Friday, December 14, 2012

Pastel Season's Greetings

Today I thought I'd play with some non-traditional colors for Christmas and continue my early New Year's resolution to use my stamps.  I was drawn to pastels for these cards...soft pinks, chilly aqua, and pale green...grounded with a bit of brown and accented with a bit of sparkle.

Since I'm running out of time, I made fraternal twin cards.  The only difference is the background paper.

A Few Quick Details:
  • The ornaments were stamped tone-on-tone with pigment ink, then fussy cut.  
  • The aqua ornament is bumped up with foam tape for some dimension.  
  • They "hang" from platinum glitter ribbon on lines drawn with grey Le Pen.
  • The ornaments each are accented with Rock Candy Distress Stickles on the body and Platinum Stickles on the hanger and cap.  I wish glitter photographed better.  These look a little lifeless in the photos, but have a nice glimmer in real life.
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink ‘Sweet Blush’, ‘Aqua Mist’; Stampin’ Up! ‘Confetti White’
Patterned Paper:  Fancy Pants ‘Winterland’
Stamps: We R Memory Keepers ‘Ornaments’; JoAnn
Inks: SU! craft ‘Sage Shadow’, ‘Regal Rose’, ‘Certainly Celery’; Archival ‘Coffee’; Le Pen ‘Dark Grey’
Embellishments: Holiday Inspirations glitter ribbon; Stickles ‘Distress Rock Candy’, ‘Platinum’
Tools:  Foam tape; Tim Holtz paper distresser


  1. this is so awesome! i love the pastel colours and the glitter!

    thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  2. A stunning card!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Ruby's Rainbow.

    Hugs Shaz x

  3. This is so beautiful. Thank you for playing along with The Stamping Boutique Challenge #62 - Ornaments. I hope you will play along with us as we do our last 2 challenges. Good Luck~Patti TSB DT

  4. Love love love the colors, so soft and sparklie! THanks for joining us in our ornament challenge at TSB and good luck!

    TSB DT

  5. Love your soft colors and hanging ornaments. Thank you for playing along this week at The Stamping Boutique. Good luck in the challenge and I hope to see you in the next challenge.


    CraftyGirl TSB DT

  6. Beautiful Christmas card!! I love the soft look on this. Thank you for playing along at the FTTC.

  7. What pretty colors! I love how soft and pastel they are and yet, they just say Christmasy colors too :) And that glitter is fabulous, fabulous!! It's so eye catching and elegant too :)

    Thank you for playing along with us in Flourishes Timeless Tuesday!!
    ~ Amanda :)


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