Saturday, November 14, 2009

PPA16 - Silvery Merry Christmas card

Happy Saturday!  I hope everyone's enjoying their weekend so far.

This card was made for Pals Paper Arts Challenge #16.  The challenge was to make a Christmas Cheer card.  I took the opportunity to use my new Stampin' Up! exclusive Petals-A-Plenty embossing folder and some Frost White shimmer paint.  I love blues and silvers together, and of course Kraft matches everything :)

I wanted to create a foiled-leaf kind of look, so I inked it up with Bordering Blue ink, then sponged a little Frost White shimmer paint over the ink on the stamp before stamping.  The Frost White shimmer paint was also sponged over the embossed flowers.

If you have time, you should play along!  Challenges are great to help get the creative juices flowing.

Silvery Merry Christmas:  Berry Christmas, Best Wishes & More, and Season of Joy stamp sets; Bordering Blue and Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin' Pads; VersaMark; Bella Bleu Designer Series Paper; Kraft, Very Vanilla, and Bordering Blue cardstock; Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write marker; Petals-A-Plenty Textured Impressions Folder; Big Shot; Very Vanilla 3/8" taffeta ribbon, Frost White Shimmer Paint


  1. I love how you used the shimmer paint on top of the embossing! Very pretty! Thanks for playing @ PPA!

  2. Melissa
    this is a gorgeous card. I love the color scheme and the embossing treatment. thanks so much for sharing your creation and congrats on making the ppa gallery this week

  3. Congrats on being chosen the Paper Pals Artist Pick. Your card is wonderful. I love the non-traditional Christams colors. Great combo!

  4. Congrats on your PPA Pick! As I said earlier, I love your shimmer! Please join us at PPA again this week!

  5. Dashing color combo and perfect balance. Congrats on being a PPA Pick. Hugs, Mary


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