It’s Sunday and time for another Paper Players Challenge!  This week, Claire is hosting a CAS challenge all about SNOW!

With that in mind, I went through my “winter” stamp collection and found the Mountain Air Bundle. The Bundle includes the Mountain Air stamp set and matching Majestic Mountain dies. For my card today, I used both.  I love the look of these pine trees. To me, they are strong and graceful.

I thought about how I would feel surrounded by nothing but pine trees like these after some freshly fallen snow.  Peaceful is what I came up with.  So, with that in mind, my sentiment had to be soft and peaceful which took me to my stamps again.  I found a sentiment from the Wishing You Well stamp set, which is retired now, but a huge favorite of mine.  The sentiment is clean and simple and matches my card design well.

I’m sure you know, a CAS card is a Clean and Simple design with lots of white space.  I thought about adding a Mossy Meadow layer to  match my pine trees, but instead scored the edges of my card layer, die cut my trees and attached them with Dimensionals.  Those few changes made the difference and I didn’t need the Mossy Meadow layer.

Okay, now for my “snow story”.  I wanted puffy snow on my tree branches.  I tried white embossing powder with an embossing pen, I tried embossing paste, I also used a ton of my white glue and let it dry overnight. These attempts at puffy snow turned into what I would call a “hot mess”!  So, I stepped away from my card production and gave it some thought.

Ha!  I had a white Stampin’ Chalk Marker!  So, I easily (and without any more hot messes) tapped the white chalk ink onto my tree branches.  After a few doses, my trees had freshly fallen snow.

So, just for today, put away your floral designs and create a clean and simple snow scene.  Celebrate winter and link up with us over at the Paper Players.  All of us on the Design Team are looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

…the only limitation is your imagination!

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