Friday, December 19, 2008

Blogger's Challenge #78: Christmas, Non-traditional colors



My inspiration color was Really Rust. Today at school, the staff receieved some chocolate wrapped in a gorgeous ribbon in Really Rust! The second inspiration was a Christmas card that Mary Kay, Inc. The result is this card!

I punched the two squares using two different sized square punches in the card front and the top layer. I "stitched" around the outside frame and added the ribbon. With the Versamark pad, I added the snowflakes.



I added the snowflake on the inside using the Versamark and White Embossing powder! Love the white on the rust look!

Thanks for looking and see what other non-traditional colors come up!!!

18 comments:

Lynn Mercurio said...

Oh I love the window greeting, Lisa. Such lovely non-traditional colors! Fantastic job.

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh Lisa - LOVELY! I like those colors you chose - I thought orange....nooooo....LOL But the apricot appeal really softens this up and makes it very striking. Great window too! TFS!

Dee Jackson said...

This is beautiful! I love the colors you used.

Lisa Somerville said...

Great non-traditional colors Lisa - love the little window with the embossing showing through.

Robin Merriman said...

Way cool, Lisa! I love the colors you chose.

Patti Chesky said...

I love the little bow sitting atop the window. Very cute card.

Wishing you and Steve the happiest of holidays.

P.S. Not looking forward to the big 'ole snowstorm they are forecasting. Ugh! Don't they know I have Christmas shopping to finish up?

Lisa said...

Love the little snowflake peeping through the window. Great job with the challenge...I can't say I'd ever use these two colors for a Christmas card, but it worked here!

transtamper said...

Now that is nontraditional colors. Good job!

Ida P. Krause said...

Oh so Merry & Bright. Perfect to lift those winter blahs.

Nikki Bond said...

Wonderful job! Love the orange...very non-traditional and it works so well! {SMILEs}

Jeannette Swain said...

Cute Lisa!

Kristen said...

Very pretty. Love your window. Great card. Happy Holidays,

Lori said...

What a gorgeous, warm color combination! I really like the stitched look around the window--it really draws attention to the embossed image. I hope you and Steve have a wonderful holiday!

Sheryl said...

Beautiful! Love the design of your card and the colors really work beautifully!

Connie said...

Very non-traditional color use here and love the window! Great job...

Kimberly Gajewski said...

This is so lovely Lisa! What a terrific card! Great design! Merry Christmas to you and yours! :D

Claudia said...

I love the stitching around the window! Very cute!

MJ said...

This is so pretty, love the bright white. The window is perfect, I love it.