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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Christmas Trees in Indigo with "The Paper Temptress" Papers

I got this pretty Flourishes stamp set in the mail the other day and could not wait to make a card with it!
I used the single pine tree image and stamped it several times on "The Paper Temptress's" "Blanc Sparkle" paper to make my own little "forest" of Christmas trees. I then sponged indigo blue watercolor to make the night time sky. The star and snowflakes were drawn on with a Sharpie fine tip white poster marker then hit with some Stickles -icicle glitter glue.

The frame and large square are "The Paper Temptress's" "White Diamonds" and the smaller square is their "Iridescent Virtual Pearl".
I absolutely LOVE their papers. The photos just don't do the sparkle justice. They are so pretty in person and they are so rich and heavy, they are nice to touch too. Sounds funny but I love the feel of very high quality papers!
I added some silver stitching and ribbon to top it off. This was a simple card to make but because of the extraordinarily gorgeous papers it is also very elegant....ahem....if I say so myself!  ;)

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge - CAS (Clean And Simple)
I kept clean by not adding tons of embellies or patterened paper.
Daring Card Makers - I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas
Create a card that is mostly white with just a touch of coloring
Secret Crafter Saturday - Christmas Trees
Creatalicious Challenge - Something for Christmas with lots of sparkle and snowflakes
The papers, ribbons, star and tiny snowflakes all sparkle!
Two Red Bananas - Christmas/Winter Card
Whimsy Challenge - Monochromatic
The Pink Elephant - Color Me Wonderful
Use your favorite coloring medium
watercolors are #1 fave!
Kaboodle Doodles - Snowflakes
They are small but they are there! ;)
Stamp With Fun - Christmas
Creative Card Crew - Christmas
ABC Challenge - I is for Indigo
Paper Play Challenge - Christmas Without Red or Green
The Paper Temptress - Christmas

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Thanks so much for stopping by!
I would love it if you would leave a comment on this card. I would also like to know how you feel about non traditional colors on Christmas cards.  ;)
True :D


Lisa Foster said...

Oh True!!!! This is absolutely Stunning!!! Beautiful job!

mudmaven said...

Totally gorgeous card True! I love the elegant sparkle it has. Thanks for playing our Kaboodle Doodle snowflake challenge. ~chris

LORi said...

WOW True...this is so beautifully stunning!!
Thanks for joining us this week at TPE!!

coldwaters2 said...

Wow this is stunning I have spent some time just looking at it's beauty it has quite a calming feeling to it I love it and thank you for sharing it with us at Kaboodle Doodles

Lorraine x

Carole RB said...

Hi True

Your card is fantastic.

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Gorgeous card True! Amazing details and coloring as always. Love it. Thanks for joining us at Whimsy Challenges. :)

Cassie_lu said...

this is stunning. love it!

Teresa said...

Fabulous card. I really like your non-traditional colors. Thanks for joining the banana challenge.

K. Joy said...

This is just gorgeous! It is so crisp and silvery. :) Non-traditional colors for Christmas are great! I just forget to use colors other than red and green on my cards. :)

Faye said...

This is an amazing card. I love Paper Temptress's paper too!

Gail said...

Oh My Gosh! This is beautiful!

Anonymous said...

This is heavenly--like gazing out a window on a winter night! Thank you for joining us at PaperPlay!

Teri Terrific said...

I agree with April Rose; "like gazing out a window on a winter night". I live on a tree farm in Montana and saw this tonight under the full moon ;D Your card really captures the warm/winter feel.

Rufus said...

You're right it's very elegant. Really, really like this. It's peaceful, really pretty and not at all "frantic" with tons of patterns, colors, and embellies. It's just perfect!

mel m. m. mccarthy said...

This is a work of art. Pure class. LOVE the layout & of course the stunning shimmer. Thanks for the gorgeous inspiration!

Scrappinology said...

This card is so beautiful! I love everything about it.....great stamping!


