Tuesday 13 December 2022

Merriest Moments for Paper Players 621

 Well, all my Christmas cards are in the mail and I thought my festive card making was over for the year, But no, the team at The Paper Players got to me by having one of my all-time favourite Christmas combinations as their challenge colours this week!

So I had to then get out one of my all-time favourite bundles: Merriest Moments. If you're quick, you might still catch this one in the Last Chance Sale.

I resisted the temptation of the gorgeous hybrid embossing folder and went for the smaller stamped images. I started with stamping one small Cherry Cobbler poinsettia, masking it then adding in some foliage in Evening Evergreen. 

Then I stamped and die cut some more poinsettias so they could be layered up on top of the foliage but before doing that, I added in some gold embossed splatters... because I adore splatter stamps. They're such a great way to add in extra touches of colour.

The sentiment was a deviation from my original plan. I took the 'JOY' stamp from the set and stamped it in Cherry Cobbler. Then cut it out using one of the dies from Painted Labels then cut it down using one of the Stitched Rectangle dies so the top edge would blend in with the stitched detailing.

I used the lighter gold foil from the Brushed Metallic Cardstock pack and Brushed Metallic adhesive backed dots for the embellishment and flower centres. 

I'm sorry this set is retiring but delighted to give it such an opulent send-off.

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  1. Absolutely stunning, Jan! A beautiful send-off for a fabulous bundle. I love the spatters, and also how you placed the sentiment. You did a wonderful job showcasing the challenge colors. Thank you for playing with The Paper Players this week! Happy holidays!

  2. This is so pretty Jan! I love the spray of poinsettias and the gold touches!! Thanks for playing at The Paper Players this week!

  3. Beautiful card. Love the arrangement of poinsettias over the foliage and gold splatters. This is one of my favorite sets. TFS

  4. I did a farewell to this bundle this week too - I will be so sad to see it go! Your beautiful flowers are stunning Jan and the perfect way to say goodbye to this set. I love the gold splatters and flower centres which add a real touch of elegance and the sentiment tab is really clever too. Thanks for playing with us over at The Paper Players this week!

  5. This is stunning, Jan! Every time I see this stamp set used I think that I NEED it! And I love splatters too...they make me so happy! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Players this week!