe grid for us to play with:

I went CAS for my card today, using the three elements in the top row across:  stitching, metallic and patterned paper; I also have gems/dots and diecuts in there too!  So here we go:

I used the new Stitched Rectangle dies to create a trio of trees from the Brushed Metallic cardstocks...they feature shades of bronze, copper and gold!  Very pretty!  Here's a different angle:

They were mounted on a piece of gold-embossed Gilded Autumn DSP and topped with some gold star sequins and metallic gold pearls:

A sentiment from Banner Year was heat embossed in copper embossing powder and the edges were punched with the Triple Banner Punch:

This went together really quickly....I can't wait to play with these dies some more!  However, I'm taking a little blog vacation, so playing will have to wait!  I will see you back soon!  Meanwhile, I hope you'll
play along with the Players, and make sure you hop over to the Paper Players blog to see what the DT has done!  Thanks for visiting today!

John always plants a garden...and he always plants the same things, but how successfully they grow varies from year to year!  This year, we had lousy zucchinis and cucumbers, but we had amazing green beans, a plethora of peppers and some awesome watermelons and cantaloupes!  We shared this one with my nephew and his's bigger than Jameson's head....Timmy said he weighed it and it was almost 27 pounds!  And it was not seedless, so it was delicious....because we had one too! (I think the seedless ones have no taste!)

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Banner Year
Card stock & Papers     Very Vanilla, Gilded Autumn DSP, Metallic Cardstocks
 Ink Bronze Encore (ret)
Accessories Dimensionals, Metallic Pearls, Star Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Triangle Dies, Triple Banner Punch, Bronze Embossing Powder (ret), Heat Tool


Claire (Mrs H) said...

Love the design and the choice of colours
Claire Mrs H's Crafty Corner

Kampin' Karen said...

What a great card. The new die set is on my wish list. Enjoy your blog vacation. I am thinking of taking a short one too, but will I? Sawyer is such a sweetheart.

I Card Everyone said...

Love your beautiful metallic trees, LeAnne! and your background panel reminds me of that 'meteor shower' paper I used a few weeks ago - but much fancier. What a beautiful Christmas card!
Look at that watermelon - so happy they melon-ized Sawyer's outfit to match! lol So THAT's why watermelon tastes like nothing? I was quite the competitive seed spitter when I was a kid!

Bonnie said...

Love these metallic cardstock trees with that awesome paper in the background, LeAnne! The little stars on top are a perfect fit!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Love your brushed metallic trees LeAnne - such a modern, CAS card for Christmas! Funny we had poor zuchini too this year, although amazing tomatoes and squash! A little too cold here for watermelons - that one is amazing!!

Stef Perry said...

The metallic trees look so elegant LeAnne and the mix of bronze and mint is just yummy!

Our garden is seeing a plethora of zukes and tomatoes but the green beans were a disappoint. How wonderful that you had a bounty of watermelons, that's an amazing one in the pic! And now I understand why some of them taste so good and others not so much.

Lisa Elton said...

Oh, I like your fancy metallic trees, this is awesome! Sawyer looks pretty excited about that watermelon! I would be too!

laurie said...

Love your modern tree Christmas card! the metallic is awesome. That is one big melon...cute pic!

Allisa said...

Love your trio of Christmas trees. The metallics make a great Christmas card. I have not had a watermelon with seeds in years.....but as a child, we never had seedless watermelons! I always thought the lack of taste was just my horrid produce selection in Wyoming. I will have to try getting one with seeds next time!

Claire Broadwater said...

LeAnne, I love these gorgeous metallic trees! The paper is just gorgeous, too! The little stars are just perfect! Now, that is one big watermelon! Sawyer is just so adorable! I bet he loved eating that watermelon!!!!

Jaydee said...

LeAnne, this is gorgeous! I hadn't thought of using this paper for Christmas, but it is stunning with those beautiful, simple, elegant trees.

Ann Schach said...

What a simple, but elegant, card, LeAnne! This paper looks great with these metallic trees for Christmas. Thank you for making my challenge shine!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Just gorgeous, LeAnne! Love those metallic trees with the stitched accents and the soft color combo is beautiful!