Sunday, November 20, 2011

Northern Flurry Christmas - PP73

The rain is really coming down today, so I am more than content to stay in my cozy office and get creative while nature is doing its thing.

This week's challenge at The Paper Players is a Clean & Simple color challenge.

I think I really succeeded this time in creating a "clean & simple" card.  Usually I just can't resist adding layers, and ribbon or brads or pearls and such, but with this card, the simplicity is what makes it beautiful.

First I ran Whisper White through the Big Shot in the Northern Flurry Embossing Folder.  Then I used a dauber to daub Platinum Shimmer Paint on the embossed snowflakes.  After stamping the sentiment in Night of Navy, I added a frosty glow with Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz. Rhinestones add the finishing touch.

Stamps:  The Sounding Joy (121967 [W]; 121979 [C])
Ink:  Night of Navy, Platinum Shimmer Paint (116807)
Paper:  Night of Navy, Whisper White
Accessories:  Basic Rhinestones, Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz (118772)
Tools:  Big Shot, Northern Flurry Embossing Folder (120902), Sponge Dauber (102892)

I hope you enjoyed visiting my blog.  I love reading your comments; it is fun to get feedback on what you think.

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Take time for yourself today and create something fun!



  1. Oh, the shimmer paint on those snowflakes is GORGEOUS Renae! Love the swirling font of the sentiment so perfect for the flurry of snowflakes! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!

  2. Lovely clean and simple card Renae. You have enhanced it beautifully with the shimmer paint and the crystals. Thanks' for playing at The Paper Players this week.

  3. Renae, I think it was a great idea to stay and craft whilst Mother Nature is doing her thing! I love your card. It really is clean and simple, but simply stunning. You managed to add so much interest with the shimmer spritz and the daubed snowflakes. So glad you joined the Paper Players this week and shared this gorgeous card.

  4. There is nothing better than stampin' on a rainy day, Renae! I love this CAS beauty you have created! The bling is the perfect touch! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

  5. I love the simplicity of your card, it is so pretty! Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players.

  6. Renae, I love how you dressed up this embossing folder with sparkly style! Absolutely stunning holiday card! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! :)