Sunday, December 6, 2020

PP520 Christmas is in the Air

Happy Sunday, peeps!  Time for a new Paper Players challenge with the clever and talented Joanne as our hostess! Here we go:

Are you finished creating your cards yet?  This prompt has several ideas to give you a little boost!  I chose the upper right hand corner...I love the look of the lit tree against the blue background.  It was a little more challenging than I had anticipated, but in the end, I was happy with it:

I started with some Night of Navy cardstock and stamped and embossed a fir tree and snowflakes in white.  I added a scrolly sentiment: 

It looked a little odd just sort of floating groundless, so I created some sponged hills:

and stamped some bare trees behind them.  Then I added shading with some Night of Navy ink.  I don't do "scenes" very well, so this was a bit of a stretch for me!  In hindsight, I would have liked to have added some more tiny snowflakes in the sky, but I didn't want to mess it up, LOL!

Finally, on the inside, a pretty sentiment from the For Unto Us set:

I hope you'll play along with us....I know time is getting tight and people are busy, but we'd love to see your creations!  You can see the DT's cards at the Paper Players blog....stop by and get some more inspiration!

We did shopping AND wrapping yesterday:

She wrapped the dogs' gifts in Troll wrapping paper!

And we hand-stamped our tags because, well, it's just more fun....and Grammy couldn't find the store-bought ones until AFTER we finished wrapping!

Thanks for popping in today---enjoy your day and be blessed!
Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps For Unto Us, Trees (Flourishes), Frosted Christmas (Kaiser)
Card stock & Papers     Night of Navy, Whisper White
 Ink Craft White, Night of Navy
Accessories Dimensionals, White Embossing Powder    
Tools     Heat Tool, Sponges


Kampin' Karen said...

You did a fantastic job with this one! Trolls...are they coming back? My ex-son-in-law has quite a collection.

I Card Everyone said...

You never give yourself enough credit, my friend! This is a gorgeous scene, and beautiful tree, LeAnne! Your sponged hills, and the bare trees in the background WOW!
And a pretty cute little Santa's helper, too!

Bonnie said...

A lovely peaceful scene, LeAnne! I'm impressed that you did both shopping and wrapping!

Tracy Grauer said...

I love your card! I know what you mean about doing "scenes". LOL! But you did a great job. Thanks for sharing.

Vickie said...

Quite Beatuiful LeAnne...also quiet Beautiful...peaceful. Blessings

Lisa Elton said...

I love the depth this has LeAnne, it's a gorgeous card!

Allisa said...

This is so gorgeous! You did an awesome job building your scene.

Cindy Beach said...

Oh, I love the blues and this sweet scene. Beautiful!

laurie said...

A wow card for sure! I love that wintery feel you achieved with the blues and white.

Shopping and wrapping sounds like a cozy day!

Kim S said...

Beautiful! I love the dimension you've created with the trees in the background and the snowy corner!!

Linda Callahan said...

Well now this is gorgeous!

Ann Schach said...

What a gorgeous card, LeAnne! The white embossing against the dark blue is stunning!

Stamps-N-Lingers said...

Wow! What a strikingly pretty card! Love the white-embossed tree - and the addition of the sponged hills was perfect! Looks like you guys got a lot accomplished!! :)

Claire Broadwater said...

LeAnne, this is gorgeous! I love the Navy background and all the white embossing! The sponged hillsides are the perfect addition! How creative! Your helper is so pretty and grown up! How did that happen? Have a restful, relaxing weekend, My Friend!

Anne Marie Hile said...

LeAnne, the detail in that background is stunning! Wowza! An absolutely stunning Christmas card, for sure. Cassidy looks like she's taking that wrapping pretty seriously. Handmade tags are way better than the store-bought tags, too. Looks like so much fun!

Stef Perry said...

LeAnne, I absolutely understand what you mean about building scenes, it can go well or...not (voice of experience here LOL!). But yours turned out sooo gorgeous with the snowy hills and bare trees! Everything about this is just so beautiful.

Jaydee said...

OK... I don't know where to begin on this... but let me... oh be still my beating heart - talk about those snow banks!!! They are amazing. Your silhouette trees add so much depth. The white on blue - genius! Seriously, LeAnne, this is my favorite card of yours - and I have MANY favorites - but this is my new favorite!