Alex said...

Thanks for joining this weeks EAC!
Hugs, Alex

Lea L. said...

Very beautiful card!! Great job with the Daring Cardmakers white challenge!


Domna said...

Chic , amazing, beautiful, wondeful card! I want to do the same one some weeks ago, but i don't do it better then you....

Alice said...

wow! this is amazing!

Joey said...

Hi True

this is gorgeous! beautiful colours and design.


Stacie (craft-princess) said...

What a rich fab looking card! Great job! And for your question...I like non-traditional colors...like pink!

Cathy said...

Beautiful card, and go
ergeous image.
Thank you for joining in the SCSC this week.
Cathy xx

CraftyFoody said...

Hi True, First timer to your blog, but it definitely won't be the last. Your cards are so beautiful and your blog fantastic. I was struck by the serenity of this winter scene. So, glad I found your work. As far as nontraditional colors for Christmas, I love them. I especially love using colors like pinks and purples in regards to Christmas. They are very eye catching.

Thanks again for sharing your gift,


Nikki said...

Hi True, a beautiful card. Thanks for joining us this week at OSCC.
Nikki xx

Christine said...

Stunning creation truly beautidul..thanks for joining us at Whimsy Challenges.

Hugs Christine xx

Lilacanglia said...

Awesome card,
just beautiful,
Thanks for joining us at Kaboodledoodles,

Anonymous said...

WOWZER!! True, this is just totally GORGEOUS hun!! Love your coloring on this and those trees look so real!! Thanks for joining us at Whimsy challenges hun!!HUGS

Dawn B. said...

This is gorgeous True.. I love the colors.. Really nice job.

Annie said...

oh I am just so in love with your card - it's absolutely beautiful.
Thanks for joining us at The Pink Elephant. Good luck and hope you'll join us again next week for our new challenge.
Ann xxx

debby4000 said...

Wonderful card, beautiful work with the image.

Dianne said...

Beautiful card True. So serene. The blues work just wonderful with the scene.

Helen said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks for joining us at the SCSC and ABC Challenge!
Helen x

Sharon Traynor Designs said...

WOW!!!! This is absolutely stunning True. What an amazing piece of art - you sure rocked the sketch challenge. That image is incredibly beautiful.
Thanks for joining the One Stop Craft Challenge.
Sharon xx

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Unknown said...

Wow what an absolutely stunning card - it's truly beautiful. Thanks for taking part in the Kaboodledoodle challenge.

Anonymous said...

Another beauty True! The scene is so serene and peaceful. Thanks so much for joining us at Creatilicious!


Cheryl said...

So very elegant and the scene is beautiful!!! Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious.

Sharon Field / Inky A*Muse-ment said...

This card is stunningly beautiful!! I just stumbled on your blog, what a delight!

Mardi said...

Wow you are one amazing artist!!!! So glad I found your blog!

Unknown said...

Just stunning! The scene is absolutely beautiful! I'm so glad you played along with us for the FTTC!

Victoria said...

beautiful card - absolutely love it. Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew and Paperplay

Chrissy D said...

WOW - such a beautiful scene!!! Love your creation!

Leah l'Orange said...

TRUE! this may be the most GORGEOUS christmas card i have EVER seen! it's fantastic.

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

OMG True...this is soooooo beautiful..it needs to be framed!! Your are amazingly talented and I for one am so happy you share your talent with all of us!!! Thank you!!

Happy Holidays!!

Bec said...

this is gorgeous,love your papers and design.. Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious

Desire Fourie said...

This is just stunning. Love everything about it. Wishing you and your loved ones a blessed festive season.

Wanda Cullen said...

This is such a wonderful creation!! You've inspired me to take my Verve evergreen image and do something similar.

Anonymous said...

I just got this flourishes tree set for Christmas! There are endless possibilities for it! Your card is stunning.
I love the design and the soft peaceful feel of it!