All is Calm, All is Bright Wonderland Card

by Joanne James15. November 2015 09:00

It's Sunday and time for a new challenge over at The Paper Players! This week it is the turn of the lovely Jaydee to host and she has a clean and simple challenge to get our creative juices flowing this week:


I decided to get to work with my brayer and create a starry night sky over a forest created with my Wonderland stamp set for my card today:


I went for a long, thin card and brayered my background in Night of Navy, masking the moon with a circle of post-it note, then stamped the trees from 'Wonderland' and the santa and reindeer from 'Cozy Christmas'. I added a few stars with my white signo gel pen and a little white kraft ink. I stamped the sentiment in Versamark and heat embossed this in silver on vellum, wrapping it around my card front and finishing with an iced rhinestone embellishment. 

So I have something of a confession! I saw the brief for our challenge today and the word 'Wonderland' and immediately reached for my stamp set of the same name to create my card. As I sat back to admire my handywork, I  realised that a true 'Winter Wonderland' would surely have snow on the ground and mine didn't have a single flake in sight - oops! With Onstage Live and a trip to Brussels around the corner and 

Before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

The Paper Players Design Team
Laurie Schmidt
Nance Leedy
Sandy Mathis 
Amy Koenders
Jodi McKinney
Lisa Elton
Anne Marie Hile - on leave
Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
1.  Create a new paper project
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us and provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge submission.
3.  Please link your card to no more than three challenges, TOTAL.
4.  Have FUN! 


I look forward to seeing your CAS creations this week. I'm travelling home from Onstage Live today having had an amazing time with some of my team in Brussels. I've written this post in advance, so I'm sure I'll have lots more to report this coming week.

Back tomorrow with another project; until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.


Comments (8) -

LaurieUnited States
11/15/2015 11:46:32 AM #

What a beautiful starry night background! The sentiment fits perfectly,too. I didn't even notice no snow until you mentioned it! LOL


Kathy James
Kathy JamesUnited Kingdom
11/15/2015 4:06:40 PM #

Lovely - so serene!


HidekoUnited States
11/15/2015 5:20:13 PM #

Such a beautiful starry silent night! The sleigh, the trees, the banner - everything flows horizontally. I love it!


Nance Leedy
Nance LeedyUnited States
11/15/2015 5:41:24 PM #

Absolutely gorgeous, Joanne!  I love the long and narrow shape--it really emphasizes the treetops.  The moon and your brayering are perfect.  With that gorgeous winter night sky, I can imagine the billowing drifts of snow on the forest floor!


Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
11/15/2015 10:18:48 PM #

Joanne, I LOVE this card!  If I received this beautiful creation, I would frame it!  Your gorgeous winter night sky is stunning!  I absolutely adore the Santa sleigh flying by!  The long, horizontal scene is the perfect Christmas card!  You certainly rocked this challenge, My Friend!  XX


Sandy mathis
Sandy mathisUnited States
11/16/2015 2:42:32 AM #

What a beautiful and serene Christmas card, Joanne! I agree with Claire's thoughts completely, I love the long card and stunning night sky, and Santa's sleigh silhouetted against the moon. Gorgeous!


LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
11/17/2015 3:11:37 AM #

I think the snow is below the edge of the's gotta be there!  Gorgeous creation; I love the length of it and your brayering is fabulous! But the best part is the Santa....LOVE him!


MacUnited Kingdom
11/21/2015 9:40:30 PM #

Beautiful brayed background, gorgeous layout and such an atmospheric card. Just love it....snow or no snow xxx


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