Friday 30 October 2015

Paper Players 268

I've spent most of this week without any kind of creative juice but as it rolled around to Friday night, the hint of a smidgeon of an idea wormed its way out. I'd been interested in the sketch at The Paper Players ever since I'd seen it on the first day and now, when there's only hours until the deadline, I finally got it working for me. It's such a great little sketch, that I'd like to use it again sometime.

I have been in a Christmas card frame of mind lately and although I usually avoid snowy scenes, since Christmas is a summer event for us, this one just formed itself. 

The white tree was resist embossed: white embossing powder then sponged with Lost Lagoon with the snow line masked out. The white embossing powder had a tiny bit of Iridescent Ice mixed in, which gives it a hint of a sparkle, in real life. The other trees were added using Lost Lagoon that had been stamped off to various degrees. The 'peace' was die-cut and stacked but I trimmed the long ends of the 'p' and 'e' so the sentiment was more proportional to the rest of the design.

Update: So delighted to have this card selected as A Cut Above at The Paper Players.

Card: Heavy weight Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, scrap of Lost Lagoon, Winter Wonderland (2014) DSP, Silver glimmer paper.
Stamps: Festival of Trees
Ink: Lost Lagoon, Versamark
Other: Christmas Greeting thinlits, circle framelits, silver trimming cord, Something Borrowed embellishment, dimensional, white/iridescent ice embossing powder.


  1. This card is simply gorgeous - clearly mulling it over for the week worked for you (I do that sometimes too :-) ) I love the stamped/sponged trees on the focal circle and so wonderfully tied in with all the other elements of your design. Thanks for joining us over at The Paper Players this week!

  2. Really, really pretty! Very nicely done with the emboss resist and that pretty "peace"! Soft and serene! Thanks so much for playing with my Paper Players sketch this week!