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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

adventures of festivity

Paper Players offered a color combination this week that's challenging for me, since I'm not fond of Lucky Limeade and I dislike pink in pretty much any shade, but I found a sketch at another Christmas card challenge blog, Festive Friday, and thought I could put Lesley's happy colors together for a festive card with a retro feel:
stamp sets - More Merry Messages, Polar Party; ink - Melon Mambo; card stock - Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Lucky Limeade, Basic Gray; designer series paper - Twitterpated; Big Shot with Labels Collection framelits
In spite of my poor macro photography skills, and my dislike of pink, I like it  :)  Unfortunately, I didn't account for the time difference between here and Australia, so you won't find my card linked at Festive Friday this week.

I also made a new card for Merry Monday - I wanted to make it early so the week didn't slip away from me again.  Also, I just hadn't had enough of the Jingle Belles' music theme, but alas, I'm late for that challenge, also:
stamp sets - Word Play, Bells & Boughs, Christmas Collage (retired); stampin' around wheel - Music Notes; ink - Garden Green, Versamark; card stock - Whisper White, Garden Green, Wild Wasabi; punches - 1-3/4" scallop circle, 1/16" circle handheld; Cherry Cobbler baker's twine, stamping sponge
 I really like this one.  I wish I'd used and loved Christmas Collage a little more when it was still available, but I felt it seemed to have somewhat limited application.  I've signed up for Online Card Classes Stretch Your Stamps in July; collage stamps are one of the types of stamps they'll be teaching us to use in "five different  innovative" ways, so maybe I'll feel differently next month!


LeAnne said...

Well, I like both of them, but I have to admit that I LOVE the green---using that Christmas Collage background is ingenious! So pretty! So glad you could play with the Merry Monday challenge this week!

Notes by Nina said...

Both cards are wonderful, I really like the clean and simple look. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

Nance Leedy said...

Love both of these! Lesley's colors are so fresh and fun on a Christmas card! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players!

Wendy said...

Love both of your Christmas cards! So pretty & very festive! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Monday's! :)

Lesley said...

CAS goodness here Kathe! That background stamp is very pretty and the little piece of baker's twine is adorable. Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!

Bonnie said...

I love your pink & green Christmas card! Very festive and fun. And the green is gorgeous! I love monochromatic cards. Glad you joined us at Merry Monday this week!