Paper Players 302

The weather… it’s very warm but I think that it’s just perfect! There is always a nice breeze by the Stamp, Ink, Paper Store due to our close proximity to the water. Some more orders arrived yesterday and they got entered and put out. My friend Robyn from Canada came in a got her very first Big Shot! I told her there is no turning back now! LOL! It was definitely a top down kind of day all day! It always makes any kind of ride in the car better, even the one home from the store! My Parent’s had a burger waiting for me when I got home and it was yummy! After dinner I ran over to see Heather. We just needed a night to ourselves! We did run out to BJ’s to pick up a few things. After a nice long chat I headed home to make my card for today. At the store I have my Heat Embossing 101 Class! You know how I like to heat emboss! They will be pro’s by the time we are finished!

The idea for my card for today popped into my head on the way home from Heather’s. It’s for this week’s Paper Players challenge…

Paper Players #302

Ahh, it seems like forever since I made a Christmas card! I could almost feel the chill in the air as I crafted last night, or that may have been the air conditioner! LOL! My card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I used the Lawn Fawn Snowy Backdrop Die to cut out part of my background from a piece of Black 110lb Card. It cut off the bottom so that’s where I decided that I would heat emboss my sentiment from the Hero Arts Joy to the World Photopolymer Stamp Set in Hero Arts White Embossing Powder. The background is adhered to the card with Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive and the greeting with Dot Runner. The skyline is cut from some, yup, you guessed it, Gold Mirror Card using the Impression Obsession City Landscape Layers Die. I adhered that to the card with more Dot Runner, using the lower edge to cover the seam between the greeting and the top part of the background. My tree is from the Hero Arts Color Layering Christmas Tree Photopolymer Stamp Set. I stamped it in Hero Arts Lime Green, Green Hills and Forever Green with the final layer heat embossed in more White Embossing Powder. I used the Coordinating Frame Cuts to cut it out and some Foam Tape holds it in place! A nice simple card that reminds me of the tree in Rockefeller Center at Christmas time! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Paper Players Christmas in July challenge! Thank you for taking a little time to come by and see me today! I wish you a Merry… wait… too early! LOL! I wish you all a wonderful Thursday! πŸ™‚

Paper Players 302-WM

Products used:

Stamp Sets: Joy to the World and Color Layering Christmas Tree Photopolymer (Hero Arts)

Ink: Lime Green, Green Hills and Forever Green (Hero Arts)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: White (Hero Arts)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb and 80lb (Neenah) and Black 110lb (Recollections)

Specialty Card Stock: Gold Mirror Card (The Paper Cut)

Dies: City Landscape Layers (Impression Obsession), Snowy Backdrops Lawn Cuts (Lawn Fawn) and Color Layering Christmas Tree Frame Cuts (Hero Arts)

Adhesives: Dot Runner (Tombo), 3M Foam Tape and Multi-purpose Spray Adhesive (Elmer’s)

Tools: Big Shot and Heat Tool

29 Replies to “Paper Players 302”

  1. That skyline in gold!!!! I die! I feel like I’m watching the lighting of the tree in NYC! (Although, of course, if that were the case, I could hardly be seeing the skyline.) Still, this card sings a Christmas in the city carol, and I love it! Well done, you! (And once again, now I must buy what you have used…..*sigh*)

    1. Thanks so much Ann! That is exactly what I wanted you to think of when you saw the card! LOL! Sorry for enabling once again! πŸ™‚

  2. An absolutely gorgeous night time scene, Justin! Love how perfectly you layered the Christmas tree. You know how I struggle with those layering sets πŸ™‚ Thanks for playing along with my challenge! Hugs!

    1. Thank you so much Sandy! We will make you a layering expert, I promise! Your challenge was awesome! πŸ™‚

  3. What a stunning card! I love it with the mirror gold skyline and the black night sky! The stars seem to twinkle and the tree just pops! Have a wonderful day, Justin.

  4. Good Morning Justin:

    If you had told me that I would love a Christmas card done with black and gold I would have laughed at you and said “boy, you don’t know me at all”! Now I have to admit that I think this Christmas card is gorgeous. The cityscape in gold foil is just beautiful and its beauty is really brought out by the tree embossed with “snow”! You really are a creative and crafty young guy. Love it!

    Have yourself a Tremendous Thursday. Hopefully and new baby will arrive into the Krieger family today. Love and hugs, XXOO πŸ™‚

    1. Hello Grace!
      LOL! Well, I fell good now! So happy that you enjoyed my night-time city Christmas!
      I’m finally catching up! YAY! I have missed our chats! The baby isn’t ready yet! Taking it’s sweet time! Love to you! XOXO πŸ™‚

  5. I hope the chill as from the air conditioner, I cant even think about winter. OMG, I LOVE THIS!!!!! Makes me think of Christmas in downtown Chicago, just beautiful!

    I got my Hero Arts kit today. OMG even the packaging is beautiful. So excited, I cant wait to stamp the Octopus

    1. LOL! Yes, it was the air conditioner! Ha! No, no Winter! Glad that you like the card! YAY!! So glad that you got the kit, they are super fast with sending them out! Have fun with the kit Linda! πŸ™‚

  6. Oh wow!!! How did I miss this earlier? I love that skyline and the tree! Reminds me of the Rockefeller Ctr and how the tree is larger than life. I am going to CASE this card – it’s utterly fabulous. Even tho I have a skyline die already, I really adore the one you used so I may have to hunt that one down. πŸ˜‰ Your cards always make my wish list longer… LOL

    1. Thanks so much Christy! It definitely is supposed to conjure up an image of Rockefeller Center! I have a few skyline dies but I really like this one, it’s the last one that I got! Sorry for lengthening your list! LOL! πŸ™‚

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