The Holiday One-for-One Swaps were mailed out earlier this week, and you should have begun to receive your swaps by now. Do you have yours? Because many of you have not yet received yours, I don’t want to share another panel of cards. Instead, I want to focus on one of my favorites from the collection of swap. Don’t get me wrong – they were all wonderful, but this card by Paulette Birkbigler is just stunning. Here’s her card, followed by three things I like about it:
Three Things I Like about Paulette’s Card:
- Winter’s Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper. When the Holiday Catalog was released earlier this year, I proclaimed the Winters’s Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper as one of my favorites. While I have showcased this gorgeous paper in several instances, I have never been able to effectively make a card I like with this piece of paper. I love the colors and design, but I’ve never been happy with the results. I love, love, love how Paulette uses the paper here, and that makes me so happy.
- Embossed Vellum. Embossing on vellum can be really tricky. While the results are really beautiful, it’s been my experience that the vellum easily warps. Paulette has the magical touch, though, because both the Christmas tree and the sentiment are perfectly embossed, and the paper is not warped. What’s your secret, Paulette?
- Gorgeous Color Balance. The selected Specialty Designer Series Paper is white with hints of Smoky Slate and Coastal Cabana. Paulette features the Coastal Cabana perfectly in the small frame around the card front and the thicker oval frame around the tree. Great choice! She also repeats the pattern of the DSP on the inside of the envelope, a perfect companion to the card.
Stamp Sets: Lovely as a Tree, Greetings of the Season Papers: Smoky Slate, Coastal Cabana, Winter’s Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper, Vellum Cardstock Accessories: Ovals Collection Framelits, Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder
If you missed the other Holiday One-for-One Swap posts, please check them out here:
I’ll be sharing the other cards over the next couple of weeks, and I’ve got a couple more “Three Things I Like” cards to feature. I know you haven’t seen all of the other cards, but don’t you agree that this one is quite stunning? Please let Paulette know how much you love her card in the comments below.
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