Sunday, December 5, 2021

Whimsical Wonderland - Stampin' Up! Whimsical Trees - Paper Players 570

   It was a busy week and I'm glad to be starting fresh today!  I worked smarter, not harder (I hope!) last week and was able to design this card to work for my stamp club as well as for the newest Paper Players challenge which opens today.  Jaydee has given us the fun theme of 'Winter Wonderland' to work with.  It's the perfect inspiration if you still have some more Christmas cards to make.  

  My card is definitely winter and it's certainly a whimsical wonderland with these fun non-traditional Christmas colors.  

  The 3 trees in the center of the cluster were all embossed with clear embossing powder and then using the emboss resist technique the 3 ink colors were blended on with blending brushes letting the embossing just pop against the colors.

  I added 2 skinny trees for balance; one in Granny Apple Green and the other cut from Whimsy & Wonder DSP.  All the trees are mounted on a Basic White panel with a stitched border from the Stitched with Whimsy dies.  Some Coastal Cabana ink is lightly blended in the middle to give the trees an area to be grounded upon.

  The sentiment banner is stamped in Coastal Cabana and then popped.  A Polished Pink ribbon and some sequins and gem finish off the details.

  The Paper Players Design Team always has wonderful ideas so definitely check them out and then come play along with us.

Anne Marie

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Whimsical Trees

Ink: Versamark, Coastal Cabana, Granny Apple Green, Polished Pink

Paper: Basic White thick, Basic White, Coastal Cabana, Granny Apple Green, Whimsy & Wonder DSP

Accessories: Christmas Trees dies, Stitched with Whimsy dies, clean embossing powder, blending brushes, dimensionals, sequins, In Color gems, Polish Pink ribbon


  1. LOVE your winter wonderland...awesome colors!

  2. Amanda, Favorite card this week! Love the bright colors so much! Well done!

  3. What a fun card! I love the non-traditional colors and the pretty embossing/resist technique trees. The sentiment is just perfect! Have a great week!

  4. Beautiful, Amanda! These colors remind me so much of bottle brush trees, which I love. You have really rocked this set, and I LOVE everything you have made with it! Have a wonderful week!

  5. Amanda, I can't tell you how much I love, love, LOVE this card!! (PS: it's a LOT!) That bright and cheery color combo just makes me smile and it firs so perfectly with those Whimsical Trees! Talk about holiday cheer, you nailed it right here!

  6. This card is so bright and cheery in its non-traditional colours Amanda - just gorgeous! I need those tips on working smarter (always a 'could do better' for me on that front!)

  7. Amanda, Your colors caught my eye. I love each and every one and they are beautiful together. The texture you added to the background is perfect to frame these trees. Hope you have a great weekend.

  8. Amanda, I love that you went with pastels for this card - it really does feel like a magical wonderland. What a wonderful way to use those tree die-cuts and make them shine. Thanks for rocking my challenge this week


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