The Paper Players #521

 So excited for the new challenge at The Paper Players!  Claire is hosting a color challenge this week.  We want to see  your creations with Silver, Black and White.  Lately, I have been drawn to creating Christmas cards in black.  Not my normal tone, but they are so elegant and the black really makes your colors pop.

 My card was created with the new Elegant Snowflakes stamp set.  I inked up almost every stamp in the set!

The hardest part of my card, was deciding which snowflakes would be white and which silver!  I laid out my card and inked up my snowflakes and sentiment with Versamark and then heat embossed in white.  I added in more snowflakes and embossed in silver. When I created this card in my mind, I imagined white paint splatters around my snowflakes. The reality is, I could not find my white paint anywhere!  I still wanted the look, so I added bitty sequins in silver and white dots with Liquid Pearls.  My panel was die cut and popped up with 3-D foam tape for more dimension. I so love the end result!

All supplies by Close To My Heart:

  • Z3899 Elegant Snowflakes Stamp Set w/ Thin Cuts
  • X6047 Black Cardstock
  • Z891 Versamark Ink Pad
  • Z2068 White Embossing Powder
  • Z2067 Silver Embossing Powder
  • Z4260 Stitched Rectangle Frames Thin Cuts
  • Z4304 Silver Loose Sequins
  • Z3791 White Opal Liquid Pearls
  • Z1151 3-D Foam Tape

I have entered my card in the following challenges:


Little Red Wagon-Snow Day

Sweet Stampin-Let It Snow

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!

10 thoughts on “The Paper Players #521”

  1. Allisa, these snowflakes are so beautiful! I love that you used the black background to showcase them! You certainly made my colors shine this week! Have a wonderful week!

  2. I love how your mix of white and silver snowflakes on black turned out and the liquid pearls worked perfectly for a white splatter substitute! Absolutely gorgeous Allisa!

  3. This is beautiful! I think the snowflakes look fabulous on the black background…very striking! I really enjoyed "crafting" with you this year, too! Be sure to come back and play with us often in 2021!

  4. Beautiful, Allisa! The white and silver "pops" against the black background. I have loved stamping beside you as a guest designer this past year. Your cards are always fabulous. I will miss you…Happy holidays!

  5. This is stunning Allisa! I don't usually go in for a black background either but you are absolutely right – it makes the white and silver pop! So dramatic and elegant too! Thank you so much for guesting with us over at The Paper Players this year – I have loved each and every one of your creations. Don't be a stranger – we would love to see you continue to play along and I'll be sure to pop buy from time to time to check out your creations! Merry Christmas wishes to you!

  6. This is STUNNING, Allisa! The black background really makes the details pop and those itty bitty sequins are the perfect touch. Thank you so much for being a Guest Designer over at the Paper Players in 2020. It has been an absolute pleasure to create alongside you. I look forward to visiting you, I always love your beautiful projects. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and all the best in the coming year. Big hugs!


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