The Paper Players #495

Happy Sunday!  Time for a new challenge at The Paper Players!  Laurie is hosting a color challenge this week.  The featured colors are Real Red, Tranquil Teal and Basic Grey.  I changed these up to Close To My Heart colors of Candy Apple, Lagoon and Pewter.

I have been seriously slacking this year in getting my Christmas cards completed.  I normally try and complete at least one Christmas card a week….and that has so not been happening! The colors totally work for a slightly non-traditional Christmas card.  The gorgeous ornaments in the For the Tree stamp set, can totally stand alone!  I stamped my image in Pewter ink and then added color with Copic markers. My ornament was then cut with the coordinating OrnamentThin Cuts.  I applied my ornament with 3-D foam tape to my embossed background for added dimension. A double bow in pewter finishes off the card.

If you would like to get started on  your Christmas cards, there is a variety of Christmas stamps available in the Online Only section of my website. It is never too early to get started, which is why I try to create my Christmas cards all year long!

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:

D1891 For the Tree Stamp Set

Z3533 Custom Ornament Thin Cuts

1385 White Daisy Cardstock

Z3366 Silver Foil Paper

Z2832 Pewter Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

Copic Markers-R24, BG13, BG15

Z4213 Silver Embellishing Thread

Z3274 Clear Sparkles

Stitched Circles Embossing Folder-Retired

Pewter Ribbon-Unknown

I have entered my card in the following challenges:

Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge-Anything Goes

Jingle Belles-Ribbon and More Ribbon

Winter Wonderland-Christmas Decorations

Check out the other Paper Players Design Team member creations for more inspiration:

The Paper Players Design Team


LeAnne Pugliese

Claire Broadwater

Joanne James

Laurie Schmidt

Anne Marie Hile

Ann Schach

Allisa Steinlicht (you are here)

Stef Perry

Mary Deatherage

Thanks so much for stopping by!

12 thoughts on “The Paper Players #495”

  1. Beautiful Christmas card!! Love the ornament. Everyone is thinking Christmas with these colors and it didn't even cross my mind. Actually I got them from a nautical themed set of cards online…and nobody went that!

  2. Stunning card. I like the big bow that you added. Thank you for joining in the Non-traditional Christmas Colours Challenge at CHNC.

  3. Beautiful Allisa! I love the bold ornament and embossed background but that sweet satin bow is the real scene-stealer on this card. Gorgeous!

  4. This is gorgeous Allisa! I love the embossed background and the beautiful ornament! Great idea for this color combo! Love the beautiful satin bow, too!

  5. what a perfect bow to complete that trifecta of a color combination … so very glad you shared your ribbon creation with us at jingle belles.

  6. What a lovely Christmas ornament, Allisa! Love that embossed card front – and your bow is wonderful! πŸ™‚

  7. absolutely PERFECT combination of ribbon, stamps and embossing! absolutely love everything about this showstopper of a card! thanks for joining our ribbon fun at JINGLE BELLES!

  8. This is one seriously gorgeous Christmas ornament, Allisa! I like it in these colors and your bow and jewels dress it up even more. Beautiful!

  9. I love your bauble card, it’s perfect for our challenge!
    Thank you for sharing with us at the Winter Wonderland Christmas challenge, we hope you can join us again soon – Janice DT

  10. Allisa, this is gorgeous. I love that wonderful bow and that gorgeous embossed background. Stunning card

  11. Such a fabulously festive ornament, Allisa! I think I need this stamp set, too. Buffalo check? Yes, please! Love that you shared a Christmas card with these colors, too.


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