Happy Thursday, friends! Welcome to another week at Create with Connie & Mary. This week, the gals are bringing us a beautiful color challenge:
My favorite holiday cards usually use a non-traditional color palette so I was itchin' to try my hand at a Christmas card with these colors. I think I succeeded...what do you think?
The Island Indigo card base was layered with two different patterns--one in Baja Breeze and the other in Rich Razzleberry--from the Pocketful of Posies designer paper. I love using non-holiday paper for a holiday card! I chose these two patterns not only for their color but because the shapes reminded me of snowflakes.
This dove from Comfort & Joy is so pretty! Here, I inked it first in Versamark then Island Indigo ink, stamped and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I sponged the edges with Baja Breeze for a little definition and lightly colored the dove with Baja Breeze ink and a Blender pen. Of course I had to add some Dazzling Diamonds to the wings...you know it's not a holiday card without Dazzling Diamonds!
The sentiment oval got the same sponging treatment as the main image and I also stamped the background with the swirly part of the main image that had been inked in Baja Breeze and stamped off once. A little silver glimmer border and some Whisper White Organza Ribbon finished off the front...while some more designer paper and a little stamping, finished off the inside.So what do you think...do these colors inspire you? Check out the rest of the Design Team even more inspiration and then think about what you might do with this week's color palette. We would love to see! If you can play along, please link up your crafty goodness at Create with Connie & Mary by Wednesday, November 2nd at noon (EST). I can't wait to see what you make!
stamps: comfort & joy; petite pairs
ink: baja breeze, rich razzleberry, island indigo; versamark
paper: baja breeze, rich razzleberry, island indigo, whisper white CS; pocketful of posies DSPxtras: ovals die; silver glimmer paper; scallop border punch; whisper white organza ribbon; basic rhinestones