Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Traditional? Bah Humbug!

It's been an absolute AGE since I took part in any challenges and this month on our SU team's FB page there's a colour challenge which really appealed to me. The colours are Blushing Bride, Watermelon Wonder and Gold, with a neutral as an option.

The first idea I had was a Christmas card but the colours are certainly non-traditional for that theme, aren't they? Doesn't matter; I went ahead and did it anyway and I have to say I LOVE IT!

Here's my card:

I stamped the trees on whisper white using black StazOn ink and some second-stage stamping (ie not re-inking first). Then I stamped the snowflakes using Versamark ink and clear embossed them. Next I brayered using blush blossom and watermelon wonder and once my ink was dry, rubbed over the snowflakes with a tissue to remove the excess ink and make them whiter. I added my touches of gold with some glitter card and gold embossing the sentiment on to black and the final touch was the rhinestone for a smidge more sparkle.

What do you think? Do you like non-traditional Christmas colours or do you usually like to stick with red and green?

Materials used:

  • stamps - Wonderland, Petite Pairs
  • card - watermelon wonder, whisper white, basic black, gold glitter
  • other - clear embossing powder, gold embossing powder, heat tool, brayer, banner punch, rhinestone, Dimensionals, embossing buddy

You do realise it's only 72 days until Christmas don't you? Haha! Did that freak you out? lol

Thanks for stopping by.