Carols of Christmas in Rose Red and Wild Wasabi

I love non-traditional colors for Christmas – while green and red are all around us during the Holidays, blues can be gorgeous, metallic shades can really shine and a black-and-white card can be stunning.  For my local club this past week, we showcased Carols of Christmas bundle in Rose Red and Wild Wasabi for a gorgeous card.  Here’s one of the projects we made:

Carols of Christmas, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, Christmas card

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Carols of Christmas.  I spent the first six days of this month announcing that the Carols of Christmas bundle is not available – a terrible typo for someone who really wants to sell a lot of this bundle.  🙂  The bundle is, in fact, now available.  What a gorgeous collection of stamps and dies – it’s not until you really study the stamps and dies that you see all of the possibilities.  I’ve showcased this set a few times on my blog, but this is the first time I’m showing these really fun ornaments!  Here’s a look at this bundle:

    Carols of Christmas Bundle, Stampin' Up!

    Carols of Christmas Bundle, Stampin’ Up!

  • It’s the Little Things.  Sometimes the little things make a really big difference.  After the Archival Basic Black ink dried on this sentiment, I used a Rose Red Stampin’ Write Marker to color in the long, slender accents on the letters in this gorgeous stamp.  That little accent made me so happy and made a big difference on the overall look of the card.  Here’s a closer look:  Carols of Christmas, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, Christmas cardSpeaking of little things…the new Mini Dimensionals work perfectly with these little ornaments.  YAY!
  • Softer Christmas Colors.  I love the large panels of white on this card and how all that white is beautifully framed with Rose Red and Wild Wasabi.  If you want a card that really stands out on the mantel at your friend’s house this Holiday Season, consider using these softer colors.  You’re welcome for the suggestion.  🙂Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Whisper White, Rose Red, Wild Wasabi

Stamp Sets:  Carols of Christmas  Papers:  Rose Red, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, Thick Whisper White  Inks:  Rose Red, Archival Basic Black, Stampin’ Write Marker (Rose Red)  Accessories:  Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies, Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals

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  1. Hi Brian,
    Nice card and color combo. Thanks for sharing and have a good day.

  2. Brian – I love the color combination. I’ll definitely be saving that one – thanks for sharing.

  3. This is a fantastic card Brian and I love the use of traditional colors softened up with the Rose Red and Wild Wasabi. I was trying not to buy any more Christmas stamps as I have so many of them but you have convinced me that this one is extra special. Also, I am so glad SU decided to come up with the mini dimensionals. Thanks for sharing and the best tip ever was filling in the slender accents on the letters. You’re right – it’s the little things that make the difference between a nice card and a fabulous one.

  4. BEAUITFUL my friend , but I’m not ready for Christmas,
    But it’s coming,and I love those colors ♥️♥️
    Hugs Frenchie

  5. Leave it to BK to add that pop of color to the sentiment and turn it into a total WOW! Well done!

  6. Leave it to you Brian, to find a spot to color in, I totally love those spots of roes red in the letters!

  7. Rose Red for Christmas…. what a rebel you are.

  8. What a gorgeous card, your color selections are spot on. I’ll be honest it’s not my favorite bundle, but you’re making me reconsider with this card.

  9. Brian I start each day checking your blog for inspiration. I love your style. I spent the morning making this exact card. Thank you for sharing your creations with us. I always love your color choices. You are a color genius.

  10. Love the simplicity…. and colors I would never think of
    Using together!! Have been in Colorado for the last month…. can’t wait to get home and “play” !!!

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