If you have followed my blog for a while, then you already know that I love to make Christmas cards with non-traditional colors. Don’t get me wrong – I LOVE greens and reds for the Holidays. I also love blues and silvers for the Holidays. Every once in a while, though, a color combination strikes me as “Holidays-able” and I just go with it. That was the case with this week’s [very NOT] Christmasy color challenge at The Pals Paper Arts: Island Indigo, Crisp Cantaloupe and Wild Wasabi. Here’s my card:
And here’s the color challenge banner for this week’s challenge:Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Iiiiiiit’s Baaaa-aaack. If you haven’t received your 2014 Holiday Catalog, you might not know that Endless Wishes is back. This set was introduced last year as a non-catalog photopolymer stamp set (those are generally offered until they sell out). With an immediate buzz around the set, it sold out after a couple of weeks. It’s popularity was not unnoticed by Stampin’ Up! as they are bringing it back in the upcoming Holiday Catalog. Yippee!
- Inspired by the Holiday Catalog. The layout of this card was inspired (but not really CASE’d) from a card in the Holiday Catalog that uses this same stamp set. I knew I wanted to make blue and pink snowflakes. After seeing the card in the catalog that has Lost Lagoon, Pool Party and Pear Pizzazz snowflakes, I was sold on the fact that my snowflakes, too, would be blue and green. I also mimicked the slanted sentiment of one of the cards in my design but switched it up a bit.
- Large-to-Small. When creating a background with stamps, I suggest starting with the largest images and working your way to the smallest images. That allows you to fill-in the spaces with the smaller pieces. For my design, I stamped the largest snowflake with in Island Indigo, I stamped the second largest in Wild Wasabi and I filled-in the remaining spaces with Island Indigo (stamped off on a piece of scrap paper first). I intended to add Crisp Cantaloupe sequins but felt my design was busy enough as it was.
Stamp Sets: Endless Wishes Papers: Island Indigo, Wild Wasabi, Crisp Cantaloupe Inks: Island Indigo, Wild Wasabi Accessories: Sweet Sadie Designer Series Washi Tape, 1-3/8″ Circle punch, 1-1/4″ Circle punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals
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RETIRED STAMPS SALE IN ATLANTA
Do you want lots of stampin’ supplies but want to pay very little? Deb Cozzone, Pam Morris and I are hosting a Retired Stamp Sale at Deb’s home in Roswell, Georgia. We’ll have food, make-and-takes, and lots of entertainment. BUT…the real reason for the event is to get together with you (and to load our retired stamp sets and supplies into your car at bargain basement prices). I hope you will join us!
The event will be Tuesday night, August 12 from 7:00 – 9:00 in Roswell, Georgia (just north of Atlanta). If you are in the Atlanta area, please email me at [email protected] if you’d like to join us, and I’ll send over Deb’s address. Between the three of us, we have hundreds of stamp sets that date back to the 1990’s, so there’s a little bit here for everyone. My goal is to sell everything Tuesday night. Won’t you join us?
Awesome Promotions. Stampin’ Up! is offering some really great promotions in August – from Big Shots to great bundles, check them all out here.