Non-Traditional Christmas Colors

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When you think of Christmas, if you’re anything like me I think of deep reds and greens, silver and gold and of course rich blues – well, I have a soft spot for jewel toned blue wrapping paper!  This week, over at Merry Monday Christmas Challenge, we’ve been challenged to use non-traditional Christmas colors.  Well, I think this card definitely fits the bill.  Here’s the inspirational photo…I think you can tell where my inspiration came from – Mine is a version of this tree!


And just to toot the horn a little….I was an honorable mention in last weeks challenge!  If you missed it, be sure to catch my fun snowy drift project and video here.

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Thanks for stopping by today – I had a ton of fun working with all sorts of colors I don’t usually use this week.  I hope you like the end result, I actually really love it!  So glad to step outside my comfort zone, yet again thanks to this challenge.  I encourage you to play along too!


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Non-traditional Festive Flurry

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Today marks the opening of the Festive Flurry – Class of the Month in the classroom.  So I thought I’d make you a clean and simple non-traditional card using this stamp set!  If you like this card – check out the class here.

Creative Tips –

  • To pick non-traditional colors, use your color coach for inspiration.  Here you see a combination of Sahara Sand, Pear Pizazz and Early Espresso.  It’s quite contemporary in feel.Festive Flurry 001 005
  • Since this card is a straightforward clean and simple card, you can add some depth by popping up the large snowflake and card front on Stamping Dimensionals. Festive Flurry 001 007
  • The three snowflakes on top were stamped in white, one in each color, with the largest (3rd largest snowflake) stamped in Pear Pizazz and then rock n rolled in Early Espresso.
  • You can give a little added fill without competing with the card by adding snowflakes of various size in Pear Pizazz on the Pear Pizazz card stock.Festive Flurry 001 006
  • If you want to add a little sparkle – use your two way glue pen and some Dazzling Diamonds to make the centers of the snowflakes shine.
  • To keep with the contemporary feel of the card, this greeting from More Merry Messages is perfect!  You’ll only find it in my online stamp store – not the holiday catalog.Festive Flurry 001 003
  • To cut the snowflakes out perfectly, use the matching Festive Flurry Collection Framelits or get them as a bundle with the stamp set and save 15% here.

Just released today!

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    If you like the above project, then you’ll definitely want to check out the brand new class, just released today – Class of the Month : Festive Flurry.  You’ll make four gorgeous cards that will make the recipient really see you as the rock star paper crafter you are!  Even better – learn a few techniques along the way.  The step by step videos are loaded with creative tips and information.  Don’t have the stamp set – don’t worry – substitute your own!  Click Here to see what it’s all about!
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Stamp Sets – Festive Flurry (131781c, 131778w), Festive Flurry Bundle (133285c, 133284w), More Merry Messages (126402c, 132400w) Paper – Sahara Sand, Pear Pizazz, Early Espresso, Whisper White Ink – Pear Pizazz, Early Espresso Cool Tools – 2 way glue pen, Festive Flurry Framelits (132193) The Perfect Finish – Stampin’ Dimensionals, Dazzling Diamonds

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