Christmas Gleaming Ornaments in Silver and Gold PP521

by Joanne James13. December 2020 09:00

Today it's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's our last challenge of 2020 and the turn of the amazing Claire to host this week. She has a colour challenge for you to work with:


I've been super busy this week so have not been a frequent blogger I'm afraid. To make amends, I have two cards for you today! I'm still making Christmas cards and wanted to play along with challenge over at The Card Concept because I loved the textures in the inspiration photo so I decided to make two cards, both using the Fab Friday sketch layout: a silver, black and white one for my Paper Players card and then a gold, black and white version for The Card Concept. So first up - here's my Paper Players card:


Here's the low-down on today's cards:

Both cards feature a pair of ornaments from the Christmas Gleaming set, one heat embossed on Whisper White card and the other onto Basic Black, along with piece of foil embossed with the Parisian Flourish 3D embossing folder and wiped with black ink for a slightly more aged look, black and silver/gold glimmer paper, tassels, gem embellishments and mesh ribbon and twine bows. Just check out the texture and detail:


I switched out the background embossing folder and one or two other small details to recreate a gold, black and white version:


I'm going for a 'classy and elegant' look with my cards today: the polished, shiny finish, layered textures and sparkly embellishments are a definite change from my normal 'clean and layered' style, but I quite like them. I think the sparkle and shine balances all the black and the textures are just lovely:



















Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's projects for you to pin for easy reference:



You can see all of my Product and 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

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

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 four challenges, TOTAL.
4.  Have FUN!

This is our last challenge of the year before we take a short break over Christmas. It is time to say thank you and goodbye to Stef, Allisa and Mary, our fabulous guest designers this year. They have all been fabulous and we will miss them lots! 

Enjoy your day; I am going to try and finish writing my Christmas cards today, whilst also squeezing in some festive baking and maybe just a little crafting too. I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


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Comments (14) -

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
12/13/2020 2:07:22 PM #

Your cards took my breath away!  Gorgeous, elegant and so sophisticated!   All the silver embossing, the tassel, gems and lace bow--- Oh, Be still my heart!  You made my challenge shine!  Have a wonderful week!  I feel a CAS coming on, My Friend!  

Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
12/13/2020 6:39:03 PM #

Gorgeous cards.  I love the silver & black but the gold one is divine!

Amy Koenders
Amy KoendersUnited States
12/14/2020 2:50:50 AM #

So pretty!  Love the sparkly background and the gold and black colors are perfect!  Thanks for joining us at Fab Friday, hope to see you again soon!

Stef Perry
Stef PerryUnited States
12/14/2020 3:28:59 AM #

Oh. My. Stars. These cards are absolutely stunning JoAnne, with so much beautiful detail! Love the sparkle, the foil embossed background and the fabulous tassel for that extra something!  Absolutely gorgeous!

Julie A Gearinger
Julie A GearingerUnited States
12/14/2020 1:37:16 PM #

Wow, both cards are spectacular and worthy of framing! So thrilled that you were able to play along with us at The Card Concept Smile  Hugs and I hope you have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

Amanda Mertz
Amanda MertzUnited States
12/14/2020 5:44:51 PM #

I am in love with the dry embossed metallics with the Parisian Flourish folder!  So elegant and rich looking!  Love the 2 different version and well done with our sketch!  Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

Heather Heroldt
Heather HeroldtUnited States
12/14/2020 7:28:39 PM #

Wow, Joanne, these are STUNNING!  The detail on all the metallics is just amazing - the embossed foils particularly!  Thanks so much for playing at Fab Friday!

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
12/14/2020 8:15:39 PM #

You manage to be uber-elegant and OTT both at once! What totally stunning creations! I love them both but if I was forced to choose, I'd go for gold.

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
12/14/2020 8:57:06 PM #

Wowza, these both knock my socks off!  I have to admit I am partial to the gold really stands out and is perfect for the Card Concept challenge!  Both are just gorgeous!

Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
12/16/2020 2:59:28 AM #

Double WOW, Joanne! Both cards are absolutely stunning! I really love the contrast with the gold one. You knocked it out of the park this week! Happy holidays, my friend!

LaurieUnited States
12/16/2020 5:08:51 PM #

Wowzer! These are BOTH so stunning. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New year my friend!

Mary Deatherage
Mary DeatherageUnited States
12/17/2020 11:46:16 PM #

Wow, Joanne!  This is just stunning - so elegant!! I love the embossed Foil! Smile

AllisaUnited States
12/18/2020 6:01:38 AM #

I love the metallics against the black! You can't go wrong with silver or gold.  Thanks for having me on the team this year!

Anne Marie Hile
Anne Marie HileUnited States
12/19/2020 5:18:11 AM #

Joanne, you knocked it out of the park with these cards! Love how they look so different  in silver vs. gold. I can't even pick a favorite, either. The embossed foil and pops of glimmer paper are wonderful details. Hope you have a very Merry Christmas! Hugs!

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