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Thursday, December 17, 2020

Holiday Wishes

Hello and Season's Greetings,

I am super late getting my Holiday cards in the mail! Every year, it seems like I'm slammed with work the two weeks prior to Christmas and I end up scrambling to get things done. Well, I just spent the two hours before dinner and two hours after addressing envelopes. But, they are completed and I'll drop them in the mail tomorrow. Let's see if one week is enough time  for the USPS to get them where they are going. (not that I will blame them for my tardiness!)

This card I made using the final Paper Players Challenge for 2020. Claire is our hostess with a color theme of black, white and silver. Using stamp sets from the last Gina K Designs release, I made several of this layout in different colors of card stock and different colors of embossing powder. I figured that the design would work with the challenge colors too. I'm not sure how "festive" black is, but the card is rather pretty IRL. 

To make the design, I stamped the ornament first with VersaMark ink and heat embossed it with silver EP. The tapestry stamp was stamped second, also using VersaMark ink and heat embossed with white EP. I used the Gina K Designs Master Layouts 1 die set to cut the stamped panel and the silver mat. They are glued to a white card base. The greeting is heat embossed with silver EP on white and cut out with a Gina K flag die from the Master Layouts 3 die set and popped up over the ornament with mini-dimensionals. I used several SSS silver sequins for embellishments.

For the inside of my card I've used greetings from the most recent December SSS kit. I love the hand written sentiments.

I'm off work on PTO now until after New Years. Yipee! I wish everyone a very happy and of course, SAFE holiday season. Enjoy however you celebrate! To my friends at the Paper Players, THANKS for a wonderful year of fun and great challenges. I've enjoyed participating in most of them this year, and I'm looking forward to the 2021 challenges. 

Thanks for stoping by,



Stamps: Holiday Tapestry and Sparkle and Shine sets by Gina K Designs, Joyful Season set by Simon Says Stamp

Paper: SU Whisper White and Silver card stock, Gina K Designs black card stock

Ink: VersaMark, Gina K Designs Black Onyx

Other: white and silver embossing powder, heat tool, Misti, Gina K Designs dies, Gemini Jr, mini Dimensionals, SSS silver sequins, Gina K connect liquid glue


  1. Colleen this is stunning! The two shades of embossing is so effective against the black and makes for a most elegant (and mailable) card. Seasons greetings to you and best wishes for a wonderful Christmas and thanks for playing along with us over at The Paper Players this week!

  2. Colleen, this is so elegant!!!! The embossing is so beautiful on the black background! Just WOW! Have a Merry Christmas and thank for joining my challenge at The Paper Players!!!!

  3. Hi Colleen! Love your festive and elegant card...thanks for playing along at The Paper Players!


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