Merry Everything for The Paper Players 271


Today I’m posting a card that I’m really pleased with and am especially pleased it meets the criteria for the current Paper Players challenge, to create a Clean and Simple Christmas card.  Here’s the banner for the challenge:


I made this card after a class with my upline, Eimear (her blog is here) although I now don’t remember what that card was! Mine was at least partially inspired by it:

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It’s hard to do justice to this in a photo but I hope this shows it off enough.  The base is Night of Navy.  I cut a mat in thick Whisper White card and sponged it using Blushing Bride, Lost Lagoon and Night of Navy.  The first two colours need to come about two thirds up the card in order to be seen once the layers are added.  Once dry, I spritzed with water (and also flicked some larger drops).  I cut out the trees in Whisper White and Night of Navy using the Sleigh Ride thinlits and stamped the sentiment from Jingle All the Way in Night of Navy.  For a final touch of sparkle I put tiny drops of tombow on the white trees and then sprinkled Dazzling Diamonds glitter on them.  I’ve made about 10 or 12 copies of this card now and each one is unique and different.

I recently attended a fabulous crop with my sister in New Jersey and took this card to show her and a friend.  They liked it so much that they demanded a lesson to learn how to make it too!  I call that a success!

Hope you like it.


4 thoughts on “Merry Everything for The Paper Players 271

  1. Caro! I ADORE this card! Love those sweet little framelits and I so love the technique of splashing water on the ink to give the wintry effect! BEAUTIFUL clean and simple card. Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players this week with your creative talent!

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