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.
Supplies:
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

7 comments:

  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

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  2. A stunning card!

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

    Hugs Shaz x

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  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

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

    DebbieM
    TSB DT

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  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.

    TTFN,

    CraftyGirl TSB DT
    craftygirlcardsandcrafts.blogspot.com

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

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  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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