Sunday, December 12, 2021

PP571 Merry Color Challenge

Hi there peeps!  It's time for the LAST Paper Players challenge of the year!  We all need a wee bit of a break around this time, don't we?  I am the hostess for this challenge and I still have Christmas-card-making on my brain, so here's the palette I chose for our color challenge:


I am also playing with Freshly Made Sketches this week:

because I've had this Stitched Evergreen Cutouts die for a long time and I think I've only used it once!  So here we go:

I started with a Very Vanilla card base and added a mat embossed with the Timeworn Type embossing folder.  Then I diecut my Merry Merlot panel and added some gold glimmer paper behind the trees.  It looked a little plain, so I ran it through a Softly Falling embossing folder.  It STILL looked too plain, so I did some faux stitching at the top and bottom of the panel, then added another strip of gold glimmer paper....better!  My bottom panel was a piece of Shaded Spruce DSP.  For my sentiment, I diecut a "merry" from a SSS die, and finally, I added some diecut stars and I was happy!

I've pretty much sent out all my cards, but it's always nice to get a head-start on next year's!!! 

What will you do with these colors?  I hope you can find some time in your busy schedules to pop in and create something! Check out what the Design Team did over at the Paper Players, then share yours with us too!  And we'll see you again in 2022!

Two of the best Christmas gifts I could get this year is knowing this guy, my nephew Will, graduated from a grueling Army Ranger Training:

AND I just found his cousin, my niece, and her husband are going to have a baby in June!  Woohoo!  It's hard to imagine that I watched these kids as babies and now they're all grown up!  Thanks for popping in today, enjoy it and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Card stock & Papers     Very Vanilla, Merry Merlot, Shaded Spruce DSP, Gold Glimmer (ret)
Accessories Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Timeworn Type EF, Softly Falling EF (ret), Stars Die (Verve), Stitched Evergreen Cutouts Dies (Poppystamps), Deco Tree Die (Simon Says Stamp), Stitched Border Dies (Lawn Fawn)


Kampin' Karen said...

Is Will your sister's son? Reason I ask is because his smile reminds me of you and Dana. Your card is very pretty with the touches of gold glimmer.

Mallory said...

Congratulations to your nephew. Truly a grueling Ranger entrance. Love the color challenge and the card.

I Card Everyone said...

Well played, LeAnne! You've brought to mind the tinsel trees of yesteryear!
Yes, keep those Christmas cards coming, one of them found a very grateful home yesterday!

Ann Schach said...

What a gorgeous card, Leanne! This array of golden glimmer trees and stars is a treat for the eyes. And so much yummy texture!!! I LOVED this color combination. WHat a fabulous challenge for the end of the year! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Nancy said...

This is so pretty and I just love the trees and matching stars! I hope you can forgive me for using the wrong color green in my design. Sometimes I do wonder about my brain. LOL I have so enjoyed my time with all of you as a guest designer, and I am so sad to see it come to an end. I will be back in the gallery again as a patron when I have the chance. Your nephew is as cute as can be too! Happy Holidays to you and yours!

Jen Brum said...

What a pretty card! I love those sparkly trees and stars! So perfect for Christmas! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Lisa Elton said...

I like those sparkly little tress, this is lovely! Congrats to your nephew and your niece!

Amanda Mertz said...

I love those glittery trees and what a cool way to show them off from behind the Merry Merlot panel! The texture on the background panel is way cool also! It's never to early to start on next years Christmas cards! Have a great week!

Debbie Crowley said...

LeAnne, The texture, patterned paper and sparkle of this card is beautiful in all its simplicity. It's a stunner! I am going to miss designing with you. You have been more than a wonderful guide and I can't believe the year is over. I will definitely be back playing along with you all. PP has always been a favorite of mine. I hope your holidays are full of fun and family and I wish you a 2022 filled with lots of love and dreams come true! See you again for sure!!

Jacquie Southas said...

Love all the great texture and rich, traditional colors! Thanks for playing along with us at FMS this week.

laurie said...

Thats a fun sketch...I like the layers of paper you chose and textures, especially the glitter peice! So festive!

Claire Broadwater said...

LeAnne, what a great color combo! I love all the texture on your card. those gold trees are so pretty, too! This is the perfect sketch for your card! Thank you to your nephew for his service and how exciting about the baby! Have a Merry Christmas, My Friend!

Linda Callahan said...

Great colors and I love all the sparkle! Congrats to the new Ranger - wow!

Jaydee said...

LeAnne congrats to your niece and nephew!
I loved this color challenge and I love how you used the gold in 3 different ways. The texture under the golden, glittery trees is a fabulous backdrop. Merry Christmas to you all

Anne Marie Hile said...

Loved the colors this week, LeAnne! Your card is so fabulously festive, especially with that gorgeous gold sparkle. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas! Sending lots of holiday hugs your way, my friend! :)

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Congratulations on your family news! Lovely card too - I love those sparkly trees, such a great use of that panel. I so wanted to play this sketch this week but time was not on my side. Great colour palette though for a festive card and the perfect way to end the PP year!