Sunday 5 November 2017

The Paper Players 369 - Design Team Card

Jaydee's fabulous tic tac toe challenge at The Paper Players gave us some real beauties in the gallery. I know I had about five favourites and it was hard to just pick one! So, I'm looking forward to seeing what you all do with LeAnne's lovely theme challenge this week.

I've had my eye on a set called Lovely as A Tree for some time. It's been in every annual catalogue I've ever seen from Stampin' Up. I read somewhere that it's the set that holds the record for being available for the longest time. So I've havered but recently I used some Stampin' Rewards and added it to my order.  I'm so pleased I did. It's an all-season set but the lone pine makes a great Christmas tree.

The Eclipse technique has been all over the internet in recent weeks and this challenge seemed like a good chance to try it out. You can use any die for this technique but I also recently added the Large Letter framelits to my collection and wanted to try them out too. They were something else I'd wanted for a long time but the expense of them put me off. I was lucky enough to earn them almost for free, using my Demonstrator flex points - another good reason for joining up with Stampin' Up.

The trees are a mix of gold embossing and Garden Green. I like the effect of adding in a part emboss of the Softly Falling folder to give the illusion of snow, too.

We'd love to have you join us this week at The Paper Players. There's just a few things to remember, if you do:
  1. Create a NEW paper-craft project specifically for this challenge.
  2. Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us.
  3. Please provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge entry.
  4. Please link your card to no more than four challenges, total. Entries linked to more than 4 challenges, including ours, will be deleted without notification.
  5. Have fun!
If you live anywhere in New Zealand and don't have a Stampin' Up demonstrator, I'd love to help you with ideas and Stampin' Up products. Please message me through my Facebook page, linked in the sidebar of this blog or leave a comment below. If you live in New Zealand and you would like to join my Stampin' Up team, message me for a chat.

Ingredients - All products Stampin' Up.
Card: Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Whisper White
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree
Inks: Island Indigo, Garden Green, versamark
Other: Large Letter framelits, Softly Falling embossing folder, sponges, gold embossing powder, foam strips


  1. This is just beautiful, Jan. I love that you embossed some of the trees and left the others green. Your snow mounds are perfectly shaded. The stamping where you cut out the letters is perfect too. Even the backdrop for the photo is wonderful!

  2. Jan this card is just brilliant and I couldn't wait to comment on it! Your scene is just so beautifully done, and the way you cut your sentiment letters out of it and then popped them up - fabulous!

  3. Great your stamping! Very pretty!

  4. Jan, I love the large noel that you offset - but I love the snowdrifts you created even more! Stunning card

  5. I love your eclipse card, and it reminds me that I haven't used Lovely as a Tree for a long, long time! So happy you were able to earn those letter put them to good use here! Extra-special and extra-lovely!

  6. Wow! So beautiful. Love how the letters are raised - super effective. The effect is subtle and gorgeous.

  7. Jan, this is GORGEOUS! I really want to try this technique! I think Lovely As A Tree is one of the best sets that I have ever bought. It is so versatile. Every detail is beautiful! The color palette is lovely, too! Have a wonderful rest of the week! XX

  8. I agree with Jaydee, your sponged snowdrfits are spectacular! Absolutely perfect and such dimension. Loving this technique and you've used it to great effect highlighting this classically gorgeous stamp set. FAB card, my friend!

  9. Lovely! I like the gold embossing mixed in those gorgeous trees. I always get new ideas from you!! Hope you're having a great week!

    1. Thanks, Annie - that's very sweet of you to say.

  10. I just love this. Saw it in the DT line up and was immediately inspired to try it myself. Mine didn't come out as good as yours and ended up going another direction with the challenge. I think I need to try it again tho. Thanks for the inspiration.

  11. I love this technique! Such a beautiful card!