Evergreen in Eggplant – a combo challenge

Today’s card was inspired by two challenges. The Paper Players challenge using Evergreen and the Pals Paper Art color challenge. Here is my offering.

And the challenges



About my card
1.  As soon as I saw the color challenge I wanted to use a Silver embossed Evergreen tree as the focal point.  I added some rhinestones for a little bling and interest.


2.  I had no idea what size card this would end up being, which is the opposite of how I usually work. But this time I needed the evergreen tree to dictate how big.  The final dimensions are 5 1/4 x 5 1/4.  I had quite a bit of ‘white space’ on here that needed something.  To fill it I used Elegant Eggplant on the Everything Eleanor swirl, stamping off once before hand.  I used my blender pen in the areas where the ink didn’t  cover to my satisfaction once stamped.  Worked like a charm to fill in some ‘gaps’.

3.  To make the matting for the oval Joy, I cut two additional ovals the same size and mounted them above and below the stamped Very Vanilla for a matted look.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you are all getting your Holiday shopping done.  I did a bit today but have lots more to finish.  At least all my Christmas Cards are made.  I think I’ll set my husband to addressing them this weekend.


What I used
Stamps: Everything Eleanor, The Sounding Joy (R), Paper: Smoky Slate, Elegant Eggplant, Very Vanilla, Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Versamark, Accessories: Oval framelits, silver embossing powder, ribbon, rhinestones, corner rounding punch.

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About Lynn

Thanks for visiting my Site. My name is Lynn Kolcun and I'm a Stampin Up Demonstrator. I love being creative with paper and ink, learning new techniques and sharing my craft with you.


  1. I love the swirls with the sentiment! And your tree is gorgeous with all the bling! So glad you played at the Pals Paper Arts this week!

  2. Bling…christmas…like peanut butter and jelly! Loved how you used the corner rounder! Thanks for playing this week!

  3. Oh my gosh! This is a gorgeous design and SO elegant! Love it! Thanks for sharing with us at Pals Paper Arts this week!

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