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Sunday, December 4, 2016

Oh What Fun!

Hi all,

I hope your weekend is going well. Since it's Sunday, it time for a new Paper Players Challenge. Nance is our hostess and she's continuing with winter/holiday themes with a Snowflake theme this week. I know we are going to see lots of "cool" cards in our gallery for this one. (sorry, I couldn't resist.)

I've been doing lots of water coloring lately and this week is no exception.

Isn't this moose the cutest! I started by stamping the moose on water color paper with black craft ink embossed with clear EP. Using Tim Holtz distress inks and a paint brush, I water colored him using some bright shades. After drying with the heat tool, I cut him out with the corresponding die.

For the top panel, I stamped the snowflakes using white craft ink embossed with white EP. I then smooshed the panel by mixing a few of the bright and light blue shades onto a large acrylic block with water. After it was dried, I cut out the circle using a Die-namics Inside and Out Stitched circle die.

Inside the circle I layered Lawn Fawn Stitched Mountain Border dies over a plain white panel. Both the back panel and mountain panel are dry embossed with TE Falling Snow EF. I dotted the top of each round snowflake with some Diamond Stickles for a frosty look. The snowy mountain tops are cut from some of the left over trimmings of the front snowflake panel.

The sentiment is on a Lawn Fawn Stitched Circle tag and I found a very small wooden snowflake in my stash of embellishments and I added a turquoise rhinestone for more sparkle.

The rest of the scene can be found on the inside of the card:

All of these little critters are having "Snow Much Fun" in their Winter Wonderland. I love how this turned out and I think it will go to one of my nephews for his Christmas card.

You'll find more "cool" cards when you visit the rest of the Design Team's blogs:

The Paper Players Design Team
Hannelie Bester

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a fabulous week!

Stamps: Snow Much Fun set by Avery Elle
Paper: X-Press It Blending card stock and Fabriano Grans Fina cold pressed water color paper
Ink: SU Craft Black and Memento Brilliance Moonlight White Craft inks, Tim Holtz Distress Mini ink pads, SU Watermelon Wonder ink pad
Other: Avery Elle Snow Much Fun dies, Lawn Fawn Stitched Mountain Border and Stitched Circle Tag dies, Die-namics Inside and Out Stitched Circle die, Taylored Expressions Falling Snow EF, SU White and Clear EP, heat tool, Diamond Stickles, small paint brush, the Big Shot, dimensionals


  1. Wow this is amazing! I love your watercolored wintry scene.....very creative and,oh so beautifully put together!

  2. Oh my goodness--simply as cute as can be! Beautifully colored and I love the winter mountains and dewdrop snowflakes!

  3. What a fun card, Colleen! Love your moose on ice skates and pretty embossing. The inside is fabulous, too!

  4. Cute images! love the winter scene!

  5. Colleen, this is so FUN! I love that moose! The wintery mountains are so pretty! Love that blue panel, too! Hope you are having the BEST time on your trip! XXX

  6. Oh my gosh....I don't know which is cuter, the inside or the outside! LOVE the moose and his cute skates! And your scenery is fabulous!

  7. Colleen your comical moose is adorable and I love the frame! Also what an inside - almost another card in itself! Best wishes for a wonderful trip - can't wait to hear all about it!

  8. Colleen, I love both cards. They make me smile... but... I have to admit... I am obsessed with that totally fun moose!
    fabulous cards, my friend

  9. This Christmas moose is so funny! Wonderfully done!


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