I hope no one feels rushed or anything but I'm going to start posting more Christmas projects! I know that I felt rushed when I saw the Christmas stuff up in stores back in September. But I figure for hand made cards and gifts that that there needs to be some lead time for all the creative ideas to come together.
I used 2 challenges for this card. The colors come from a new to me challenge site that I stumbled on when doing comments for Fab Friday entries. The Color Me challenge this week is Island Indigo, Soft Sky and Crisp Cantaloupe...cool right? The layout is from RetroSketches; always great inspiration there!
These aren't really what one would think of for Christmas or winter colors but I thought it would be fun to do it anyway. That's why they're called challenges right?
The base is Soft Sky with a panel of Whisper White embossed with the Northern Flurry embossing folder. This piece has actually been sitting in a pile on my stamping desk since last winter...it didn't work on a project then so I set it aside to be used later and it finally made the cut!
To make the tag I used Whisper White cardstock and the Chalk Talk framelits. Then I sponged Soft Sky all over with a heavier concentration on the edges. Next, I stamped the snowflakes from Endless Wishes in Island Indigo and Crisp Cantaloupe. I added a strip of Crisp Cantaloupe and then layered my tag on top using dimensionals.
The banner layer was stamped in Island Indigo and then I used my hexagon punch to notch my banner ends. I did the same with a narrower strip of Island Indigo to go behind the sentiment.
The embellishment details are a few rhinestones at the top left corner. Then a fork bow (tutorial here) made out of Whisper White seam binding ribbon. The last detail is a small Island Indigo button topped with another rhinestone.
Thanks for looking! Did you stamp today?
Stamps: Endless Wishes
Ink: Soft Sky, Island Indigo, Crisp Cantaloupe
Paper: Soft Sky, Island Indigo, Crisp Cantaloupe, Whisper White
Accessories: Northern Flurry e.f., Chalk Talk framelits, seam binding ribbon, rhinestones, hexagon punch, button