October 4, 2010

Paper Players Challenge #18 Monochromatic

Well HI there everyone......... so nice to be back. I've been without a PC for weeks. Whew!...
I felt like I had two broken arms! So frustrating not to be able to post anything or play in any challenges... until now.
While I was in 'down' mode, I started on my Christmas cards, not knowing what challenges were out there. So I do believe, one will qualify for this weeks challenge at Paper Players which is monochromatic. Most of the materials are SU (some of it retired) with a few stash items thrown in, such as the bling.
Now here is my card...

I started with Very Vanilla CS and embossed with the Elegant Lines emboss folder. I then stamped my tree in choc chip, soft suede and river rock. After that I stamped "Dasher" in early expresso and the sentiment in hunter green. I then sponged on a light touch of campaign mist Shimmer Paint over the whole front, then added the brown crystal to Dasher's antler just for a bit of bling. The corners are punched with the ticket punch on the WW and Expresso mats then popped up with dimensionals.

 Here is a sneak at the inside... can't have Christmas without Santa! 



 Pretty simple.
For my personal Christmas cards I am going with the red card stock matting which I'll post below, but my first prototype was with Early Expresso matting, which worked out great for me to enter this challenge. That and having a computer that is up and running.... thanks Sharon.


Now here is the same card with RED accents.

A little close up of this one too. Well there you have it. Hope you like them.

Hootie says "Thanks for stopping by and please leave a comments".

13 comments:

Nance said...

Great card Diane! Of course I love the embossed background and Dasher but I really love the trio of monochromatic trees--looks just like a forest! So pretty! Glad to see you back in blogland. :-)

Karen said...

Love the cards Diane. Both cards use both the early espresso and the red. Glad to see that you are up and running in cyberspace.

Ann Schach said...

So very pretty, Diane! Dasher is one of my favorite stamps! Triple stamping the trees is the perfect touch! Thanks for joining The Paper Players!

Melissa Sauls said...

Oh wow!! This is just beautiful! I love how you paired Dasher with the trees. I need to do that! I haven't pulled out Dasher...well, since last Christmas! :)

Juliet said...

gorgeous! new follower from SC

Juliet
http://julietscrazyblog.blogspot.com/

Sam said...

A lovely, elegant Christmas card Diane.

Best wishes,
Sam.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a fun card! Love the elegant reindeer in monochromatic colors & the inside of the card looks magical!

jaydee said...

Diane, you have now inspired me to get out Dasher. I haven't inked him up yet this year.... but this fabulous card has made me realize I miss him. I love your treatment with the trees. Fabulous card!
Thanks for joining the Paper Players this week.
Jaydee

Carla Bazhenow said...

Oh Diane, I love both of your cards. Fabulous, fabulous! Monochromatic is one of my favorites. Hugs,

Linda Callahan said...

These cards are both lovely - works so well monchromatic but I have to admit I love that pop of red!

LeAnne said...

Just lovely---a nice combo of stamps for a wonderful card! Thanks for playing!

Nancy said...

Beautiful card Di, love the trees in the background with adorable "Dasher" out in front. I really like the monochromatic colors

AnnMarie said...

Beautiful card! Following along from VA! :)

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