The challenge this week was to create a holiday card using colors that you wouldn't ordinarily think of using for your holiday cards. This one was rather difficult for me since so many of the holiday sets that I own are now retired. Last year I made a few cards with non-traditional colors. (Check out one of them in my SplitCoast gallery http://splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/360833?cat=500&ppuser=3035.) So my real challenge was to come up with yet another combo....and, of course, which set to use!
Last year a good friend of mine, and sister demonstrator made some beautiful custom cards with a very unusual color combo for Christmas...but they worked! The colors she used were Chocolate Chip and Really Rust. Very rich looking, very beautiful, very elegant! Sooo, using that as my inspiration (and of course, changing it some), I decided to use one of my favorite new colors, Groovy Guava and paired with Chocolate Chip. As for the set....I used the very versatile Baroque Motifs and used this simple layout. The scroll stamp is so pretty, I didn't want a lot going on to take away from its beauty.
I'm just loving the Groovy Guava cardstock with copper accents. No, unfortunately, we no longer sell copper brads or cardstock....but, remember how I said that I tend to hord things? Well, you guessed it! I have lots of copper brads and paper still on hand!! Also added just a touch of glitter around the scrolls to make it a bit more festive....although I don't think you can see it in the scan.
Stamps: Baroque Motifs, Linen, Hugs & Wishes
Inks: Choclate Chip Classic and Craft
CS: Groovy Guava, Chocolate Chip, Copper Metallic
Misc: Clear Embossing Powder*, Large Oval Punch, Paper Piercer, Copper Mini Brads, Glitter Pen**
*The scroll and greeting are both embossed.
**Glitter Pen is non-SU.....was introduced to this great little pen on my trip in March to a scrapbook store. Dazzling Diamonds OR Irridescent Ice Embossing Powder might also work.
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