Wednesday, December 16, 2020

New Year Snowflakes - Stampin' Up! Snowflake Wishes

   Big news for me today!  I've been asked to join The Paper Players challenge as a guest designer for 2021.  It's such an honor to have been asked to join this talented group!  They have fun and varied challenges and I'm looking forward to stretching my creativity to keep up with their high bar (and the weekly format).  Any reason to 'have' to do some stamping is a good thing!

  To celebrate I'm playing along with The Paper Players last challenge of 2020 which is a fantastic color challenge, silver, white and black!

  Now that I've mailed out all my Christmas cards it's time to look forward so I decided to design a Happy New Years card and of course the Snowflake Wishes set is perfect for a crisp clean look with these challenge colors.

  The card starts with a Whisper White thick base then a layer of Whisper White embossed with the Winter Snow embossing folder.  I sponged some silver ink around the edge for a bit of definition.

  Using the Layering Circles dies I cut a Basic Black ring and then layered my silver ink stamped snowflakes around it with dimensionals.  I added on smaller snowflake cut from the retired Galvanized Metal cardstock.

  The banner is stamped and embossed with a long retired stamp from the Good Greetings stamp set.  I popped it with dimensionals and added a black bakers twine bow.

  The last touches are the iridescent sequins for a bit of shine.

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Snowflake Wishes, Good Greetings (retired)

Ink: Silver, Versamark

Paper: Whisper White thick, Whisper White, Basic Black, Galvanized Metallic cardstock (retired)

Accessories: Layering Circles dies, So Many Snowflakes dies, Winter Snow embossing folder, black embossing powder, dimensionals, black baker's twine, sequins (retired)


  1. Congratulations, Amanda! I'm thrilled for you!

  2. This is a real stunner! I love that you used that Good Greetings set....such a versatile set of sentiments, I'll never part with it! Thanks for sharing this lovely creation with us at the Paper Players this week! AND I am looking forward to crafting with you in the new year...I think we are the ones who are going to be challenged with this GD team's uber-craftiness!

  3. Hi Amanda! Your card is gorgeous! I love that the snowflakes are carried throughout the card. Congrats on your guest spot at TPP. I look forward to designing alongside you next year. We do have our work cut out for us!! Happy Holidays to you and yours!

  4. Amanda, so excited to have you GD with us!!! It will be a pleasure to work with you! Your card is wonderful! Love the layout and those beautiful shiny snowflakes! SO happy you joined my challenge at The Paper Players!

  5. We are thrilled that you will be joining us as a GD in 2021 Amanda and am looking forward to seeing more beautiful creations just like this one! Seasons greetings to you and thanks for playing along with us over at The Paper Players this week - can't wait to have you start as GD for our next challenge!

  6. Such a gorgeous card, Amanda! SO elegant and I love the details you added. Thanks so much for playing along over at The Paper Players this week! So happy that you are joining us as a Guest Designer in 2021!


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