Friday, September 29, 2017

Unconventional Colors for Christmas Cards

Hello friends!
As promised in my previous Altenew release blog hop post (see here), I am sharing a Christmas card with unconventional or non-traditional colors. Don't forget to comment for a chance to win a Gift Card! The 2 winners ( one $30,one $15 gift card winners will be announced on Oct. 3rd.)

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I am using this stamp set as the example.

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Night Before Christmas

Red and green are great and perfect for Christmas cards, but sometimes it's nice to change it up and turn your designs into something more current and trendy!

I know metal dies are expensive, but some are to die for...( not really, but you know what I mean).
Today's card requires only stamping though. So, if you didn't/don't get the matching die, we are A-OK!! 

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edited: Shop Simon Says Stamp (stamp here, die here)

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For my stamping, I did plan out all the cooler tones/colors for the tree stamping. However, I think for some impulsive reasons, I stamped the upper part of the tree in orange!  I regretted it at first, but then it grew on me and I decided to turn it into a card after all.

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This card's unsung hero is the stamp positioner such as MISTI
or Tim Holtz Stamp Platform. 


Ding--->When stamping in solid colors (like the today's card), plan/choose your colors ahead when possible. Do allow yourself to add a color or two of your favorites!

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I kept the colors of the embellishments simple and neutral since the stamped image is multi-colored.
I am not sure if you notice that I love using strings/thread on my cards...
Well, this DMC Silver Thread is my 2nd spool! They are additive... I never knew that!

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The small white sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh.  The pattern paper from New Day Card Kit  
(shop Altenew kit here, paper pad here) grounds the image and adds a visual interest as well.

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(edited: Altenew release are now back in stock over Simon Says Stamp)
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10 comments:

Marianne said...

I love your Christmas card in non-traditional colours.

graham Brand said...

It really does make a change to see Christmas cards in colours other than red and green.
And I love this tree stamp!

conil said...

I think the orange is a stroke of genius...we always put something bright and sassy at the top of our tree. And your tree is so pretty with all those lovely colors. This is why I like solid stamps...multi inking rocks.

Elaine Cook said...

I love the brighter colors at the top of the tree! It really adds so much to the card! It's so nice to see non-traditional colors for a Christmas card.

Glennis said...

Your tree looks amazing in those colours - brilliant idea!

Harriet said...

You awre a color genius!!! Your Christmas tree card, although very different, is simply magnificent!!

Sue LD said...

Very creative with this multi colored tree. I like the addition of the sequins and silver thread too.

Denise Bryant said...

Love the Night Before Christmas set... pretty trees! Love the colors you used!

Teresa Doyle said...

Just gorgeous Virginia!

Marjorie DUMONTlER said...

These are very interesting cards !