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Remembrance Day 2018

Wonder and Magic of Christmas for Paper Players #418

Hi Everyone.

Happy Sunday.  It's the fabulous die-cutting queen Laurie's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and it's a color challenge:

Oh!  I was so tempted to do something floral with this color scheme, but fought my instincts and decided to do a Christmas card instead!  I purchased a new stamp and cut set from Hero Arts called Wonder and Magic of Christmas.   I got it 20% off at Ellen Hutson during her sale!  
Poppy Parade is another one of those colors that I just NEVER use... it's way too bright for me.  Generally, during color challenges, I go all out and try to embrace it, but I just couldn't, but I had to find a way to feature it prominently... albeit in a small way :-)
I used the reindeer from the set and gave him a Poppy Parade nose :-)
Wonder and Magic nose (1 of 1)
I love the bright Poppy against the Soft Sky :-)  I needed to incorporate the Saffron and the stars in the stamp set seemed the ideal use of the Saffron.   The hardest part was to stamp the magical stars and not making it look as though Rudolph(ina) was.... well... farting stars! :-)
Here's the front of my card:
Wonder and Magic front (1 of 1)
I carried the Poppy through to the inside of the card with the sentiment -such a pity I didn't manage to get it into focus!!!!!
Wonder and Magic inside (1 of 1)
I carried it through to the envelope as well :-)
Wonder and Magic envelope (1 of 1)
I hope you will join us this week.  As usual, if you are looking for some inspiration, the design team have some wonderful creations for you - including ones that really showcase Poppy :-)
On a personal note:
Snow on the ground.  yep... again!  I think the only place to be is at my craft desk, hiding from the wind and the snow :-)  I really haven't had time to create recently, but have to catch up with some of the cards I need to make for my Paper Player and ATCAS challenges for the rest of the year.  It's hard to believe that we are almost half-way through November.
The good thing about the leaves having dropped and the grasses going brown is that we finally get to see the deer in the yard.
White tail (1 of 1)
I'll be back later with my Rembrance Day post.  In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift today.
Card recipe:
  • Stamps:  Wonder and Magic of Christmas - Hero Arts.  Inside sentiment:  Inside Out - Altenew
  • Card stock:  Neenah Solar White