Saturday, November 23, 2013

My Sheri Crafts Challenge #124: Funky Christmas!

For our final challenge of this calendar year, our DT member, Raquel, has asked that we create any project using NON-traditional Christmas colors -- no typical green / red / white combinations or white / blue combination.  You can use those colors but MIX it up!

I started out thinking this would be really hard OR that I'd not really like what I created, but in the end I LOVE this non-traditional teal and pink card totally!!!  Michaels recently had stamps on sale, BOGO (buy one / get one free), so how could I resist, PLUS I had a 25% off entire purchase coupon -- WOO-HOO!  I chose two Hero Arts Christmas stamps, mainly because I liked the large A2-card-filling sentiments on one and the mistletoe branches on the other. Then, as luck would have it, a couple days later I happened upon the card on the right (perhaps Pinterest?) by Shari Carroll!

Changing up the colors and greeting using the 2nd Hero set, I started with PTI's Hawaiian Shores CS for my top-fold A2 card, adding a DP layer (7gypsies 'Venice' 6x6" variety pack). My large ornament is stamped using Encore Ultimate Metallic "Pink" ink, the smaller one & sentiment in Encore's "Teal" and all embossed in Martha Stewart Clear EP. After stamping my mistletoe in Memento Tuxedo Black, I colored my leaves using Copic #'s YG41 and BG11. A small teal seam binding bow and a sprinkling of pink Bazzill gems finishes it off.  Best part of all, I know exactly who's receiving this card -- another important one crossed off my list!


Sandy Palmer said...

Marge, your cards look great both ways! I love the subtle differences between the both of them!
Since this is our last time posting for the year, I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

Kristi Schurr said...

Awesome card, Marge! I'm really loving the colors here. I like the non traditional colors for Christmas cards,they are so much more interesting!

Sue Crease said...

I do like this card set you have made for us to enjoy. The second with the ruff edges is my favorite.

P.G. Lamb said...

Marge, your cards are amazingly elegant as always!

Raquel said...

Marge, I love both versions of your ornament cards. Wonderful choices of colors as well


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