Saturday, December 10, 2011

PP75 Non-Traditional Christmas Card

Hi Stampers!   

Wow, it seems like it has been forever since I have had a chance to stamp!  This week has been very busy at work and a lot of overtime hours but just in the nick of time, I was able to participate in the Paper Players PP75 Holiday Hoopla Challenge (if you have time to visit their site, check out all of the samples- they are absolutely fabulous!)

The non-traditional stamp set used is Day of Gratitude (can you see it as the ornament tops) and the colors are somewhat non-traditional (depending on the fashion trend when you were young).  

I decided to use silver, pink and turquoise- those colors remind me of a silver tinsel tree that we had as our family Christmas tree for years (my mother loved all of the silver!:-)).Oh no, I am aging myself- do you remember those tinsel trees? :-)

With Versamark™ ink stamp the medallion image from Day of Gratitude onto Whisper White cardstock and h­­­­­eat emboss with Stampin’ Emboss® Silver Embossing Powder. Once the embossing powder cools, use a Sponge Dauber with Pink Pirouette ink to color the white cardstock and carefully cut around the image. 

Use the Ornament Punch to punch out the caps for the ornaments and also punch out the ornament shapes from a piece of Tempting Turquoise (embossed with the Snow Burst Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder).

Use the Big Shot™ with the Snow Burst Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder to emboss a piece of Pretty in Pink and Basic Gray.  Layer the cardstock, ribbon, ornaments and sentiment.

Stamp Sets:  Day of Gratitude, Christmas Greetings

 Ink: Versamark™, Tempting Turquoise, Pink Pirouette

Cardstock:  Whisper White,  Basic Gray, Pretty in Pink, Tempting Turquoise

Accessories:  Big Shot™, Snow BurstTextured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Emboss® Silver Embossing Powder, Ornament Punch, 1” Pink Satin Ribbon (from my stash), Silver Cord (retired)

Thanks again for stopping by!  I hope to have some time this weekend to create more projects to share with you- have a great weekend and God Bless! 


Nance Leedy said...

Julie, this is fabulous! Don't laugh but we actually own one of those silver tinsel trees--it's up in our house right now! In fact, it was the the inspiration for this challenge! I adore the ornament toppers you've made and your color combination is retro-licious! So glad you could join us at The Paper Players this week...hope things slow down for you soon!

Patti said...

Beautiful. Love the original ornaments and your choice of colors.

Anne Marie Hile said...

Julie, this is so pretty! I love the creative way you added the stamped image to the ornanments. Very clever! That double bow is a perfect finishing touch, too. THanks so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! Hope things calm down at work for you soon. Hugs! :)

Ann Schach said...

Wow, Julie! This is stunning! So unique, creative, and fabulous! I LOVE it! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players!

Kim said...

very pretty! this will be on my punch inspiration blog post tomorrow. TFS

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