Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Non-Traditional Christmas

I went with non-traditional colors for this Christmas card and I rather think I like how the whole design turned out. I was rather surprised about that!

I used the colors of light brown, dark brown, yellow, blue and black. I found some plaid paper and that was a given that I should use that. So I built my design around those shades of blue. I added a frame around it and then also added some ribbon and a bow made from glitter paper. The extra tails of ribbon were not die cut but instead cut by hand with a scissors. And excuse the little blips of color outside the lines. My shaky hands sometimes create an extra shadow or two. LOL

Supplies used:
Gina K. Design pattern paper, stamp set from Fruit of the Season TV Kit, Small Double Stitched             Oval Die and card stock.
Cottage Cutz Double Stitched Rectangle Die
Poppy Stamps Stitchwork Rectangle Frame Die
Cheery Lynn Designs Christmas Bell (bow) Die
Stampin' Up! Gold Glitter Paper
Crafter's Companion Glue Tape Runner
Rhinestones Unknown

I am entering this in the following challenges:
Mod Squad Challenge-Non-Traditional Colors
Double D Challenge-Twelve Days of Christmas Part 1 Days 1-6
Jan's Digi Challenge #3-Anything Goes

This was a fun card to do and took a bit of thinking as to how to make it look more outstanding. That was the reason I added the glitter ribbon and bow. I thought it dressed it up a lot.

Well, another day nearly over. I cannot seem to get much done but I did order my postage stamps so I think I will begin writing Christmas cards soon. Maybe they will mostly be sent out this week. I did do some Christmas shopping one day for the younger grandchildren. When they turn 18 we give them an adult gift of money. Everyone likes GREEN!

Take care and God bless,


Ina G said...

Gorgeous card Verna. Love the layout.

Jan Mahew said...

Verna, Your colors may be non-traditional but your image is perfect for the season! Great coloring! Thank you for sharing your partridge creation with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge! Good Luck in the drawing!

Shona Erlenborn said...

That's a beautiful image for Christmas! Love the colors and of course the plaid background. Gorgeous make!

Lisa Babitz said...

This is GORGEOUS! You colored the image beautifully, and that bow is just stunning!! The plaid is the perfect backdrop as well.

Darlene said...

Oh my friend this is just GORGEOUS and yes that gold ribbon was the perfect finishing touch! Beautiful coloring and design ... LOVE IT! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘12 Days of Christmas’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
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Leslie Miller said...

I love this stamp and your whole card is outstanding! I can't seem to get much done, either. Christmas is too close to Thanksgiving this year, plus too many other things going on. Everything else doesn't hold for Christmas.

kiwimeskreations said...

What a stunning result Verna - the gold bow and extra ribbon tails really bring this card to life.

Barbara said...

A great choice for this challenge. Love the sparkles and the perfect sentiment.Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Double D Twelve Days of Christmas 1-6. I hope you will join in for days 7-12. Merry Christmas!
Barbara DT

KT Fit Kitty said...

Such a beautiful image and I love that sparkly bow! Nice job on the non-traditional colours!

TK said...

This is beautiful and your sparkly bow absolutely adds a ton of class. Pretty image!

Diane said...

Beautifully created card Verna, what a pretty and fabulous design it is, I especially love how you put the gold sparkle-y ribbon and ribbon tails on, so creative!! Thanks for joining our challenge at Double D!
Diane DD Dt

laurie said...

I agree with you..I like how the non traditional colors turned out too!I especially like that plaid!

jimlynn said...

Absolutely gorgeous! WOW! Love the non traditional colors and your entire card. So beautiful!
Thanks so much for joining us at Jan's Digi Shop challenge.

Greta said...

Very pretty card--love that gold sparkle!

Judy Woodland said...

LOVE this, Verna. I forgot about that great GKD stamp and you have inspired me to pull it out again. Great take on the challenge, thank you so much for participating this week at the Mod Squad Challenge
Judy~ Mod Squad Challenge Designer
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wannabcre8tive said...

Verna, I love this beautiful card. Fabulous coloring and a great layout.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love the non traditional - that blue plaid is awesome

Kathy Krug said...

Very pretty, Verna. I love the layering and you are right the glittery bow is perfect. Thanks for sharing with us at Double D Challenge Blog. We hope you will join us for future challenges.

Dandi93 said...

Beautiful card Verna, great frame and I do love that sparkle

Amelia Breytenbach said...

This is gorgeous. Love your colour choices and great layout.
Thanks for sharing with us at Double "D" Challenge.
Amelia (Double "D" Challenge Design Team)

Lisa said...

This is SO beautiful!... love the colors and the image.. and the glittery bow/ribbon was the perfect touch!

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