Monday, November 23, 2009

Clean and Simple - Let the Paper Shine!

With a busy holiday season fast approaching, this is the perfect time of year for me to make some clean and simple Christmas cards. But I still wanted them to have a 'wow' factor! So, to help me achieve this, I reached for some beautiful papers from PaperTemptress.

In order to let this gorgeous paper shine, I kept my images fairly subtle by heat embossing them in silver and not adding any color. All the images were stamped on Pearl Glimmer card stock for an extra layer of richness. Because of the slightly slick surface of this paper, you do need to use an embossing buddy to reduce static and stamp firmly, so the image doesn't smear. But it's certainly worth a little more effort because the results are lovely.

The first card uses Silk Silver Lustre card stock as its base with an image from Stampin' Up!

Vintage Silver Lustre card stock is the base for this card with an image from Stampington.

And last, but not least, the classy Laser Silver Lustre is the base of this card with another image from Stampin' Up!

I hope these cards have inspired you to take some of the stress out of the holidays and make some clean, simple but classy Christmas cards for your friends and family.

Note: PaperTemptress is offering a Silver Lustre Package at the moment, which is definitely worth checking out!

If you want to a chance to win some PaperTemptress goodies, then take part in our Cozy Home Challenge, Button Challenge and Monochromatic Challenge.


  1. These are gorgeous!!!! The silver embossing on glimmer paper on the silver lustre paper with red accents - I am so going to CASE this idea!

  2. These cards literally took my breath away! They are gorgeous....but yet so clean and simple too! You made me very proud ALI!!

    the PaperTemptress

  3. What a beautiful color combination and these are stunning CAS cards! Great inspiration!

  4. These are stunning Lynn. Love the way you really showed off the Lustre and what a great idea to take the stress out with simply stunning cards.

  5. These are breathtaking! Absolutely Stunning!

  6. These are all so Stunning! Quick but oh so beautiful!

  7. how elegantly and simply delicious.


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