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 Ornament Thin 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

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. An absolutely stunning holiday card, Allisa! I LOVE the gorgeous bow. It's the perfect accent!

  2. 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!

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

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

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

  7. What a lovely Christmas ornament, Allisa! Love that embossed card front - and your bow is wonderful! :)

  8. 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!

  9. 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!

  10. 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

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

  12. 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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