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Friday, July 13, 2007

Bloggers' Challenge -- Non Traditional Holiday

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 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.
Don't forget to visit some of the other bloggers who participate in the Challenges. The links are in the left column. Just a click on their name, will take you to their site!


Stefanie said...

Very pretty Barb! I love the color combo. It is super rich!

Leigh O'Brien said...

Oooohhh! Very pretty and non-traditional, Barb!

maggie fellow said...

very cool!
maggie fellow

Ida said...

Very nice Barb, I would never have thought to paired those colors together for a Christmas card but it's a nice combination. I like the linen background on your card too. Ida

Pat Huntoon said...

LOVE your colors, Barb! Great choices!

Sheryl said...

very pretty--and very non traditional, but totally works--love it!

rozie640 said...

Very pretty Barb, wow you guys are doing a great job getting away from the traditional Christmas colors. I'd be staring at a color coach forever!!!

Lisa said...

great card Barbara

Lisa Bohler said...

That Baroque makes for an elegant card and works for Christmas so nicely!

Great card!

Basement Stamper said...

Gorgeous card Barb!

Karen said...

oohh beautiful! very elegant looking!!

Flossie's Follies said...

What an elegant card, it is great

Connie said...

How unusual! Love it!

debbiedee said...

very pretty!


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