Thinking about cool holiday weather sure is nice right now when it's over 90 degrees and humid as a swamp here in North Florida! Yikes! I grabbed some new designer paper and one of my favorite stamp sets and got busy!
If you've followed my blog for awhile, you know that I love non-traditional colors for holiday cards. I'm kind of a non-traditional girl all 'round (just ask my Mom, lol). I was inspired by a previous layout from Clean & Simple Stamping. Now, I won't lie....there's nothing simple about this card! Lots of little details that I so enjoy pulling together. Allow me to show you:
It all started with the Eastern Elegance DSP. I think the Bermuda Bay pattern looks a but like snowflakes, don't you? The DSP gave me my color scheme: Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry & Smoky Slate. The flourish from Creative Elements gives the suggestion of a branch on which to hang the festive ornaments. The flagged ends were easily made with one corner of the Hexagon punch--perfect every time! And, of course, it's not a holiday card without Glimmer Paper, right?The Ornament Keepsakes stamp set isn't in the new catalog but it is still available and combined with the matching Framelits, makes holiday trimming easy as can be!
I'm a big fan of our Pewter Embossing Powder--it's slightly darker than silver and shows up nicely on Whisper White. This sentiment is from an all-time favorite holiday set--More Merry Messages--also carried over even though it's not in the new catalog.
I hope you've enjoyed my non-traditional holiday card as much as I enjoyed making it! Maybe you will consider playing along with us this week at The Paper Players? We would love to see your work in the gallery before the challenge closes on Friday, July 12th at Noon (PDT). Be sure to stop by and check out the rest of the Design Team for some fabulous creations!
The Paper Players Design Team
Stamps: Keepsake Ornaments; More Merry Messages; Creative Elements
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Smoky Slate, Versamark
Paper: Whisper White & Smoky Slate CS; Silver Glimmer Paper; Eastern Elegance DSP
Extras: Ornament Framelits; Hexagon punch; Basic Rhinestones; Itty Bitty Punch Pack