This week, The Paper Players have a Clean and Simple challenge that features metallics, Silver and Gold. I love shiny stuff so this was right up my alley! And White Christmas was just the stamp set to use!
Do you have some old classic movies that you like to watch at Christmas time? I love It's a Wonderful Life, White Christmas, and when my kids were little we would watch Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer faithfully every year. So when I saw the challenge was Silver or Gold, I immediately thought of this cheesy little song from the movie:
And with the character who sang the song being a snowman, I had the picture in my mind that I needed. I chose Silver Stampin' Emboss Powder and the White Christmas stamp set and here's what come out of it all:
- I love working with the Photopolymer stamp sets because you can position a lot of the stamps together on one acrylic block and stamp them in one shot. The exception here is the snowman, because the ground line has a width to it and when I tried to put the snowman right on the ground he looked like he was levitating. I added him after I had stamped the trees and sentiment in VersaMark ink and embossed with the Silver Stampin' Emboss Powder.
- The moon is punched out of the Silver Foil paper. I wanted Santa's sleigh, which is from the Holiday Home stamp set, to look like a silhouette when it was right in front of the moon and then silver in the night sky for the reindeer which had already flown past the moon. I stamped the image twice, once in StazOn Jet Black on the Silver Foil sheet, and once embossed in silver on the card front itself. I punched out the moon and lined it up with the embossed image on the card to achieve this effect.
- The card base is the elegant Brushed Silver cardstock. So gorgeous I hate covering it up at all!
- I was itching to add something more...ribbon, button, something, but staying true to Clean and Simple, I abstained. I'm still twitching a bit.....
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