Thursday, November 12, 2009

PPA16: Christmas Cheer!

I'm super excited for this weeks Pals Paper Arts challenge: Christmas Cheer! You will definitely want to participate this week by making your own Christmas (or other winter holiday) themed card. We are offering some great blog candy!!!

I have been wanting to use the new shimmer paints, and the texture on this card provided the perfect opportunity. The card is pretty simple in design, but I wanted the texture/shimmer to take center stage.
  • I started with an A2-sized card base of Old Olive.
  • A slightly smaller piece of Whisper White was dry embossed using the Petals-a-plenty Textured Impressions folder and my Big Shot.
  • A sponge dauber was used to add some Frost White shimmer paint.
  • The ornaments, from Tree Trimmings, were gold heat embossed on Whisper White and snipped out. They were attached to the card using dimensionals.
  • Gold elastic cording was added to look as though the ornaments were dangling over the edge of the card.
  • The sentiment, from Four the Holidays, was inked up in Old Olive, stamped onto Whisper White and matted in more Old Olive.
  • An Old Olive felt flower was added with a gold brad for a small finishing touch.
Be sure to upload your creation to be included in the Blog Candy drawing as well as have a chance to be a Pals Paper Arts Artist Pick!

I will be out of town for the next several days, but I hope to have much more to share next week!


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Recipe: Stamps: Tree Trimmings (116722), Four the Holidays (116921) Ink: Old Olive (102277), Versamark (102283) Paper: Whisper White (100730), Old Olive (100702) Accessories: Big Shot (113439), Petals-a-plenty Textured Impressions Folder (116824), Flower Fusion (110720), Elastic Gold Cord (109867), Frost White Shimmer Paint (116854), Gold Brads (104337), Gold Embossing Powder (109129), Heat Tool (100005), Sponge Daubers (102892), Stampin Dimensionals (104430)

13 comments:

Melissa said...

How elegant and gorgeous! So very beautiful! The texture certainly takes center stage!

....Linda.... said...

Oh so elegant - very stylish card!

Kris Kilcoyne said...

Such a serene card... I love the feeling I get from the wintery white and gold.

Cards by Gina said...

Oooh, so very pretty, Carrie! Great job with this card!

Patti MacLeith said...

Shimmery and cheery! Great job, Carrie!

Mary Fish said...

Those ornaments look fabulous in gold embossing. I love the felt flower touch on the sentiment and the texture is superb. Hugs, Mary

Karin said...

Gorgeous Card!

Mike said...

Love this card! I would have thought all the patterns would make it too busy, but man, it just shouts class. Beautiful!
Mike

Martha said...

Beautiful card Carrie, the shimmer paint and embossing is beautiful!

Ann Schach said...

Elegant and classy, Carrie! I love it!

jaydee said...

Carrie, I had to let you know that I think this card is sumptuous. What a gorgeous card. thanks so much for sharing

Carla Bazhenow said...

Elegant and beautiful!!! Love those colors and your shimmer paints. Hugs,

Kim said...

This is SO gorgeous Carrie!